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Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad
26th Apr 2014

Iraq: Deadly car bombs kills 31at political rally in Baghdad

   [This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact] Two car bombs at an election rally in Baghdad for a political party killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, just days before nationwide parliamentary … Continued

Afghanistan: Three American doctors killed in attack in Kabul hospital
25th Apr 2014

Afghanistan: Three American doctors killed in attack in Kabul hospital

KABUL, (Xinhua): An Afghan security guard opened fire in a hospital in the capital Kabul, reportedly killing three American doctors on Thursday. “As a result of spraying bullets by a security guard of Cure Hospital in Kabul’s 6th precinct, three … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians
19th Apr 2014

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians

A US drone strike has suspected militants travelling in a vehicle in Yemen. Civilians in a nearby car were also reported killed. Military officials in Yemen reported an  American drone strike in the al-Bayda province of central Yemen early on … Continued

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs
19th Apr 2014

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs

[Car bomb in Homs: archive photo] A car bomb exploded outside a mosque after the weekly Muslim prayers in a government-controlled district of Homs on Friday, killing 14 people, Syrian state television reported. The explosion occurred as worshippers streamed out … Continued

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew

[A satellite photo shows a slain Syrian soldier (L), the late Mohammed Muntish in his car (C), and a Syrian army vehicle (R). (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Less than 24 hours after three Al-Manar reporters were gunned down in the Syrian town … Continued

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village

 [blog.lebanesetag.com] Israeli occupation forces crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and abducted five people from the Bastra farms of the southern town of Shebaa, state news reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency identified the kidnapped as Hassan and Ismail Qassem Zahra, Nouhad … Continued

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border
17th Apr 2014

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman’s concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. “Royal air force jets fighters today at 10:30 am … Continued

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties
12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp

  At least eight people were killed and about 10 wounded in fierce clashes that erupted Monday between armed groups at a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, state media reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency said machine guns and rocket … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa

  Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah confirmed in an interview published Monday that the group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli occupation forces on Lebanon’s southeastern border last month. “Yes, the explosion in the Shebaa Farms that Hezbollah has not … Continued

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait
7th Apr 2014

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN, (The News): Pakistani naval vessels arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming joint naval drill.   The report Sunday by Iranian official news agency quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet … Continued

Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks
7th Apr 2014

Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks

    Attacks killed 10 people in Iraq on Sunday while six militants also died as the country grapples with its worst bloodshed in years just weeks before parliamentary elections. Among those killed were six who died in a mass … Continued

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark
4th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. Refugees from Syria, half of them children, now equal a quarter of Lebanon’s resident … Continued

Lebanon: 3G disabled as security forces sweep Tripoli for militants
2nd Apr 2014

Lebanon: 3G disabled as security forces sweep Tripoli for militants

  (Al-Akhbar): Lebanese police and army have arrested at least 24 people in raids across Tripoli in the first day of a so-called security plan aimed at demilitarizing the conflict ridden city, a security source said. The source told Al-Akhbar … Continued

Iraq: 23 killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq
30th Mar 2014

Iraq: 23 killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Sixteen soldiers and seven civilians were killed in separate attacks by gunmen in western and northern Iraq on Sunday, police said. In northern Iraq, gunmen attacked an army base after midnight in Aiyn al-Jahash area in south … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Obama honours Maha Al-Muneef
30th Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia: Obama honours Maha Al-Muneef

[Obama presents US's International Woman of Courage Award to Maha Al-Muneef in Riyadh] Riyadh, (Ali Fayyaz): US President Barack Obama honored Saudi woman activist Maha Al-Muneef in Riyadh Saturday for playing an important role in drafting and advising on a … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills Lebanese soldiers in Ersal
30th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills Lebanese soldiers in Ersal

  A suicide bomber killed himself and at least three soldiers when he detonated a car bomb at a Lebanese army checkpoint in the border town of Ersal on Saturday, Lebanese media said. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: If takfiris succeed in Syria, all in Lebanon will be eliminated
30th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: If takfiris succeed in Syria, all in Lebanon will be eliminated

  Chloé Benoist Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned of the threat posed to Lebanon by Islamist fighters in the Syrian conflict on Saturday. In a televised speech, Nasrallah discussed Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, as well as the criticisms leveled against … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Obama seeks to reassure Saudi king on Iran nuke program, Syrian civil war
29th Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia: Obama seeks to reassure Saudi king on Iran nuke program, Syrian civil war

  US President Barack Obama has met with Saudi King Abdullah, his last stop in a four-nation tour. The two leaders reportedly discussed the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.  President Obama on Friday sought to allay Saudi … Continued

Yemen: Four killed in military raid
29th Mar 2014

Yemen: Four killed in military raid

  Two Yemeni soldiers and two suspected al-Qaeda fighters were killed Friday when special forces stormed a militant hideout in the southern province of Daleh, the defense ministry said. The force raided an apartment in the Damt area rented by … Continued

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