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  • 6 persons killed in Baghdad blast

    6 persons killed in Baghdad blast

    Date: 2014-06-17 13:29:02 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:16 - ID:782839

    Six people have been killed in a bomb blast in central Baghdad, a security source said Tuesday. A roadside bomb went off in Sheikh Omar area near Rasafa town in central Baghdad as a van carrying passengers was passing by, the source ....

  • UNESCO chief calls on Iraqis to save their cultural heritage

    UNESCO chief calls on Iraqis to save their cultural heritage

    Date: 2014-06-17 13:02:42 GMT - France - Arab world - SN:23 - ID:782976

    Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova has called on Iraqis to stand united around their cultural heritage. “I call on all actors to refrain from any form of destruction of cultural heritage, including religious sites. Their intentional ....

  • Ki-moon, Al-Araby to meet Wednesday in Geneva over Syrian, Iraqi crises

    Ki-moon, Al-Araby to meet Wednesday in Geneva over Syrian, Iraqi crises

    Date: 2014-06-17 12:56:33 GMT - Switzerland - Arab world - SN:22 - ID:782962

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he is scheduled to meet with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby in Geneva on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Syria after UN and AL envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi ....

  • Arab environment ministers agree on sustainable development goals

    Arab environment ministers agree on sustainable development goals

    Date: 2014-06-17 12:24:25 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:17 - ID:782864

    Arab environment ministers have agreed on a document of goals meant to achieve sustainable development. Those are top priority goals for the Arab world, the council of Arab environment ministers said after a meeting Monday night in the Red Sea ....

  • Israel continues closure of Kerm Abu Salem crossing for 5th day running

    Israel continues closure of Kerm Abu Salem crossing for 5th day running

    Date: 2014-06-17 12:08:18 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:782827

    The Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday continued the closure of Kerm Abu Salem crossing with Gaza Strip for the fifth day running. Director of Crossing Affairs at the Palestinian Authority Nazmi Mehana said the Israelis informed the Palestinian ....

  • Ban appoints Italian Major General Portolano to head UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

    Ban appoints Italian Major General Portolano to head UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

    Date: 2014-06-17 08:06:54 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:6 - ID:782181

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Luciano Portolano of Italy as the new head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). “Major General Portolano has had a long and distinguished military career,” stated ....

  • Israeli warplanes raid the Gaza Strip

    Israeli warplanes raid the Gaza Strip

    Date: 2014-06-17 06:18:41 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:782024

    Israeli warplanes raided different parts of the Gaza Strip at dawn on Tuesday. No casualties were reported. Palestinian sources said one air strike targeted, with at least one rocket, an empty piece of land near the western gate of Asdaa ....

  • President Obama deploys 275 troops to Iraq

    President Obama deploys 275 troops to Iraq

    Date: 2014-06-17 06:10:24 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:782008

    US President Barack Obama has notified Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq. Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces ....

  • Berri sends condemnation letter to Abbas on arrestting Doueik

    Berri sends condemnation letter to Abbas on arrestting Doueik

    Date: 2014-06-16 14:42:04 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:65 - ID:781309

    Speaker of the Lebanese House Nabih Berri sent a message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas whereby he condemned the repressive measures taken by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, including the arrest of the Speaker ....

  • Israel faces another mass release of Palestinian prisoners after abduction of Jewish teens

    Israel faces another mass release of Palestinian prisoners after abduction of Jewish teens

    Date: 2014-06-16 14:40:19 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:63 - ID:781306

    Israel, amid efforts to restrict prisoner exchanges, faces the prospect of another massive release of Palestinian insurgents, according to WorldTribune Newspaper. Israeli sources said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ....

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