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Iran ‘prepared’ to extend nuclear talks
23rd Nov 2014

Iran ‘prepared’ to extend nuclear talks

  With little more than a day to reach an agreement, Iran is reportedly considering an extension of a nuclear talks deadline. Negotiations have faltered amid “serious gaps” between Western diplomats and Tehran. Iranian sources said on Sunday that negotiators … Continued

Palestine: Palestinians targeted with live fire amid state of hate attacks
23rd Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinians targeted with live fire amid state of hate attacks

  IMEMC News & Agencies: A number of Palestinians across the occupied territories have been targeted with live fire this weekend, with random attacks by civilians becoming increasingly common, in addition to attacks by Israeli soldiers. Israeli forces shot and … Continued

Palestine: Israeli ‘home demolitions, collective punishment, are a war crime’ says rights group
23rd Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli ‘home demolitions, collective punishment, are a war crime’ says rights group

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Human Right Watch (HRW) issued a statement calling on Israel to stop the illegal policies of the demolition of homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying attacks on Israelis, and said the destruction … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by ramming attack in Jerusalem
23rd Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by ramming attack in Jerusalem

  [File photo. Image Arabs48]   IMEMC & Agencies: A Palestinian woman has been injured, on Friday afternoon, after an Israeli settler deliberately rammed her with his car in Shu’fat town, north of occupied Jerusalem, and fled the scene. The … Continued

US troops will deploy to Iraq without congressional approval
23rd Nov 2014

US troops will deploy to Iraq without congressional approval

    Some of the 1,500 new US troops authorized to “advise and train” Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be deployed in Iraq within the next few weeks without … Continued

Afghanistan: Blast, conflicts kill 5, wound seven
22nd Nov 2014

Afghanistan: Blast, conflicts kill 5, wound seven

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Militancy and conflicts have left at least five people dead and injured seven others since Friday night in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan, officials confirmed Saturday. In the latest violent incident, a sticky bomb targeted a car in Nangarhar’s … Continued

UK: Explosion in London hotel where Zardari was staying
22nd Nov 2014

UK: Explosion in London hotel where Zardari was staying

    LONDON, (Dawn): At least 14 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Central London where former president Asif Ali Zardari was staying on Friday night, reports said. The blast took place … Continued

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera
22nd Nov 2014

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera

  By Cyrus Ombati and Adow Jubat   MANDERA, (The Standard): Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Saturday morning killed at least 28 people on a bus in Arabiya area, Mandera County. The heavily armed militias are reported to have waylaid … Continued

Palestine: Dozens injured during clashes with Israeli settlers  in W Bank
22nd Nov 2014

Palestine: Dozens injured during clashes with Israeli settlers in W Bank

  (MaanImages) IMEMC News & Agencies: Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to witnesses. Two Israelis were reported to have been stabbed in East … Continued

Palestine: Sexual abuse against Palestinian child detainees Reported
22nd Nov 2014

Palestine: Sexual abuse against Palestinian child detainees Reported

    IMEMC News & Agencies: At least 600 Palestinian children were arrested in Jerusalem since last June. Of these chlidren, nearly 40% were reportedly exposed to sexual abuse during arrest or investigation by the Israeli authorities, according to a … Continued

Iraq: Turkey offers Iraq military assistance in war against ISIS
22nd Nov 2014

Iraq: Turkey offers Iraq military assistance in war against ISIS

      Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, tried to counter charges that his country is facilitating the passage of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters to Iraq by offering military assistance to Baghdad in its war against … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village
21st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village

  Boko Haram militants are reported to have killed dozens of people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Azaya Kura. The attack comes as the Nigerian government let emergency powers designed to combat the group expire. At least 45 people … Continued

UK: Snowden documents: Vodafone-bought firm helped GCHQ
21st Nov 2014

UK: Snowden documents: Vodafone-bought firm helped GCHQ

    Media reports indicate that a British cable firm now owned by Vodafone helped Britain’s spy agency GCHQ eavesdrop on millions of Internet users. The reports cite documents released by US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The revelations are the result … Continued

Palestine: Infant hurt by Israeli gas bombs near Ramallah
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Infant hurt by Israeli gas bombs near Ramallah

  [ Israeli soldier fires tear gas. Archive photo. (Issam Rimawi / APA images) ]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that an infant, three months of age, suffered the effects of tear gas … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish homes, seize agricultural equipment
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish homes, seize agricultural equipment

  [File Photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Thursday, a number of mobile homes to the east of At-Tayba village, east of Ramallah. Near Hebron, forces seized a tractor and four water tanks, while residents of ‘Ein … Continued

Palestine: Three Palestinians injured near Nablus
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Three Palestinians injured near Nablus

    IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Askar refugee camp, east of the northern West bank city of Nablus, and clashed with local youths wounding three. Clashes also took place in Jabal al-Mokabber and … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack village near Nablus
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack village near Nablus

  [File image. Palestine News Network (PNN)]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, Thursday, the village of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked property before local … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers attempt to burn home near Ramallah
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers attempt to burn home near Ramallah

  [Al-Mogheer Mosque burnt. File photo: Bethlehem TV]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the village of al-Mogheer, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and attempted … Continued

Palestine: Twelve Palestinians injured in Jerusalem
21st Nov 2014

Palestine: Twelve Palestinians injured in Jerusalem

    IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources have reported that at least twelve Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire in occupied East Jerusalem; one of them suffered a serious head injury, while more than 35 suffered the effects … Continued

Iraq: Airstrike kills ISIS leader in Mosul
21st Nov 2014

Iraq: Airstrike kills ISIS leader in Mosul

    An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader was killed in an airstrike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. They said Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, who they described … Continued

Bahrain strips three citizens of their nationality ahead of elections
21st Nov 2014

Bahrain strips three citizens of their nationality ahead of elections

    A court jailed three Bahrainis on Thursday and stripped them of their nationality for allegedly planning an attack against the Bahraini police, a judicial source said, a few days ahead of parliamentary elections. The men were jailed for … Continued

India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding
20th Nov 2014

India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding

[Photo: Bhawna Yadav died three days after she married Abhishek Seth New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): November 16 was the day Abhishek and Bhawna’s friends had planned to celebrate the couple’s union. Instead, they spent the day searching for Bhawna only … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers & soldiers engage in multiple attacks against Palestinians
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers & soldiers engage in multiple attacks against Palestinians

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli police released nine relatives of two Palestinian attackers who had been detained earlier in the day, Tuesday. Meanwhile, clashes continue in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Israeli police raided the Jabal al-Mukabbir … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlement expansion continues in W Bank & E Jerusalem
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlement expansion continues in W Bank & E Jerusalem

  IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, Wednesday, took over thousands of dunams in Ya’abad, southwest Jenin, in the northern West Bank, according to the PNN. Additionally, 78 new settlement units have been approved in occupied East Jerusalem. Director of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade Hebron & Beit Ummar
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade Hebron & Beit Ummar

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Beit Ummar nearby town, broke into and searched homes, and installed roadblocks. Mohammad Awad, … Continued

Palestine: Dozens school children injured in Jerusalem
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Dozens school children injured in Jerusalem

  [Photo: Palestinian child being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers. Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of children have been injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers, near the Shu’fat refugee … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian child seriously injured during interrogation in Jerusalem
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian child seriously injured during interrogation in Jerusalem

  [Photo: Child being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers. Archive photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian human rights groups have reported that a detained Palestinian child from Jerusalem was seriously injured during interrogation at an Israeli interrogation center in Salah Ed-Deen Street, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army detonates Shalloudi family home in Jerusalem
20th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli army detonates Shalloudi family home in Jerusalem

    [Israeli soldiers detonated home of Abdul-Rahman Shalloudi in Silwan town]     IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers detonated, on Wednesday at dawn, the home of Abdul-Rahman Shalloudi in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East … Continued

Qatar: Rights groups denounce decision to hold 2019 athletics championship in Qatar
20th Nov 2014

Qatar: Rights groups denounce decision to hold 2019 athletics championship in Qatar

    Human rights groups on Wednesday slammed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the athletics governing body, for awarding the 2019 world championships to Qatar. The Qatari capital Doha was named host of the 2019 Athletics World Championships … Continued

India: Six dead at Rampal’s Hisar ashram
19th Nov 2014

India: Six dead at Rampal’s Hisar ashram

  [Photo: Followers shield the Satlok Ashram of Sant Rampal in Hisar  to resist his arrest. (Source: PTI)] New Delhi, (Hindustan Times):Six people, incuding a child, have died during the action at the Hisar ashram to arrest godman Rampal, but … Continued

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids
19th Nov 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    [Photo: Blatter has filed a criminal complaint in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar]   FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has taken a surprising turn, with President Sepp Blatter filing … Continued

Palestinian seriously wounded by Israeli settlers fire near Ramallah
19th Nov 2014

Palestinian seriously wounded by Israeli settlers fire near Ramallah

  [Israeli settlers. Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Palestinians injured as settlers attempted to invade a school in ‘Orif nearby village. Medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian teen was shot, and moderately … Continued

Palestine: Gaza child dies of wounds inflicted in Israeli offensive
19th Nov 2014

Palestine: Gaza child dies of wounds inflicted in Israeli offensive

  [Photo of Mohammed Siyam courtesy to Tarek Bakri/Jerusalem]   IMEMC News & Agencies: 14-year-old Mohammed Siyam, from the Gaza Strip, lost his leg in an Israeli bombardment during the latest Israeli military aggression on Gaza, this past July. According to … Continued

Palestine: Israeli arrest campaign escalates, attacks across W Bank, Jerusalem
19th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli arrest campaign escalates, attacks across W Bank, Jerusalem

  [Photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces arrested early Tuesday 21 Palestinians, including three minors, from the West Bank and Jerusalem, in addition to 14 members of the family of two Palestinian suspects in … Continued

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE
19th Nov 2014

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is hosting a Formula One race this weekend, of repression it said is the “ugly reality” behind the glitz and glamor of the event. In a report … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers stab a Palestinian in Jerusalem, attack school in West Bank
19th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers stab a Palestinian in Jerusalem, attack school in West Bank

  [Palestinians carry a protester, wounded by Israeli Occupation Forces’ attack during the clashes in Ramallah, West Bank on November 18. Photo: Anadolu / Issam Rimawi]   A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israeli settlers in north … Continued

Four Israelis dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, 2 Palestinian attackers killed
18th Nov 2014

Four Israelis dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, 2 Palestinian attackers killed

      (MaanImages)   JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis, police said. “There are four dead and six injured, among them two policemen,” police spokeswoman Luba … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian driver found hanged inside Israeli bus
18th Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian driver found hanged inside Israeli bus

    [Yousuf Hasan al-Ramouni hung near Jerusalem]   JERUSALEM (Ma’an): A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged to death at a terminal northwest of Jerusalem late Sunday. Yousuf Hasan al-Ramouni, 32, from al-Tur in East Jerusalem was a driver … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps young man, woman, in Jerusalem
18th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps young man, woman, in Jerusalem

  [Police attack Worshipers in Jerusalem – Still photo from Quds News Video]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday afternoon, a young Palestinian man and a woman, during nonviolent protests near the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East … Continued

Israel: Israel razes Bedouin village for 78th time, detains 4 minors in Jerusalem
18th Nov 2014

Israel: Israel razes Bedouin village for 78th time, detains 4 minors in Jerusalem

  [File photo of Bedouin village in Negev Desert razed]   Israeli  Forces on Monday razed the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev Desert for the 78th time in four years, local residents said, while four Palestinian minors were … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot Palestinian lands near Salfit
18th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot Palestinian lands near Salfit

  [File photo: Shehab News]   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Monday, Palestinian farmlands, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and bulldozed agricultural lands to expand settlements’ industrial zones in the … Continued

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Bil’in
18th Nov 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Bil’in

    IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the Popular … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian hospitalized after being assaulted by Israelis
18th Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian hospitalized after being assaulted by Israelis

  [File photo: Image by elbilad.net]   IMEMC & Agencies: A young Palestinian man was moved to an Israeli hospital, on Monday at dawn, after being assaulted by a number of Israeli extremists while he was on his way to … Continued

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed
18th Nov 2014

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed

  [Photo: A student of Cairo University lights flare during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17. Anadolu / Stringer]   A university student died after being tortured inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a … Continued

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market
17th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): A female suicide bomber wreaked havoc at a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said. No official casualties have been given but witnesses said more than eight dead bodies, including the mangled … Continued

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president
17th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president

[Michel Kafando Burkina Faso’s interim President. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo] A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule. Authorities took … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces restrict Aqsa entrance for Palestinian women
17th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces restrict Aqsa entrance for Palestinian women

      (MaanImages)   JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Dozens of Palestinian women were forced to perform midday prayers in the alleyways outside of the Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli forces allow only conditional entry to female worshipers to the holy site, witnesses … Continued

Palestine: Israeli fire injures Palestinian in Gaza, 8 kidnapped in Jerusalem
17th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli fire injures Palestinian in Gaza, 8 kidnapped in Jerusalem

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli soldiers, on Sunday, shot and critically injured a Palestinian to the east of the town of al-Qarara, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. WAFA correspondence reports that soldiers stationed at … Continued

Palestine: Israel will never limit settlement building, says Foreign Minister
17th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israel will never limit settlement building, says Foreign Minister

  [Photo: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman]   Israel will never agree to limit its illegal settlement building in annexed East Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday, a day after the PLO said in a statement on Independence Day … Continued

US authorities working to verify purported ‘IS’ Kassig beheading video
16th Nov 2014

US authorities working to verify purported ‘IS’ Kassig beheading video

  A video purporting to show the killing of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig has been released by the ‘Islamic State’ militant group. The video also claims to show the mass beheading of Syrian soldiers. United States intelligence officials were examining … Continued

Palestine: Five injured, three kidnapped by Israeli soldiers, in Silwad
16th Nov 2014

Palestine: Five injured, three kidnapped by Israeli soldiers, in Silwad

    IMEMC News: Five Palestinians have been injured, on Friday evening, and three others kidnapped by Israeli soldiers who invaded Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers invade village near Ramallah
16th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers invade village near Ramallah

  [Image By Mujahed Tamimi – Facebook]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Four Palestinians have been shot and injured by Israeli settlers’ fire after a group of fanatic settlers invaded Deir Nitham village, north of the central West … Continued

Turkey, US to train 2,000 “moderate” Syrian militants
16th Nov 2014

Turkey, US to train 2,000 “moderate” Syrian militants

    Turkey and the United States have agreed to a plan under which some 2,000 fighters from the so-called moderate Syrian opposition would be trained on Turkish soil, a report said Saturday. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), … Continued

Iraqi troops push ISIS out of oil refinery town
16th Nov 2014

Iraqi troops push ISIS out of oil refinery town

    Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist fighters of the country’s largest oil refinery Saturday as the top US officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against ISIS. Ousting … Continued

Palestine: UN setting the ground for Israel’s expanded siege on Gaza
16th Nov 2014

Palestine: UN setting the ground for Israel’s expanded siege on Gaza

    Fifty-one days of war were not enough to erase the consequences of seven years of siege, which affected every facet of life in the Gaza Strip. After the havoc and devastation caused by the war, it now seems … Continued

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