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  • Lebanon's party leader slams boycotting election of new president

    Lebanon's party leader slams boycotting election of new president

    Date: 2014-06-10 12:14:33 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:21 - ID:770872

    Leader of Lebanon's Phalange Party (Kataeb Party) Amin Gemayel has slammed boycotting the election of a new president by several parliamentary blocs. In press statements on Tuesday following a meeting with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in ....

  • Bill allowing force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners passes first reading in Knesset

    Bill allowing force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners passes first reading in Knesset

    Date: 2014-06-10 10:46:53 GMT - Israel - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:770673

    The Knesset on Monday passed its first reading of a bill that would allow for the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger-strike. In its current state the bill would allow the head of the Prisons Service to contact a district court and request ....

  • Saudi, Russian FMs discuss Syria over phone

    Saudi, Russian FMs discuss Syria over phone

    Date: 2014-06-10 08:46:10 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:770401

    Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held talks over the telephone on ways to end the Syrian crisis and other crises in the region, Novosti news agency reported. “The conversation focused on the key ....

  • 240 trucks enter Gaza via Karam Abu Salem crossing

    240 trucks enter Gaza via Karam Abu Salem crossing

    Date: 2014-06-10 07:42:42 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:7 - ID:770242

    Israel decided on Tuesday to let in 290 trucks into the Gaza Strip via Karam Abu Salem trade crossing, south east of the strip. Raed Fattouh, the chairman of the coordination committee for the entry of goods into the Gaza Strip, said in a press ....

  • US still considers Hezbollah terrorist organization: Hale

    US still considers Hezbollah terrorist organization: Hale

    Date: 2014-06-09 12:53:18 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:48 - ID:769273

    United States Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale said Monday that his country’s policy toward Hezbollah remained the same and Washington still considered it a terrorist organization. “Let me also take this occasion to say that, of course, nothing ....

  • Libya's Maiteeq accepts supreme court ruling over his election

    Libya's Maiteeq accepts supreme court ruling over his election

    Date: 2014-06-09 12:32:16 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:42 - ID:769109

    Ahmed Maiteeq accepted on Monday a ruling issued by the supreme constitutional court of Libya that his election as prime minister was invalid. Earlier the parliament backed the ruling. "The National Congress abides by any ruling issued by the ....

  • Qurei hails Sisi's speech, inauguration ceremony

    Qurei hails Sisi's speech, inauguration ceremony

    Date: 2014-06-09 12:02:58 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:44 - ID:769147

    The speech of newly-elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi yesterday tackled not only Egypt's problems but also in the whole region, said head of the PLO's Al-Quds Affairs Committee Ahmed Qurei. He also hailed the ceremony of signing the ....

  • Continuation of Gaza blockade

    Continuation of Gaza blockade "disgrace" for int'l community - Chomsky

    Date: 2014-06-09 11:47:55 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:41 - ID:769106

    Famed American academic and political activist Noam Chomsky signed a document under the rubric "No to Gaza siege", which was launched by Jamal al-Khodri, the Chairman of the Popular Committee against the Siege and a member of the Palestinian ....

  • Parliament presidential election session postponed to June 18

    Parliament presidential election session postponed to June 18

    Date: 2014-06-09 11:46:13 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:40 - ID:769101

    Lebanese Parliament’s latest session to elect a president failed, with observers saying lawmakers seem more focused on the fate of Tuesday’s legislative session over the salary scale. Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday postponed the session to elect ....

  • 37 Daash militants killed in western Mosul

    37 Daash militants killed in western Mosul

    Date: 2014-06-09 09:41:38 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:24 - ID:768668

    Some 37 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were killed by security forces in a security operation in western Mosul, a security source said. Four Afghans are among the dead, he added. Some 13 cars belonging to militants were ....

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