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Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

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

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

4th Jun 2013

Syria: ‘Qaradawi’s incitement to violence’

By Chandra Muzaffar Any human being who abhors violence and bloodshed would be shocked by remarks made by a leading religious personality, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, on June 1. At a rally in Doha, he urged Sunni Muslims in the region … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Afghanistan: NATO confirms 2 soldiers dead in E. Afghan suicide bombing

KABUL, (Xinhua): Two soldiers of the NATO-led coalition forces were killed in a suicide bombing earlier Monday in eastern Afghan province of Paktia which also claimed the lives of 10 children and an Afghan cop and injured 16 others, the … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Turkey: Protester shot dead in southern Turkey

[Protesters are seen in the southern province of Hatay on Monday night. (Photo: Cihan, Fazilet Candan)] Istanbul, (Todays Zaman): A 22-year-old protester was shot dead late on Monday during an anti-government demonstration in the southern province of Hatay, the provincial governor’s … Continued

4th Jun 2013

US: New US sanctions target Iran’s currency, car industry

The United States has imposed more sanctions on Iran meant to increase the pressure on Tehran to come clean on its nuclear program. The latest measures target Iran’s currency and its auto industry. The executive order issued by US President … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Afghanistan: Afghan family of 7 killed in roadside bombing in Laghman

MEHTARLAM, (Xinhua): Seven members of an Afghan family were killed Monday morning when their car was hit by a roadside bomb in the country’s eastern province of Laghman, said the provincial government. “Four women, two children and a man were … Continued

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations
3rd Jun 2013

Turkey: PM, protesters remain defiant in sixth day of Taksim demonstrations

There were destroyed vehicles, including police cars and buses, in Taksim Square in the morning of the sixth day of the protests that began against the demolition of Gezi Park.  (Photo: Cihan)  By Noah Blaser  Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): After nearly … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Iran: Supporters of presidential candidate arrested after rally

Iranian security forces arrested several supporters of Hassan Rouhani after the moderate presidential candidate criticized heightened security measures in Iran during a rally, in which pictures of detained opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi were displayed, websites reported Sunday. Cleric Rouhani … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Lebanon to file UN complaint against Israel over airspace violations

Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman instructed the country’s foreign minister on Sunday to file a complaint with the United Nations over Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace. The president’s office announced the order in a statement after Israeli warplanes could be heard … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

Iraq says al Qa’ida chemical gas plot uncovered

Iraq’s defense ministry has said it uncovered an al Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas to attack Iraqi forces. The gas was allegedly also for transport abroad to use in Europe and the US. Five men built … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

Lebanon: Sixteen rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon

Al-Akhbar: Sixteen rockets fired from Syria struck Lebanese border villages overnight causing only material damage, state news reported Saturday. Firefighters extinguished some fields that had caught fire in the attacks, the report added, without specifying which towns were struck. The … Continued

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread
1st Jun 2013

Turkish police continue crackdown on demonstrators as protests spread

Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Police continued to clash with thousands of demonstrators in İstanbul and many other cities who took to the streets to who protested government plans prevent demolition of İstanbul’s Gezi Park and police’s violent crackdown on peaceful protests … Continued

1st Jun 2013

Syria: 31 inmates killed by rebels’ bombardment on Aleppo’s central prison

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): As many as 31 Syrian inmates have been killed over the past two weeks due to the rebels’ bombardment on the central prison of Syria’s northern Aleppo city, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. … Continued

1st Jun 2013

U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical industry

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The U.S. government on Friday slapped sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical industry as part of its efforts to intensify the squeeze on Tehran’s economy. In a written statement, the Treasury Department announced sanctions on eight Iranian petrochemical companies that … Continued

1st Jun 2013

US: Westerwelle and Kerry warn Russia on Syria peace efforts

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and US Secretary of State John Kerry say Syria’s war may be prolonged if Russia provides the Assad regime with advanced air weapons. They say peace talks could also be at risk. The pair met … Continued

31st May 2013

Turkey: Police foil al-Nusra sarin gas bomb attack planned for Adana

Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman): Seven members of Syria’s militant al-Nusra group were detained on Wednesday after police found sarin gas, which was reportedly going to be used in a bomb attack, during a search of the suspects’ homes, Turkish media have … Continued

31st May 2013

Iraq: 15 killed, 65 wounded in Iraq’s violence

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Up to 15 people were killed and 65 wounded in shootings and bomb attacks, including seven car bombings, across Iraq on Thursday, the police said. In Baghdad, five car bombs and two roadside bombs ripped through the Iraqi … Continued

31st May 2013

Exclusive: Assad says Syria has received Russian missiles

The first shipment of Russian S-300 missiles have arrived in Syria with the rest to arrive soon, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said in a television interview Al-Akhbar has obtained exclusively. “Syria has received the first batch of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft … Continued

30th May 2013

Iraq: 6 killed, 29 wounded in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad, (Xinhua): At least six people were killed and 29 wounded in car bomb and roadside bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, an Interior Ministry source said. Four people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb … Continued

30th May 2013

Lebanon: Limits of Hizbullah in Syria

By Wafiq Qanso   As Hezbollah’s role in Syria becomes more pronounced, Al-Akhbar examines the limits of its military intervention, asking how far it will go to defend the Resistance. It is very unlikely, for instance, that we will see … Continued

30th May 2013

Syria: McCain seen with Lebanese pilgrims’ kidnappers during visit to Syria

The Obama administration said on Tuesday it knew in advance of a trip to Syria by John McCain, a visit that raised questions over whether the Republican senator met with the kidnappers of a group of Lebanese pilgrims held hostage … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013

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