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Pakistan: 12 killed as jets pound militant hideouts in Khyber Agency
24th Apr 2014

Pakistan: 12 killed as jets pound militant hideouts in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR, (The News): Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts in Khyber Agency near the Afghan border on Thursday that killed twelve extremists and injured 15 others, Geo News reported on Thursday.   The operation came despite efforts by Prime … Continued

Pakistan: Police officer killed in Karachi explosion
24th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Police officer killed in Karachi explosion

  [Police official Shafiq Tanoli. Videograb]   KARACHI, (Agencies & Dawn): Police officer Shafiq Tanoli and two others were killed in an explosion that took place near Karachi’s old wholesale vegetable market on Thursday. Three others were also reported injured in … Continued

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah reach deal on unity government, Israel reacts sharply
24th Apr 2014

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah reach deal on unity government, Israel reacts sharply

    [Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh shakes hands with President Mahmoud Abbas after handing him an agreed list of ministers for a new unity government, in Gaza March 15, 2007 in this picture released by the Palestinian Press Office … Continued

Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens die as ‘speeding’ train derails
24th Apr 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens die as ‘speeding’ train derails

  Dozens of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an overloaded goods and passenger train careered off the tracks. The incident is one of several in recent years on the neglected network.   The … Continued

Palestine: Eight Palestinians incl children,  injured by Israeli missile in northern Gaza
24th Apr 2014

Palestine: Eight Palestinians incl children, injured by Israeli missile in northern Gaza

  [File photo:  PNN] By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday, Palestinian medical sources reported that eight Palestinians, including children, were injured when the Israeli Air Force fired a missile into an area in Beit Lahia city, in the northern part of the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank
24th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank

  [File photo: Paltoday.ps] By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into dozens of homes and searched them, kidnapping at least 14 Palestinians. The Palestinian News & Info … Continued

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster
23rd Apr 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster

[South Korean coast guard officers and divers get off the boat after a search mission in Jindo  (Xinhua/Peng Qian) ]  JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers speed up … Continued

Pakistan: 19 people injured in Swat road accident
23rd Apr 2014

Pakistan: 19 people injured in Swat road accident

[File photo] SWAT, (Dawn): At least 19 people were injured on Wednesday when an over-speeding pick-up they were travelling in plunged into a trench near Swat’s Marghazar road, DawnNews reported. The accident took place when the pick-up lost control due … Continued

Pakistan: Five killed across Karachi in violent incidents
23rd Apr 2014

Pakistan: Five killed across Karachi in violent incidents

KARACHI, (The News): Firing and other violent incidents across the metropolis took the life of five persons on Wednesday, Geo News reported.   According to police, two bodies were found from Mewa Shah graveyard in Pak Colony while another body … Continued

Vatican rejects accusations against Pope John Paul II ahead of canonization
23rd Apr 2014

Vatican rejects accusations against Pope John Paul II ahead of canonization

Less than a week before former Pope John Paul II is to be declared a saint, critics want answers about an abuse scandal involving an order of priests he had championed for years. The Vatican has refuted the claims. The … Continued

Mali fighters say they killed French hostage
23rd Apr 2014

Mali fighters say they killed French hostage

  The MUJAO Islamist group in Mali has said that it has killed a French hostage captured in November 2012, “because France is our enemy.” The French government said it could not confirm the claim, but would investigate.   A … Continued

Brazil: Violent protest hits Rio favela near Copacabana beach after dancer’s death
23rd Apr 2014

Brazil: Violent protest hits Rio favela near Copacabana beach after dancer’s death

  Jornal O Globo        ✔          @JornalOGlobo    Follow FOTO: Manifestação de moradores do Pavão-Pavãozinho, em Copacabana. http://glo.bo/1lBJFKY  (Marcelo Piu/Ag. O Globo) Police and protesters have clashed in a Rio de Janeiro slum, amid public anger over the death of a young man … Continued

Palestine: Israel to hand Muslim holy site to Vatican
23rd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israel to hand Muslim holy site to Vatican

[Safa image] Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli government represented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to transfer the sovereignty over the Maqam of the Prophet Dawud from occupied Jerusalem to the Vatican, during the Pope’s visit to the … Continued

Palestine: Two Children Injured By Israeli Fire Near Bethlehem
23rd Apr 2014

Palestine: Two Children Injured By Israeli Fire Near Bethlehem

Image Radio Bethlehem 2000 Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday at dawn, several Israeli military jeeps invaded Teqoua’ village, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and fired gas bombs at a number of houses, wounding two children after their house … Continued

Pakistan: Peshawar: Five policemen among six killed in firing
22nd Apr 2014

Pakistan: Peshawar: Five policemen among six killed in firing

PESHAWAR, (The News): Six persons including five policemen were killed in firing on a police mobile in Peshawar on late Monday night, Geo News reported.   Police said unknown assailants attacked the police van in Badaber area, and as a … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed, 30 injured in Charsadda blast
22nd Apr 2014

Pakistan: Three killed, 30 injured in Charsadda blast

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people were killed and several others wounded on Tuesday in an explosion near a police vehicle in Farooq Azam chowk of Tehsil Bazaar in Charsadda. According to district headquarters hospital … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers release wild pigs on Palestinian farms
22nd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers release wild pigs on Palestinian farms

  [ALRAY photo archive]  By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Palestinian farmers in the Salfit district appealed all to Palestinian and international bodies to stop the continued destruction of their crops, caused by the Israeli pigs in the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli police continue to impose restrictions on Palestinians while allowing settlers to storm Al Aqsa
22nd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli police continue to impose restrictions on Palestinians while allowing settlers to storm Al Aqsa

  By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Groups of [Israeli] settlers, on Monday, raided the al-Aqsa Mosque through Bab al-Magharbeh (Mughrabi gate), under the protection of Israeli police. The police, stationed at the main gates of the mosque, imposed … Continued

Palestine: Israeli air force opens fire at agricultural lands in northern Gaza
22nd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli air force opens fire at agricultural lands in northern Gaza

  IMEMC & Agencies: Monday morning, Israeli military helicopters fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources added the terrified farmers fled their lands … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap several Palestinians in West Bank & Gaza
22nd Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap several Palestinians in West Bank & Gaza

[File photo: Radio Bethlehem 2000] Saed Bannoura IMEMC& Agencies: Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched homes, and kidnapped several Palestinians. Local sources in Bethlehem have reported that several Israeli military … Continued

South Sudan: UN condemns ‘targeted ethnic killings’ in South Sudan
22nd Apr 2014

South Sudan: UN condemns ‘targeted ethnic killings’ in South Sudan

The United Nations has condemned the “targeted killings” of civilians in South Sudan based on ethnicity or nationality. Hundreds of people have been killed since rebels seized a key oil town last week. The UN mission in South Sudan issued … Continued

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster
22nd Apr 2014

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster

  The confirmed number of fatalities in South Korea’s ferry disaster has topped 100, with nearly 200 people still missing. Dive teams have ramped up their search efforts after finding a way into the ship over the weekend.   Despite … Continued

Finland: Eight dead in airplane crash in Southwest Finland
21st Apr 2014

Finland: Eight dead in airplane crash in Southwest Finland

          [Rescuers are seen at the Jamijarvi Airport, a popular gliding center shared by parachuting clubs, Finland (Xinhua/Zhang Xuan)]   HELSINKI, (Xinhua): A small passenger plane carrying 10 parachuters crashed on Sunday in the Satakunta region, … Continued

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry
21st Apr 2014

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry

    A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship’s evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300. The transcript released on Sunday, … Continued

Pakistan: Karachi: Four bullet-riddled bodies discovered near Dhabeji
21st Apr 2014

Pakistan: Karachi: Four bullet-riddled bodies discovered near Dhabeji

KARACHI, (The News): Four bodies of men bearing bullet wounds were found from the vicinity of Dhabeji police station early Monday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, the victims were abducted from some area and were shot dead. … Continued

Pakistan: Three people gunned down in Quetta
21st Apr 2014

Pakistan: Three people gunned down in Quetta

  [Photo: Jang/The News] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): Armed motorcyclists killed three people on Quetta’s Munir Mengal Road on Monday, the police said. Superintendent of Police (SP) Sariab road area Imran Qureshi told Dawn.com that armed motorcyclists began … Continued

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped, summoned for interrogation in West Bank
21st Apr 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped, summoned for interrogation in West Bank

  By Chris Carlson   International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces, Sunday, abducted five Palestinians from across the West Bank and summoned four others for interrogation, according to reports by local and security sources. Undercover Israeli forces, driving a … Continued

Palestine: 2014: 748 New illegal settlement units in West Bank & Jerusalem
21st Apr 2014

Palestine: 2014: 748 New illegal settlement units in West Bank & Jerusalem

  [ALRAY photo archive] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: The Israeli occupation has constructed 748 settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, since the beginning of 2014, the Information Centre of Separation Wall and Settlement … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces storm Aqsa compound, dozens injured and detained
21st Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces storm Aqsa compound, dozens injured and detained

JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Dozens of Palestinian worshipers were wounded and dozens were detained after clashes broke in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning with Israeli forces who had stormed the courtyards firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets. The raid comes … Continued

UKraine: Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash
20th Apr 2014

UKraine: Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash

  MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Five people were killed early Sunday during a clash between gunmen and pro-Russia protesters in eastern Ukraine’s town of Slavyansk, the Russian state television reported. A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russia protesters, … Continued

Pakistan: Journalists protest against attack on Hamid
20th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Journalists protest against attack on Hamid

KARACHI, (The News):  Journalists across Pakistan are outraged over the attack on Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir and are staging protests.   Protest demonstrations are being held in Obaro, Multan, Dera Ismail Khan, Noaushehroferoze and many other cities and … Continued

Pakistan: Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur
20th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur

  [Photo: Jang/The News) SUKKUR, (Dawn): At least 41 people were killed and several others were injured Sunday morning in a bus-trailer collision on the National Highway in Sindh’s Sukkur district, DawnNews reported. The accident took place near Pano Akil … Continued

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on
20th Apr 2014

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

    [Photo: Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, hold messages for fellow students]   As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to … Continued

Palestine: Israeli attacks in West Bank and Jerusalem
20th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli attacks in West Bank and Jerusalem

  [Image: United Nations OCHA oPt] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, attacked a number of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the village of Um al-Khair to the east of Yatta, in the Hebron district, preventing … Continued

ESCWA’s proposal for Arab integration undermined by Israel
20th Apr 2014

ESCWA’s proposal for Arab integration undermined by Israel

  By Yazan al-Saadi Over the course of the week, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) report, titled “Arab Integration: A 21st Century Imperative,” has been overshadowed in the media by Israeli complaints regarding the report’s … Continued

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub
20th Apr 2014

India: Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub

  By Aditya Nath Jha/Anirban Guha Roy   Araria/Kishanganj, (Hinudstan Times):  Defeating Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is the main concern of the Muslim population in Seemanchal region of eastern Bihar. An air-balloon in the shape of lotus … Continued

Pakistan: Police officer among two shot dead in Quetta targeted killings
19th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Police officer among two shot dead in Quetta targeted killings

Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta’s troubled Sariab road area on Saturday, police said. Imran Qureshi, the Superintendent of Police, told Dawn.com that two militants on a motorcycle … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians
19th Apr 2014

Yemen: US drone strike kills several people including civilians

A US drone strike has suspected militants travelling in a vehicle in Yemen. Civilians in a nearby car were also reported killed. Military officials in Yemen reported an  American drone strike in the al-Bayda province of central Yemen early on … Continued

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US
19th Apr 2014

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US

President Barack Obama has signed hurried legislation banning anyone from entering the US as a UN representative if they have a past in either espionage or terrorism, and are still considered a threat to the US. The bill, signed into … Continued

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped, 10 detained by Israeli army near Hebron
19th Apr 2014

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped, 10 detained by Israeli army near Hebron

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: The Israeli army, on Friday, abducted three Palestinians and detained ten others during a raid campaign carried out in the village of Beit Awa, west of Hebron. According to local sources, Israeli forces arrested … Continued

Palestine: Suspected Jewish vandals torch Mosque in Umm al-Fahm
19th Apr 2014

Palestine: Suspected Jewish vandals torch Mosque in Umm al-Fahm

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Suspected Jewish vandals, on Friday, set fire to a mosque and sprayed racist graffiti in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm, on the border of the West Bank, according to an Israeli police … Continued

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs
19th Apr 2014

Syria: Car bomb kills 14 in Homs

[Car bomb in Homs: archive photo] A car bomb exploded outside a mosque after the weekly Muslim prayers in a government-controlled district of Homs on Friday, killing 14 people, Syrian state television reported. The explosion occurred as worshippers streamed out … Continued

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead
18th Apr 2014

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead

[Helicopters fly above a sinking South Korean passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea (Xinhua/Newsis)] SEOUL, (Xinhua): South Korean coast guard and navy divers succeeded Friday in entering into the hull of a sunken ferry, two days … Continued

South Sudan: More than a dozen civilians killed at UN base
18th Apr 2014

South Sudan: More than a dozen civilians killed at UN base

South Sudanese gunmen have killed more than a dozen civilians sheltering at a UN base. The shelter was home to at least 5,000 people who had fled four months of ethnic violence. The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha … Continued

Earth-like planet found in ‘habitable zone’
18th Apr 2014

Earth-like planet found in ‘habitable zone’

Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet in what they say is a “habitable zone.” It resides in a temperate region where water could exist in liquid form, meaning it could sustain life. According to research published in the … Continued

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces deal to ‘disband illegal armed groups’ across Ukraine
18th Apr 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces deal to ‘disband illegal armed groups’ across Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has announced an international deal on the conflict in Ukraine, agreed at talks in Geneva. The agreement included a move to “disband illegal armed groups” throughout the country. Lengthy talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces, Palestinians clash south of Bethlehem
18th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces, Palestinians clash south of Bethlehem

[Maan Images] Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Several Palestinians were injured, on Thursday, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the Bethlehem village of Tuqu, locals said. Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps eight Palestinians in West Bank
18th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps eight Palestinians in West Bank

IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into homes and searched them, installed roadblocks and kidnapped at least eight young Palestinian men. The army also attacked and detained teachers and students … Continued

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah military investigation reveals who killed Al-Manar TV crew

[A satellite photo shows a slain Syrian soldier (L), the late Mohammed Muntish in his car (C), and a Syrian army vehicle (R). (Photo: Al-Akhbar) Less than 24 hours after three Al-Manar reporters were gunned down in the Syrian town … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap four Palestinians near Hebron
17th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap four Palestinians near Hebron

[Image Radio Bethlehem 2000] IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday, soldiers in several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded the town of Beit Ummar, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, kidnapping four Palestinians, including the secretary of the Popular Committee Against the Wall … Continued

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village

 [blog.lebanesetag.com] Israeli occupation forces crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and abducted five people from the Bastra farms of the southern town of Shebaa, state news reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency identified the kidnapped as Hassan and Ismail Qassem Zahra, Nouhad … Continued

Palestine: Dozens of Palestinians injured after Israeli settlers, soldiers, invade Al-Aqsa Mosque
17th Apr 2014

Palestine: Dozens of Palestinians injured after Israeli settlers, soldiers, invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

  [Soldiers nvading Al-Aqsa Mosque - WAFA News]  IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday morning at least 45 Palestinians have been injured, while several others have been kidnapped, after Israeli soldiers and settlers broke into the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East … Continued

PALESTINE: Israeli settlers hurl stones at Palestinian cars near Bethlehem
17th Apr 2014

PALESTINE: Israeli settlers hurl stones at Palestinian cars near Bethlehem

[File photo: Alray.ps] IMEMC & Agencies: A number of extremist settlers threw, on Tuesday evening, stones at Palestinian cars driving near the Gush Etzion Israeli settlement, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Palestinian security sources said that settlers from … Continued

South Korea: Hopes for 290 passengers fade after ferry capsize
17th Apr 2014

South Korea: Hopes for 290 passengers fade after ferry capsize

  Hopes are fading for 290 missing occupants of an overturned South Korean ferry. Poor visibility and strong currents are hampering rescuers who have hammered on the upturned hull, hoping for signs of life.   South Korea’s death toll from … Continued

Diplomats converge on Geneva for Ukraine talks
17th Apr 2014

Diplomats converge on Geneva for Ukraine talks

Geneva is about to host high-stake talks on Ukraine after its interim government tried to recapture eastern towns from armed pro-Russian activists. US officials say the West might impose more sanctions on Russia. Top officials of the crisis-torn Ukraine, the … Continued

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border
17th Apr 2014

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman’s concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. “Royal air force jets fighters today at 10:30 am … Continued

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters
17th Apr 2014

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were … Continued

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