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United Nations rescinded an invitation to Iran to participate in talks organized by the major powers on a political settlement of the three-year-old conflict in Syria.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.
Deadly clashes have broken out in northern Lebanon as the death toll from rocket attacks from Syrian territory on Lebanese cities rises to at least nine.
People have taken to streets in Bahrain to hold pro-democracy protests against the ruling Al Khalifa regime. Protesters said their rights cited in the country’s constitution have been violated by the regime and that they want Bahrain to be governed based on the will and the rights of its people.
A report issued by a Bahraini human rights body says the country saw 745 protests in just December alone. The government’s reaction to dissent, according to the study, included arrests of 31 children, home raids and enforced disappearances.
Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones, surveillance equipment, radars, electronic warfare systems, spare parts for helicopters, and various weapons including guided bombs for planes. Russia said it violates no international laws with its military supplies to Syria.
Britain has dismissed a call by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which asked western states to at least accept 30,000 of the millions of the Syrian refugees displaced by a civil war they plotted and endorsed from the beginning. Aid organizations in UK denounced the government’s rejection.
One Egyptian protester has been killed and several others injured in clashes that erupted between student protesters and army supporters at Cairo University. The violence broke out on Thursday at the university’s main campus. The new wave of unrest comes after a two-day constitutional referendum.
Iranian legal and judicial delegation has arrived in Lebanon to investigate the circumstances behind the bomb attacks outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, last November. November 19, 2013, 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, wounded over 150 others.
Clashes have been mainly taking place between militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and their rival militants over the past 10 days. 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, were fighting in Syria against the government and people.
Half a dozen car bombs exploded across Iraqi capital Wednesday, kills 52 wounding 71 .Al-Qaeda-linked militants campaign of attacks, directed at state targets, civilians loyal to the government. Half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003.
Turkey jails more reporters than any other country. proposal would give the country’s transport minister and its communications agency the right to shut down a website without even having to take the issue to court. Internet service providers would have to block a site within four hours of being ordered to do so.
Iraqi officials say army troops backed by airstrikes have retaken a town that had been seized by al-Qaida linked militants in a mainly Sunni area west of Baghdad. The army and allied tribesmen have been fighting al-Qaida's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group around Anbar's provincial capital.
Thousands of African migrants have held demonstrations in Tel Aviv to express their anger at Israel's refugee policies, demanding that Israel grant them refugee status, not to send them to “open detention facilities.”Tel Aviv claims they are “economic migrants, turned a blind eye to their rights for refugee status.
The second and final day of voting on Egypt’s new constitution is underway as anti-government protesters hold rallies in the capital, Cairo. Clashes have reportedly erupted between supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and security forces. Muslim Brotherhood has boycotted the vote on the constitution.
Spending bill authorizes $173 million in added funding for Israel’s missile systems, including nearly $34 million to improve the Arrow weapon system and $117.2 million for development of the David's Sling short-range ballistic missile system and $22 million for an upper-tier interceptor.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region, everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root." Called on Syrians and other people in the region to confront Wahhabism which jeopardizes the entire region.
Animal spies, suspicious stork, shark attacking swimmers linked to Mossad plot. Egyptian muppet-type character, forced to go on national television to deny her appearance in phone commercial was coded message to outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Said to have trained gerbils for use in airport security
More than 20,000 people took part in demonstrations in Ankara Saturday in protest against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. Turkey is in the grip of an escalating political crisis over a huge corruption scandal involving the sons of government ministers.
Two German diplomats have survived an attack on their car by unknown gunmen during a visit to Saudi Arabia, the state news agency (SPA) reports. car was shot at and it caught fire. There were no injuries. The embassy in Riyadh has launched an investigation,"
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