Statement released late on Monday, the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, took responsibility for the bombings which “simultaneously hit selected targets.”On Monday, at least 55 people were killed and over a hundred injured in a series of car bomb explosions across Baghdad .
20 inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) crossed into the country from the neighboring Lebanon on Tuesday to implement a UN resolution that calls for the elimination of the Arab country’s chemical weapons
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told 68th session of UN General Assembly must dismantle entire nuclear program, accuseing Iran of developing nuclear weapons, added "nuclear-armed" would be threat to Israel, called on international community to keep pressure on Iran through sanctions.
Gunbattles erupted Saturday between Hezbollah and members of Sunni Shiyyah family after dispute in Baalbek’s Al-Qalaa marketplace, city’s main shopping district. Dispute escalated into several hours of fighting,killed two Hezbollah members and two gunmen, wounded five others.
Two staffers at Al Jazeera's Egyptian channel Al Jazeera Mubashr Misr have been detained for allegedly possessing illegal transmission equipment "unlicensed"equipment, accused of possessing and operating wireless equipment and broadcasting audiovisual content without required licenses.
Suspected al-Qaeda militants disguised as security personnel seized an army base in southeast Yemen, killing at least three soldiers,special forces on their way to retake the base. Yemen is battling one of the most active branches of al Qaeda, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
At least three people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in the Boya area of Pakistan’s North Waziristan when a killer drone targeted the tribal area near the Afghan border. hours after another drone killed at least six people in northwestern tribal area of Dargamandi in North Waziristan.
Death toll from a wave of deadly bombings across Iraq’s Baghdad Province has risen to 54 with more than 140 people wounded. The bombings came a day after a bomber attacked mourners at a mosque south of Baghdad, killing at least 27 people.
Syrian government is fighting against “terrorist groups from 83 countries” to protect the country’s people, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told the UN General Assembly. Syrian government is engaged in a “war against terrorism including those linked to Al-Qaeda.
Militantskilled six people in capital of Kurdish region of northern Iraq,in a rare attack in area usually spared violence plaguing the country. May be linked to civil war in Syria, where foreign-backed militants have battled Kurdish forces.Explosives-rigged ambulance also detonated at the scene.
A suicide bomber has targeted mourners at a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, killing 27, wounded 35.Latest in a series of attacks on funerals. Funeral was for person killed two days before when a house in Musayyib was blown up.Collapse of the mosque roof killed many of those who were present,
A new series of attacks across Iraq has killed at least 14 more people and wounded dozens as the terrorist carnage in the Arab nation continues.Killed: policeman, teacher,soldier electricity ministry employee, local council member, no claim of responsibility for the attacks.
An explosion near a police station in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar has killed at least 39 people and left over 100 injured in the third deadly bombing to hit the city in just a week. Week ago two suicide bombers blew up themselves in Peshawar's historic All Saints Church, killing 80 people.
A statement by the Shin Bet -- the Israeli equivalent of the FBI -- says Ali Mansouri, who entered Israel under the name Alex Mans, was sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force to set up business ties in Israel as a front for spying.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the crisis in the country could end within weeks if the states backing militants halted their support. "Many countries speak about supporting political solution. They need to stop financing, terrorist groups. Especially Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.
People have taken to the streets of Bahrain to hold an anti-regime demonstration in solidarity with the mother of an activist killed by the regime. Aradi, 19, was killed after being chased by police, which made his car crash. Aradi’s brother sentenced to 15 years in jail as part of the crackdown on dissent.
Friday thousands protested against military rule in Egypt. Protesters marched in Cairo, Port Said, Assiut, Alexandria, Mansoura, other Egyptian cities. Protests were called by the National Alliance for Supporting Legitimacy,coalition of Islamist parties led by the MB.
Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T. Washington in February announced sanctions on China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIECfor violations of the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act.
Americans believe Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the most effective world leader in steering geo-political affairs during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, according to an Economist/YouGov survey. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said Putin deserves the most credit for how he handled events.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says US assassination drone strikes are counter-productive and a violation of the country’s sovereignty, international law. Calling on Washington to end attacks on Pakistan’s tribal areas.Strikes cause “casualties of innocent civilians.
Russia has denounced the Western countries’ double-standards by supporting militants in one country and fighting them in another. Lavrov criticized the West for accusing Assad of using chemical weapons on its own people without proof, warned against rising extremism.
US Secretary of State John Kerry,Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Thursday in the highest-level talks between the two countries since 1979 Iranian revolution. Tensions generated by decades of US-led economic sanctions against Iran, assassination of Iranian scientists.
Shamukh al-Islam website, used by al Qaeda members to communicate, issue statements, started its first Twitter account. new account expected to be intelligence target for governments tracking al Qaeda. Unlike the closed website, Shamukh’s Twitter postings, members are public.
Wednesday an army intelligence officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Saidi, killed by bomb planted in his car. Yemeni air force officer shot dead by gunmen day after gunmen killed another colonel at busy intersection. Friday, militants attacked police, army in Shabwa Province, killing 56 security personnel.
The US Air Force tested a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) hours before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no nation should possess nuclear weapons. 1961 US Air Force accidentally dropped two hydrogen bombs over North Carolina, failed to detonate.
Russia has enough evidence to assert that homemade sarin was used on August 21 in a chemical attack near Damascus, the same type but in higher concentration than in an Aleppo incident earlier this year, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.
A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.
Coordinated assault against local government and police buildings in northern Iraq and other attacks across the country killed 43 people, injured dozens more, according to security and hospital sources. Incidents occurred day after 25 people were killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proposed establishment of “coalition for peace” to replace “military option on table” in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Instead of the incompetent coalitionwe need to concentrate on coalition for sustainable peace, throughout the world.
. US is insisting that Syria’s gas stocks must be gone or destroyed within the next eight and a half months. US itself says it needs over a quarter of a century to destroy its own chemical arsenal.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul says his country is not able to prevent infiltration of militants from neighboring Syria into its territory despite tight security measures along the border. "We aren't managing to prevent terrorist infiltrations despite all precautions taken
Obama administration is engaged in a new round of bullying to force Russia and China to agree to a UN Security Council resolution that would give the green light for US military action against Syria.
An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Opens the door for a wider crackdown.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.
“On the morning of September 22, as a result of mortar shelling in the Damascus Mazraa district, one of the shells exploded on the territory of the Russian Embassy in Syria,” said Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Russia's embassy is working normally,
Western countries are more focused on exercising their political dominance than finding a solution to Syria’s chemical weapons crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One TV.
Saudis view fighting in Syria as a conflict with wide and serious repercussions that will shape the political trajectory of the Middle East for years to come .Syrian war presents the Saudis with a chance to hit three birds with one stone:Iran, its rival for regional dominance, Tehran’s ally Assad, and Hezbollah supporters.
Turkish government hiring 6,000 young social media users to post propaganda in attempt to counter greed and corruption, shed negative public image. China, Vietnam, employ similar tactics ,doing it for years. Turkish government arrested over 30 people for tweeting “misleading information” or “propaganda.”
Videos of victims of the chemical attacks used to justify US-led war on Syria.It is not determined who killed the children and by what method. Some observers have pointed out that the victims appear to have tourniquets on their arms. That would suggest that they received a lethal injection.
US President Barack Obama will use his Tuesday's address to the United Nations in New York to demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down, according to US officials. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, admitted Washington’s claims based on “common-sense test” not evidence.
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