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.
holding the biggest ever anti-drone protest in Peshawar, where we could decide to block NATO supplies permanently,” Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI), told IPS ahead of massive protests planned by the party for Nov. 23.
At least 13 people have been killed in a fresh wave of violence across Iraq as the country remains grappling with a prolonged surge in violence. At least six people were killed on Friday when four separate shootings and bombings rocked the capital, Baghdad
A senior White House official has said that Israel’s “all-or-nothing” posture demanding a total halt to Iran’s nuclear energy program is a path to war. Israel’s stance would “close the door on diplomacy” and would “essentially lead to war. Aggressive lobbying campaign by Israel.
Major outstanding orders: 48 Typhoon combat aircraft from the UK, 152 F-15SA combat aircraft from the USA, Boeing’s Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon. top five arms buyers were all Asian nations: India, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore.
Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have clashed with protesters demanding justice for a teenage boy killed during anti-government protests. Nationwide demonstrations against the ruling Justice and Development Party. Many injured and detained as police forcefully cracked down on the protests.
23 killed, 140 injured Tuesday in suicide bomb attack targeting Iran’s embassy in Lebanon. Most of the dead were passersby in Shiite southern Beirut neighborhood. Atrocity aimed to escalate tensions in region as US, allies have talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel, Saudi Arabia, opposed to talks.
“Netanyahu opposing the US negotiations with Iran, determined to ruin them. Israel lives on stolen land and borrowed time, want a US war on Iran to guarantee their future. United States negotiations with Iran angered Israel which wants a war.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected provision of U.S.-Afghan security pact, deal in jeopardy days before the country's elite gather to debate it. The question of whether foreign troops will be able to search Afghan homes after NATO's combat mission ends next year has been a sticking point.
"Three generals and a brigadier-general were among 31 troops killed in a bomb attack that caused a building in the army transport base in Harasta to collapse. Mortar attacks hit several areas in the capital, kill, injure others. Qatar, Saudi Arabia,Turkey supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan: Pakistan to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring state of emergency in 2007. during live television broadcast on Sunday. If found guilty of treason, Musharraf could face death penalty or life imprisonment.
Severe flooding is being reported in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, with the government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert.
Video posted online shows men mercilessly beating Ethiopians. A person shown lying dead on the ground with bullet mark in the chest. Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers forced to leave the country, many arrested, some killed. Saudi Arabia population 27-million, foreign workers 11 million.
Syrian army forces continue to push back foreign-backed militants fighting near the capital Damascus. Militants used mortars and snipers, looted apartments, shops, schools, forced many to leave. Government troops recaptured towns of Tel Hasel, Hawarin ,Mahin, Harasta.
Netanyahu: nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) useless in Middle East. Problem countries not the ones which refused to sign the NPT. Israel rejects all agreements, refuses nternational regulatory inspections of its nuclear facilities. Said Iran should not possess heavy water reactors, centrifuges
Twelve undocumented migrants drowned early on Friday after their fibreglass boat just 7-8 metres (23-26 feet) in length sank off Greece. Four were children. They are believed to be Syrians fleeing the civil war. 15 survivors of the tragedy, swam to shore from the rocks to which the boat was tied.
Militiamen in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, opened fire on peaceful anti-militia demonstrators killing thirteen, injuring scores of others. Hundreds of people carrying white flags as sign of peace at the capital's Meliana Square on Friday. Militiamen hiding inside the headquarters started firing at the crowd.
Pro-Taliban militants attacked a religious gathering in city of Rawalpindi, killing eight Shia Muslims, injuring others. Shia Muslims in Pakistan say the government must take action against forces involved in the targeted killing, accuse Islamabad of failing to provide security for the Muslim community.
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