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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 … 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 … 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 … 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

  By 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 … Continued

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

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

  By 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continued

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

Palestine: Israeli forces, Palestinians clash south of Bethlehem

  [Maan Images] By 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 … Continued

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

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps eight Palestinians in West Bank

  [File photo: Safa News] 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … Continued

Libya: Gunmen kidnap Jordan’s ambassador to Libya
16th Apr 2014

Libya: Gunmen kidnap Jordan’s ambassador to Libya

  Masked gunmen have kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya. The perpetrators have demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant from prison in Jordan. Libyan authorities scrambled on Tuesday to identify the armed assailants behind the kidnapping of Jordan’s ambassador, … Continued

Nigeria: Scores of girls abducted from school by suspected rebels
16th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Scores of girls abducted from school by suspected rebels

  Suspected Islamist rebels have abducted at least 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, according to local officials. The assailants are believed to be members of Boko Haram.  The attackers arrived early in the morning … Continued

Ukraine: Putin warns Merkel of civil war in Ukraine
16th Apr 2014

Ukraine: Putin warns Merkel of civil war in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war. Putin’s warming comes after Kyiv deployed troops against Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.   Speaking with Chancellor Merkel … Continued

Palestine: Multiple assaults & abductions across Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem
16th Apr 2014

Palestine: Multiple assaults & abductions across Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem

  Image: United Nations OCHA oPt] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center:  Israeli forces, on Tuesday, fired an artillery shell toward residents’ homes in Juhr al-Deek area, to the southeast of Gaza, yet no injuries were reported, according … Continued

Palestine: Israeli police deport six Jerusalemites from Al-Aqsa
16th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli police deport six Jerusalemites from Al-Aqsa

  By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli police issued orders to deport six Jerusalemites from the al-Aqsa Mosque and their surrounding area for a period of minimum two weeks, and up to six months, with the pretext … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in bus station blast outside Abuja
15th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in bus station blast outside Abuja

    An explosion has ripped through a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja, killing dozens of people. The blast comes one day after suspected Islamist militants attacked several villages in the country’s northeast. The blast occurred Monday at 6:45 … Continued

Palestine: Woman dies in Bethlehem due to effects of tear gas inhalation fired by Israeli soldiers
15th Apr 2014

Palestine: Woman dies in Bethlehem due to effects of tear gas inhalation fired by Israeli soldiers

  [Tear gas  fired by Israeli soldiers at residents’ homes in Aida refugee camp – photo by Murad Abusrour] IMEMC & Agencies: Noha Qatamish, 40 years of age, died on Monday night at Bethlehem city hospital after inhaling tear gas fired … Continued

Palestine: Israeli military and settlers attack Palestinian workers in Nablus
15th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli military and settlers attack Palestinian workers in Nablus

  [Al Ray archive photo] By Chris Carlson IMEMC & Agencies: The Israeli military and a group of settlers attacked, Monday morning, Palestinian workers who were constructing agricultural roads in Burin village, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces critically injure, detain youth in Aida camp
15th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces critically injure, detain youth in Aida camp

  [Maan Images] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces raided Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, late Sunday, where they shot and arrested a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society told Ma’an.                     ( The society quoted … Continued

Syria: Al-Manar TV crew members shot dead by Syrian rebels in Maaloula
15th Apr 2014

Syria: Al-Manar TV crew members shot dead by Syrian rebels in Maaloula

    Three media workers for Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar television were killed Monday while covering clashes in the Syrian town of Maaloula, the station said. TV reporter Hamza Hajj Hassan, tech worker Halim Alou and cameraman Mohammed Muntish were shot dead … Continued

14th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli bulldozers break into eastern Khan Younis

[Al Ray File Photo] Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Several military occupation bulldozers, Sunday afternoon, broke into the eastern outskirts of al-Qarara town in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. A correspondent from Al Ray said that four bulldozers … Continued

Pakistan: Five, including sister shot dead by brother over marriage of choice
14th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Five, including sister shot dead by brother over marriage of choice

SWABI, (Dawn): A brother gunned down five persons including his sister, brother-in-law and nephew over marriage of choice at Qab Ghani on Monday here, Geo News reported. Police said that the sister of the accused, who had married by choice … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces kidnap four in Hebron, raid village near Jenin
14th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces kidnap four in Hebron, raid village near Jenin

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces, on Sunday, kidnapped four people in the Hebron district, summoning one for interrogation, as well as storming a village in Jenin, according to reports by local and security sources. WAFA reports … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault three Palestinian youths in Jerusalem
14th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault three Palestinian youths in Jerusalem

[Maan Images] International Middle East Media Center: Dozens of Israeli settlers assaulted three Palestinian youths late Friday in an East Jerusalem settlement, family members told Ma’an. Abdullah Jibrin, 21, Eyab Jibrin, 20, and 20-year-old Ghalib al-Waari sustained injuries after settlers … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces storm Aqsa Mosque compound, injuring six
14th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces storm Aqsa Mosque compound, injuring six

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups, as Passover approaches. Director … Continued

Chile: 12 killed, president declares state of emergency in Valparaiso as deadly fire ravage hilltops
14th Apr 2014

Chile: 12 killed, president declares state of emergency in Valparaiso as deadly fire ravage hilltops

Fires sweeping through the Chilean city of Valparaiso has prompted the president to declare a state of emergency. The flames have destroyed homes in poorer areas and have claimed at least a dozen lives.   “This could be the worst … Continued

US: Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting at US Jewish facilities
14th Apr 2014

US: Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting at US Jewish facilities

  Police in the US state of Kansas have taken a man suspected of involvement in deadly hate crime. An unidentified gunman killed several people in separate shooting targeting Jewish community centers in Kansas City. Authorities arrested a man suspected … Continued

Yemen reports first MERS virus death as Saudi toll up to 68
14th Apr 2014

Yemen reports first MERS virus death as Saudi toll up to 68

Yemen reported its first case of the deadly MERS coronavirus on Sunday in a further spread of the deadly strain in the Middle East two years after its outbreak in neighboring Saudi Arabia. “Medical personnel have recorded one case of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli troops shoot 2 young people during clashes in Aida camp
13th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli troops shoot 2 young people during clashes in Aida camp

  [Tyres burn after local activists erected a bonfire beside the Israeli  separation wall as it passes beside the camp on March 26 (Maan Images/file)] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Two Palestinians were injured, Saturday, during clashes … Continued

Palestine: Attacks on Palestinian lands and residents, including minors, by Israeli soldiers & settlers
13th Apr 2014

Palestine: Attacks on Palestinian lands and residents, including minors, by Israeli soldiers & settlers

  [image: Wiki Commons] By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Armed Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday, Palestinian farmers and shepherds in lands to the east of Yatta in Hebron district, according to a local activist. Protected by Israeli forces, … Continued

Palestine: Israel ‘demolishes’ EU-funded West Bank housing shelters
13th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israel ‘demolishes’ EU-funded West Bank housing shelters

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday. “On April 9, three of some 18 residential … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn Olive trees west of Bethlehem
13th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn Olive trees west of Bethlehem

Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli settlers burned down a number of olive trees at dawn, Sat morning. Activist Ghassan Njagerh told Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the settlers burned about 27 olive trees planted near the fence of … Continued

Ukraine blames unrest in the east on ‘Russian aggression’
13th Apr 2014

Ukraine blames unrest in the east on ‘Russian aggression’

Pro-Russian activists have seized government buildings and occupied police stations in eastern Ukraine. Interior minister Arsen Avakov blamed the unrest on Russia and said Ukraine was preparing a “response plan.” “The Ukrainian authorities consider the events of the day as … Continued

Pakistan: Murder charge against Pakistani baby dropped
13th Apr 2014

Pakistan: Murder charge against Pakistani baby dropped

A nine-month old boy from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, who had been charged with attempted murder, has been freed. The case drew widespread outrage and ridicule.  A judge in Lahore freed Mohammad Musa on Saturday after all charges … Continued

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties
12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

G20 expresses concern about Ukraine fallout, pushes US on IMF reforms
12th Apr 2014

G20 expresses concern about Ukraine fallout, pushes US on IMF reforms

  The Group of 20 leading economic powers has said that it is closely monitoring the situation in crisis-stricken Ukraine. At the same time, it has called on the US to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund.   The … Continued

Palestine: Israeli troops attack non-violent weekly protests
12th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli troops attack non-violent weekly protests

  [Protester in Nabi Saleh (image by Ma'an images)] By Saed Bannoura IMEMC News:  Three civilians were injured and seven were kidnapped, on Friday, as Israeli soldiers attacked the non-violent protests organized in West Bank villages. Protests were organized, Friday, in … Continued

Palestine: Young Palestinian father died from Israeli torture
12th Apr 2014

Palestine: Young Palestinian father died from Israeli torture

[A mourning relative clutches a portrait of Arafat Jaradat in the West Bank village of Sair, February 25, 2013. (Mamoun Wazwaz / APA images)] Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: An internationally renowned expert on torture says that evidence … Continued

Palestine: Israeli military teargas 9, including 5 medics, on Gaza border
12th Apr 2014

Palestine: Israeli military teargas 9, including 5 medics, on Gaza border

  [File Photo (Al Ray)]  By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Nine Palestinians were targeted, on Friday afternoon, with tear gas fired by the Israeli military stationed east of the northern Gaza town of Jabalya. Spokesman for the … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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