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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]

Afghanistan: Nine killed in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel weeks ahead of elections
21st Mar 2014

Afghanistan: Nine killed in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel weeks ahead of elections

  [Archive photo] A Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul has killed several civilians, including children and foreigners. The attack comes just weeks before Afghanistan’s presidential election.   At least eight civilians were killed during an assault by … Continued

Iraq violence kills 30
20th Mar 2014

Iraq violence kills 30

  Violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a militant-held city on Baghdad’s doorstep, killed 30 people on Wednesday amid a protracted surge in bloodletting with polls looming next month. The bloodletting also wounded dozens more as the authorities … Continued

Syria: One killed as Israel strikes at Syrian army in Golan
20th Mar 2014

Syria: One killed as Israel strikes at Syrian army in Golan

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers. The Syrian armed forces said in a statement … Continued

Afghanistan: Many killed in suicide attack in northern Afghanistan
18th Mar 2014

Afghanistan: Many killed in suicide attack in northern Afghanistan

More than a dozen people have been killed and many others wounded in bomb blast at a busy market in northern Afghanistan. This is the latest attack carried out in the run-up to the country’s presidential election. The governor of … Continued

Lebanon: Four rockets strike East Lebanon amid security fears
18th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Four rockets strike East Lebanon amid security fears

  [Archive photo] Four rockets struck residential neighborhoods in Lebanon’s eastern town of Labwe and its outskirts on Monday injuring at least one person, the army said, as security forces struggled to contain violence fueled by a Syrian army offensive … Continued

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills two in East Lebanon
17th Mar 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills two in East Lebanon

جبهة النصرة في لبنان @jabhalb    Follow بيان16 جبهة النصرة في لبنان عملية استشهادية على معقل حزب إيران اللعين في منطقة النبي عثمان http://justpaste.it/nabyothman  8:38 PM – 16 Mar 2014 348 Retweets           96 favorites     A suicide bomber killed two … Continued

Afghanistan: Karzai insists Afghan military can handle security in final parliament speech
15th Mar 2014

Afghanistan: Karzai insists Afghan military can handle security in final parliament speech

Afghanistan’s departing president, Hamid Karzai, has targeted the US during his final address to parliament in Kabul. Karzai said Afghan troops no longer needed international help to defend the country.   Karzai, whose final term in office expires after  next … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Syrian army enters rebel-held Yabrud

Syrian soldiers entered eastern districts of the town of Yabrud, the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, on Saturday and advanced towards the main street, al-Mayadeen television said. The Beirut-based station broadcast footage showing soldiers charging … Continued

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