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.
Three people killed, 22 injured after shelling and bombings hit the Syrian capital, Damascus. Official SANA news agency, foreign-backed militants carried out two bomb attacks and fired mortar rounds on Thursday. Tuesday, militants fired mortar shells at residential areas in capital’s al-Mazraa district.
Attacks against mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein. Bomb attacks: cities of Baquba, Kirkuk, Hafriyah. Series of bomb blasts across Iraq. Iraqi ministry of health, interior and defense: 1,000 killed 1,600 injured in October. No group claims responsibility for the attacks.
American companies want to do business with Iran, and tough competition between European and US firms will shape once sanctions against the Islamic Republic are lifted. Oil, gas, General Motors. Israel, furious at recent Geneva talks. Iran biggest market for consumer goods in Middle East.
Egyptian court has sentenced 12 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison for taking part in a student-led demonstration against the military-installed government. Protesters were convicted of attacking the headquarters of al-Azhar University during the protest in October.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: world too soft on Palestinians, time to turn a critical eye. Palestinians pampered by the international community,” ignored Palestinian incitement, refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state, accepted halfhearted Palestinian attempts to fight violence.
US President Barack Obama has announced Tuesday he decided to extend the state of emergency against Iran for another year. Decision was made as “our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal”. routine renewal of policy, not new or connected in any way to the Geneva discussion.
Human rights groups say measure will lead to ethnic cleansing of hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. Called for mass rallies against new plan, describing it as a “racist policy. Expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine created major obstacle to establish peace in the Middle East.
Syrian army made new gains against foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in two strategic areas. Syrian troops carried out military operation against Takfiri militants in key neighborhood of Barzeh, north of Damascus. All area southeast of airport in the hands of the army, regained control of strategic base.
A separatist Libyan region announcedestablishment of independent oil company after taking over several commercial sea ports. Tripoli struggles to regain control, PM warned of foreign intervention unless govt rule restored. Protesters told staff at Mellitah port, to cease gas exports to Italy .
Syrian army has regained full control of a strategic base near Aleppo International Airport, following heavy fighting with foreign-backed militants. Inflicted heavy losses on the militants in other nearby villages. Army continues to gain more ground in its fight against the militants across the country.
Iranian deputy minister of industry, mines and commerce Safdar Rahmat-Abadi was assassinated on November 10, IRNA reported. According to the report, the unidentified men shot him when he was in his personal car in Golbarg Street, Tehran.
Saudi security forces clashed with foreign workers protesting new labor law one week into government visa crackdown on foreign laborers. Security forces dispersed large crowds, firing into the air, using batons. Ethiopian killed during crackdown, Ethiopian government efforts underway to return its citizens.
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Iran has launched the production line of high-precision surface-to-air (SAM) missiles which would be able to destroy cruise missiles, bombers, drones and helicopters at medium range. Guidance system capabilities to hit missiles, bombers, drones, helicopters, high speed maneuverability.
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