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Iraq’s besieged Yazidi and Turkmen minorities cry for help
7th Aug 2014

Iraq’s besieged Yazidi and Turkmen minorities cry for help

    The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned attacks by jihadists in northern Iraq, warning those responsible could face trial for crimes against humanity. Iraqi helicopters dropped supplies to thousands of desperate people hiding in mountains from the Islamic … Continued

Lebanon: Two more soldiers die in east Lebanon battle, girl killed in Tripoli
6th Aug 2014

Lebanon: Two more soldiers die in east Lebanon battle, girl killed in Tripoli

    Two Lebanese soldiers were killed in fighting with Islamist militants overnight in the town of Ersal on the border with Syria and an eight-year-old girl was shot dead in clashes in a northern city, security sources said on … Continued

Lebanon: Fourteen Lebanese troops killed in ongoing battle with militants
5th Aug 2014

Lebanon: Fourteen Lebanese troops killed in ongoing battle with militants

  Lebanese troops shelled militant positions in the mountains around the town of Ersal on the Syrian border on Monday, after 14 soldiers and dozens of Islamists were killed in three days of fierce fighting. Another 86 soldiers were wounded … Continued

Lebanon: Ten Lebanese soldiers killed in Ersal clashes
3rd Aug 2014

Lebanon: Ten Lebanese soldiers killed in Ersal clashes

    Gunmen have killed ten Lebanese soldiers in clashes that erupted near the border with Syria after the army detained a suspected jihadist from the war-torn country, the military said Sunday. The clashes are some of the worst violence … Continued

Iraq: ISIS captures two northern Iraqi towns
3rd Aug 2014

Iraq: ISIS captures two northern Iraqi towns

      The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has captured two northern Iraqi towns, Zumar and Sinjar, and a nearby oil field after a battle with Kurdish forces who had control of the area, witnesses said on Sunday. … Continued

Iraq: At least 1,700 Iraqis killed in July: UN
2nd Aug 2014

Iraq: At least 1,700 Iraqis killed in July: UN

    UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) reported that at least 1,700 people, including nearly 1,200 children, have been killed during acts of violence and terrorism in July, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said here Friday. … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza
26th Jul 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday praised the Palestinian resistance defending Gaza from Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged strip, saying that Israel was failing in its war and headed on a path of suicide. “Gaza today is … Continued

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf
24th Jul 2014

Iraq: UN Secretary-General meets Ayatullah Al-Sistani for the first time in Najaf

(Photo: Ayatullah Al-Sistani and Ban Ki-moon)   UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon’s remarks after meeting Ayatullah Al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq Thursday: Assalam Alaikum. Ramadan Kareem. I am extremely honored to have met His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani today for the … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four
22nd Jul 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four

    An explosion near Kabul International Airport has killed four people, including three foreign advisers. Police said a counter-narcotics department was the target. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said the explosion in central Kabul on Tuesday … Continued

Palestine: At least 23 civilians killed as Israeli escalation continues
21st Jul 2014

Palestine: At least 23 civilians killed as Israeli escalation continues

    [Child killed - Samar Photography]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC: Palestinian medical sources have reported that at least 23 Palestinians have been killed, and dozens injured, in ongoing Israeli bombardment targeting different areas of the Gaza Strip, while … Continued

Palestine: At least 60 killed In Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, hundreds Injured
21st Jul 2014

Palestine: At least 60 killed In Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, hundreds Injured

    [Ambulance destroyed by Israeli bombing in Shuja'iyya]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: In what Gazans have already begun to term ‘the Shuja’eyya massacre’, Israeli strikes in the crowded Gaza City neighborhood, Sunday morning, have caused the … Continued

Iraq: Deadly bombings hit Baghdad, killing Shi’a Muslims, Christians flee Mosul
20th Jul 2014

Iraq: Deadly bombings hit Baghdad, killing Shi’a Muslims, Christians flee Mosul

    Five car bombs went off in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 25 people. The attacks occurred in predominantly Shiite districts. Meanwhile, hundreds of Christian families fled Mosul following rebel threats. Saturday’s deadliest bombing took place in the … Continued

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24
19th Jul 2014

Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks extended till November 24

    World powers and Iran have agreed to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program by four months. The deadline for the deal, struck last year in November, was set to expire on Sunday. After failing to close major … Continued

Turkey: Thousands condemn Israeli violence against Gaza in street protests
18th Jul 2014

Turkey: Thousands condemn Israeli violence against Gaza in street protests

  Ankara, (Today’s Zaman): Thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets on Thursday night and Friday in various provinces to denounce Israel’s deadly ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israel ordered a ground offensive in Gaza late on Thursday … Continued

Afghanistan market blast kills dozens
16th Jul 2014

Afghanistan market blast kills dozens

    Officials say dozens of people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan. The blast underlines the country’s fragile political and security situation.   A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew up … Continued

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes
14th Jul 2014

In Vienna, P5+1 talks make no progress on Iran nukes

  Foreign ministers meeting in Vienna to discuss Iran’s nuclear program have failed to advance the faltering talks. The target date for a deal is now only a week away.   Seven days before the July 20 deadline to strike … Continued

Iraqi MPs postpone formation of new government as fighting continues
14th Jul 2014

Iraqi MPs postpone formation of new government as fighting continues

    Iraq’s parliament postponed until Tuesday a meeting aimed at agreeing on the formation of a new government because of a lack of consensus, parliamentary officials and a lawmaker said on Sunday. Parliament was due to meet under heavy … Continued

Iraq: Gunmen kill over 30 people, including 29 women in Baghdad
13th Jul 2014

Iraq: Gunmen kill over 30 people, including 29 women in Baghdad

  (RT News): Unidentified gunmen killed 33 people, including 29 women, as they attacked two apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad, AP reported citing the Interior Ministry, police, and hospital officials. The shooting took place in Baghdad’s Zayouna neighborhood. The gunmen … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill 19 in Kirkuk
12th Jul 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill 19 in Kirkuk

  KIRKUK, (Xinhua): At least 19 people were killed and 28 wounded in twin bomb explosions in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, a police source said. A suicide car bomber blew himself at a checkpoint in Wahid … Continued

Yemen: 290 killed in clashes between army and rebels
9th Jul 2014

Yemen: 290 killed in clashes between army and rebels

  [Children who lived in Amran province sit on the street outside the presidential palace in Sana'a on July 8, seeking for shelters after they fled homes in Amran province where fierce fighting erupted between army and rebels. (Xinhua)] SANAA, (Xinhua) : … Continued

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