Over a dozen families living in the area have been displaced after Israeli bulldozers destroyed their homes.
The Israeli military is preventing human rights activists from visiting the area and helping the villagers. 90 percent of the Jordan Valley is under full Israeli military control. Demolitions are commonplace.
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has condemned Israel’s recent threats against his country as a violation of international law. “The Israeli threats clearly violate Resolution 1701 on both political and international levels, in addition to the human rights principles.”
Libya’s Interior Minister Seddik Abdelkarim escaped assassination attempt in Tripoi. Abdelkarim, is also deputy prime minister, was heading to meeting of the interim parliament Wednesday, gunmen fired a barrage of bullets” at the vehicle. The minister escaped unharmed, the assailants fled from the site.
Police officer, Mohamed al-Noaman, 42, gunned down Wednesday by an assailant who fled the scene on motorbike, day after gunmen shot dead General Mohamed Saeed, a senior Egyptian Interior Ministry official, outside his home in the capital Cairo. Increasing number of attacks against police.
Britain will take in hundreds of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, including rape and torture victims, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday, announcing a softening of the government's stance. n the last year it has accepted around 1,500 Syrian asylum seekers who had made their way to Britain.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said "part of his job description is to defend Israel" that it is "elemental to being an American, because there is no greater ally on earth, that's something we can say proudly." announcing that "City Hall will always be open to AIPAC," adding that it is his job to stand by the lobby in Washington.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Libya as the supporters of former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, went up against government forces and former rebels, follows two weeks of violent tribal clashes in Sebha where at least 88 people have been killed and more than 130 others wounded.
12 people have reportedly been killed in the latest clashes that erupted between Yemen’s Houthi fighters and armed tribesmen supporting Salafist militant groups. Monday, 21 people were killed and a dozen others injured in similar clashes in Arhab Mountains.
Egypt remains tense, a day after deadly clashes among security forces, opponents and supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. 50 people have been killed and almost 250 others injured in 24 hours of clashes that broke out during rival protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
Israeli forces have demolished four more Palestinian homes in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhoods of Issawiya and Beit Hanina, bulldozers demolished a two-storey 300-square-meter building Obstacle for the efforts to establish peace.
Bahraini police have fired tear gas and birdshot at stone-throwing protesters in a village west of the Gulf nation’s capital, witnesses said. The clashes follow the funeral of a young man who died in custody after being shot by law enforcers.
Iranian Foreign Ministry official denied reports decapitated body discovered in Yemen belongs to an Iranian diplomat kidnapped last July. unknown body found in Yemen’s Maarib region, denied its connection to Mr. [Nour Ahmad] Nikbakht.
Twenty-eight people have been killed in a fresh bout of violence in Iraq, with the latest mortalities taking the death toll for January to over 800. Fighting raging on between al-Qaeda-linked militants and the army in western province of Anbar,20 militants killed.
The Libyan Health Ministry says two weeks of violent clashes in the country have killed at least 154 people and injured 463 more. Over the past few months, Tripoli and its suburbs have been hit by violent clashes between rival militias.
An Iranian lawmaker has slammed remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry about Washington’s military option against Iran, saying the US threatens the Islamic Republic under Israel pressure, they use an intimidating tone.”
Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Lassoued said that the diplomat, who works as an administrative attaché at the Egyptian mission in Libya, was seized on Friday evening from his house in the capital. "Talks are being held to free him." No further details were immediately available.
17 people have been killed and dozens more injured across Egypt as security forces attack supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out in several cities. Police used violent force against demonstrators.
.AIPAC strongly lashed out at Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is known as a staunch Israel supporter, for being silent over the legislation,harsh criticism that one of Congress’s most pro-Israel lawmakers is not pro-Israel enough for the lobbying group. “
Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.
Syrian Kurds declared an autonomous provincial government in the country’s northern territory Tuesday. The territory will have its own president and ministers of foreign affairs, defense, justice, and education, elections in four months.
Iraq Security forces, pro-government Sunni tribesmen attack key neighborhoods of Ramadi to get control from militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who have held areas three weeks. Captured ISIL leaders said Saudi military official ordered him to carry out several attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again threatened Hamas, saying he will teach the Palestinian resistance movement a lesson very soon. Israel carried out airstrikes on Palestinian territory Sunday and Tuesday night, killing at least two Palestinians, injuring several others.
Greece reportedly prevented a plane carrying Syrian government's delegation to international talks in Switzerland from refueling at Athens airport. Delay might result in cancellation of planned meeting between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem who was on the plane and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Syrian army says it has seized a warehouse full of weapons and ammunition used by foreign-backed militants near the capital Damascus, captured a large quantity of mortar launchers, machineguns, rifles, night vision goggles, and explosive devices. Has seized large amounts of weapons from militants.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Washington’s "green light" for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran. Former defense secretary also warned Obama “he needed to consider the ramifications of a no-warning Israeli attack,” and whether the US would get involved.
At least five people have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb explosion in Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold. The Tuesday blast took place on a busy commercial street in the Haret Hriek area that was targeted by a deadly suicide car bombing in early January. At least 20 were wounded.
United Nations rescinded an invitation to Iran to participate in talks organized by the major powers on a political settlement of the three-year-old conflict in Syria. Controversy, two days before the so-called Geneva II negotiations were set to open in Switzerland,threaten the cancellation of the peace conference.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. Ousted president and 35 others are accused of plotting with foreign organizations like Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as with Iran.
Israel’s leading businessmen and businesswomen will fly to Davos next week, with a message for the prime minister: Maintaining a growing and stable economy requires Israel to make peace with Palestinians, the sooner the better, warned him of the looming threat posed by boycotts.
A top Malaysian Sunni cleric says a plot involving the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia has been hatched to cause sectarian conflict among Muslim nations. Saudis and other Arab countries have turned their lands into Western bases. They do this not to support Islam but to gain power.”
Syria’s President Bashar Assad said there is a “significant” chance he will seek a new term and ruled out sharing power with the opposition seeking his ouster, in an exclusive interview before the Geneva II peace talks. If there is “public opinion in favor of my candidacy, I will not hesitate for a second to run for election.
Calm restored to border followingtense standoff between Lebanese, Israeli armies. Following discovery of suspicious object. Lebanese Army deployed immediately in area ready for combat as it investigated devices planted under tree. Spanish, Indonesian UNIFIL soldiers observed the proceedings.
French Foreign Ministry denied it banned Syrian delegation to the Geneva 2 peace conference from flying over French airspace. International talks on Syria are in Switzerland January 22. expected to bring together both parties to the conflict for first time since war broke out in Syria.
Sixteen killed, two car bombs hit militant-held border post in Syria. The frontier was closed after the blasts took place Monday. Not clear who planted the bombs. Attack occurred a few days after a car bomb that killed 26 in the eastern city of Jarablus and which activists blamed on ISIS terrorist group.
Five killed by sniper fire in Lebanese city of Tripoli. Lebanese army used "rockets" for the first time to quell fighting between rival neighborhoods,, without specifying which weapons were used. Normally, soldiers use assault rifles to target snipers
The value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new record low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal plaguing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, however, has rejected Lira's plunge to be a sign of economic instability.
Heavily-armed militants have blown up a gas pipeline in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, gas supply to hundreds of consumers in several towns across the troubled region has been suspended as a result of the blast.
Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”
Libya has declared a state of emergency in the country after heavily-armed gunmen temporarily seized a military base in the south. Army had regained control of the base after air strikes.
aircraft took off and dealt with the targets.
Police used water cannon, teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for rally calling against bill that would tighten government control over Internet. Protesters ran to side streets to escape water cannons, teargas police used on peaceful demonstration.
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