Press TV: bomb blast and heavy gunfire have hit southern Lebanese city of Sidon, leaving several casualties. Heavy gunfire heard in three different areas in the city. According to the report, the person who planted bomb was killed. In recent weeks, Lebanese capital hit by deadly terrorist attacks.
Syrian government forces continue to inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants across the country. Intensified its operations, stormed militants' hideouts, destroyed vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition. Regained control over number of areas.
Israeli lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi: Geneva deal between Iran, world powers increased likelihood of Israeli strike against Iran. Indications Netanyahu doesn’t have support of his military, can’t be sure of outcome, could be devastating for Israel. Attack will be seen as provocation, aggression by the world.
Violence on Tuesday at Zagazig University, Mansoura University, Ain Shams University. Tensions after Egyptian Constituent Assembly draft text of new constitution. The new constitution expands the powers of the military and bans Islamic parties in the Muslim country.
Press TV: Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss; Israel’s plan to displace tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs from their villages in Negev Desert illegitimate, against teachings of the Torah. Israeli occupation of Palestine against the Torah.” If passed by Israel’s Knesset, 35 Bedouin villages will be destroyed.
Nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, including the U. S., put strains on President Barack Obama’s relationship with Jewish donors who play a key role in Democratic fundraising, tried to appease Jewish donors. President’s commitment to Israel’s security has never been stronger."
With Iran’s moderate government working within a broad cooperative agreement with the world’s major powers, Israel has no imaginary threat to turn to, no reason to ask for shiploads of cluster bombs to drop on Gaza while peddling the rest on the Georgian arms market,”thwarted Israel’s efforts.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Local residents said killings took place Tuesday. Victims were students in their 20s. Israeli troops make incursions into West Bank acrossJordan River almost on daily basis, abduct Palestinian activists.
The Foreign Press Association accused Israeli army of targeting journalists. Soldiers fired rubber bullets, threw stun grenades at photojournalists clearly identified as press. Italian photographer covering incident almost hit in the face by rubber bullet, shattered the camera instead of his head.
“The whole world knows this was not a grassroots insurgency by freedom fighters, but terrorists trained by the United States and Israel. Public relations disaster for America, Israel. Syria “will be able to contain this ‘insurgency.’
This comes three days after the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement activities as “a cause for grave concern. Since March 2012, the Israel has boycotted the UNHRC sessions, cut ties to protest probe of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
United Nations has warned of growing execution-style killings in Iraq, raising fears of a return of the death squads in the country that killed thousands of people following the US-led invasion in 2003.
Demonstrators condemned the recent killing of a woman by regime forces in the village of A’ali. Calling for political reforms ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests. scores killed, hundreds arrested.
Israeli troops have clashed with Palestinians protesting the regime’s plan to force tens of thousands of Bedouins out of the southern Negev desert. Plan would expel 70,000 people, destroy 35 Bedouin villages. Palestinian women of the besieged Gaza Strip also rallied in solidarity with the Bedouins.
The international “Day of Rage” rallies have been held all across the UK as well as in the occupied Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip, east Jerusalem (al-Quds) and elsewhere to denounce the Israeli regime’s schemes to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouins, media reports say.
Egyptian committee drafting a new constitution approved an article that forbids formation of religious parties, or parties based on religious grounds. Ban was in force during Mubarak's 30-year rein. Criticized by legal experts, say this would give military more power than president.
Attack targeting historical Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, day after 11 killed, others injured in similar attack by foreign-backed militants in city of Aleppo. Many casualties in recent weeks. Mortar shells fired into Idlib University, killing two, Russian Embassy, one killed, nine security guards injured.
Egypt's constitution-drafting committee agreed to an article that grants immunity to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). New constitution would grant more powers to the SCAF, could ban Islamic parties completely. The constitution will be put to a referendum in December.
US drone strikes are causing outrage in Pakistan where thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the latest show of public anger at the attacks. Demanded an end to the drone strikes which they say violate their country’s sovereignty, challenge to the rule of international law.
Deadly explosion at army depot near city of Sabha, happened Thursday, group of locals and African emigrants tried to steal ammunition. Clashes occurred after soldiers stopped a car loaded with weapons, explosives and large amount of money. Three Libyan soldiers killed.
At least 31 people have been killed in a fresh wave of violence, including bombings and gun attacks, across Iraq. Series of bombings in Baghdad. Number of shootings. 600 people killed in November across Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki: Iraq is facing a “war of genocide. He blamed al-Qaeda.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed” despite a nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers. Israel has the right to bomb nuclear facilities in Iran. Obama: we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems.
Two people were killed and ten others wounded on Thursday in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Menya governorate south of Cairo. clashes occurred due to the disputed plot of land between the Muslim and Copt residents of two villages in Menya.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant has killed seven people and injured 30. Iran stands on several seismic fault lines. Concern over the reliability of the Bushehr plant and the risks of radioactive leaks in case of a major quake.
Things to fear in Gaza: Attacks from Israel’s Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, regular blackouts, power shortages, polluted drinking water sewage flooding the streets. Drones being used for surveillance, execution. Killed 199 in 2012. No protection whether you are a civilian or fighter.
Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers have called for a ceasefire in Syria before the upcoming peace conference in Geneva, which is designed to contain the deadly crisis plaguing the Arab state. Also stated that foreign-backed militants must leave Syria while refugees should be allowed to return home.
Several British MPs have urged Israel to come clean on its nuclear weapons program and called on the Tel Aviv regime to destroy its nuclear arsenal. The lawmakers said Israel keeps talking about the threat of nuclear weapons in the Middle East while it possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads itself.
Syria's army has discovered Israeli-made weapons in a hideout belonged to the foreign-backed militants near the capital, Damascus. seized large quantities of homemade bombs, RPG rockets, mortars, roadside bombs, rocket launchers, and maps.
Syrian President Bashar Assad will not attend a peace conference in Geneva in January dedicated to ending the nearly three-year-long Syrian crisis, a senior Russian diplomat says. Talks repeatedly postponed because warring sides unable to agree on preconditions and list of participants.
Western countries which demand that President Bashar al-Assad step down should either stop dreaming or forget attending peace talks in January, Syria said on Wednesday. Assad's government would take part in the meeting but reiterated that it had no plans to surrender power.
Cairo sentences 21 girls to 11 years in jail each, while arresting 17 mosque imams in Gharbeyah over what they call incitement against the military. The demonstrators denounced a proposed constitutional amendment allowing military courts to try civilians. Crackdown on protesters drawn criticism from UN.
Lebanese marijuana underground market is enjoying the fact war in Syria made authorities leave the drug unattended. Syrian conflict has paralyzed authorities at home left border virtually uncontrolled. “This year, the harvest was abundant, authorities left us alone because they are otherwise occupied
Israel not pleased. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: historic mistake, do everything in his power to derail deal. Israeli Labor party chairman MK Yitzchak Herzog: Netanyahu creating unnecessary panic about deal with Iran about its nuclear program. This is not doomsday.
Agreement between Iran and six major world powers over the country’s nuclear energy program has made Israel “more isolated. Israel is standing against the will of the international community. Whole world wanted an agreement with Iran, propaganda machine not working.
Clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist militia have killed up to fourteen people and injured dozens in Benghazi, said the Libyan Ministry of Health. A state of alert has been declared in the city and people have been advised to stay in their homes.
Israel's prime minister Netanyahu: world had become a "more dangerous place" as a result of the deal saying he was not bound by the agreement, threat to use military action against Iran.
Egypt's president, Adly Mansour, signed restrictive new protest law, would require Egyptians to seek approval days in advance before organising demonstrations. Gives police wide latitude to use force against demonstrators, gives government a pretext for widespread crackdown.
Defense Department is giving to law enforcement agencies mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass built for about $500,000 each.
Syrian forces have killed nearly 100 militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, over the past three days. 56 Syrian soldiers lost their lives in the fighting.
Turkish police clashed with hundreds of teachers protesting in Ankara against government education policies. used water cannon tear gas. Female teacher Asli Akdemir, sustained cerebral trauma by impact of gas canister fired by police. Injuries severe, not life-threatening.
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