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Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants
30th Sep 2014

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed on Monday in air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those of the Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said. In Salahudin province, at … Continued

Global wildlife numbers ‘halved in four decades’
30th Sep 2014

Global wildlife numbers ‘halved in four decades’

    [Photo: Marine decline matched that on land, while freshwater populations were worst-hit]     A WWF study has found that the world’s wildlife population has dropped by more than a half in the past four decades – a … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers takeover 23 Palestinian apartments in Silwan
30th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers takeover 23 Palestinian apartments in Silwan

      By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: A large group of extremist Israeli settlers, and members of the right-wing fundamentalist settlement group Elad, broke into 23 Palestinian apartments in three apartment buildings in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, … Continued

Palestine: Israelis demolish 5-story residential in Abu Dis
30th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israelis demolish 5-story residential in Abu Dis

    [three storey house demo4maan.jpg]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces demolished three floors of a residential Palestinian building, in occupied East Jerusalem’s Abu Dis neighborhood, overnight Sunday, claiming that the owners lacked building permission. Witnesses told Ma’an News … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade coffee shop, bakery, in Jenin, kidnap 10 in West Bank
30th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade coffee shop, bakery, in Jenin, kidnap 10 in West Bank

    IMEMC & Agencies:  A number of Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and broke into a Coffee Shop and a Bakery. The army also kidnapped ten Palestinians in different … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian child injured after being rammed by Israeli settler’s car
30th Sep 2014

Palestine: Palestinian child injured after being rammed by Israeli settler’s car

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday evening, that a child was injured after being struck by a settler’s car east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city … Continued

Bahrain sentences nine protestors to life in prison
30th Sep 2014

Bahrain sentences nine protestors to life in prison

.   Nine Bahraini protestors have been jailed for life and stripped of their nationality for allegedly smuggling arms to be used in “terrorist acts,” the prosecutor general of the country with the second highest prison population rate per 100,000 … Continued

Palestine: On Israel’s little-known concentration and labour camps in 1948-1955
30th Sep 2014

Palestine: On Israel’s little-known concentration and labour camps in 1948-1955

  [Photo): Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps. In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a … Continued

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake
29th Sep 2014

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake

    [Rescuers carry the body of a victim after an earthquake in Paruro Province of Cusco (Xinhua/Percy Hurtado/ANDINA)]   LIMA,(Xinhua): Eight people, including four minors, died and six others injured when an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted … Continued

Yemen: 15 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida suicide attack
29th Sep 2014

Yemen: 15 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida suicide attack

  SANAA, (Xinhua): Houthi rebels were attacked by a suicide car bombing in Yemen’s central province of Marib on Sunday which left at least 15 people dead, security and tribal sources said. The rebels were gathering to prepare for a … Continued

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York
29th Sep 2014

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York

  India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a rapturous welcome in New York. He pledged to unleash India’s economic potential. Though once shunned by the US, Washington has hastened to court the Indian premier. Indian Prime Minister Narendra … Continued

Palestine: Students tear-gassed near Bethlehem, 3 kidnapped by Israeli forces in Jerusalem rea
29th Sep 2014

Palestine: Students tear-gassed near Bethlehem, 3 kidnapped by Israeli forces in Jerusalem rea

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Several students, on Sunday, suffocated from tear gas canisters fired at them by Israeli soldiers in the village of al-Khader, to the west of Bethlehem, according to security sources. Further abductions were reported in the … Continued

Palestine: 560 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel in September
29th Sep 2014

Palestine: 560 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel in September

    IMEMC News & Agencies: The Palestine Prisoners’ Club said, on Sunday, that Israeli authorities have imprisoned 560 Palestinian citizens since the beginning of this September alone, referring to legal files and records kept by the club. According to … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers shoot & injure Palestinian farmer in northern Gaza
29th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers shoot & injure Palestinian farmer in northern Gaza

    ['No go zone' enforced by Israel (image by B'Tselem)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: Israeli soldiers stationed at the Gaza border shot a 22-year old farmer who was working his field, on Sunday afternoon, in an … Continued

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes
29th Sep 2014

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes

    Apparent US missile strikes killed at least seven civilians in northwestern Syria, a watchdog group said Sunday, calling for a probe into possible violations of the laws of war. New York-based Human Rights Watch cited three residents of … Continued

Japan: More than 30 believed dead after volcano eruption
28th Sep 2014

Japan: More than 30 believed dead after volcano eruption

  Japanese rescuers say they have found more than 30 people feared to be dead at Mount Ontake volcano, which erupted suddenly on Saturday (seen above). If confirmed, they would be the first deaths in an eruption in Japan since 1991. … Continued

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria
28th Sep 2014

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria

  [Photo: UK fighter jet leaves for Iraq]   US Central Command has released footage of airstrikes against suspected “Islamic State” targets near the border town of Ayn al-Arab, more commonly called Kobane or Kobani by Kurdish locals, in Syria. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli undercover forces attack detainees in Eshil Prison
28th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli undercover forces attack detainees in Eshil Prison

  [File photo: Palestine Detainees Studies Center]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Undercover units of the Israeli army broke, on Friday at night, into Section 11 of the Eshil Israeli Prison in Be’er as-Sabe’ (Bir Shiva), assaulted Palestinian … Continued

Yemen: Clashes in Sana’a kill two Houthi rebels, one Yemeni soldier
28th Sep 2014

Yemen: Clashes in Sana’a kill two Houthi rebels, one Yemeni soldier

    Two Yemeni rebels were killed Saturday in clashes with troops loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the capital which was largely overran last week by insurgents. Fierce battles erupted overnight Friday near the presidential complex in … Continued

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria
28th Sep 2014

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria

    The US-led coalition widened its airstrikes against alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. The expanded operations in Syria by Washington and … Continued

Pakistan: One killed, 14 injured in Sibbi blast
27th Sep 2014

Pakistan: One killed, 14 injured in Sibbi blast

    QUETTA, (The News): A man was killed while fourteen others were injured when a blast occurred at at Chakar Khan Road in Sibbi District of Balochistan on Saturday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, the miscreants … Continued

27th Sep 2014

Pakistan beat Oman 8-0 in Asian Games hockey match     South Korea, (APP): Pakistan on Saturday defeated Oman by 8-0 in the Asian Games hockey event at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium. This is the fourth consecutive win for Pakistan. … Continued

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission
27th Sep 2014

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission

  US aircraft have again hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria, the fifth night of airstrikes over Syria. This follows the UK’s decision to join the aerial campaign against the Sunni fighters in Iraq, but not in Syria. A US … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap a Palestinian near Jerusalem
27th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap a Palestinian near Jerusalem

  [Israeli soldiers kidnapping Palestinian child - Image International Solidairty Movement]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Saturday, a young Palestinian man from Hebron, at the “Container Roadblock,” east of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers … Continued

Palestine: Israel bars entry to Al-Aqsa mosque to Palestinians for third consecutive day
27th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israel bars entry to Al-Aqsa mosque to Palestinians for third consecutive day

    Israel on Friday imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem for the third consecutive day. Israeli police stepped up security around the mosque, deploying 2,000 troops in Jerusalem and … Continued

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes
27th Sep 2014

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes

    Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and confront a common enemy after US-led air strikes hit both groups this … Continued

Pakistan: Bomb attack on police officer kills two, injures six in Karachi
26th Sep 2014

Pakistan: Bomb attack on police officer kills two, injures six in Karachi

  [Security personnel stand near the blast site in Karachi. Photo by Online]   KARACHI, (Dawn): Unknown assailants carried out a bomb attack on a senior police officer in Karachi’s upscale Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood on Thursday night, killing … Continued

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’
26th Sep 2014

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’

    Germany’s Foreign Minister (photo above) has said after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program must be solved once and for all. A resolution, he said, “has never been so close.” “We … Continued

Palestine: 10-year-old injured in Israeli settler hit & run
26th Sep 2014

Palestine: 10-year-old injured in Israeli settler hit & run

    [Photo: Silwan from Abu Tor, looking towards the separation barrier near the Old City, Wiki Commons -- photo: Rebecca Manski]   IMEMC News & Agencies: An Israeli settler deliberately ran over a Palestinian child in the occupied east Jerusalem town … Continued

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?
26th Sep 2014

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?

  By: Adam Hudson   Al-Akhbar: US President Barack Obama pointed to “successful” campaigns in Yemen and Somalia as models for his strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But in both countries, US … Continued

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria
26th Sep 2014

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations on Thursday that the West was responsible for “strategic blunders” in the Middle East and Central Asia that had created terror havens. “The strategic blunders of the West in the … Continued

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids
26th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids

  [Lebanese army soldiers drive armored personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Ersal on the border with Syria (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)]   The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has detained four Al-Nusra Front radicals and about 470 suspected Islamist … Continued

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender
25th Sep 2014

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender

  Military authorities in Nigeria claim that hundreds of members of Boko Haram have surrendered. The man posing as the Islamic militant group’s leader has reportedly also been killed. The militants surrendered in Nigeria and Cameroon, Nigerian military officials said … Continued

Syria: Airstrikes target Islamic State oil production
25th Sep 2014

Syria: Airstrikes target Islamic State oil production

  Coalition airstrikes have targeted “Islamic State” oil production in Syria. It is estimated the terror group takes in over $1 million daily from its oil smuggling activities, which it uses to finance its operations. The US-led coalition targeted “Islamic … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces arrest two children, fire 29 rounds of tear gas at school children
25th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces arrest two children, fire 29 rounds of tear gas at school children

    International Solidarity Movement: Wednesday at Salaymeh checkpoint in Hebron, Israeli forces fired 29 rounds of tear gas and 5 stun grenades at children going to school. The morning started off peaceful as children passed through the checkpoint but as … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian in Hebron, close Ibrahimi Mosque
25th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian in Hebron, close Ibrahimi Mosque

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and invaded various nearby communities. The army also issued a military order preventing Muslim worshipers from entering the … Continued

Palestine: Dozens suffer effects of teargas inhalation in Al-Aqsa Mosque
25th Sep 2014

Palestine: Dozens suffer effects of teargas inhalation in Al-Aqsa Mosque

  [Image by Palestine TV]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that dozens of worshipers suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in the yards of the al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, after dozens of soldiers invaded … Continued

Yemen president appoints two Houthi presidential advisers
25th Sep 2014

Yemen president appoints two Houthi presidential advisers

  Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has appointed two advisers – representing the Houthi group and southern separatists – as part of a deal to resolve the country’s lingering political crisis, a government source has said. “President Hadi has … Continued

Syria rebels, experts, say US airstrikes hit Al-Nusra Front not “Khorasan”
25th Sep 2014

Syria rebels, experts, say US airstrikes hit Al-Nusra Front not “Khorasan”

    The US says it has hit a group called “Khorasan” in Syria, but experts and Syria’s so called “moderate” opposition argue it actually struck al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, which fights alongside the Syria rebels. In announcing its … Continued

US pursues airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, killing scores
25th Sep 2014

US pursues airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, killing scores

    The US carried out three additional airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon announced Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, Russia and Iran condemned the attacks for violating Syria’s sovereignty since … Continued

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir
24th Sep 2014

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir

  [A sketch of Maulvi Baqir’s execution. He and other scholars were tied to canons and were publicly blown away] Maulvi Muhammad Baqir was a great advocate of Hindu Muslim unity.  When in order to weaken the freedom struggle the British started … Continued

Philippines: Muslim solon offended by ‘rebel’ stereotype in proposed Bangsamoro bill amendment
24th Sep 2014

Philippines: Muslim solon offended by ‘rebel’ stereotype in proposed Bangsamoro bill amendment

    [Photo: Anak Mindanao Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman]   By Marc Jayson Cayabyab   MANILA, (Inquirer): A Mindanao solon took offense in the suggestion of amending the Bangsamoro basic bill to explicitly prohibit any secessionist movement in Mindanao. During … Continued

Syria: US strikes little-known al Qa’ida cell
24th Sep 2014

Syria: US strikes little-known al Qa’ida cell

    The terror group “Islamic State” remains the focus of global attention in the fight against violent extremism. But the US believed a little-known al Qaeda cell posed a more imminent danger. Though airstrikes against the “Islamic State” (IS) … Continued

Palestine: Two Palestinians extra-judicially assassinated by Israeli troops
24th Sep 2014

Palestine: Two Palestinians extra-judicially assassinated by Israeli troops

    [Residents gather near the burnet building where Al-Qawasmi and Abu 'Aisha were killed]   IMEMC & Agencies: Two Palestinian men were killed by invading Israeli soldiers, Tuesday at dawn, at the center of Hebron city, in southern West Bank. … Continued

Palestine: Eight Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from W Bank
24th Sep 2014

Palestine: Eight Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from W Bank

      IMEMC News & Agencies: Early Tuesday, eight Palestinians, including two minors, were kidnapped by Israel forces from the West Bank, according to reports by local security sources and activists. WAFA reports that, in the Bethlehem district, Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian injured, two kidnapped by Israeli forces near Nablus
24th Sep 2014

Palestine: Palestinian injured, two kidnapped by Israeli forces near Nablus

  [File photo: Palestine Info]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of Burin, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, shot and wounded one Palestinian, and … Continued

Palestine: Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, kidnap many
24th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, kidnap many

    IMEMC & Agencies: The Israeli army conducted, on Tuesday morning, invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities, searched and ransacked homes then kidnapped eight men. Troops also clashed with local youth, no injuries were reported. Local sources … Continued

US general says airstrikes on Syria “only the beginning”
24th Sep 2014

US general says airstrikes on Syria “only the beginning”

    The United States and its allied Arab dictatorships illegally bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of suspected jihadist fighters and a number of civilians. Russia and Iran condemned the attacks for violating Syria’s sovereignty … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: “America is the mother of terrorism”
24th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: “America is the mother of terrorism”

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday said his group could never be a part of an anti-ISIS coalition led by “the source” of all terrorism in the world, the United States. The international coalition, which began illegal airstrikes … Continued

China: 13 dead in firework plant explosion
23rd Sep 2014

China: 13 dead in firework plant explosion

    [Victims of firework plant explosion receive medical treatment at a hospital in Liling City, central China's Hunan Province (Xinhua) ]     CHANGSHA, (Xinhua): Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and one more remained missing after an explosion at … Continued

Pakistan: Woman among 3 killed in Peshawar blast
23rd Sep 2014

Pakistan: Woman among 3 killed in Peshawar blast

        [Security personnel cordon off the site of the explosion on Peshawar's Saddar Road. — DawnNews screengrab] By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least three people — including a woman and a security official — were … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 20 tombs in Palestinian cemetery
23rd Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish 20 tombs in Palestinian cemetery

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, with the so-called “Nature Authority”, on Sunday, demolished 20 Palestinian tombs in occupied East Jerusalem’s Yousufeya Cemetery. The cemetery is located in the area of Lions’ gate, according to the Palestinian News Network … Continued

Palestine: Thirteen Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank
23rd Sep 2014

Palestine: Thirteen Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

  [File image By ISM]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least thirteen Palestinians in numerous invasions targeting homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and took them to a number of military camps. The invasions started … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian shot by Israeli army attacks refugee camp
23rd Sep 2014

Palestine: Palestinian shot by Israeli army attacks refugee camp

    IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday evening, that one Palestinian was shot and many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. The sources … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia recognises new balance of power in Sana’a
23rd Sep 2014

Yemen: Saudi Arabia recognises new balance of power in Sana’a

  By Ahmed al-Zarqa   The world will wake to a new Yemen, whose political features have radically changed after the Houthis managed to abort the configuration set up by the Gulf states together with the US following the resignation of … Continued

US and partner nations launch airstrikes in Syria
23rd Sep 2014

US and partner nations launch airstrikes in Syria

    The United States military and its partner nations have begun launching airstrikes inside Syria, according to the Pentagon. The operation is targeting fighters from the militant group “Islamic State.” F/A-18 Super Hornet US-Kampfjet USA Irak Islamischer Staat Symbolbild … Continued

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