Politics - Mid-East

At least 11 die in Saudi-Led Coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen

At least 11 die in Saudi-Led Coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen

🕔2015-07-20 20:09:51

  At least 11 people have been killed recently in airstrikes conducted by a Saudi-led coalition against Houthis in northwestern Yemen.   According to the Yemeni source, the coalition bombed a village in the Kitaf district of Saada province. Women and children constitute the majority of the casualties. ...

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3 'underage girl' suicide bombers kill 13 during Eid celebrations in Nigeria

3 'underage girl' suicide bombers kill 13 during Eid celebrations in Nigeria

🕔2015-07-18 11:00:42

  At least 13 people were killed in triple suicide attacks carried out by “underage girls” in the Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, AFP reported, citing police. Fifteen people were injured. Residents said twin blasts first occurred near a prayer ground in Damaturu, killing two people. A third blast killed 13 others. The explosions took ...

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ISIS claims Iraqi car blast, death toll jumps over 100

ISIS claims Iraqi car blast, death toll jumps over 100

🕔2015-07-18 09:46:05

  The death toll from a suicide car bomb explosion northeast of Baghdad rose to over 100 people, including children, Reuters reported citing police and medical sources. ISIS militants claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Khan Bani Saad, about 30 km from the capital. The extremist group said that the suicide bomber was in possession ...

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ISIS child executioner shoots prisoners in head without hesitating in Iraq

ISIS child executioner shoots prisoners in head without hesitating in Iraq

🕔2015-07-16 12:18:54

  Harrowing new footage has emerged of a young boy executing prisoners on the banks of the Tigris River, amid one of the biggest massacres ever committed by Islamic State fanatics. Filmed during the ISIS killing spree in Tikrit last year, the young boy is seen shooting at least two men in the head after adults have ...

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Over 100 ISIL gunmen killed in Iraqi army operations

Over 100 ISIL gunmen killed in Iraqi army operations

🕔2015-07-16 11:21:33

  More than 100 ISIS militants have been killed as Iraqi army forces supported by fighters from the Popular Mobilization units launched separate mop-up operations in the country’s western province of Anbar. According to a statement released by Iraq's Interior Ministry on Wednesday, more than 76 ISIL extremists were killed as Iraqi fighter jets carried out precision strikes ...

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Saudi raids on Yemen kill 20 civilians, wound dozens

Saudi raids on Yemen kill 20 civilians, wound dozens

🕔2015-07-15 22:56:22

  At least 20 Yemeni civilians have been killed and dozens of others wounded in new raids conducted by Saudi regime on several parts across Yemen.   Six members of a family were killed in a Saudi attack on a house in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada on Wednesday, according to local media outlets.   Saudi warplanes have carried ...

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Two Russian aircrafts with humanitarian aid arrive in Yemen

Two Russian aircrafts with humanitarian aid arrive in Yemen

🕔2015-07-15 18:22:39

  The Russian Emergency Ministry stated Tuesday that it would send two Il-76 planes with food supplies in response to a request for humanitarian aid by the Yemeni government.   The aircraft landed in the international airport of Sanaa, Yemen, and was greeted by representatives of the caretaker government. ...

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1 dead in Bahrain village bomb blast

1 dead in Bahrain village bomb blast

🕔2015-07-15 11:54:36

  A man was killed trying to plant a bomb targeting police in a village near the Bahraini capital, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry, on its Twitter account, said the failed attack took place in the village of Ekr but it did not identify the man killed. Security forces cordoned off the area, residents said.   ...

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Iran Nuclear Deal opens new horizons for all – Rouhani

Iran Nuclear Deal opens new horizons for all – Rouhani

🕔2015-07-14 16:44:21

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday referred to the dispute over the country's nuclear energy program as an "unnecessary crisis", the resolution of which would bring about new opportunities. He was speaking just hours after Iran and the P5+1 Group managed to clinch a long-awaited deal during Monday’s talks in Vienna.   The successful conclusion of nuclear talks shows that "constructive engagement works," ...

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IS claims Baghdad bombings that killed 23

IS claims Baghdad bombings that killed 23

🕔2015-07-13 18:57:38

  The Islamic State “IS” organization claimed on Monday a string of bomb attacks that killed at least 23 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.   In a statement posted on social media, IS said: “Sunday night's operation was dubbed "The Pounce of the Monotheists on the Chests of the Apostates."   The blasts, several of which were caused by ...

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UN says at least 15,000 civilians killed in Iraq war

UN says at least 15,000 civilians killed in Iraq war

🕔2015-07-13 17:52:03

  “At least 15,000 civilians have been killed and twice as many wounded in Iraq’s armed conflict since the start of 2014,” the United Nations said in a report on Monday.   The world body's mission in Iraq published the figure in the latest installment of its "Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Armed Conflict in ...

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 Three Leaders of Tunisian Qaeda-linked Group Killed

Three Leaders of Tunisian Qaeda-linked Group Killed

🕔2015-07-13 09:00:41

  Three leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia were killed in a raid by security forces last week, the country's interior minister said on Sunday. "The operation carried out on Friday by our security forces in cooperation with the army in the region of Gafsa resulted ...

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Israel releases Palestinian detainee after enduring Hunger Strike

Israel releases Palestinian detainee after enduring Hunger Strike

🕔2015-07-12 13:00:59

  The Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who had been under administrative detention, over concerns about his health after a 55-day hunger strike, Al Jazeera said Sunday.   The Israeli authorities pledged not to take Adnan in custody again under the administrative detention, as he has been detained ten times, spending a total of about six years in jail, the broadcaster said, citing Adnan’s lawyers.   Some 426 ...

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Blast takes place at Italy Consulate in Cairo, IS claims responsibility

Blast takes place at Italy Consulate in Cairo, IS claims responsibility

🕔2015-07-11 20:54:42

  Egyptian prosecutors said Saturday's car explosion near the Italian consulate in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo is similar to last week’s attack on the country's prosecutor general, local media reported.   On June 29, Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat died as a result of a car bombing in Cairo.   The type of explosives used in the both attacks and the way of planting the devices in the vehicles are ...

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Iraq authorities close bridge linking IS-controlled Anbar to Baghdad

Iraq authorities close bridge linking IS-controlled Anbar to Baghdad

🕔2015-07-11 17:06:42

  Officials closed the Bzebiz bridge linking Iraq's Islamic State-controlled Anbar province to Baghdad, citing security fears; authorities have previously restricted the passage of people to Baghdad from Anbar, fearing an influx of ISIL fighters to the capital.   The Bzebiz bridge between Baghdad and the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah in Anbar province has been closed by the Iraqi authorities, according to reports ...

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UN: De Mistura expected to submit new proposals on launching political settlement in Syria

UN: De Mistura expected to submit new proposals on launching political settlement in Syria

🕔2015-07-11 13:51:01

  UN Spokesman said on Friday that the UN Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to submit new proposals at the end of July in an attempt to launch a political settlement for the crisis in Syria. AFP quoted the spokesman as saying that de Mistura has to continue his consultations with the aim of ...

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Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: UN experts

Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: UN experts

🕔2015-07-11 12:58:07

  UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow. "The number of Tunisian foreign fighters is one of the highest among those travelling to join conflicts abroad such as in Syria and Iraq," said Elzbieta Karska, current head of a ...

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Photos: Israeli drone crashes in Tripoli port - Lebanese Army

Photos: Israeli drone crashes in Tripoli port - Lebanese Army

🕔2015-07-11 10:47:22

  An Israeli drone crashed Saturday morning in the Tripoli sea port, Lebanon's military said in a statement. The Lebanese Army stated that at 8:30 am, a drone of the Israeli occupation crashed in Tripoli port, as the army forces started the required measures. Photos posted to the Lebanese Army's Twitter page shows the Israeli drone that ...

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Blast hits Italian Consulate in Cairo

Blast hits Italian Consulate in Cairo

🕔2015-07-11 09:40:26

  A powerful blast hit the Italian consulate in the Egyptian capital on Saturday, partially destroying the facade of the building in central Cairo, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which occurred at about 6:30 am (0430 GMT), when the consulate would have been closed. Medics at the ...

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Saudi regime produces takfiris, serves goals of Israel

Saudi regime produces takfiris, serves goals of Israel

🕔2015-07-10 20:50:43

  Yemeni Ansarullah group leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi stressed on Friday that the takfiri groups are not separated in any way from the Israeli enemy, and both of them have the same goals and ideology.   During a televised speech on Al-Quds International Day, Sayyed Houthi said the Saudi regime is the main source that produces the takfiri ...

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 Sinai Blast Wounds 20 Egyptian Policemen

Sinai Blast Wounds 20 Egyptian Policemen

🕔2015-07-09 15:31:40

  A roadside bomb blast wounded 20 Egyptian policemen on Thursday as they traveled in a bus in northern Sinai where militants have launched deadly attacks against security forces, officials said. The military is fighting an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai, which grew since the 2013 ouster of president Mohamed Morsi by then army chief and now ...

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45 ISIS fighters 'die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal in Iraq'

45 ISIS fighters 'die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal in Iraq'

🕔2015-07-08 16:33:12

  At least 45 ISIS militants have been killed after breaking their Ramadan fast with a poisoned meal, according to reports. A total of 145 people are thought to have sat down for the 'iftar' meal at Mosul, Iraq, but only 100 walked away alive, according to reports out of the embattled city. It is unclear whether the ...

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Syria will continue its open war against terrorism - Deputy FM

Syria will continue its open war against terrorism - Deputy FM

🕔2015-07-06 14:38:30

  Two alliances have been facing each other, during the four and a half year of the war on Syria, on which the world partitioned between them,Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said.   In an article published in the Lebanese al-Binaa daily on Monday, Mikdad added the first alliance is bristled with arms, money and greediness ...

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Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

🕔2015-07-04 17:41:06

  Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's jihadist beach massacre in which 38 foreign tourists were killed, his office said. "The president has declared a state of emergency in Tunisia and will address the nation at 5 pm (1600 GMT)," Essebsi's office said. An earlier state of emergency, granting ...

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 Final five bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack to return to UK

Final five bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack to return to UK

🕔2015-07-04 15:57:00

  The final five of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisian beach gun massacre are due return to the UK on Saturday afternoon. An RAF C-17 transport plane carrying the bodies of Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass were set to arrive at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, at about 3pm, ...

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