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  • UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

    UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

    Date: 2014-08-26 16:38:58 GMT - South Sudan - Arab world - SN:67 - ID:892758

    The UN mission in South Sudan says one of its helicopters has crashed, and a UN official said that it appears the aircraft was shot down, ABC News reported. The UN mission said on Twitter that an Mi-18 cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday near ....

  • Jarwan urges rights groups to work for stopping crimes against Palestinian women, children

    Jarwan urges rights groups to work for stopping crimes against Palestinian women, children

    Date: 2014-08-26 15:13:28 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:60 - ID:892618

    President of the Arab Parliament Ahmed Al-Jarwan on Tuesday urged all human rights groups and feminist organizations worldwide to work for stopping crimes against Palestinian women, children and elderly. In his speech at the inaugural session of ....

  • Moussa slams federalized Iraq proposal

    Moussa slams federalized Iraq proposal

    Date: 2014-08-26 14:58:06 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:58 - ID:892582

    Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa criticized the calls for dividing Iraq into independent Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions. He added that any calls for a federalized Iraq on sectarian and ethnic basis would hurt all parties, and would further ....

  • Biden phones Iraqi parl't speaker

    Biden phones Iraqi parl't speaker

    Date: 2014-08-26 14:55:06 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:48 - ID:892514

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden phoned on Tuesday Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri Salim al-Jabour to discuss the latest political and security developments in Iraq. According to a White House statement, the two sides stressed the ....

  • Unidentified gunmen kill Libyan security element

    Unidentified gunmen kill Libyan security element

    Date: 2014-08-26 14:07:58 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:47 - ID:892497

    Unidentified gunmen killed on Tuesday a Libyan security element after opening fire at him in Sidi Hussein city in Benghazi. The body was moved to hospital. The authorities were notified to launch a probe. ....

  • 170 corpses of migrants found off Libya shores

    170 corpses of migrants found off Libya shores

    Date: 2014-08-26 13:37:51 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:16 - ID:892023

    As many as 170 bodies of immigrants have been found washed up on shores 30 miles east of Tripoli, the Libyan coastguards said on Tuesday. The small vessel - which was crammed with men, women and children - sank late on Friday, according to the ....

  • 7,000 Palestinians held captive in Israeli jails -- report

    7,000 Palestinians held captive in Israeli jails -- report

    Date: 2014-08-26 13:30:13 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:35 - ID:892293

    Up to 7,000 Palestinians are held captive in Israeli jails, according to a report issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Captives and Released Prisoners Affairs. The report indicated that the figure could increase on the backdrop of daily ....

  • Qassam, Saraya al-Quds announce responsibility for shelling Israeli settlements

    Qassam, Saraya al-Quds announce responsibility for shelling Israeli settlements

    Date: 2014-08-26 11:31:54 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:22 - ID:892086

    Al-Qassam Brigades and Saraya al-Quds announced their responsibility for shelling Israeli sites and settlements in eastern Rafah. They fired a volley of rockets and mortar bombs at these places, said a military statement Tuesday. ....

  • Saudi Arabia warns against political activities during Hajj

    Saudi Arabia warns against political activities during Hajj

    Date: 2014-08-26 11:11:07 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Arab world - SN:18 - ID:892045

    Hajj Minister Bandar Hajjar said Saudi Arabia will not allow any political activities during this year's Hajj. "Saudi Arabia will not tolerate any acts that run counter to a state of complete devotion to worship during Hajj," the minister told ....

  • Peshmerga troops deny Mosul dam under control of Daesh

    Peshmerga troops deny Mosul dam under control of Daesh

    Date: 2014-08-26 09:47:56 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:891817

    Spokesman For Peshmerga troops in Iraq on Tuesday denied reports that Mosul dam is under the control of militants of the Islamic State, or the so-called Daesh group. No further details have been available. The remarks come after well-placed ....

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