Palestine: Israeli forces open fire on Gaza farmlands
29th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces open fire on Gaza farmlands

  [Palestinian farmers. Al Ray archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli troops stationed across the borders with the Gaza Strip opened fire, Wednesday morning, at Palestinian fields east of Khan Younis. Witnesses said, according to Ma’an, that the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army expels 19 families for military training
29th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army expels 19 families for military training

  IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli military forced 19 Palestinian families to leave Khirbet Bzik village, near Tubas, on Tuesday morning, under the pretext of carrying out military exercises for two consecutive days. Local sources reported that more than … Continued

Pakistan: Governor Punjab Sarwar resigns
29th Jan 2015

Pakistan: Governor Punjab Sarwar resigns

LAHORE, (The News): Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar resigned from his post on Thursday. Mr Sarwar has sent his resignation to the federal government and is expected to hold a news conference at 4 PM today. During the news conference … Continued

Australia cafe siege victim killed by police bullet fragments
29th Jan 2015

Australia cafe siege victim killed by police bullet fragments

An inquest into the siege at a Sydney cafe in December has found that one of two hostages who died was hit by police bullet ricochets. The second victim was killed by the gunman responsible for taking the hostages. The … Continued

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges
29th Jan 2015

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges

[Photo: Sheikh Ali Salman denies all charges] Bahraini opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, arrested for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom’s regime, rejected the charge as his trial opened Wednesday, a judicial source said. The judge decided to keep Salman … Continued

Jordan agrees to free female terrorist in exchange ISIS hostage
29th Jan 2015

Jordan agrees to free female terrorist in exchange ISIS hostage

    Jordan offered Wednesday to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, which is threatening to execute the airman and a Japanese journalist. It came … Continued

Israel attacks S Lebanon after Hizbullah targets army convoy
29th Jan 2015

Israel attacks S Lebanon after Hizbullah targets army convoy

Israel hit Lebanon with a number of rockets after an anti-tank missile was fired at an Israel Occupation Forces (IOF) convoy in the Israeli-occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms on Wednesday. The Israeli army said on its Twitter feed that an “initial … Continued

US executes man despite disability claim
28th Jan 2015

US executes man despite disability claim

  A man has been executed in the US after a final appeal by his lawyers who said he was intellectually disabled was turned down. Warren Hill was killed by lethal injection in the southeastern state of Georgia. The 54-year-old … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 3 Palestinians near Jenin
28th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 3 Palestinians near Jenin

  [File image]   IMEMC & Agencies: The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped three Palestinians near the Salem Israeli military roadblock, in the northern part of the West Bank. The … Continued

Palestine: Israel issues demolition orders, confiscates hundreds of dunams
28th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israel issues demolition orders, confiscates hundreds of dunams

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli authorities, Tuesday, notified local residents of At-Tabban, a small village to the south of Hebron, of demolition orders for two animal barns and a residential facility in the village. Rateb Jabour, of the … Continued

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem
28th Jan 2015

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

  [Image Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwanic]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Lawyer of the Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Mohammad Mahmoud stated that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, three Palestinians in Silwan town and in … Continued

Palestine: Seven kidnapped in West Bank
28th Jan 2015

Palestine: Seven kidnapped in West Bank

    [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight, various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped seven Palestinians; soldiers broke into and searched several homes, and installed roadblocks. Local sources have reported that a number … Continued

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown
28th Jan 2015

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown

  [Photo: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein]   The United Nations human rights chief voiced deep concern on Tuesday over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills 11-year-old boy
28th Jan 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills 11-year-old boy

    A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student was killed in a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington’s campaign against suspected militants. The National … Continued

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8
28th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8

    At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said, a day after a new round of peace talks between the … Continued

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast
27th Jan 2015

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast

  From Boston to New York City and Philadelphia, streets across the northeast of the US have been shut down as extreme snowfall forces driving bans and halts public transport. Tens of millions of people have been affected. Heavy snowfall, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat in Gaza
27th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat in Gaza

    IMEMC & Agencies: A Palestinian fishing boat drowned, on Monday evening, after Israeli navy ships fired rounds of live ammunition at it in Palestinian waters, west of Gaza city. The soldiers also kidnapped four fishermen. Eyewitnesses said the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm holy sites near Nablus
27th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm holy sites near Nablus

  [PNN archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli settlers, Monday, stormed Muslim religious sites in the village of Awarta, northwest of Nablus, and performed religious rituals exhibiting disrespect to Muslim residents, according to a local official. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy continues to target Gaza fishermen
27th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli navy continues to target Gaza fishermen

    IMEMC News & Agencies:  Israeli navy soldiers, Monday, targeted Palestinian fishing boats with a hail of gunfire offshore al-Sudanyeh, northwest of Gaza, according to WAFA correspondence. An Israeli navy gunboat chased after Palestinian-owned fishing boats, opening fire at … Continued

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks
27th Jan 2015

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported on Monday. The journalists worked for South Sudan TV, Raja Radio … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising
27th Jan 2015

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising

    The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising has risen to 20, most of them Islamist demonstrators, officials said on Monday. Gunfire and sirens could be heard … Continued

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala
27th Jan 2015

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala

  A Kurdish militia has driven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the jihadists. … Continued

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections
26th Jan 2015

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections

  Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a “collision course” with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly. Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras promised to … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron

    [File photo: Shfa News]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday evening, that a young man was injured, and another was kidnapped, by Israeli soldiers invading Beit Ummar town, north … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that Israeli fanatics attacked, beat and stabbed a Palestinian man, from Doura nearby town. Israeli soldiers invaded various communities … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem

  [Archive photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem, kidnapped one Palestinian, and handed another Palestinian a military warrant for interrogation. Local sources said several army vehicles invaded the … Continued

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days

  [PNN archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley confirmed on Friday that, in the past three days alone, a total of 77 Palestinians, over half of them children, have … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem
26th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem

      [Few months ago, Israeli settler ran over two Palestinian children as they walked near te West Bank city of Ramallah, killing 5-year-old Einas Khalil.]   TULKAREM (Ma’an): A settler car ran over a five-year-old Palestinian child near Tulkarem … Continued

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the security forces … Continued

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

  [Photo: Egyptians stage a demonstration in Cairo on January 23, 2015 ahead of the anniversary of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution. Anadolu/Stringer]   A protester was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria … Continued

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels
26th Jan 2015

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

  MANILA, (Xinhua, AP): At least 30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gunbattle with alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the south province of Maguindanao in the biggest single-day … Continued

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes
25th Jan 2015

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led airstrikes, the Pentagon said on Friday. Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops have … Continued

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country
25th Jan 2015

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country

  [Archive photo]   At least 92 people were killed Friday after Syrian military operations across the country, according to a written statement made by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). Government forces attacked cities controlled by rebels, according … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack
24th Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack

  [File photo]   At least 10 people have died after heavy rockets fell on residential areas in the Ukrainian city Mariupol. The bombings come in the wake of a rejection by Russian backed rebels to participate in peace talks. … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead
24th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead

    The Lebanese military said in a statement late Friday that five soldiers, including an officer, were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border. “The Lebanese army… is mourning a number of troops who were martyred in … Continued

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle
24th Jan 2015

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle

  [Photo: Yemenis gather at Ibb University shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against Houthis in Ibb, Yemen on January 24, 2015. Anadolu/Adel es-Sharee]   Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the largest demonstration … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped four teenagers after breaking into their homes. Army also installed roadblocks near various towns in … Continued

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank

  IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli government will approve the building of 2500 new settlement units in “Efrat” settlement in the southeast of Bethlehem, according to Khalil Tafakji, director of the Map Department in the Arabic Association for Studies. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah

  [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Scores of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Mogheer Palestinian village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, demolished a barn and a tent belonging to a local villager, after the army claimed … Continued

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem

  [Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday evening, three young Palestinian men during clashes that took place at the northern entrance of the al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem, after several Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus
24th Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus

  [File photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday evening, on a Palestinian car at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, allegedly after the driver failed … Continued

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

    A young woman was killed in Egypt on Friday as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi protested ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, dictator Hosni Mubarak. The 18-year-old was killed … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy opens fire on Gaza fishing boats
23rd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli navy opens fire on Gaza fishing boats

  [File Photo]     IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza City, and forced the fishers back to shore. Eyewitnesses … Continued

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years
23rd Jan 2015

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years

  The value of the euro has dropped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2003. The sudden slump followed the ECB’s announcement of a massive bond-buying program which it hopes will boost inflation. The euro dropped to … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies
23rd Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies

[Photo: Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud] Reuters, AFP, dpa, AP Salman bin Abdul Aziz has become Saudi king. His brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud died early Friday after suffering from a lung infection for several weeks. Shortly … Continued

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives
23rd Jan 2015

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives

AFP, Anadolu, Al-Akhbar: Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing at the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu near the presidential palace, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continued

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years
23rd Jan 2015

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years

[Photo: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iraq Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi &  US Secretary of State John Kerry at the anti ISIS press conference in London on 22 Jan, 2015. Photo: Ahmed J Versi/The Muslim News] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): Foreign ministers … Continued

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid
23rd Jan 2015

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid

    The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Thursday it had received $6 million from the United States in the first direct US financial support for the rebel body. The money is for development and relief projects in … Continued

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement
23rd Jan 2015

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement

Reuters, AFP, Al-Akhbar: A senior official of Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Thursday that a statement by President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi aimed at defusing a political crisis was acceptable because it confirmed the terms of a power-sharing agreement signed in … Continued

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine
22nd Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine

  KIEV, (Xinhua): A total of 10 people were confirmed dead and dozens wounded over the past day in running battles between Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces in Ukraine’s restive east, reports showed Wednesday. Heavy artillery fire rocked a small … Continued

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe
22nd Jan 2015

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe

  A day after Amnesty International published a report on Europe’s collusion with the CIA’s torture program, the Council of Europe published its own shocking survey of abuse in detention centers across the continent. Guards in several European countries carried … Continued

Palestine: Israeli court sentences a child to 2 months imprisonment
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli court sentences a child to 2 months imprisonment

    [Photo: Malak al-Khatib – Ahrar Center]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Israeli Military Court in ‘Ofer prison sentenced, Wednesday, a young Palestinian child identified as Malak al-Khatib, 14 years of age, to two months imprisonment, and … Continued

Palestine: Undercover forces assault child in Silwan
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Undercover forces assault child in Silwan

  [Photo:  Mohammad Gheith. Silwanic]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli army assaulted, on Monday, a Palestinian child, causing various head … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in Jerusalem
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in Jerusalem

    [Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center – silwanic.net]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Several Israeli military and police vehicles, accompanied by a number of bulldozers, invaded Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a … Continued

Palestine: 18 Palestinians kidnapped in Nablus & Hebron
22nd Jan 2015

Palestine: 18 Palestinians kidnapped in Nablus & Hebron

  [Archive image]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped 18 … Continued

Iran: Defense Minister: Iran to arm West Bank against Israel
22nd Jan 2015

Iran: Defense Minister: Iran to arm West Bank against Israel

    Iranian Defense Minister General Hossein Dehqan (photo) on Wednesday declared that Tehran will arm Palestinians in the West Bank against the Zionist state, according to the Iranian Fars news agency. Naqdi stressed, during a memorial service marking the death … Continued

Yemen leader expected to accept Houthis demands
22nd Jan 2015

Yemen leader expected to accept Houthis demands

  [Houthi movement’s leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi]   Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was expected to yield to demands on Wednesday for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards … Continued

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