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12th May 2013

Syria: Palestinian group says preparing to fight for Golan Heights

A Palestinian nationalist organization in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to reclaim territory occupied by Israel, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah that they would support such … Continued

Turkey: Explosions hit Turkish town on border with Syria, killing at least 18
11th May 2013

Turkey: Explosions hit Turkish town on border with Syria, killing at least 18

[Several explosions have hit the southern province of Hatay’s Reyhanlı district on the Turkish-Syrian border. DHA photo]   Hurriyet Daily News: Several explosions have hit the southern province of Hatay’s Reyhanlı district on the Turkish-Syrian border, killing at least 18 … Continued

10th May 2013

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel can’t stop Syria from aiding Hizbullah

  The recent Israeli air raids near Damascus will not succeed in removing Syria from the “equation of the resistance,” as Syria intends to provide Hezbollah with “unique weapons,” Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said Thursday evening in a televised … Continued

10th May 2013

Lebanon: Resistance considers its options: Limited confrontation or open war?

By Ibrahim al-Amin Israel’s Sunday air strikes on military targets in Damascus has led to much speculation about the motives behind the attack and whether Syria – or its Iranian or Hezbollah allies – will respond in kind. Many pro-regime … Continued

10th May 2013

Saudi Arabia: Zamzam springs prevent the demolition of Mt. Abu Qubais

A tunnel is passing through the Mt. Abu Qubais. (AN photo)   By Anwar Al Sadat Makkah, (Arab News): Experts participating in the 13th Scientific Forum for Haj and Umrah Research held at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah stressed that … Continued

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

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