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Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks
7th Apr 2014

Iraq: Sixteen dead in attacks

    Attacks killed 10 people in Iraq on Sunday while six militants also died as the country grapples with its worst bloodshed in years just weeks before parliamentary elections. Among those killed were six who died in a mass … Continued

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark
4th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million mark

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. Refugees from Syria, half of them children, now equal a quarter of Lebanon’s resident … Continued

Lebanon: 3G disabled as security forces sweep Tripoli for militants
2nd Apr 2014

Lebanon: 3G disabled as security forces sweep Tripoli for militants

  (Al-Akhbar): Lebanese police and army have arrested at least 24 people in raids across Tripoli in the first day of a so-called security plan aimed at demilitarizing the conflict ridden city, a security source said. The source told Al-Akhbar … Continued

Iraq: 23 killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq
30th Mar 2014

Iraq: 23 killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Sixteen soldiers and seven civilians were killed in separate attacks by gunmen in western and northern Iraq on Sunday, police said. In northern Iraq, gunmen attacked an army base after midnight in Aiyn al-Jahash area in south … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Obama honours Maha Al-Muneef
30th Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia: Obama honours Maha Al-Muneef

[Obama presents US's International Woman of Courage Award to Maha Al-Muneef in Riyadh] Riyadh, (Ali Fayyaz): US President Barack Obama honored Saudi woman activist Maha Al-Muneef in Riyadh Saturday for playing an important role in drafting and advising on a … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills Lebanese soldiers in Ersal
30th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills Lebanese soldiers in Ersal

  A suicide bomber killed himself and at least three soldiers when he detonated a car bomb at a Lebanese army checkpoint in the border town of Ersal on Saturday, Lebanese media said. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: If takfiris succeed in Syria, all in Lebanon will be eliminated
30th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: If takfiris succeed in Syria, all in Lebanon will be eliminated

  Chloé Benoist Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned of the threat posed to Lebanon by Islamist fighters in the Syrian conflict on Saturday. In a televised speech, Nasrallah discussed Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, as well as the criticisms leveled against … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Obama seeks to reassure Saudi king on Iran nuke program, Syrian civil war
29th Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia: Obama seeks to reassure Saudi king on Iran nuke program, Syrian civil war

  US President Barack Obama has met with Saudi King Abdullah, his last stop in a four-nation tour. The two leaders reportedly discussed the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.  President Obama on Friday sought to allay Saudi … Continued

Yemen: Four killed in military raid
29th Mar 2014

Yemen: Four killed in military raid

  Two Yemeni soldiers and two suspected al-Qaeda fighters were killed Friday when special forces stormed a militant hideout in the southern province of Daleh, the defense ministry said. The force raided an apartment in the Damt area rented by … Continued

Iraq: Eighteen killed, 45 wounded across Iraq
28th Mar 2014

Iraq: Eighteen killed, 45 wounded across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 18 people were killed and 45 others wounded in violent attacks and clashes across Iraq on Thursday, police said. A car bomb attack near a market in Baghdad’s northern district of Adhamiya killed five people and … Continued

Lebanese army kills wanted militant Sami al-Atrash
28th Mar 2014

Lebanese army kills wanted militant Sami al-Atrash

  A wanted militant accused of being behind a series of deadly attacks in Lebanon, including some of the recent car bombings, died on Thursday during a gunfight with soldiers who raided his hideout, the army said. Sami al-Atrash is … Continued

Lebanon: Child killed in renewed Tripoli clashes
27th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Child killed in renewed Tripoli clashes

Gunmen shot dead a motorist in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli Wednesday, causing his car to veer off the road where it struck a woman, killing her instantly, an Al-Akhbar correspondent and state media reported. The woman’s son was also … Continued

Bahraini photographer among 29 jailed for up to 10 years
27th Mar 2014

Bahraini photographer among 29 jailed for up to 10 years

  [Photographer Ahmed Humaidan jailed] A Bahraini court on Wednesday jailed 29 people, including an award winning photographer, for up to 10 years for an alleged attack on a police center in April 2012. A judicial source and activists said … Continued

Iraq: 27 people killed across the country
26th Mar 2014

Iraq: 27 people killed across the country

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Iraqi police said 27 people were killed and 29 others wounded in violent attacks across the country on Tuesday. In northern Iraq, gunmen in civilian cars attacked an army checkpoint in Ain-Jahash area, just south of Nineveh’s provincial … Continued

Syrian war dominates Arab summit
26th Mar 2014

Syrian war dominates Arab summit

[Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the 25th Arab League summit at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on March 25, 2014. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat)]   Syria’s opposition called for “sophisticated” arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait Tuesday … Continued

Yemen: Gunmen kill 20 soldiers
25th Mar 2014

Yemen: Gunmen kill 20 soldiers

[Yemeni soldiers] Gunmen in Yemen killed 20 soldiers Monday at a checkpoint in Hadramawt province, the official Saba news agency said of the latest in a wave of attacks blamed on al-Qaeda. “Twenty soldiers were killed in the armed attack … Continued

Lebanon: Pro- and anti-Assad groups clash in west Beirut, killing one
24th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Pro- and anti-Assad groups clash in west Beirut, killing one

  A firefight erupted in the Lebanese capital early Sunday between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government, the Lebanese National News Agency reported. Clashes erupted 3:00 am in southwest Beirut near Sports City, and lasted more than five hours. … Continued

Bahrain: Thousands protest sectarian discrimination
22nd Mar 2014

Bahrain: Thousands protest sectarian discrimination

[Photo: Thousands of Bahrainis, mainly from the Shi'a majority, demonstrated near Manama Friday against what they described as "sectarian discrimination"] Thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated near Manama Friday against sectarian discrimination targeting the majority Shia sect in the US-backed kingdom. “No … Continued

Syria: Unknown role of Kuwait’s Salafis in Syria
22nd Mar 2014

Syria: Unknown role of Kuwait’s Salafis in Syria

[Photo: Rebel forces in Syria. Archive photo] By Shuaib Anjarini Al-Akhbar: Kuwaiti Salafis have played a central role in supporting armed groups in Syria. They have established support entities, and most of them do their work in public and are … Continued

Turkey blocks Twitter, after Erdoğan vowed ‘eradication’
21st Mar 2014

Turkey blocks Twitter, after Erdoğan vowed ‘eradication’

  ['We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says,' Turkish PM Erdoğan said at his campaign rally in Bursa. DHA Photo] Hurriyet Daily News:   Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed … Continued

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