6th Nov 2013

Lebanon: Ashura threats heighten south Lebanon security

[Various commercial establishments also expressed the Karbala spirit: Shops were united in black, so were gas stations and vegetable stands, which displayed sayings uttered by Imam Husayn at the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By Amal … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Turkey: Turkish Parliament to solve ‘trousers problem’

[Parliamentary regulations currently prevent women deputies, such as the CHP’s Şafak Pavey, from wearing trousers. Photo: DAILY NEWS]   Ankara, (Hürriyet Daily News): Parliament’s Constitution Commission will hold a meeting in the coming days in a bid to resolve the controversy … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Iraq: 9 killed, 15 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and 15 others wounded in violent attacks in Iraq on Sunday, police said. Two policemen were killed and six others wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a police station in the … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Syria: Car bomb explosion kills 10 near Damascus

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Ten people were killed and many others wounded on Saturday in a car explosion in the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus, the state-run SANA news agency reported. The car was detonated while some “terrorists” were booby- … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Yemen: Houthi rebels and Salafis continue fighting in northern Yemen

Houthi rebels pressed their offensive on Saturday against a town in north Yemen held by their Salafi rivals, a Salafi spokesman said, bringing the total death toll in four days of sectarian clashes to 55. Spokesman Serour al-Wadei denied a … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Lebanon: Israel rejects natural gas boundary proposal

By Yahya Dbouk (Al-Akhbar): When it comes to natural gas, Israel is ahead of Lebanon by three full years – as the Israelis would calculate it – but perhaps by more than 20 years, if one is to go with … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Turkey: Turkish deputy demands Ghadir Khumm to be religious holiday

ISTANBUL, (Hürriyet Daily News):  The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mersin deputy Aytuğ Atıcı issued a bill to the Parliament yesterday for the Alawite’s Ghadir Khumm day to be recognized as a religious holiday, as it will be celebrated in Ankara … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Syria: ‘A missile from the sea’ strikes near Latakia

Latakia, (Al-Akhbar): A new Israeli strike has targeted the Syrian army. If Israeli and Western reports are true, then the strike on Wednesday, October 30, would be the fourth – or fifth by some accounts – since the beginning of … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Israeli airstrike on Syrian base near Latakia?

Two television channels Al-Arabiya and CNN have claimed that an Israeli airstrike has targeted a missile shipment in Syria destined for the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Israel has declined to confirm the reports. Explosions have rocked a Syria airbase near the … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Syria: OPCW claims Syria has destroyed chemical arms production facilities

A source at the world’s chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has completed the destruction of all production facilities for chemical agents. The development is seen as the first step on a long road to eradication. The Organization for the Prohibition … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Iraq: 24 killed, 87 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 24 people were killed and 87 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, police said. Two car bomb explosions in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala killed at least four people and injured 18 others, … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Yemen: Houthi-Salafi conflict rages on in northern Yemen

The death toll from a Houthi rebel attack on a mountain town in northern Yemen held by their Salafi rivals has risen to 24, a Salafi spokesman said on Thursday, as the two sides fought for a second day. Abu … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Bahrain forces raid opposition party headquarters

Al-Akhbar: Bahraini forces stormed the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq, on Wednesday, the political group said. According to a statement by al-Wefaq, “heavily armed forces, backed by civil militias, have raided the building of al-Wefaq National Islamic … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Syria: Assad: peace talks only possible if foreign states stop funding rebel fighters

President Bashar al-Assad told UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday that talks to end Syria’s civil war would only succeed if foreign powers ended support for rebels fighting to overthrow him. Brahimi is in Damascus to meet Syrian … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Syria: ME region slowly turns to diplomacy in Syria crisis

By Ibrahim al-Amin Al-Akhbar: The Middle East has retreated from the brink of a regional war over Syria to a sudden flurry of diplomacy to resolve the crisis, forcing old rivals to reconsider their high-stakes positions. Many countries in the … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: One person killed in mystery road blaze scorching 5 vehicles in Jeddah

[Vehicles burn amid an unexplained blaze near a gas station in Jeddah’s Kilo 3 District] By Ibrahim Naffee Jeddah, (Arab News): A fire that engulfed five vehicles at a traffic signal in Jeddah’s Kilo 3 district left one dead and two … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Syria dismisses deputy PM for meeting US officials in Geneva

Syria has dismissed its deputy prime minister. Qadri Jamil spoke with US officials in Geneva over the weekend to discuss the possibility of holding a peace conference for Syria in that city, according to news agencies. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad … Continued

29th Oct 2013

Lebanon: Week-long clashes kill 13 in Tripoli

Clashes left two people dead in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli Monday as army troops continued to deploy throughout the city in a bid to end a week of violence that killed at least 13 and wounded more than 90. … Continued

29th Oct 2013

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Saudi ‘anger’ fueling Syrian war

After two and a half years of relentless bloodshed, the whole world with the exception of Saudi Arabia has reached the conclusion that there can be no military solution to the Syrian crisis, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a … Continued

28th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: 12 women detained across Kingdom for driving

  By NADIM AL-HAMID & RASHID HASSAN JEDDAH/RIYADH, (Arab News):  Police detained 12 women in various parts of the Kingdom for violating traffic regulations and instructions that prevent women from driving in Saudi Arabia, a local daily reported. Col. Salman … Continued

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