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UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call
17th Sep 2014

UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call

  By Sara Asaria The Muslim News: Councillor Shabbar Jaffri of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and spokesperson for the ‘Scottish Asians for YES to an Independent Scotland’ (SAFI4YES) movement, today shared his grandiose vision of a powerful and independent Scotland … Continued

Pakistan: Ten gunned down in violent incidents in Karachi
17th Sep 2014

Pakistan: Ten gunned down in violent incidents in Karachi

    KARACHI, (The News): Ten persons including policemen and former counselor were killed in different violent and target killing incidents across the metropolis, Geo News reported on Wednesday.   Sources told that the deceased included two policemen, a woman … Continued

UK: Scottish polls too close to call on eve of referendum
17th Sep 2014

UK: Scottish polls too close to call on eve of referendum

  Three separate polls have given the “no” campaign just a marginal lead one day ahead of a Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Both sides are embarking on one last charm offensive. Three separate opinion polls showed … Continued

Palestine: 7500 new Israeli settlers moved into W Bank, Jerusalem, settlements in 6 months
17th Sep 2014

Palestine: 7500 new Israeli settlers moved into W Bank, Jerusalem, settlements in 6 months

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: The Yesha Council of Settlements has reported that the number of Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied Jerusalem, has reached 382031, adding that 7500 … Continued

Palestine: Clashes take place east of Bethlehem
17th Sep 2014

Palestine: Clashes take place east of Bethlehem

  [Image Radio Bethlehem 2000]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of Israeli military vehicles invaded on Tuesday evening, Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with a number of local … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack internationals & Palestinian shepherd
17th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack internationals & Palestinian shepherd

      Operation Dove Report: On September 14th, two Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian shepherd and two international near the Israeli outpost of Mitzpe Yair, in the South Hebron Hills area. During the aggression, the settlers stole video cameras … Continued

Palestine: 26 post-ceasefire violations by Israel documented by Canadian-based think tank
17th Sep 2014

Palestine: 26 post-ceasefire violations by Israel documented by Canadian-based think tank

  [Photo: Palestinian children returning to school remembering friends who died because of Israeli bombing in Gaza]   IMEMC News & Agencies: On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war … Continued

17th Sep 2014

Palestine: 10 children kidnapped by Israeli forces in Jerusalem; 12 Palestinians in W Bank

    [Israeli soldiers kidnapping Palestinian child: Image Arabs48]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded dozens of communities in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped 22 Palestinians, including ten children. Palestinian sources in occupied Jerusalem said … Continued

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus
17th Sep 2014

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus

    Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This … Continued

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned
17th Sep 2014

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned

    Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. “After they hit our boat they waited … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy
16th Sep 2014

Jammu & Kashmir: Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy

  [Photo: Kashmiri residents wade through flood waters as they return home in village Rakshalina, about 15 kilometers south of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The floods have killed over 215(Xinhua/Javed Dar) ] By Hilal Mir   Srinagar, J & … Continued

Pakistan: 11 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed in border attack in NWA
16th Sep 2014

Pakistan: 11 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed in border attack in NWA

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi     PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least 11 terrorists and three Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were killed as a militant attack from across the border was thwarted by Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan Agency … Continued

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision
16th Sep 2014

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision

With just a few days until the Scottish referendum, the British premier has tried to dissuade voters from leaving the UK. The decision wouldn’t be a “trial separation,” but a “painful divorce,” he says. “There is no going back from … Continued

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand
16th Sep 2014

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand

  An airstrike from the US military’s new campaign to combat “Islamic State” has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. The American military’s Central Command … Continued

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped near Hebron, 2 in Bethlehem
16th Sep 2014

Palestine: Three Palestinians kidnapped near Hebron, 2 in Bethlehem

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. Two more Palestinians have been kidnapped in Bethlehem. Local sources said … Continued

Palestine: Thousands of Palestinians to be forcibly moved for settlement expansion
16th Sep 2014

Palestine: Thousands of Palestinians to be forcibly moved for settlement expansion

  [Bedouin homes destroyed in E1 (archive image from activestills.org)]   Alternative Information Center: Israel is planning to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins from their West Bank communities into a designated township to free up land for settlement expansion. … Continued

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh
16th Sep 2014

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh

By Sabah Ayoub Al Akhbar: The Islamic State (IS/ISIS) did not become the monster it is today by accident. The Western media and governments bore witness to the inception, growth, and expansion of this radical jihadi group, with funding from … Continued

Pakistan: 16 die as boat capsizes in river near Multan
15th Sep 2014

Pakistan: 16 die as boat capsizes in river near Multan

  MULTAN, (The News): At least 16 people, including a groom, a bride and two children, drowned when a rescue boat carrying a wedding party capsized in the Chenab river on Sunday.   The boat, which was carrying at least … Continued

Sweden: Center-left celebrates as Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt concedes
15th Sep 2014

Sweden: Center-left celebrates as Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt concedes

  Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has conceded defeat following the country’s general election. A left-leaning coalition is expected to win the most seats in parliament, but without an absolute majority. Reinfeldt admitted on Sunday that his government, a grouping … Continued

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited
15th Sep 2014

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited

  Diplomats are gathering in the French capital to discuss ways to overcome the threat posed by “Islamic State” militants. The United States is calling on its allies to show solidarity in the fight against the terrorists. However, Iran and … Continued

Palestine: 174 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in one week
15th Sep 2014

Palestine: 174 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in one week

    [Detainees families protest for release of their loved ones: Image By Palestinian Prisoners Society]     By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: The Palestinian Prisoners Society has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 174 Palestinians in the occupied … Continued

Egypt: 15 Palestinians dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coast
15th Sep 2014

Egypt: 15 Palestinians dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coast

      [Captured migrants on Egyptian naval ship (image from gazasolidarity.blogspot.com)] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an): Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian from Gaza dies of his wounds in Jordan
15th Sep 2014

Palestine: Palestinian from Gaza dies of his wounds in Jordan

  [File photo: Mashreq News]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that a young man died at a Jordanian hospital, on Sunday morning, of wounds suffered during the latest Israeli … Continued

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker
14th Sep 2014

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker

  President Barack Obama vowed that the US would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the UK after the apparent murder of Briton David Haines. Islamic State militants released a video claiming to show his murder.     The US president … Continued

Palestine: Two Hebron children hospitalized after Israeli settlers’ attack
14th Sep 2014

Palestine: Two Hebron children hospitalized after Israeli settlers’ attack

  [Israeli settlers, File photo by Radio Sanabel]   IMEMC & Agencies: Two Palestinian children have been moved, on Saturday evening, to the Hebron governmental hospital, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after a number of extremist Israeli … Continued

Israel: Israeli officer admits ordering strike to kill captured soldier
14th Sep 2014

Israel: Israeli officer admits ordering strike to kill captured soldier

  [Colonel Ofer Winter (image from electronicintifada.net)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News:  In a rare admittance of the use of the so-called ‘Hannibal Directive’, in which Israeli soldiers kill their fellow soldiers to avoid their capture, an Israeli … Continued

Israel: Arab man seriously injured by Israeli army fire in the Negev
14th Sep 2014

Israel: Arab man seriously injured by Israeli army fire in the Negev

    [File photo: Arabs48]   IMEMC & Agencies: An Arab Bedouin man, from the Negev, was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, on Friday, in an open area in the Negev. The Arabs48 news website said the … Continued

Iran: US violating sovereignty of Iraq, Syria under ISIS pretext
14th Sep 2014

Iran: US violating sovereignty of Iraq, Syria under ISIS pretext

  The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria on the “pretext of fighting terrorism.” “On the pretext of fighting terrorism, the United States want to … Continued

Afghanistan: Militants launch massive offensive in Jani Khil district, 3 killed
13th Sep 2014

Afghanistan: Militants launch massive offensive in Jani Khil district, 3 killed

  GARDEZ,  (Xinhua): Anti-government militants launched a massive offensive in Jani Khil district of Paktia province on Saturday. “Around 40 armed militants stormed Jani Khil district at around 06:00 a.m. local time today, triggering gun battle which has left three … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Floods wreak havoc in Kashmir; death toll 220
13th Sep 2014

Jammu & Kashmir: Floods wreak havoc in Kashmir; death toll 220

    [ Photo: Volunteers wade through floodwaters to distribute relief to flood-affected people in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 12 (Xinhua/Javed Dar)]   Srinagar, J & K, India, (Greater Kashmir): Officials on Friday said that nearly 220 people have … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in deadly Quetta attack
13th Sep 2014

Pakistan: Three killed in deadly Quetta attack

    [Photo by Syed Ali Shah]   By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): At least three people including one Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and 22 others injured in a remote controlled bomb explosion early on Saturday in … Continued

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?
13th Sep 2014

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?

  Scotland’s independence referendum could lead to the founding of the European Union’s first new state. DW presents some of Western Europe’s other separatist movements. In Europe’s eastern half, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia created many new … Continued

Kerry continues efforts to put together anti-IS coalition
13th Sep 2014

Kerry continues efforts to put together anti-IS coalition

  US Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his efforts to put together a coalition to take on “Islamic State” fighters in northern Iraq and Syria. The next stop on his tour of the Middle East is Cairo. Kerry’s … Continued

Palestine: Ten Palestinians injured, one seriously, near Ramallah
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: Ten Palestinians injured, one seriously, near Ramallah

    [Photo: Wounded Palestinian, Osama Bseiso, 37. Palestine TV]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that ten Palestinians were injured, one seriously, during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Silwad town, east … Continued

Palestine: Israelis attack Palestinians in Silwan, in Occupied Jerusalem
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israelis attack Palestinians in Silwan, in Occupied Jerusalem

    [Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Several Palestinians have been injured, on Friday evening, and at least three, including a 10-year-old child, have been kidnapped, after Israeli soldiers invaded … Continued

Palestine: 39 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from Jenin and Hebron
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: 39 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from Jenin and Hebron

    [Photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces kidnapped, on Thursday, 39 Palestinians from occupied West Bank districts of Jenin and Hebron districts, according to reports by security sources. WAFA Palestinian News & Info … Continued

Palestine: 12-year-old child injured during Israeli arrest raid
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: 12-year-old child injured during Israeli arrest raid

    [Photo: Muzeed Abbasi]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli police arrested, on Tuesday afternoon, 12-year-old Muzeed Mohammad Abbasi after chasing a group of children as they were walking home from school, near the Old City of Jerusalem. The … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap four Palestinians in West Bank
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap four Palestinians in West Bank

  [File photo: al-Bayan News]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday, four Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, and handed a father and his son military warrants for interrogation. The Israeli army said that it kidnapped one … Continued

Palestine: Israeli navy open fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza
13th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli navy open fire at Palestinian fishermen in Gaza

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli Navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, at a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza City, causing damage but no injuries. The fishermen had … Continued

Pakistan: Flood inundates hundreds of Multan villages
12th Sep 2014

Pakistan: Flood inundates hundreds of Multan villages

  MULTAN, (The News): Hundreds of villages in Multan district have been submerged as the river Chenab gauge showed an unabated rise in the water level on Thursday, slowly reaching near its highest level.   In view of the rising … Continued

Palestine: Autopsy reveals detainee died of extreme torture
12th Sep 2014

Palestine: Autopsy reveals detainee died of extreme torture

[Photo: Raed al-Ja'bari - Facebook] Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Issa Qaraqe’, head of the Detainees’ Committee at the Palestinian Authority, stated that detainee Raed Abdul-Salaam al-Ja’bari, 37, died after being severely and repeatedly tortured by Israeli interrogators. Qaraqe’ accused … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 26 Palestinians in Jenin, 3 in Hebron
12th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 26 Palestinians in Jenin, 3 in Hebron

    [File photo:  Israeli soldiers in Jenin. Still from YouTube Video]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded the Fahma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped 26 Palestinians, including five brothers, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli vehicles invade al-Qarara, in Southern Gaza
12th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli vehicles invade al-Qarara, in Southern Gaza

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of armored military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Palestinian agricultural lands east of the al-Qarara town, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, bulldozed and uprooted … Continued

Syrian National Coalition backs US intervention against ISIS
12th Sep 2014

Syrian National Coalition backs US intervention against ISIS

      Syria’s Western-backed National Coalition opposition on Thursday said it was ready to work with the United States against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants after President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes for the first time … Continued

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’
11th Sep 2014

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’

  US President Obama has vowed to target “Islamic State” militants “wherever they exist,” including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops. In a televised address on Wednesday, … Continued

Palestine: Two Palestinians die of wounds suffered during Israel’s aggression on Gaza
11th Sep 2014

Palestine: Two Palestinians die of wounds suffered during Israel’s aggression on Gaza

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported, Wednesday, that a man and a woman, died of serious injuries suffered during Israel’s war on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over Hebron child with car
11th Sep 2014

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over Hebron child with car

    IMEMC News & Agencies: An Israeli settler, on Wednesday, ran over a child in Hebron City, according to local sources. 6-year-old Mohammad al-Jabari, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, was run over by an Israeli settler … Continued

Palestine: UN says Israel used UNRWA school for military operations
11th Sep 2014

Palestine: UN says Israel used UNRWA school for military operations

    [Leila Zerrougui: photo: Palestinian News Network] IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, during the recent offensive on the the Gaza Strip, used one of UNRWA’s schools in the region as a military base, according to a UN offical. Leila … Continued

Palestine: Five Palestinians kidnapped, one injured by Israeli forces in Hebron
11th Sep 2014

Palestine: Five Palestinians kidnapped, one injured by Israeli forces in Hebron

  [File: B'TSelem Video, YouTube] By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: A number of armored Israeli military vehicles and jeeps invaded, on Wednesday morning, various communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, injured one Palestinian and kidnapped two. Local … Continued

Palestine: Five Palestinian homes, structures, demolished by Israeli forces near Hebron
11th Sep 2014

Palestine: Five Palestinian homes, structures, demolished by Israeli forces near Hebron

    [File - Radio Bethlehem 2000] IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli military vehicles and armored bulldozers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the al-Hathalin area, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolishing five homes and structures. Ibrahim al-Hathalin, … Continued

Iran: Iranian soldier killed by extremists on Pakistan border
11th Sep 2014

Iran: Iranian soldier killed by extremists on Pakistan border

  An Iranian soldier was killed and two Basij volunteers were wounded in a rebel attack on a border post with Pakistan in southeast Iran, state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. Commander Ramezan Sharif of the Revolutionary Guards, quoted by … Continued

Iraq: As Kerry visits Iraq, Sadr warns of cooperation with “occupiers”
11th Sep 2014

Iraq: As Kerry visits Iraq, Sadr warns of cooperation with “occupiers”

  [Photo: US Sec of State Kerry (L) with Iraqi PM Al Abadi]   Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of a powerful movement in Iraq, said on Wednesday during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry that Iraq should … Continued

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