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Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village
18th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Israel abducts five from South Lebanon village

 [blog.lebanesetag.com] Israeli occupation forces crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and abducted five people from the Bastra farms of the southern town of Shebaa, state news reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency identified the kidnapped as Hassan and Ismail Qassem Zahra, Nouhad … Continued

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border
17th Apr 2014

Jordanian warplanes destroy alleged rebel vehicles on Syria border

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman’s concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. “Royal air force jets fighters today at 10:30 am … Continued

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties
12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Clashes kill eight at South Lebanon Palestinian camp

  At least eight people were killed and about 10 wounded in fierce clashes that erupted Monday between armed groups at a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, state media reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency said machine guns and rocket … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa
8th Apr 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah confirms Hizbullah strike on Israeli forces in Shebaa

  Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah confirmed in an interview published Monday that the group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli occupation forces on Lebanon’s southeastern border last month. “Yes, the explosion in the Shebaa Farms that Hezbollah has not … Continued

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait
7th Apr 2014

Iran: Pakistan, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN, (The News): Pakistani naval vessels arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming joint naval drill.   The report Sunday by Iranian official news agency quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet … Continued

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

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