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Afghanistan: Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul
21st Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Four persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast targeted at a bus of army personnel in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday. “Four personnel of the national army were killed and … Continued

Pakistan: Four gunned down in Karachi
21st Oct 2014

Pakistan: Four gunned down in Karachi

      KARACHI: At least four people including a woman were shot dead in different areas of the city on Monday.   Unknown gunmen opened fire on political activities when they were hoisting flags of their party in Frontier … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy Palestinian-owned car wash near Bethlehem
21st Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy Palestinian-owned car wash near Bethlehem

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned shed being used as a car wash shop in the town of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem, according to security sources. The car wash, belonging to … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers, soldiers, take over Palestinian buildings, land, in Silwan
21st Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers, soldiers, take over Palestinian buildings, land, in Silwan

    [Image ny Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan]   IMEMC News: Dozens of armed Israeli settlers and soldiers occupied, on Monday at dawn, two apartment buildings and a land, in the Batn al-Hawa area, in Silwan town, south … Continued

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many
21st Oct 2014

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many

  Scores have been killed and injured in suicide attacks and car bombings that hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the town of Karbala Monday, several of which have been claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque
20th Oct 2014

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Twenty-two people were killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Sunday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

Pakistan: 10 killed coach and truck collision in Balochistan
20th Oct 2014

Pakistan: 10 killed coach and truck collision in Balochistan

  By Ismail Sasoli   HUB, (Dawn): At least 10 people, including two women, were killed and 25 others were injured early on Monday during a collision between a passenger coach and a truck in Balochistan’s Uthal area. The passenger … Continued

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’
20th Oct 2014

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’

    [Photo: Kobani being bombed by ISIS]   The US has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani from the “Islamic State.” The move could anger NATO ally Turkey, which opposes arming … Continued

Palestine: Protesters suffer from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers in Salfit
20th Oct 2014

Palestine: Protesters suffer from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers in Salfit

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Clashes took place between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers who stormed Dakhliya street, in Salfit, Sunday morning, with many reported cases of tear gas inhalation, including journalist Khalid Maali. According to the Palestinian News … Continued

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank
20th Oct 2014

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces, on Sunday, kidnapped six Palestinians from the occupied West Bank, including a physically disabled ex-detainee, while summoning one for interrogation, according to reports by local and security sources. Israeli authorities raided the … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers continue to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
20th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers continue to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

    IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers known as “Students for the Temple Mount”, on Sunday, again broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, under the protection of special police guards. WAFA correspondence from the Old City, in occupied East Jerusalem, said … Continued

Palestine: Five Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in Hebron
20th Oct 2014

Palestine: Five Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in Hebron

    By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank and Beit Ummar nearby town, broke into a number of homes, and … Continued

Palestine: Clashes renew in Occupied Jerusalem
20th Oct 2014

Palestine: Clashes renew in Occupied Jerusalem

  [File  Image By Palestine TV]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources said several residents have been injured by army fire in renewed clashes that took place with Israeli soldiers invading various neighborhoods and towns in … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years
20th Oct 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week. Sotoudeh was released from jail last year when … Continued

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions
19th Oct 2014

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions

  Relatives of two Britons murdered by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants urged people of all faiths to come together to fight the hatred espoused by the group, ahead of a memorial service for one of … Continued

Pakistan: Six suspected militants killed in Khyber Agency
18th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Six suspected militants killed in Khyber Agency

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least six militants were killed on Saturday in Khyber Agency as operation ‘Khyber 1′ entered into its second day. Official sources said security forces advancing in Sipah, Malikdinkhel and Akakhel … Continued

Democratic Rep of Congo: New attack in Congo leaves more than 20 dead
18th Oct 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: New attack in Congo leaves more than 20 dead

  Several people have been killed in a new attack in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre. Victims of the attack reportedly include a soldier. Attackers killed 10 women, eight children … Continued

Nigeria: Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal
18th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal

  Observers are urging caution over an apparent deal to end hostilities between the Nigerian government and militant group Boko Haram. Plans to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have also not yet been confirmed. Doubts have overclouded a purported … Continued

Palestine: Young Palestinian ‘beaten by Jewish mob’ in Jerusalem hotel
18th Oct 2014

Palestine: Young Palestinian ‘beaten by Jewish mob’ in Jerusalem hotel

      [Muhammad Azzam injured by Jews at hotel. (MaanImages)]   JERUSALEM (Ma’an) : A mob of Jewish men assaulted a young Palestinian on Friday evening while he was working at a hotel in Jerusalem in an attack apparently … Continued

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain 13-year-old Palestinian child
18th Oct 2014

Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of slain 13-year-old Palestinian child

  [Bahaa Samir Badir:(Maan Images)]   RAMALLAH (Ma’an): Thousands of people in the central West Bank village of Beit Laqiya on Friday attended the funeral of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers a day earlier. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron
18th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

    IMEMC & Agencies: A number of fanatic Israeli settlers invaded, late on Thursday at night, the Ishaqiyya area of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, designated for Muslim worshipers. Local sources said dozens … Continued

Palestine: Two Palestinians attacked by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem
18th Oct 2014

Palestine: Two Palestinians attacked by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem

  [File photo: Israeli settlers entering Al Aqsa: media24.ps]   IMEMC & Agencies: A number of extremist Israeli settlers held two young Palestinian men in Jerusalem, and violently assaulted them, until the police arrived at the scene, and released them. The … Continued

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20
18th Oct 2014

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20

    Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi rebels advancing into the mainly southwestern province of Ibb killed 20 people Friday, local government officials said. Twelve rebels and eight al-Qaeda militants were killed in the fighting for control of the … Continued

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes
17th Oct 2014

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes

    A relative of two men killed by a US drone strike in Yemen has brought a court case against the German government, alleging it was complicit in the attack by allowing a US air base on German soil. … Continued

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani
17th Oct 2014

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani

    [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (L) speak during a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Oct. 15. AA Photo]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey … Continued

Egypt: Two police recruits killed in blast in Egypt Sinai
17th Oct 2014

Egypt: Two police recruits killed in blast in Egypt Sinai

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two police recruits were killed and ten others injured as an explosive device targeted their microbus on Thursday late evening in southern Arish city in Egypt’s North Sinai, a security source told Xinhua on condition … Continued

Italy: Putin, Poroshenko in spotlight on final day of ASEM summit
17th Oct 2014

Italy: Putin, Poroshenko in spotlight on final day of ASEM summit

  Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is set to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at a summit in Milan. The pair are also scheduled to meet key EU leaders. Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin is to hold talks with … Continued

Palestine: Child detainees face abuse, torture in Israeli prisons
17th Oct 2014

Palestine: Child detainees face abuse, torture in Israeli prisons

    [Photo: Mezan Center for Human Rights]   By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Palestinian detainee, Rami al-‘Alami, who supervises Palestinian children held at the ‘Ofer Israeli military prison, told a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee that around … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian child killed by Israeli army near Ramallah
17th Oct 2014

Palestine: Palestinian child killed by Israeli army near Ramallah

  [Bahha Samier Bader, 13 years old, Photo By WAFA]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian sources announced, on Thursday night, that a Palestinian boy died of wounds he sustained during clashes at the village of Beit Liqyia, near the central … Continued

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98
17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence
17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr's execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence
16th Oct 2014

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s combined electoral observation mission on Wednesday urged all Mozambicans to remain calm and tranquil after voting officially closed in the general elections. Dinis Matsolo from the combined electoral observation, a national body created especially to observe … Continued

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets
16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers damage Palestinian wells in Jordan Valley
16th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers damage Palestinian wells in Jordan Valley

      (Maan Images/File)   JERICHO (Ma’an): Dozens of Israeli settlers damaged wells belonging to Palestinians in the Khirbet Samra area of the Jordan Valley, a local official said Wednesday. Aref Daraghma, the head of a local village council, … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces detain 17 in Jerusalem clashes
16th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces detain 17 in Jerusalem clashes

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an): Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening during renewed clashes following a day of unrest. Earlier, Israeli police used stun grenades as a crowd of about 400 people gathered near the entrance to … Continued

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested
16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death
16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

Pakistan: Five killed in suicide attack in Tirah Valley
15th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Five killed in suicide attack in Tirah Valley

      KHYBER AGENCY, (The News): Five persons were killed and seven others injured when a suicide blast occurred in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, Geo News reported on Wednesday.   According to security forces, a suicide blast occurred … Continued

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria
15th Oct 2014

Nigeria: 27 killed in gunmen attack in central Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): A total of 27 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Bachi District of Riyom local government area in central Nigeria’s Plateau State, a local official said on Tuesday. The Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Josephine Piyo, … Continued

China: HK police arrest 45 protesters
15th Oct 2014

China: HK police arrest 45 protesters

  HONG KONG, (Xinhua): Hong Kong’s police said they arrested 45 people on Wednesday morning as they cleared Lung Wo Road in Admiralty. Traffic has been resumed on the road as of press time. Thirty-seven men and eight women were … Continued

Pakistan: Nato helicopters violate Pakistani airspace near Pak-Afghan border
15th Oct 2014

Pakistan: Nato helicopters violate Pakistani airspace near Pak-Afghan border

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Nato gunship helicopters violated Pakistani airspace and entered Pakistani territory where they stayed for 10 minutes before returning, official sources told Dawn. At least five helicopters were seen flying near the … Continued

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS
15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

Palestine: Clashes, injuries as Israeli bulldozers demolish house in Beersheba
15th Oct 2014

Palestine: Clashes, injuries as Israeli bulldozers demolish house in Beersheba

      (MaanImages)   BEERSHEBA (Ma’an):  Israeli police detained six Palestinians while another six were injured during clashes that erupted as Israeli bulldozers demolished a house in the Wadi al-Niam village in Beersheba on Tuesday. Residents in the Wadi … Continued

Israeli forces detain Palestinian, sons in Negev
15th Oct 2014

Israeli forces detain Palestinian, sons in Negev

      (MaanImages)   BEERSHEBA, (Ma’an): Israeli police detained a Palestinian and his two sons during clashes in the unrecognized Araqib village in Negev during clashes in the area Tuesday, residents said. Residents in the Araqib village told Ma’an … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch mosque near Nablus
15th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers torch mosque near Nablus

      NABLUS, (Ma’an): Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba, locals said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity, told Ma’an that a group of settlers broke the doors and … Continued

Egypt jails politician for “insulting judiciary”
15th Oct 2014

Egypt jails politician for “insulting judiciary”

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a politician who backs ousted president Mohamed Mursi to one year in jail for “insulting Egypt’s judiciary,” a judicial source has said. According to the source, Essam Sultan, deputy leader of the … Continued

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks
15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

Malaysia: Three dead as boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes
14th Oct 2014

Malaysia: Three dead as boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes

  KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Three people drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized early Tuesday morning off the waters in Bandar Penawar in Malaysia’s state of Johor Baru, according to local media reports. The police said that the dead … Continued

Palestine: Palestinians, Israeli soldiers clash near Nablus tomb
14th Oct 2014

Palestine: Palestinians, Israeli soldiers clash near Nablus tomb

    [Photo: A general view of Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank City of Nablus. (MaanImages/Rami Swidan]   NABLUS (Ma’an): Several Palestinians were injured early Monday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in Nablus, security officials and witnesses said. Israeli … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces raid Aqsa compound, clash with Palestinians
14th Oct 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces raid Aqsa compound, clash with Palestinians

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) : Hundreds of Israeli police raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, leading to clashes with Palestinian worshipers, witnesses said. Israeli forces fired stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians in the … Continued

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS
14th Oct 2014

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS

      Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the “wicked” British government for creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. … Continued

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports
14th Oct 2014

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports

  [Photo: Former French President Sarkozy and Syrian President Assad in Paris] By: Sabah Ayoub   Scandals mentioned in the French book Les Chemins de Damas (The Roads of Damascus) published a few days ago have begun to unfold, revealing … Continued

India: How Africans shaped India’s history
14th Oct 2014

India: How Africans shaped India’s history

    [A Mughal painting shows two Africans in a group sharing a light moment.]   By Manimugdha S Sharma  Times of India: Behind the high walls of a lost fortress in what is today south Delhi blossomed the love … Continued

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