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8th May 2013

Afghanistan: Three Afghan civilians die in bombing in Helmand

LASHKAR GAH, (Xinhua): Three Afghan civilians were killed and five others were wounded Wednesday morning in a roadside bombing in the country’s southern province of Helmand, said a provincial government spokesman. “A civilian vehicle was traveling along a road to … Continued

8th May 2013

Syria: Russia and US agree on need for Syria talks

Moscow and Washington have been trying to patch up their differences over Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the need to breathe new life into a peace accord. The United … Continued

8th May 2013

Syria: Israel: ‘Reconciliation with Turkey enabled us to strike Syria’

  By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Senior Israeli military and security officials stated that the reconciliation with Turkey, and the progressing relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv, enabled Israel, over the last few days, to carry out several … Continued

8th May 2013

Iraq: Shootings, bombings kill seven in Iraq

Shootings and bombings in Iraq, including one targeting a provincial council member, killed seven people and wounded two others on Tuesday, security and medical officials said. A magnetic “sticky bomb” exploded against the car of Thanaa al-Massouli, a provincial councillor … Continued

8th May 2013

Syrian rebels kidnap UN peacekeepers in Golan

Syrian rebels said on Tuesday they were holding four Filipino UN peacekeepers on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after clashes in the area had put them in danger. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the … Continued

7th May 2013

Egypt: Al-Azhar condemns Israeli attacks on Syria

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the most prestigious institution for Sunni Muslims in the world, has issued a strong warning to Israel over its recent airstrikes against Syria, official MENA news agency reported on Monday. In a statement, Al-Azhar warned Israel … Continued

7th May 2013

Iraq: 10 killed, 26 wounded in attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 10 people were killed and 26 others injured on Monday in attacks in Iraq, the police said. Six people were killed and 13 others injured when unidentified gunmen throw a grenade at worshipers when they were … Continued

6th May 2013

UN weighs in on Israeli strikes in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for restraint to avoid escalating Syria’s war, expressing concern over Israeli raids. International reaction to Israel’s latest airstrikes on Syria has been quick to come. Ban spoke with Nabil al-Arabi, leader of the 22-member … Continued

6th May 2013

Syria: UN investigator says evidence points to Syrian rebel use of Sarin Gas

A top UN investigator says evidence gathered so far suggests that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons. Speaking to Italian-language Swiss TV on May 5, Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN’s independent commission of inquiry on Syria, said … Continued

6th May 2013

Syria: Israeli air strike targets Damascus military facility

Israeli rockets struck a military facility outside Damascus overnight, Syrian state media said Sunday, marking Israel’s second reported attack on Syria in three days. The official SANA news agency said Israel was responsible for the attack on the Jamraya military … Continued

5th May 2013

Afghanistan: Seven dead in bloody day for NATO troops

An Afghan army soldier has killed two international service members. Earlier in the day, five US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb, ending a bloody day for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan. “Two International Security Assistance Force service members were … Continued

5th May 2013

Syria: Second Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus

    Unverified footage claims to show rockets hitting the military building. (Photo)   Syria has said that the Israeli regime has launched a new strike on the country, targeting a research center in a suburb of the capital, Damascus. … Continued

Syria: New Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus, Syria says
5th May 2013

Syria: New Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus, Syria says

Unverified footage claims to show rockets hitting the military building. (Photo) Syria has said that the Israeli regime has launched a new strike on the country, targeting a research center in a suburb of the capital, Damascus. The Syrian state … Continued

4th May 2013

Israel conducts airstrike into Syria, US media report

There are reports Israel has launched an airstrike into Syria, targeting suspected weapons. It comes as the US president Barack Obama almost completely ruled out deploying US troops to Syria. Media reports from the US say Israel launched an airstrike … Continued

4th May 2013

Iraq attacks kill 20

Fighting in northern Iraq killed nine police and four gunmen Friday, while a car bomb targeting worshippers near a mosque north of Baghdad left seven dead, security and medical officials said. The fighting between police and armed men in west … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Obama ponders weapons for Syrian rebels

US President Barack Obama has revealed that Washington is considering “all options” in its Syria policy, particularly in light of evidence of use of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, there were informal talks at the UN. Arriving at the beginning of a … Continued

3rd May 2013

Iraq: April deadliest month of violence in Iraq since 2008: UN

April was Iraq’s bloodiest month for almost five years, with 712 people killed in bomb attacks and other violence, the United Nations Iraq mission said on Thursday. Tensions are at their highest since US troops pulled out in December 2011. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 16 die as torrential rains wreak havoc across Kingdom
2nd May 2013

Saudi Arabia: 16 die as torrential rains wreak havoc across Kingdom

  Motorists are stranded along a highway in Al-Baha after rainwater flowing down from wadis made the road impassable. (SPA) Riyadh, (Arab News): Torrential rains and flash floods in different provinces have left 16 dead and three missing. The casualties … Continued

2nd May 2013

UK: Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

  LONDON, (Xinhua): Three British soldiers were killed by a road side bomb during patrol in Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) said on Wednesday. Their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device whilst on a routine patrol in … Continued

2nd May 2013

Iraq: 15 dead from bomb blasts

At least 15 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said, following a sharp increase in violence that has prompted warnings of a full-blown conflict. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

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