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7th May 2013

Iraq: 10 killed, 26 wounded in attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 10 people were killed and 26 others injured on Monday in attacks in Iraq, the police said. Six people were killed and 13 others injured when unidentified gunmen throw a grenade at worshipers when they were … Continued

6th May 2013

UN weighs in on Israeli strikes in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for restraint to avoid escalating Syria’s war, expressing concern over Israeli raids. International reaction to Israel’s latest airstrikes on Syria has been quick to come. Ban spoke with Nabil al-Arabi, leader of the 22-member … Continued

6th May 2013

Syria: UN investigator says evidence points to Syrian rebel use of Sarin Gas

A top UN investigator says evidence gathered so far suggests that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons. Speaking to Italian-language Swiss TV on May 5, Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN’s independent commission of inquiry on Syria, said … Continued

6th May 2013

Syria: Israeli air strike targets Damascus military facility

Israeli rockets struck a military facility outside Damascus overnight, Syrian state media said Sunday, marking Israel’s second reported attack on Syria in three days. The official SANA news agency said Israel was responsible for the attack on the Jamraya military … Continued

5th May 2013

Afghanistan: Seven dead in bloody day for NATO troops

An Afghan army soldier has killed two international service members. Earlier in the day, five US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb, ending a bloody day for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan. “Two International Security Assistance Force service members were … Continued

5th May 2013

Syria: Second Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus

    Unverified footage claims to show rockets hitting the military building. (Photo)   Syria has said that the Israeli regime has launched a new strike on the country, targeting a research center in a suburb of the capital, Damascus. … Continued

Syria: New Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus, Syria says
5th May 2013

Syria: New Israeli airstrike hits research center near Damascus, Syria says

Unverified footage claims to show rockets hitting the military building. (Photo) Syria has said that the Israeli regime has launched a new strike on the country, targeting a research center in a suburb of the capital, Damascus. The Syrian state … Continued

4th May 2013

Israel conducts airstrike into Syria, US media report

There are reports Israel has launched an airstrike into Syria, targeting suspected weapons. It comes as the US president Barack Obama almost completely ruled out deploying US troops to Syria. Media reports from the US say Israel launched an airstrike … Continued

4th May 2013

Iraq attacks kill 20

Fighting in northern Iraq killed nine police and four gunmen Friday, while a car bomb targeting worshippers near a mosque north of Baghdad left seven dead, security and medical officials said. The fighting between police and armed men in west … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Obama ponders weapons for Syrian rebels

US President Barack Obama has revealed that Washington is considering “all options” in its Syria policy, particularly in light of evidence of use of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, there were informal talks at the UN. Arriving at the beginning of a … Continued

3rd May 2013

Iraq: April deadliest month of violence in Iraq since 2008: UN

April was Iraq’s bloodiest month for almost five years, with 712 people killed in bomb attacks and other violence, the United Nations Iraq mission said on Thursday. Tensions are at their highest since US troops pulled out in December 2011. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 16 die as torrential rains wreak havoc across Kingdom
2nd May 2013

Saudi Arabia: 16 die as torrential rains wreak havoc across Kingdom

  Motorists are stranded along a highway in Al-Baha after rainwater flowing down from wadis made the road impassable. (SPA) Riyadh, (Arab News): Torrential rains and flash floods in different provinces have left 16 dead and three missing. The casualties … Continued

2nd May 2013

UK: Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

  LONDON, (Xinhua): Three British soldiers were killed by a road side bomb during patrol in Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) said on Wednesday. Their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device whilst on a routine patrol in … Continued

2nd May 2013

Iraq: 15 dead from bomb blasts

At least 15 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said, following a sharp increase in violence that has prompted warnings of a full-blown conflict. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

2nd May 2013

Lebanon: Nasrallah: opposition cannot defeat Syrian army

 Hassan Nasrallah, Head of Hizbullah   The Syrian opposition is not capable, militarily, of defeating the Syrian army, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Tuesday. “The fight is long, and we have never encouraged a military solution, … Continued

1st May 2013

Syria: Massive explosion kills 13 in Damascus

A massive blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 70, Syrian state television said. “Terrorist explosion in Marjeh district of Damascus and preliminary information on casualties,” state television … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Cargo plane crashes in E Afghanistan, killing 7

KABUL, (Xinhua): Monday’s cargo plane crash which took place in Bagram district, eastern Afghan province of Parwan claimed the lives of all seven people aboard, a provincial source said Tuesday.   Bagram, lying some 50 km north of Afghan capital … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Iraq: Explosions across Iraq kill 36

Five car bombs exploded Monday in cities in central and southern Iraq, killing 36 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said. The attacks come amid a week-long spike in violence following clashes at a protest camp in the north of the … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Syria: Syrian PM surives deadly Damascus blast

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination bid on Monday, surviving a blast that targeted his convoy in Damascus, Syrian state television reported. “The terrorist explosion in Mazzeh was an attempt to target the prime minister’s convoy and Dr. … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bahrain arrests 22 demonstrators for “terrorist attacks”

Bahrain has rounded up 22 people suspected of attacking security forces and blocking roads during protests, including in the lead-up to its Formula One race this month, police said. The arrests were related to alleged acts of violence since late … Continued

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