Egyptian university students have staged fresh rallies to voice support for former president, Mohamed Morsi, deposed by the military in July. large crowds across the country condemn the army, demand reinstatement of Egypts first democratically-elected president. Police pro-Morsi students clash.
Authorities estimate the number of Syrian refugees in Egypt to be approximately 300,000. Begging in front of mosques to support family. Egyptian media fostering anti-Syrian sentiment. Lack of aid,support, struggle to find work shelter. Syrians not welcome in Egypt anymore.” Harassment by security officials.
Washington is afraid of a possible regime fall in Bahrain, has major military interest in Bahrain. Protesters initially called for political reforms constitutional monarchy, later changed to call for ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following brutal crackdown on popular protests.
death toll from a week of clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in the northern city of Tripoli has risen to 14. Security sources say the army has separated the two sides and pushed them back. UN: 4.2 million people displaced inside Syria since beginning of conflict.
Ten car bombs ripped through the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 42 and wounding dozens more, officials said. attacks, including separate blast targeting soldiers in the northern city of Mosul, killed dozens more across Iraq. Man driving car with explosives blew himself up outside government bank.
Letters to countries in Latin America and Europe, as well as to South Africa, Australia, Japan and South Korea, the Palestinian Authority asked governments to put pressure on local companies and discourage any relations with the Israeli settlements. Campaign for an economic boycott.
Syrian refugees make up a quarter of Lebanon's population, the country's fragile systems are stretched and tensions, rising. Families living in flimsy tents face winter. 300,000 Syrians had crossed into Lebanonm Palestinian refugees: 400,000 remain in the country in desperate conditions.
last thing the Zionists want to see is a strong Islamic country like Iran that can counter balance Zionist power in the Middle East. Another factor is the American people’s increased awareness of a misguided foreign policy that has been largely influenced by Zionist war mongers.
40 people were killed and more than 90 injured Friday in twin car bombs explosions in a Damascus suburb.Blasts happened in front of a mosque in Wadi Barada. Came amid reports of greater achievements for the Syrian military.
Scores of militants have been killed in Syria as the army steps up its raids on foreign-backed militants and their strongholds across the country. Many foreign nationals, were killed in the attack and a large cache of weapons including anti-tank missiles were also seized.
“Israel has long-term agenda to destabilize surrounding nations, put in permanent military bases, complete control over region, extract the resources. “You do not need to fight any more wars for Israel; you do not need a foreign state dictating to your government,
Syria's Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun says at least 2,000 Russian citizens mostly Chechen are fighting along with foreign-backed militants in Syria. Syrian President Assad: militants from 29 countries fighting against his government in different parts of the country.
Three people have been killed in renewed fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Fighting between the groups began earlier in the week.
US heavily dependent on Bahraini government for giving them a naval base there. reluctant to criticize the Al Khalifa government in Bahrain for that reason. Saudi-backed Bahraini forces attacked funeral procession for 17-year-old youth killed by regime forces in the northwestern village of Bani Jamra.
Bahrain: Anti-regime demonstratorsagain took to the streets in the capital, Manama, staged protest rallies across the country, number of villages and towns. Call for Al Khalifa family rule to end. Scores killed, many tortured, thousands more detained over the past months. UN: human rights violations.
Press TV: The Syrian army continues to gain ground in its fight against foreign-backed Takfiri armed groups in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus. Clashes broke out between the al-Qaeda-linked militants and the Kurdish fighters near the Syrian border with Iraq.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu We insist that these negotiations lead to the dismantling of Iran’s enrichment capability. Forget the ‘peace process. Only alternative repeated military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. Will sow the seeds for new, safer, more liberal order in Middle East.
UN, Amnesty International: killing thousands, non-combatant civilians, by US drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, other countries expose lies of Obama drone strikes are “surgical” attacks, kill few civilians. US concealing carnage, violation of international humanitarian law.
Growing number fleeing to Turkey shunning refugee camps, venturing into omajor cities, far from war as possible. Turkey: no distinction between Alawites, Sunnis, but people do, They don’t like Alawites they know we’re Alawites. We are neither opposition nor Assad supporters. We are just citizens,”
Gunmen, suicide bombers killed 25 police, three civilians in coordinated attacks Suicide bomber detonated a tanker truck loaded with explosives at police checkpoint, militants armed with heavy weapons struck police station, another bomber detonated vehicle at police checkpoint.
Tuesday, three civilians killed in similar attack in Damascus. Syrian army continues to make gains against the foreign-sponsored militants, killing scores of them across the country destroying a number of their hideouts. Also took full control of strategic air defense barracks in Damascus countryside.
Israel has as many as 8,500 slaves, driven by the sex trade, human trafficking according to a new study of worldwide slavery. Israel placed 111 out of 162 slave-holding countries. Mauritania was found to have the most serious slavery problem.
Bahraini court sentenced six anti-regime protesters to 10 years prison for attempted murders” of police officers in pro-democracy rallies, convicted of throwing Molotov cocktails at police , setting fire to police vehicle, participating in “unauthorized” demonstration. Scores killed, many tortured while in custody
A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic will continue supporting the Syrian government and nation who form the frontline of resistance against foreign aggression. Syrian Army’s fight and resistance backed by the Syrian people - have led to the defeat of plots hatched by terrorist groups.
Syrian government forces battled Tuesday with Al-Qaeda-linked rebels trying to capture a Christian town south of Homs, Also, warplanes strike rebels fighting troops near Lebanese border. Helicopter gunships attack rebel-held town of Safira, Warplanes raided Masaken Hanano also in Aleppo.
Most of them live in overcrowded group housings, others have set up makeshift tents, constructed from items of debris such as dismantled billboards. weather forecasts predicting that Lebanon will have one of the coldest winters in a century, colds, bronchial infections and other diseases.Video
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on US authorities to end the terror drone strikes inside Pakistan. Attacks a "major" impediment to relations with the United States. Condemned US assassination drone strikes in his country, a violation of international law.
Amnesty International:US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, US must explain why these people have been killed - people who are clearly civilians. It must provide justice to these people, compensation need for transparency and accountability,
50 senators warned Obama they won"t ratify United Nations Arms Trade Treaty signed by Secretary of State John Kerry. Concern could limit America’s ability to provide military aid to Israel.Treaty prohibits trading arms if used for genocide, crimes against humanity, civilians, undermine peace or security.
Syrian army troops have confiscated a number of Israeli-made missiles, which were in the possession of foreign-backed militants, also seized a large amount of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition, including machine guns and wireless communication devices.
Syria's president: factors needed for proposed peace conference to end the country's conflict to succeed do not yet exist, raising doubts about renewed international efforts to bring opposing sides in the civil war negotiations. Unclear who represents opposition, or credibility they would have in Syria.
Scramble for the vast mineral resources of the country: oil, copper, iron,, cobalt, gold, lithium, barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, salt, sulfur, talc, zinc among many other minerals. emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby
Four rockets have landed on the outskirts of Lebanon’s border city of Hermel, but there have been no immediate reports on casualties, cross-border rocket attacks give concern of spillover of Syria war into Lebanon. Syria reported cases of infiltration attempts by militants from Lebanon across its border.
Fierce clashes erupted between Egyptian security forces, students protesting against the military-backed government. tear gas fired at protesters call, by the Anti-Coup Alliance for national uprising against government, also demanded release of political detainees. VIDEO
Johnson attempted to distort the memory of civil rights activist, Martin Luther King (MLK) by suggesting in a speech that MLK would have supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Johnson: Afghan and Iraq wars were instances of the US being a global Good Samaritan. VIDEO
Pentagon plans to sell $10.8 billion worth of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The hardware includes bunker buster bombs and cruise missiles.1,000 GBU-39/B bombs to Saudi Arabia, 5,000 to UAE,warheads can penetrate meter of reinforced concrete, also cruise missiles.
30 killed,100 injured in car bomb attacks in Baghdad. Spike in bombings, shootings. Most attacks target crowded places, mosques, markets, cafes. Government blames al-Qaeda terrorists and former Ba’athists. over 460,000 died in Iraq between 2003 and 2011 a result of US invasion. VIDEO
Surge of Jews migrating to Europe,Germany, United States caused serious concerns among Israeli rabbis, officials. High taxes, low salaries, slashed benefits, austerity, poverty blamed. Protests against the regime, rabbis saying Jews can only leave Israel temporarily for business. VIDEO
Syrian forces took control of town pushing out foreign militants,destroying their equipment. Syrian government forces foiled infiltration into the capital by foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Fighting reported in the Hojeira district. VIDEO
Violent clashes between Kurds, militants in northeastern province of Hasake. 41 dead on both sides. Kurdish fighters from villages in the province currently engaged in intense fighting against the foreign-sponsored militants. 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced. VIDEO
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