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,"
At least five people have been killed in anti-government protests across Egypt, as a constitutional referendum is underway amid high security. Clashes erupted on Tuesday after security forces attacked demonstrators in several provinces. Small bomb detonated in Cairo, no casualties.
Man charged with attempting to send technical data of F-35 joint strike fighter to Iran. Mozaffar Khazaee naturalized US citizen charged with “transporting, transmitting and transferring in interstate or foreign commerce goods obtained by theft, conversion, or fraud.” He faces a maximum of 10 years in jail.
Iran and six leading world powers, the P5+1, have agreed to implement the nuclear deal reached in Geneva in November starting from January 20. Iran receives $550 million installment of $4.2 billion in frozen overseas funds on February 1. President Obama welcomed the agreement.
Press TV: Clashes have resumed between Egypt’s security forces and students demanding the reinstatement of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, outside several universities across the country. Female student is said to be in a critical condition after being hit in face with bird shot.
International campaign to boycott Israeli products taking a heavy toll on illegal settlers in Jordan Valley region occupied West Bank. Income of the settlerss who grow fresh products dropped by more than 14 percent or $29 million in last year, Western European markets avoid buying the products.
The doctors said riot police attacked them with tear gas while they were treating anti-government protesters. doctors added that police officers chased and beat the protesters in hospitals, pressing the doctors to reveal the names of demonstrators they had treated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that Iran should be invited to the upcoming conference for ending the deadly crisis in Syria.rejected setting preconditions for Iran’s participation in the meeting, known as Geneva II Conference, as “unconstructive.”
The largest Dutch pension fund company, PGGM, reportedly chose to withdraw all its investments from five largest Israeli banks, whose branches are involved in financing construction settlements in the West Bank .PGGM manages over 140 billion euros in pension assets on behalf of five pension fund.
The standoff between the Iraqi army and the insurgents poses a dilemma for the Obama administration, torn between distaste for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s sectarian approach to politics and a resurgence of al-Qaida in the country.
Rivalry over water supplies can lead to bitter conflicts.since the mid-20th century, the planet's seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes - a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa.
Geopolitical analyst Eric Draister explained recent infighting between foreign-funded fighters battling within Syria's borders suggested new narrative portraying "good terrorists" locked in battle with "bad terrorists, new context which the West can continue arming, funding terrorist groups waging war on Syria.
Since the mid-20th century, the planet has seen nearly 180 disputes connected to water resources, and among the latest is Egypt. International law is not clear about water and water usage. If it’s a river it’s a different law from whether it’s a lake or a sea. When water crosses borders then you have conflicts.
The Knesset passed an amendment to the Sexual Harassment Bill which stipulates that no sexually explicit image or video can be uploaded to the internet, a measure that is expected to curtail so-called revenge porn incidences, up to five years in jail.
Glenn Greenwald, the investigative journalist who first published Edward Snowden leaks, said that the NSA whistleblower still has "a huge number of very significant stories to reveal," including those relating to Israel.
US has issued a rare order to a Turkish company to stop Boeing airplane engine export to neighboring Iran, saying the export would violate US sanctions on Tehran. US ban, has for years prevented the sales of passenger aircraft and repair parts to Iranian airlines.
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran despite an interim nuclear agreement. Also called on the Obama administration to increase military support to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch a military strike against Iran.
Iraq has received 13 Mil Mi-28NE helicopters under a $4.2 billion defense contract with Russia. The helicopters, dubbed “Night Hunter” for their night operation capabilities, were delivered to Umm Qasr Port on Sunday. Iraqi army received 15 similar aircraft last year, plan to use in the fight against militants.
Syrian Minister of Education Hazwan al-Wez says Russian language will be included as a new educational curriculum within next year in Syrian schools. option for students to choose between both languages of Russian and French starting from seventh grade
The Kuwaiti prime minister on Monday reshuffled his five-month old cabinet replacing seven members, including the oil and finance ministers, and raising the number of Islamists to four. Move came two weeks after all the ministers submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh.
Tribesmen in Yemen's Hadramawt province blew up a major oil pipeline in retaliation for army killing one of their men, officials said on Monday. The same pipeline attacked on December 28. It usually pumps about 120,000 barrels per day. Attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Yemen are frequent.
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