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Lebanon news agency says two rockets fired from south Lebanon towards Israel

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Lebanon news agency says two rockets fired from south Lebanon towards Israel BEIRUT:Lebanon’s national news agency said on Friday two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel at 6.30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT). The agency said it was not clear who had fired the rockets,which were launched from the Hasbaya area towards “occupied territories”. Source:...


Huge blast as Gaza rocket slams into Israel gas station

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Huge blast as Gaza rocket slams into Israel gas station JERUSALEM: A rocket fired from Gaza hit a petrol station in southern Israel on Friday, causing a huge explosion and injuring three people, the army and medics said. “A barrage of rockets was fired at Ashdod, one of which hit a gas station causing massive damage,” a statement from the army said. Medics said three...


Hyundai Heavy wins $2.0 billion UAE offshore project

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Hyundai Heavy wins $2.0 billion UAE offshore project SEOUL: South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries said Friday it had won a $2 billion project to build offshore oil production facilities in the United Arab Emirates. The deal with the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) is for a project in the Nasr oil field, 130 kilometers (80 miles) off Abu Dhabi. The facilities to...


Iran’s supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2014

Iran’s supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks TEHRAN:Iran’s supreme leader revealed Tuesday that it ultimately wants 190,000 nuclear centrifuges — a figure he said was 19 times higher than world powers want to allow under a deal being discussed in Vienna. The comments, published on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website on Tuesday, represent a dramatic intervention in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and...


UAE president in good health despite rumours -Abu Dhabi crown prince

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2014

UAE president in good health despite rumours -Abu Dhabi crown prince DUBAI: The president of the United ArabEmirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, is in good health, his brother, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, said on Monday, after speculation on social media about his condition. OPEC member UAE, a key Western ally, is a major oil exporter and a regional financial, trade and tourism...


Israel PM calls father of murdered Palestinian teen

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Israel PM calls father of murdered Palestinian teen JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday telephoned the father of an east Jerusalem teenager who was kidnapped and killed last week in a suspected revenge attack by Jewish extremists. The brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, on Wednesday has sparked days of clashes between angry protesters and riot police which began...


Six killed during attacks on Saudi-Yemeni border post

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th July 2014

Six killed during attacks on Saudi-Yemeni border post DUBAI: At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, has long viewed its 1,800 km (1,100 mile) border with impoverished,...


Militants ready new assault on Iraq’s Samarra: witnesses

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th June 2014

Militants ready new assault on Iraq’s Samarra: witnesses SAMARRA, Iraq: Militants were gathering Friday for a new attempt to take the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to a revered Shiite shrine whose 2006 bombing sparked a sectarian war, witnesses said. A major offensive launched by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its allies late Monday has overrun second city...


Saudi wife shoots her husband over second marriage

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Saudi wife shoots her husband over second marriage RIYAD: A Saudi woman attacked her husband and his new bride in the Sakaka town of Al Jouf province in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a few days after their wedding. According to Arab website, a Saudi man did second marriage over which, his first wife got angry. The dispute became severe between the couple, as a result of which,...


Bombs at Iraq funeral procession kill 20: police

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Bombs at Iraq funeral procession kill 20: police BAQUBA, Iraq: Two bombs exploded near a funeral procession in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Tuesday, killing 20 people, police and a doctor said. The blasts in the capital of Diyala province, 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Baghdad, also wounded 28 people, the sources said. Mourners were carrying the body of a teacher...


Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2014

Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others At least 166 people were killed and hundreds more trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time. The latest toll, expected to rise further, came as rescue operations continued overnight following Tuesday’s disaster when a total...


Car bomb, rocket fire kill 45 in Syria’s Homs: governor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th April 2014

Car bomb, rocket fire kill 45 in Syria’s Homs: governor DAMASCUS: A car bomb and rocket attack on a government-held district of the Syrian city of Homs killed at least 45 people and wounded 85 on Tuesday, the provincial governor said. Governor Talal al-Barazi told AFP the car bomb detonated in the Zahra neighbourhood in the central city, killing 36 people, adding that the blast...


Al Qaeda chief mourns slain Syria fighter, says infighting must end

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th April 2014

Al Qaeda chief mourns slain Syria fighter, says infighting must end BEIRUT: Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for fighters in Syria to end the infighting that killed a one-time companion of Osama bin Laden earlier this year, according to an audio tape posted online. In the message, Zawahiri mourned the death of Abu Khaled al-Soury, who was killed by an al Qaeda splinter group...


Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2014

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad BAGHDAD: Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections. The firefight was the latest in a surge in bloodshed over the past year, amid fears insurgents could seek to destabilise the April 30 polls by upping...


Ancient ‘ritual wand’ with human faces discovered in Syria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th March 2014

Ancient ‘ritual wand’ with human faces discovered in Syria ISLAMABAD: Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient staff carved with two realistic human faces in southern Syria. The roughly 9,000-year-old artifact was discovered near a graveyard where about 30 people were buried without their heads which were found in a nearby living space. “The find is very unusual. It’s unique,” said study co-author Frank Braemer, an...


Israel’s Netanyahu opposed to settlement freeze

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th March 2014

Israel’s Netanyahu opposed to settlement freeze JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he is opposed to freezing construction in settlements as a means to extend US-sponsored peace talks with Palestinians. Such a freeze “would serve nothing,” Netanyahu told public radio. “We imposed one in the past and it brought no results,” the premier said of the 10-month construction moratorium...


Suicide bomber kills 12 at crowded Iraq checkpoint

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th March 2014

Suicide bomber kills 12 at crowded Iraq checkpoint HILLA: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a crowded checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing six people and damaging dozens of cars, Iraqi police and a medical source said. The blast at the checkpoint at the northern entrance to the city of Hilla also wounded 60 people, the sources said. Source:...


Warnings of failure as Syria talks deadlocked

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2014

Warnings of failure as Syria talks deadlocked GENEVA- Syria peace talks headed into a third day on Wednesday after sparking warnings of failure, but the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held areas of the city of Homs was set to resume. Little progress towards breaking the deadlock was apparent Tuesday, despite appeals from UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi to end the “nightmare”...


Egypt’s Morsi back on trial — this time over jaibreak

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 28th January 2014

Egypt’s Morsi back on trial — this time over jaibreak CAIRO- Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Tuesday on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is already on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials that have yet...


Egypt diplomats quit Libya after kidnappings

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 26th January 2014

Egypt diplomats quit Libya after kidnappings Egypt’s ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues, the foreign ministry said Sunday. “The ambassador and more than 50 staff and diplomats of the Egyptian embassy left Tripoli on Saturday evening,” ministry spokesman Saeed Lassoued told AFP. The evacuation had been decided on security...


Rival protests as Egypt marks uprising anniversary

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 25th January 2014

Rival protests as Egypt marks uprising anniversary CAIRO- Supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi are set to demonstrate Saturday on the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising marked by tensions a day after bombings hit Cairo. Both Morsi’s backers and those of the military, which ousted him in July, have called for mass protests, prompting security forces to block off...


Egyptian pharaoh unearthed after 3,600 years

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 24th January 2014

Egyptian pharaoh unearthed after 3,600 years ISLAMABAD: Discovery of King Senebkay’s tomb is regarded as first material proof of the previously unknown Abydos Dynasty. The remains of a previously unknown pharaoh have been uncovered in southern Egypt, providing the first material proof of the existence of a royal dynasty dating back over three millenia, archaeologists say, The Guardian reported. The skeleton of Woseribre...


Iran invited to attend Syrian peace conference: UN

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 20th January 2014

Iran invited to attend Syrian peace conference: UN Iran has been invited to attend a meeting of foreign ministers in the Swiss city of Montreux on Wednesday ahead of internationally brokered peace talks between Syria’s warring factions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Sunday. Ban said he had issued the invitation to Iran after ”speaking at length in recent days” with Iranian Foreign Minister...


Egyptian voters have backed new charter: official

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 17th January 2014

Egyptian voters have backed new charter: official CAIRO: An overwhelming majority of Egyptians who voted on the country’s new constitution backed the draft charter, a senior Egyptian official said Thursday, despite criticism from an international monitoring group of a clampdown on free speech ahead of the election. The election official told The Associated Press that unofficial results after most of the ballots...


Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 14th January 2014

Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency CAIRO: Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi. Coalition led by Morsi´s Muslim Brotherhood has called for a boycott and “civilised peaceful protests” during the two-day referendum, but...


State memorial for Israel former PM Sharon begins

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 13th January 2014

State memorial for Israel former PM Sharon begins A state memorial for the late Israeli premier Ariel Sharon got under way at the parliament in Jerusalem on Monday in the presence of Israeli and foreign dignitaries. The ceremony, which was being held in the plaza outside the Knesset, began with the singing of a traditional Jewish memorial prayer, with a funeral to take...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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