25th Jul 2013

Bahrain: Blind prisoner launches hunger strike

[Ali Saad, who is blind, started a #hungerstrike in protest of illtreatment, denial of adequate medical care pic.twitter.com/c7BhYmYP4h #Bahrain]   By Yuma Marwan A blind Bahraini prisoner began a hunger strike Wednesday to protest ill treatment and medical neglect at … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Iraq: 16 killed in night attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Sixteen people were killed and 75 wounded late Tuesday in separate bomb attacks, mainly targeting Sunni mosques, in northern and central Iraq, the police said. In the northern city of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb and a sticky bomb … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Bahraini forces escalate house raids, arbitrary arrests

 S.Yousif  Almuhafda          @SAIDYOUSIF #bahrain picture of house raids now in nabeh saleh pic.twitter.com/sPd3wGAlDV 2:44 PM – 23 Jul 2013 Security forces in Bahrain have been raiding dozens of homes each day since April, arbitrarily arresting young men, and torturing them … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Lebanese officials denounce EU move to blacklist Hizbullah

Lebanese officials on Monday and Tuesday slammed the European Union’s designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, with top leaders calling on the 28-nation bloc to reverse its decision. The EU’s foreign ministers on Monday declared Hezbollah’s military unit as … Continued

23rd Jul 2013

Iraq: Hundreds escape from Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. No prisoners escaped from a simultaneous ambush on a different jail, but … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Syria: 25 killed by Syrian militants’ missile

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua):  Up to 25 Syrian civilians were killed and over 85 others injured on Sunday when Syrian armed opposition fired in the northwestern province of Idlib, pro- government Sham FM radio reported. The victims, including women and children, were … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Yemen: Armed men kidnap Iranian embassy employee in Yemen

An employee of the Iranian embassy in Yemen has been abducted by armed men. Various groups have been known to take hostages to manipulate Yemeni officials, but it was unclear who kidnapped the Iranian national. Unidentified gunmen reportedly halted an … Continued

21st Jul 2013

Iraq: 24 killed, 88 wounded in spate of car bomb attacks in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Up to 32 people were killed and 96 wounded in a series of car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital on Saturday evening, an interior Ministry source said. A booby-trapped car went off in New Baghdad district in … Continued

19th Jul 2013

UAE: Foreigner jailed for filming local beating van driver

An Asian man has been arrested for filming a video that has gone viral on the Internet showing a UAE citizen beating up an Indian van driver in Dubai, local media reported Thursday. The witness, whose nationality was not known, … Continued

18th Jul 2013

Afghanistan: 4 policemen killed in N. Afghan checkpoint attack

KUNDUZ, (Xinhua): Four policemen were killed and one was wounded early Thursday morning when militants launched an attack on a police checkpoint in Kunduz, the capital city of northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said the police. “Militants numbered three or … Continued

17th Jul 2013

UN says Syria crisis ‘worst since Rwanda’

According to the United Nations, Syria’s civil war has now generated the worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Nearly 1.8 million people are now registered as refugees in countries surrounding Syria. Five thousand people a month are dying … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Kuwait’s foreign labour: Here today, gone tomorrow

By Yazan al-Saadi Kuwait City, (Al-Akhbar): On the morning of June 26, Kuwaiti security forces conducted one of their largest raids ever, in the poorer, neglected Kuwaiti governorates of Ahmadi and Hawally. According to the local press, 445 expats were … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Lebanon: Roadside bomb injures two in East Lebanon

A roadside bomb exploded in East Lebanon on Tuesday injuring two men travelling in a convoy of vehicles, state news reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency said Hussein Ali Deir and Fadi Abdul Karim were rushed to a hospital after the … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Syria: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base, claims RT

RT: Israel used a Turkish military base to launch one of its recent airstrikes against Syria from the sea, a reliable source told RT. Israel has been under scrutiny since last week, when it was reported to be responsible for … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Iraq: Violence kills more than 160 in four days

BAGHDAD,  (Xinhua): At least 40 people were killed and over 137 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Sunday, bringing the death toll over the past four days to more than 160. A suicide attacker detonated … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Iraq: 27 killed, 77 wounded in separate attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed and 77 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, including a bombing attack against a Sunni mosque in the capital city, police said. A roadside bomb went off on Saturday … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Lebanon: March 14 loses the battle, continues war on the army

  ]Army chief Jean Kahwaji issued four different statements in which he said that the army had carried out its duties without giving more details about the clashes. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)]   By Maysam Rizk Al-Akhbar: March 14 MPs were … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Iraq: Suicide bomb kills dozens in northern Iraq

A suicide bomb blast has ripped through a teahouse in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, leaving dozens of people dead. The attack came after another suicide bomber targeted a police patrol in Mosul earlier in the day. A suicide … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Saudi Arabia: Two Saudis sentenced to prison for protesting monarchy

A Saudi special court has sentenced two men to eight and nine years in jail, respectively, for taking part in protests in Eastern Province, SPA state news agency said on Friday. The first defendant was found guilty of joining three … Continued

12th Jul 2013

Iraq: Wave of terrorist attacks rip through Iraq at start of Ramadan

A string of deadly attacks have claimed dozens of lives across Iraq. The violence came as Iraq began celebrating the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Bomb and gun attacks claimed the lives of at least 30 people across Iraq on … Continued



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