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Pakistan: Grenade attack near Shia Musilm Islamic centre injures 2 in Karachi
31st Oct 2014

Pakistan: Grenade attack near Shia Musilm Islamic centre injures 2 in Karachi

    KARACHI, (The News): Two persons were hurt when unknown assailants lobbed a grenade near Imambargah in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area here on Thursday.   According to police, the grenade attack targeted a Sabil near Kamran Chowrangi, leaving two people injured … Continued

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as  president
31st Oct 2014

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as president

    Burkina Faso’s president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course. Compaore also said he would lift a “state of siege” announced … Continued

Palestine: Young Palestinian shot by Israeli navy in Northern Gaza
31st Oct 2014

Palestine: Young Palestinian shot by Israeli navy in Northern Gaza

    IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli navy opened fire on Wednesday morning, against Palestinian fishermen, and shot a young man off Beit Lahia shores, in the northern Gaza Strip. According to Al Ray correspondence, he sustained moderate injuries … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap seven Palestinians in West Bank
31st Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap seven Palestinians in West Bank

      By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians in different communities in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said many military … Continued

Palestine: Former political prisoner killed by Israeli forces in Silwan
31st Oct 2014

Palestine: Former political prisoner killed by Israeli forces in Silwan

    [Mo'taz Hijazi killed by Israeli forces. Photo: Ahrar Center]     By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A former Palestinian political prisoner from the ath-Thoury neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by live fire … Continued

Palestine: Israel closes al-Aqsa to all visitors after the shooting of a right-wing rabbi
31st Oct 2014

Palestine: Israel closes al-Aqsa to all visitors after the shooting of a right-wing rabbi

  A Palestinian man reacts to Israeli policemen as an ultra-orthodox Jewish man escorted by Israeli forces, enters the al-Aqsa mosque compound where Muslims’ access was restricted by Israel, in occupied East Jerusalem (Photo: Anadolu – Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu)   … Continued

Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qa’ida leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen
31st Oct 2014

Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qa’ida leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen

    Yemeni authorities have arrested four al-Qaeda leaders responsible for a spate of suicide attacks and abductions of soldiers in the Arab Peninsula country. “This is a milestone in efforts aimed at fighting terrorism,” a source in the Yemeni … Continued

Iraq: ISIS executes 220 Sunni Muslim tribesmen in Iraq
31st Oct 2014

Iraq: ISIS executes 220 Sunni Muslim tribesmen in Iraq

    The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi tribe which fought Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. ISIS militants took the men from their villages … Continued

Palestine: Sweden recognizes Palestinian state as UN fails to condemn Israeli settlements
31st Oct 2014

Palestine: Sweden recognizes Palestinian state as UN fails to condemn Israeli settlements

      Sweden on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the move and one day after UN Security Council failed to condemn … Continued

Iraq: IS terrorists kills 30 Sunni tribesmen
30th Oct 2014

Iraq: IS terrorists kills 30 Sunni tribesmen

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed more than 30 tribesmen in western Iraq on Wednesday, as government forces continue their offensive against the extremist militants across the country, security sources said. The Islamic State, an … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan
30th Oct 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

      By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least four suspected militants, including a foreign militant of Arab origin, were killed in a US drone strike in the Birmal Tehsil of South Waziristan on Thursday. According to sources, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian property under protection of Israeli soldiers
30th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian property under protection of Israeli soldiers

    International Solidarity Movement: Wednesday at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named Muhammad … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes homes near Hebron, injuring many
30th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes homes near Hebron, injuring many

  [Image By Palestine News Network]   IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of military bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning the Khashm ad-Daraj and Um al-Kheir villages, east of Yatta town south of the southern … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers break into school in Silwan
30th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers break into school in Silwan

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Scores of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, on Tuesday, the Secondary School for Boys in Silwan town, in occupied east Jerusalem, before attempting to kidnap a number of students. Issam … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian home demolished by Israeli forces in Jerusalem
30th Oct 2014

Palestine: Palestinian home demolished by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

    [File Image Safa News]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: The Israeli Jerusalem City Council demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Salah ed-Deen Street, in occupied East Jerusalem rendering eight family members homeless. Sahar Sharif and … Continued

Syria: 38 injured in a car bomb in Homs
30th Oct 2014

Syria: 38 injured in a car bomb in Homs

    Terrorists detonated a car bomb in al-Zahra’a neighborhood in Homs city on Wednesday, injuring 38 civilians, 3 of them in critical condition, Syria’s National News Agency (SANA) reported. A source at the province told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists … Continued

Lebanon: Army arrests suspected militants after weekend clashes
30th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Army arrests suspected militants after weekend clashes

    Sixteen suspected militants were arrested across north Lebanon Wednesday, the military said in a statement, as the Lebanese army carries out wide-scale raids in search of “fugitive terrorists.” According to state-run National News Agency (NNA), The Lebanese Army … Continued

Pakistan: Grenade blast near Imambargah in Karachi kills infant, injures eight
29th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Grenade blast near Imambargah in Karachi kills infant, injures eight

  By Faraz Khan     KARACHI, (Express Tribune):  A nine-month-old girl lost her life while eight others, including six women, were injured when a hand grenade was lobbed at the Islamic Research Centre (IRC) at Ayesha Manzil, Karachi on … Continued

Sri Lanka: 14 bodies recovered from Sri Lanka landslide, hundreds more buried
29th Oct 2014

Sri Lanka: 14 bodies recovered from Sri Lanka landslide, hundreds more buried

  COLOMBO, (Xinhua): Fourteen bodies have been pulled from a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka but authorities have warned more than 150 people remain missing. More than 150 people are missing with local media quoting numbers as high as … Continued

Pakistan: Air strikes kill 20 militants in Khyber Agency
29th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Air strikes kill 20 militants in Khyber Agency

    KHYBER AGENCY, (The News): Twenty militants were killed in the air strikes during the on-going operation Zarb-e-Azb in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.   Security sources said that military jets pounded hideouts of militants in Aka Khel area of … Continued

Pakistan: 80-year-old killed in LoC crossfire
29th Oct 2014

Pakistan: 80-year-old killed in LoC crossfire

    By Tariq Naqash   MUZAFFARABAD, (Dawn): An elderly man died after he was caught in crossfire between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, on Tuesday. Mohammad Din, 80, was herding goats near … Continued

Palestine: Four )Palestinians injured by Israeli army near Jenin
29th Oct 2014

Palestine: Four )Palestinians injured by Israeli army near Jenin

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported that four Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire, on Tuesday evening, in Ya’bad town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. One … Continued

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces across W Bank & Gaza
29th Oct 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces across W Bank & Gaza

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, Tuesday, kidnapped a number of Palestinian citizens, including one with a chronic heart condition, while assaulting another in the West Bank, according to reports by security sources. Israeli forces raided Aida refugee … Continued

Palestine: Israeli military demolishes Bedouin village in South Hebron Hills
29th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli military demolishes Bedouin village in South Hebron Hills

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Yesterday, Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United … Continued

Palestine: Remains of slain Palestinian found under rubble of Mosque
29th Oct 2014

Palestine: Remains of slain Palestinian found under rubble of Mosque

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies:Palestinian medics and workers located, on Monday afternoon, the remains of a young man who was killed when the Israeli army bombarded a mosque in Gaza on August 9, during the Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped in West Bank
29th Oct 2014

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped in West Bank

    [Palestinian being kidnapped in Jerusalem. Photo by Radio Bethlehem 2000]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, at least six Palestinians in different military invasions targeting various communities in the … Continued

Israel to purchase second batch of fighter jets from US
29th Oct 2014

Israel to purchase second batch of fighter jets from US

  Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel finalized the terms of Israel’s purchase of a second squadron of F-35 fighter jets. Israel plans to buy a second batch of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter jets, … Continued

India: Sena’s ‘Saamna’ sings paeans to Modi
28th Oct 2014

India: Sena’s ‘Saamna’ sings paeans to Modi

  [Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray. File photo: Vivek Bendre] The Hindu: On Tuesday, Saamna, the Shiv Sena party organ, sought to praise Mr. Modi for asserting the cultural identity of Hindus. With the newly … Continued

Palestine: 900 Palestinians detained in East Jerusalem since July
28th Oct 2014

Palestine: 900 Palestinians detained in East Jerusalem since July

    Alternative Information Center Report: Israel has detained 900 Palestinians from East Jerusalem and pressed charges against 300 of them since the July 2 murder of East Jerusalem teen Mohammad Abu Khdeir, according to Israel’s public security minister. Israel’s … Continued

Palestine: Two injured in Nablus clashes, 6 abducted by Israeli forces
28th Oct 2014

Palestine: Two injured in Nablus clashes, 6 abducted by Israeli forces

  [Photo: Imaan Images]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Two Palestinian teens were injured during clashes with Israeli forces to the east of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, early Monday, according to medical sources. The director of the … Continued

Palestine: 1,060 East Jerusalem settlement units ordered by Netanyahu
28th Oct 2014

Palestine: 1,060 East Jerusalem settlement units ordered by Netanyahu

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, gave the order to advance plans for the construction of 1,060 new illegal housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. According to WAFA, the new housing units are … Continued

Palestine: Four Palestinian homes demolished near Hebron
28th Oct 2014

Palestine: Four Palestinian homes demolished near Hebron

  [Al Ray archive photo]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished four Palestinian homes belonging to the al-Hazaleen family in the Hebron village of Yatta, in the occupied West Bank. Ibrahim Hazaleen, who monitors settlement activity in … Continued

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results
28th Oct 2014

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results

    Tunisia’s main secular party was upbeat with the count underway Monday after the first parliamentary election since Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. The vote pitted Islamist party al-Nahda against its main secular rival Nidaa Tounes – also known as Call … Continued

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks
27th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Gunmen killed at least 17 people and abducted 30 teenagers in renewed attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence in the West African country, a local government chief said on Sunday. The … Continued

Germany: Right wing extremists violent attack against Muslims in Cologne
27th Oct 2014

Germany: Right wing extremists violent attack against Muslims in Cologne

  Hundreds of self-proclaimed ‘hooligans’ from rival football clubs and far-right groups have held a protest against Islamists in the western German city of Cologne. Police used water cannons after scuffles broke out. There was a heavy police presence in … Continued

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election
27th Oct 2014

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election

  With more than 98 percent of ballots tallied, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff (above) has won re-election as Brazilian president. She defeated her center-right rival Aecio Neves by a narrow margin. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected, defeating her … Continued

Palestine: Last Wed’s ‘light rail attack’ by Palestinian driver was car accident
27th Oct 2014

Palestine: Last Wed’s ‘light rail attack’ by Palestinian driver was car accident

    By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: As Israeli right-wingers continue to gather at the site of the death of a 3-month old baby on Wednesday, reports from the police investigating the incident and eyewitnesses on the scene indicate that … Continued

Palestine: Seventeen kidnapped in Israeli military invasions into W Bank, Jerusalem
27th Oct 2014

Palestine: Seventeen kidnapped in Israeli military invasions into W Bank, Jerusalem

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and in Jerusalem’s Old City, and kidnapped seventeen Palestinians before taking them to a … Continued

Yemen: Houthis enter al-Qa’ida stronghold in central Yemen
27th Oct 2014

Yemen: Houthis enter al-Qa’ida stronghold in central Yemen

    Houthi fighters backed by Yemeni government forces entered an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen on Sunday, local tribesmen said, one day after Islamist fighters pushed their rivals back. The Houthis moved into al-Manasseh area in al-Bayda province under … Continued

Pilgrims head to Iraq, peshmerga to Kobani despite ISIS threat
27th Oct 2014

Pilgrims head to Iraq, peshmerga to Kobani despite ISIS threat

  Iraqi forces have come under renewed attack by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) south of Baghdad, with troops battling on Saturday to secure the route used by hundreds of thousands of Shia pilgrims headed for the shrine … Continued

Lebanon army clashes with militants in Tripoli for the third day in a row
27th Oct 2014

Lebanon army clashes with militants in Tripoli for the third day in a row

    Six Lebanese soldiers and two civilians have been killed in ongoing battles between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants in the city of Tripoli in north Lebanon for the third day in a row Sunday, as the army … Continued

India: Nine killed, more than 20 injured in bus accident in Assam
26th Oct 2014

India: Nine killed, more than 20 injured in bus accident in Assam

  Nagaon (Assam),,(PTI): At least nine persons, including five women, were killed and 24 injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch at Uluani in Nagaon district on Sunday. The incident occurred near Kaliabor … Continued

Pakistan: Key commander among 18 militants killed in Khyber Agency
26th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Key commander among 18 militants killed in Khyber Agency

  KHYBER AGENCY, (Dawn): Security forces killed eighteen militants, including key commander of banned Lashkar-e-Islam, in Khyber Agency last night, Geo News reported.   Security sources said military jets pounded hideouts of militants in various areas of tehsil Bara of … Continued

Pakistan: 80 ulama put under surveillance during Muharram
26th Oct 2014

Pakistan: 80 ulama put under surveillance during Muharram

    By Munawer Azeem   ISLAMABAD,(Dawn): Vigilance has been mounted around 80 Ulema in the capital considered a threat to peace during Muharram. Police and local administration officials on Saturday said 23 clerics had already been placed in the … Continued

Germany’s Merkel deals blow to Britain’s Cameron on migration reform
26th Oct 2014

Germany’s Merkel deals blow to Britain’s Cameron on migration reform

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s migration reform plans could fall flat after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will not tamper with the principle of freedom of movement in the EU. In a potential blow to British Prime … Continued

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections
26th Oct 2014

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections

  The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has renewed its parliamentary majority, according to election commission officials. The BDP’s victory also sets up President Ian Khama for a second term in office. Botswana’s election commission announced on Sunday that the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces attack Palestinians for dismantling Israeli settler outpost
26th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces attack Palestinians for dismantling Israeli settler outpost

    (Photo by ISM archives)   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces again, on Saturday, attacked Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, this time in the village of Susiya, as citizens attempted to remove a tent erected by settlers … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian researcher in Jerusalem
26th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian researcher in Jerusalem

      IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers violently attacked, and kidnapped, on Friday evening, a Palestinian field researcher in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, as he was documenting clashes taking place between dozens of soldiers and local … Continued

Palestine: Seven, incl a child, injured by Israeli army near Ramallah
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Seven, incl a child, injured by Israeli army near Ramallah

  [One of the wounded Palestinians. Photo: Maan News]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Medical sources have reported, on Friday evening, that six young Palestinians, and a 10-year-old child, were shot by live rounds, fired by Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Another Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces near Ramallah
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Another Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces near Ramallah

    [Photo: Shadi Hatem By Quds Media Network]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during clashes, late on Friday, in the village of Silwad, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Medical sources … Continued

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Hebron
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured in Hebron

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that many residents, including a child, have been injured after Israeli soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest at the northern entrance of Hebron city, in the … Continued

Palestine: Dozens worshippers injured by Israeli foces, many kidnapped in Jerusalem
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Dozens worshippers injured by Israeli foces, many kidnapped in Jerusalem

    IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources in occupied East Jerusalem have reported that scores of residents have been injured during clashes that took place in different parts of occupied Jerusalem following noon prayers, after the soldiers and police … Continued

Palestine: Israel seizes 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands near Salfit
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israel seizes 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands near Salfit

  (MaanImages)   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli authorities confiscated 20 dunams (approximately 5 acres) of Palestinian-owned land, today near the Jewish settlement bloc of Ariel, in the northern occupied West Bank. A UN official has noted that ongoing Israeli settler … Continued

Palestine: Attacks by Israeli settlers target Palestinian homes in Jerusalem
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Attacks by Israeli settlers target Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

    IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked, overnight, several Palestinian homes in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked residents, cars and homes with stones, sticks and sharp objects. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinian women in Al-Aqsa Mosque
25th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinian women in Al-Aqsa Mosque

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers and police officers kidnapped, on Wednesday evening, nine Palestinian women while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to a police station in the Old City. … Continued

Syrian Kurdish Leader accuses Turkey of allowing ISIS militants into Kobane
25th Oct 2014

Syrian Kurdish Leader accuses Turkey of allowing ISIS militants into Kobane

    A Syrian Kurdish leader accused Turkey of supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and warned that the battle in Kobane will turn into “a war of attrition” unless Kurds get arms that can repel tanks … Continued

Egypt: 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb
25th Oct 2014

Egypt: 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb

  At least 25 soldiers were killed and tens injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said. The bomb attack targeted a military convoy of … Continued

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