Politics - Mid-East

«ISIS» kills 5 Libyan TV reporters

«ISIS» kills 5 Libyan TV reporters

🕔2015-04-27 22:50:55

A military official in Libya confirmed that militants of "ISIS" killed five journalists who work for a Libyan TV channel east of the country. Faraj Baraasi, a commander of the army in eastern Libya blamed responsibility on "ISIS" militants, and the corpses were found outside Baidaa Sharkia city. Five journalists were missing in August when they left ...

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Lebanese army arrests 4 on charges of targeting an army patrol

Lebanese army arrests 4 on charges of targeting an army patrol

🕔2015-04-27 19:44:37

Lebanese army has arrested four people on charges of opening fire on an army patrol in the southern suburb of Beirut. A statement issued by Lebanese Army Command said that "After an army patrol, in the southern suburb, was targeted by gunmen, a force of the army raided a number of places, arresting four suspects." The statement ...

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Palestinians protest over Israel plans to construct 77 new settler homes

Palestinians protest over Israel plans to construct 77 new settler homes

🕔2015-04-27 16:42:01

  Israel has invited bids to construct 77 new homes in two settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, Reuters reported. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki described the planned projects as a violation of international law. Tenders for 18 of the 77 units were new, and the others were reissued after previous offers had not been ...

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Israeli occupation kidnaps five Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation kidnaps five Palestinians in West Bank

🕔2015-04-27 15:21:14

  Israeli occupation forces have abducted at least five Palestinians throughout a sudden break-in on a number of houses in the occupied West Bank.   According to Palestinian sources, the abductions took place in the northern city of Jenin on Sunday.   In latest months, Israeli occupation forces have increased their crackdown on Palestinians by storming their homes and putting ...

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Iraqi Army makes gains against «IS» in western Anbar

Iraqi Army makes gains against «IS» in western Anbar

🕔2015-04-27 13:37:01

  The Iraqi army has reportedly made enormous advances above a large area in the town of Karmah in the western Anbar province as it carries on the fight against IS militants.   The Sunday progress by government forces came as they captured a large part of the town, located between the capital Baghdad and Fallujah, which stays ...

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Sudanese President Bashir wins 94.5 pct of vote in election - election committee

Sudanese President Bashir wins 94.5 pct of vote in election - election committee

🕔2015-04-27 13:12:17

  Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir won 94.5 percent of the vote in the country's election, which was held earlier this month, the election committee announced on Monday.   The Commission said that turnout for the elections was 46.4% out of the 13,126,989 registered voters.   15 other candidates participated in the elections, and two of them, Omar Awad al-Karim ...

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Libyan army approaches Tripoli and battles with «Fajr Libya» militia

Libyan army approaches Tripoli and battles with «Fajr Libya» militia

🕔2015-04-26 18:30:58

Yesterday, forces of Libyan Army gained control over the area of Nujaila, a westren suburb of the capital amid reports about the withdrawal of Misrata forces after reconciliation has been made with Warshfana. Libyan News Agency of Abdullah Al-Thani government said that "army forces managed to bombard locations of the so-called "Fajr Libya" terrorist militia, causing ...

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Saudi-led alliance targets Yemen’s food, fuel depots,  Russia’s diplomat stresses

Saudi-led alliance targets Yemen’s food, fuel depots, Russia’s diplomat stresses

🕔2015-04-26 14:09:25

  Saudi-led alliance attacked “all food and fuel depots” in Yemen, a Russian diplomatic source stressed.   “They (Saudis) used to bomb all the arms, food and fuel depots they had information on, as well as military camps” in Yemen, the Russian diplomat added.   The source said that the second round of Saudi-led alliance includes selective airstrikes aimed at ...

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Iraqi forces eliminates over one hundred militants of «IS» - Defense Ministry

Iraqi forces eliminates over one hundred militants of «IS» - Defense Ministry

🕔2015-04-26 13:06:21

  At least 136 IS’s militants have been killed and several others injured in separate military operations against locations of the organization through Iraq.   Iraq’s Defense Ministry said in a Saturday statement that government forces killed further than 85 militants and injured five others throughout military operation, which is ongoing in the volatile western and Northern provinces ...

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Egypt extends curfew in North Sinai

Egypt extends curfew in North Sinai

🕔2015-04-26 12:07:32

  Egypt had stretched a state of emergency imposed by three months on parts of northern Sinai in October as Islamist extremist intensified attacks in the peninsula.   Hundreds of soldiers and policemen have been in Sinai since mid-2013.   The pronouncement, declared in a statement from the presidency, will be carried out in Rafah, al-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and nearby ...

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3 suicide car bombs target Iraq-Jordan border crossing

3 suicide car bombs target Iraq-Jordan border crossing

🕔2015-04-25 16:28:06

  Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman says three suicide car bombs attacked security forces at a border crossing with neighboring Jordan, causing casualties.   Brig. Gen. Saad Maan could not confirm how many people were killed or wounded at the Trebill border crossing Saturday.   Trebill is the only border crossing between the two neighboring countries and is in a remote ...

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Bahrainis denounce Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

Bahrainis denounce Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

🕔2015-04-25 13:12:56

  In condemnation of the Saudi aggression against Yemen, Bahrainis protests staged in the villages of al-Daih, located six kilometers, 3.7 miles west of the capital, Manama, as well as Karzakan, Sanad, Barbar, Muqaba and Karrana.   The protesters repeated “Saudis, get out of Yemen”, confirming that they will carry on their support for Yemeni people.   This has come ...

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 Tunisian Fishermen Save 80 Migrants from Sinking Boat

Tunisian Fishermen Save 80 Migrants from Sinking Boat

🕔2015-04-25 11:40:41

  Tunisian fishermen rescued a group of around 80 migrants Friday after their boat got into difficulties while trying to sail from Libya to Europe, the Red Crescent told AFP. "The flow (of illegal immigrants) does not seem to be stopping," said Mongi Slim, head of the Red Crescent in the southeastern port of Zarzis near the ...

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Tunisia says clashes kill 2 soldiers, 10 jihadists

Tunisia says clashes kill 2 soldiers, 10 jihadists

🕔2015-04-25 11:33:12

  Two Tunisian soldiers and 10 presumed jihadists have been killed in clashes in rugged terrain near the border with Algeria this week, the defense ministry said on Friday. "Another two soldiers have been martyred and seven wounded in this army operation on Mount Salloum," spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP. He said the soldiers were killed Thursday, and ...

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Iraq lacks DNA results to test body of 'Saddam deputy'

Iraq lacks DNA results to test body of 'Saddam deputy'

🕔2015-04-25 10:16:39

  Iraq's health ministry does not have DNA test results from a close relative of Izzat al-Duri that could determine whether Saddam Hussein's long-fugitive deputy has been killed, a spokesman said Friday. "The ministry does not have any DNA test (results) for any relative of Duri at the present time," ministry spokesman Dr Ziyad Tareq told AFP. Tareq ...

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Saudi regime thwarts attacks in Riyadh by «IS»

Saudi regime thwarts attacks in Riyadh by «IS»

🕔2015-04-24 17:03:30

  Saudi Interior Ministry alleged foiling a “terrorist” plan, as a IS-linked cell seeks to carry out bombings in the region.   The Ministry’s spokesman asserted that revealing the plan took place during the investigations over an aggression against a police patrol to the east of the capital, Riyadh on 8 April, which resulted in two killed soldiers, ...

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Three British plane spotters released in UAE

Three British plane spotters released in UAE

🕔2015-04-24 13:00:56

  Three British plane-spotting hobbyists who were arrested two months ago in the United Arab Emirates on national security grounds have been released, Britain's Foreign Office said on Thursday. Relatives of the men had said they were detained after being observed plane spotting at Fujairah airport, a pastime in which people photograph aircraft and log their registration ...

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Saudi fighter jets intercept Iran aid airplane to Yemen

Saudi fighter jets intercept Iran aid airplane to Yemen

🕔2015-04-24 12:53:27

  According to media reports, Saudi fighter jets have intercepted an Iranian airplane taking an airlift of humanitarian aid to Yemen.   The Saudi fighter jets prevented the Iranian plane, which was carrying medical aid, from entering Yemeni air space, the Fars news agency reported on Friday.   Deputy for International Law and Humanitarian Affairs at Iran’s Red Crescent Society ...

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Ki-moon expresses concern about renewed Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

Ki-moon expresses concern about renewed Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

🕔2015-04-23 23:22:13

  Reports about renewed airstrikes launched against Yemen by Saudi led Arab coalition were traded, and UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon expressed concern, saying that he hopes that fighting quickly ends. Ki-moon said: "When I read a report about the resumption of fighting I felt very concerned." he added that he hopes "sincerely that there would be an ...

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Ansarullah demands UN-sponsored dialogue after stopping Saudi aggression

Ansarullah demands UN-sponsored dialogue after stopping Saudi aggression

🕔2015-04-23 16:59:44

  Spokesman for Ansarullah Mohammed Abdel-Salam said, in a statement, that his group wants to return to UN-sponsored peace talks after a full stop of Saudi coalition airstrikes. He wrote on his official Facebook page that Ansarullah "demands a complete stop of brutal aggression on Yemen, total lifting of siege struck on Yemeni people, and the resumption ...

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Tunisia announces killing a soldier in clashes with gunmen

Tunisia announces killing a soldier in clashes with gunmen

🕔2015-04-23 16:41:22

A soldier was killed in clashes between Tunisian army and militants in the mountains of Kasserine state. Official spokesman for Tunisian Ministry of Defense, Belhassen Weslati said: "The soldier was killed during direct clashes with terrorists", confirming continuing the operation without giving further details. Tunisian security forces and army chase Islamic militants stationed in the mountains of ...

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Sisi: eradication of terror is not only confined to Egyptian interior

Sisi: eradication of terror is not only confined to Egyptian interior

🕔2015-04-23 16:30:09

  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced that Egypt will not allow jeopardizing its national security and Arab security. Sisi, in a televised speech on the anniversary of the liberation of Sinai, said that the fight against terror will not be limited only to Egyptian interior, pointing out that Egypt cannot ignore challenges facing the region. ...

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For the 22th time, election of Lebanese President is delayed

For the 22th time, election of Lebanese President is delayed

🕔2015-04-22 19:44:52

  Lebanese parliament has failed for the twenty-second time to elect a new President for the Republic. Spokesman for the parliament has announced delaying the election until the 13th of next May for lack of quorum according to the National News Agency. The election of the President requires the presence of two-thirds of MP’s (86 out of 128). ...

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Al-Baghdadi 'seriously wounded' in Iraq and is no longer in 'day-to-day' control of group

Al-Baghdadi 'seriously wounded' in Iraq and is no longer in 'day-to-day' control of group

🕔2015-04-22 18:22:03

  The leader of the militant group Isis has reportedly been seriously wounded in an airstrike in western Iraq and has not yet resumed “day-to-day” control of the group. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sustained life-threatening injuries following a bombing campaign by the US-led coalition in March, a source close to Isis was quoted as saying by The Guardian. ...

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Arab Army chiefs meet in Cairo to discuss creating joint military force

Arab Army chiefs meet in Cairo to discuss creating joint military force

🕔2015-04-22 11:07:02

  The Chiefs of Staff of the Tunisian, Jordanian and Omani armies arrived in Cairo Tuesday to discuss ways to establish the joint Arab military force to fight the region’s growing extremist threat.   “Army chiefs from member states are scheduled to meet in Cairo for talks on details of how the force will be created, its role ...

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