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8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: 10 Afghan civilians killed as bomb hits bus in E province

MAIDAN SHAR, (Xinhua): At least 10 civilians were killed and 22 others wounded Monday morning when a passenger bus was struck by a roadside bombing in eastern Afghan province of Wardak, a provincial source said. “I do confirm that 10 … Continued

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike
8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike

RT News: A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties and leaving six women injured. The civilians were killed during a … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Syria: Syrian troops recapture several areas near capital, repulse infiltration attempt

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): The Syrian troops recaptured several rebellious areas near the capital Damascus on Saturday and repulsed an overnight infiltration attempt into the capital, killing tens of rebels, pro-government media reports said. The Syrian troops have reportedly encircled the sprawling … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks kill six Americans

Two attacks in Afghanistan have killed six US citizens in the deadliest day for foreign forces this year. According to a US security source, three of the Americans were soldiers and another was a female diplomat. A Taliban bomb struck … Continued

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 25 at Iraq election meet
7th Apr 2013

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 25 at Iraq election meet

A suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people and wounded more than 60 in an attack at political rally in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, two weeks before provincial polls, security and medical sources said. Councilman Sadiq al-Huseini says … Continued

Iraq: 7 killed, 34 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq
6th Apr 2013

Iraq: 7 killed, 34 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and 34 others injured in separate attacks in violence-plagued Iraq on Friday, police said. Three civilians were killed and seven others injured when a roadside bomb exploded near a fruit and vegetable … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video
5th Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video

A video showing a group of Saudi civilians binding and beating allegedly undocumented immigrants was circulated widely online, days after Saudi Arabia ramped up its crackdown on illegal immigration. The footage shows a at least five non-Saudi men lying on … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 53 in Taliban attack on Afghan court

KABUL, (Xinhua): The death toll from Wednesday’s massive Taliban attack against an Afghan court office building in the western city of Farah has risen to 53 with over 100 others injured, local media reported. “In Wednesday’s Taliban coordinated attack against … Continued

Iraq: Gunmen attack offices of four Iraqi newspapers
4th Apr 2013

Iraq: Gunmen attack offices of four Iraqi newspapers

Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters Gunmen burst into the offices of four independent newspapers in Baghdad Monday night, smashing their equipment, stabbing and beating employees, and even hurling one reporter from a roof in the most brazen attack against journalists in Iraq … Continued

Afghanistan: Explosions, gunshots rock western Farah city
3rd Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Explosions, gunshots rock western Farah city

FARAH, (Xinhua): Casualties were feared as explosions and ensuing gunshots rocked Farah city, the provincial capital of western Afghan province of Farah Wednesday morning, police said Wednesday. “An unknown number of militants armed with suicide jackets and weapons seized the … Continued

3rd Apr 2013

Lebanon: Saudi Arabia set for Lebanon comeback

Al-Akhbar: Following the Lebanese prime minister’s resignation, Saudi Arabia has been working behind the scenes to boost its presence in Lebanon. Here’s a look at how the kingdom views a future Lebanese government. During the two-year tenure of Najib Mikati’s … Continued

Saudi Arabia receives ex-president Saleh, expels thousands of Yemenis
3rd Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia receives ex-president Saleh, expels thousands of Yemenis

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been accused of meddling in his country’s fragile political transition, was in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for treatment, a Yemeni diplomat said. Meanwhile, thousands of Yemeni workers have been expelled from Saudi … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Lebanon: Rival Salafi Sheikhs seek unity

By Radwan Mortada Al-Akhbar: Notoriously divided, Lebanon’s Salafis convened recently at a Beirut mosque to form their version of a united front. Though some are skeptical of the motives, this could be the first step to uniting Lebanon’s Salafis. Lebanon’s … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Iraq: Oil tanker bombing kills nine in Tikrit

At least nine people were killed and 17 others wounded on Monday when attackers detonated an oil tanker packed with explosives inside a governmental compound in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, police said. The attack comes as AFP figures show … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Yemen: Guantanamo inmate relatives protest in Sana’a

Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni detainees held in Guantanamo Bay protested outside the US Embassy in Sanaa on Monday to demand the prisoners’ release after more than a decade in detention. Yemenis make up the largest contingent of … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Jordan, Palestine agree to protect sacred sites in Jerusalem

AMMAN, (Xinhua): King Abdullah II of Jordan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday agreed to exert joint efforts to protect sacred sites in Jerusalem. The two leaders reached a consensus to defend Jerusalem, the holy city facing challenges of … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Iraq: Two people killed, 10 injured in bombings

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Two people were killed on Sunday and ten others wounded in several bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and in eastern part of the country, the police said. A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car into an … Continued

Syria: Explosions rock Syria as Iran, Egypt underscore need for political solution
1st Apr 2013

Syria: Explosions rock Syria as Iran, Egypt underscore need for political solution

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Multiple explosions rocked several parts of Syria on Sunday, leaving injuries and material losses, as Egypt and Iran stressed the need for a political solution to the country’s long-standing crisis. Two explosive devices separately went off Sunday in … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Syrian rebels behead pro-Gov’t imam in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Armed rebels beheaded a pro- government Muslim imam in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, state media said Saturday.   After beheading Sheikh Hasan Saif Addien, the armed groups hanged his head atop the minaret of al-Hasan Mosque in … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Jordan’s king swears in new Gov’t

AMMAN, (Xinhua):  Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Saturday swore in a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.   Ministers of interior, finance, planning and international cooperation, energy, and education were all replaced in the new 19- minister government … Continued

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