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NIgeria: 120 killed in terrorist attack on Kano mosque
29th Nov 2014

NIgeria: 120 killed in terrorist attack on Kano mosque

  [Photo taken on Nov. 28, shows explosion site of Central Mosque in Kano northwestern Nigeria(Xinhua)]   At least 120 people have been killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack at a mosque in northern Nigeria. Suspicion is falling on the Islamist Boko Haram … Continued

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two
29th Nov 2014

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two

  [Archive photo]   At least two people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces in Egypt on Friday, security officials said, hours after two officers were gunned down by militants. In the working class … Continued

Austria: Oil prices plunge after OPEC leaves output stable
28th Nov 2014

Austria: Oil prices plunge after OPEC leaves output stable

  [Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya]   The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has decided not to reduce oil production, despite a huge oversupply in world markets. The move caused global oil prices to drop … Continued

Palestine: UNRWA declares state of emergency in Gaza amid severe flooding
28th Nov 2014

Palestine: UNRWA declares state of emergency in Gaza amid severe flooding

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an): The UN’s Palestine refugee agency UNRWA on Thursday evening declared a state of emergency in Gaza City amid massive rains that have shut down normal life in parts of the besieged coastal enclave’s largest city. A … Continued

Palestine: Further Israeli settler attacks in Hebron & Qalqilia
28th Nov 2014

Palestine: Further Israeli settler attacks in Hebron & Qalqilia

  [Archive photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers, on Thursday, attempted to kidnap a Palestinian minor to the south of Hebron, while others attacked a car shop and its owner in Qalqilia, according to security sources. According to … Continued

Palestine: Israel takes record for world’s youngest prisoner, 11 months old
28th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israel takes record for world’s youngest prisoner, 11 months old

    IMEMC News & Agencies: 11-month-old Balqis Ghawadra became the youngest prisoner in the world, after visiting her father in Eshel Israeli prison, occupied Beer Sheva. Nihal Ghannam Ghawadra from Bir Al-Basha village, near Jenin, waited passionately for the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 15 Palestinians in W Bank, Jerusalem
28th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 15 Palestinians in W Bank, Jerusalem

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to a number of interrogation and … Continued

Netherlands: Dutch MP calls for removal of all mosques
28th Nov 2014

Netherlands: Dutch MP calls for removal of all mosques

      THE HAGUE, (Anadolu Agency): A Dutch right-wing political party has demanded Netherlands be cleared of mosques, amid an ongoing row over the integration of Muslim and Turkish minorities in the country. Machiel de Graaf, a member of Dutch … Continued

Iraqi forces hold off ISIS assault on Anbar’s Ramadi
28th Nov 2014

Iraqi forces hold off ISIS assault on Anbar’s Ramadi

    Iraqi security forces held off a jihadist assault on government headquarters in the troubled Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, officers said Thursday. Pro-government troops, backed … Continued

Afghanistan: British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack
27th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack

  Afghan officials say several people have been killed and wounded in a suicide attack on a British embassy car in Kabul. The attack is the latest in a wave of bombings amid a withdrawal of foreign troops. A suicide … Continued

Palestine: Israeli police assault and abduct woman and disabled mother in E Jerusalem
27th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli police assault and abduct woman and disabled mother in E Jerusalem

[Archive photo] MEMC News & Agencies: A disabled Jerusalemite woman, Nadya al-Maghribi, aged 55, along with her 22-year-old daughter, Amani, were assaulted by Israeli police, Tuesday, upon which the daughter was taken into custody and, subsequently, the mother, while she … Continued

Palestine: “Killing Hamas” taught as basic right for 2nd Grade students
27th Nov 2014

Palestine: “Killing Hamas” taught as basic right for 2nd Grade students

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Teachers at an Israeli school recently delivered a worksheet to their students which includes, in a list of rights, the right of “Killing Hamas”. This surprised some students’ parents enough to cause them to make … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 12 Palestinians in West Bank
27th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 12 Palestinians in West Bank

    [File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into homes and ransacked them, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians. Local sources in Bethlehem … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault Palestinian resident of Jerusalem
27th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault Palestinian resident of Jerusalem

    [File photo: Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers, Tuesday, assaulted a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, causing injuries in neck and back, according to local sources. 25-year-old Islam Mazen Ebeid was in West Jerusalem … Continued

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters
27th Nov 2014

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters

    A Bahraini court has sentenced two former inmates who escaped from Jau prison in April and four accomplices to up to 15 years in prison, Northern Governorate Attorney General Hussein al-Bouali said in a statement on Tuesday’s sentencing. … Continued

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail
27th Nov 2014

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail

  [Photo: Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer]   An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors between two and five years in prison for taking part in … Continued

Qatar training Syria rebels as Muallem seeks political solution in Russia
27th Nov 2014

Qatar training Syria rebels as Muallem seeks political solution in Russia

      At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar, with the help of the United States, has been covertly training the so-called “moderate” Syria rebels to fight the Syrian army and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued

Lebanon: Families of abducted soldiers seek help from Nasrallah
27th Nov 2014

Lebanon: Families of abducted soldiers seek help from Nasrallah

  [Photo: Relatives of soldiers abducted by ISIS and al-Nusra Front burn tires in Beirut .Anadolu / Wissam Fanash]   Families of the abducted Lebanese soldiers called on Hezbollah’s secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, to help free their sons, a day after a member … Continued

Syria: Strikes on ‘Islamic State’ in Raqqa kill dozens
26th Nov 2014

Syria: Strikes on ‘Islamic State’ in Raqqa kill dozens

  Government airstrikes have killed dozens in the “Islamic State” stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor reports. The airstrikes were the deadliest by Syria’s military against the city since IS seized control of it last year.   Tuesday’s government raids struck … Continued

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out
26th Nov 2014

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out

  [Photo from a tweet:  Paul Lewis        ✔ @PaulLewis Follow Police car smashed up, windows smashed, sound of dogs barking, scuffles breaking out. #Ferguson 3:57 AM – 26 Nov 2014]   Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli bus rams Palestinians in Jenin, killing one
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli bus rams Palestinians in Jenin, killing one

  [Photo: Israeli bus file]   IMEMC News & Agencies: An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinians at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, on Tuesday, injuring one person and killing another, Palestinian security sources have reported. Sources told Ma’an News … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 15 Palestinians in Jerusalem, W Bank
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 15 Palestinians in Jerusalem, W Bank

  [Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied East Jerusalem, and moved them to a number of interrogation … Continued

Palestine: Fateh official kidnapped by Israeli army in Jerusalem
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Fateh official kidnapped by Israeli army in Jerusalem

  [ Photo: Fateh official ‘Adnan Gheith. Ma’an News photo]   By IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, the secretary of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, in occupied East Jerusalem, from his home in Silwan … Continued

Palestine: Isralei soldiers kidnap Palestinian near Hebron
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Isralei soldiers kidnap Palestinian near Hebron

    IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers stopped … Continued

Palestine: Eight Palestinians, incl children, kidnapped in Jerusalem
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Eight Palestinians, incl children, kidnapped in Jerusalem

  [File photo: Maan News Agency]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at night, a Palestinian father and his son after breaking into their home, in Jabal al-Mokabber, in occupied East Jerusalem, and … Continued

Palestine: Child injured after being rammed by Israeli settler’s vehicle
26th Nov 2014

Palestine: Child injured after being rammed by Israeli settler’s vehicle

    [Archive photo]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Monday evening, that a child suffered several fractures and bruises, after being struck by a speeding settler’s vehicle, west of occupied Jerusalem. The … Continued

Iraq: Clashes erupt between ISIS, Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery
26th Nov 2014

Iraq: Clashes erupt between ISIS, Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country’s largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army … Continued

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector
26th Nov 2014

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector

  A building in Egypt’s capital in which two floors had been added illegally collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday. Last month, Egypt’s Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egypt … Continued

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco
25th Nov 2014

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco

    RABAT: At least 32 people were killed after heavy rain and floods struck southern Morocco, destroying houses, vehicles and roads, and forcing the evacuation of more than 200 people. The three days of flooding were described by residents … Continued

Afghanistan: Bomb blasts, gun battles kill 11, wound 13
25th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: Bomb blasts, gun battles kill 11, wound 13

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Bombings and conflicts have claimed 11 lives, including six civilians and injured 13 others since Monday evening in the war-torn Afghanistan, officials confirmed Tuesday. In the latest violent bombing, a sticky bomb targeted a vehicle of national … Continued

Paksitan: Suspected Ebola virus patient dies in Faisalabad
25th Nov 2014

Paksitan: Suspected Ebola virus patient dies in Faisalabad

    FAISALABAD, (The News): A suspected Ebola virus patient died at Allied Hospital on late Monday night, Geo News reported.   Hospital sources said the patient returned Pakistan from Ebola hit Africa on November 16 and he was hospitalized … Continued

Israel: Netanyahu’s push for Jewish nationality law risks Israeli coalition
25th Nov 2014

Israel: Netanyahu’s push for Jewish nationality law risks Israeli coalition

  The Israeli prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious bill calling for the identification of Israel as a Jewish nation state. The language of the bill has drawn racism accusations and criticism from some officials. Israeli Prime Minister … Continued

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision
25th Nov 2014

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision

    [Photo: Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar’s restaurant in Ferguson on Monday night] Fires have broken out at several local shops in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Violent protests began after a grand jury decision … Continued

Palestine: Israelis prevent 100 tons of vegetables from exporting out of Gaza
25th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israelis prevent 100 tons of vegetables from exporting out of Gaza

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli occupation authorities have barred, at Kerm Abu Salem crossing, ten truckloads of agricultural products from passing out of the war-torn and economically besieged Gaza Strip, due to an alleged dispute between the Israeli … Continued

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels
25th Nov 2014

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels

    Fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists, both sides said Monday. Libya has been grappling with a sharply deteriorating security … Continued

Austria: Iran, West extend nuclear talks to June after failing to meet deadline
25th Nov 2014

Austria: Iran, West extend nuclear talks to June after failing to meet deadline

  [Photo: (L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammondm, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, European Union High Representative Catherine … Continued

Afghanistan: 45 killed, 60 injured in eastern Afghan suicide attack
24th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: 45 killed, 60 injured in eastern Afghan suicide attack

  [Photo: Wounded Afghans receive medical treatment at a hospital in Paktika, eastern Afghanistan. (Xinhua/STR) ]   SHARAN,  (Xinhua):  At least 45 people were killed and 60 others wounded after a suicide bomb attack shocked a volleyball ground in Yahya Khel … Continued

US police fatally shoot 12-year-old boy holding fake gun
24th Nov 2014

US police fatally shoot 12-year-old boy holding fake gun

  Police in the US city of Cleveland, Ohio, have shot dead a 12-year-old African American boy who was waving a replica gun. The case seems likely to further fuel a nationwide debate on racial discrimination by police. A 12-year-old … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian woman in Jerusalem
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian woman in Jerusalem

  [Photo: Israeli soldiers kidnapping Palestinian woman. File photo. alresalah.ps]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian woman at a military roadblock, near the Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem. The kidnapped woman has been as … Continued

Palestine: Israel army shoots dead Palestinian in Gaza
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israel army shoots dead Palestinian in Gaza

  [Photo: Fadel Mohammad Halawa – Palestine Info]   Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the border in northern Gaza on Sunday, medics said, as Palestinians in the war-battered enclave use local resources to build temporary homes. Gaza’s health … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli explosive in West Bank
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli explosive in West Bank

  [Image By Al-Jazeera]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources reported, Sunday, that a Palestinian shepherd was killed when an Israeli explosive, dropped by the army during training, detonated near him in al-Marah area, close to … Continued

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Israeli attacks across West Bank
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Israeli attacks across West Bank

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Several have been injured amidst a wave of escalating violence against Palestinians by Israeli soldiers and settlers across the West Bank region. At least five Palestinians were abducted by Israeli forces during predawn and … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian teen seriously injured, 2 taken at Gaza border
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Palestinian teen seriously injured, 2 taken at Gaza border

    IMEMC News & Agencies: A Palestinian teenager was reported to have been seriously injured, while two others were abducted by Israeli forces near the Kerem Shalom crossing, in the Gaza Strip. Medical sources said that a 17-year-old Palestinian … Continued

Palestine: Israeli military beat & detain young men in Hebron
24th Nov 2014

Palestine: Israeli military beat & detain young men in Hebron

  [Photo by Youth Against Settlements (https://www.facebook.com/media.yas)]   International Solidarity Movement: Saturday evening Israeli forces beat and detained young Palestinians on Tel Rumeida hill in al-Khalil (Hebron). A twenty-two-year-old man was taken from the scene by an ambulance. Four others between the … Continued

Bahrain opposition slams ‘ridiculous’ official voter turnout rate
24th Nov 2014

Bahrain opposition slams ‘ridiculous’ official voter turnout rate

    A war of words over the turnout rate in Bahrain’s legislative election heightened Sunday, between the authorities and the opposition, with the latter accusing the regime of “misleading the public.” With the vote-counting still underway after Saturday’s elections … Continued

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

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