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  • Syria chemical disarmament progressing steadily – Ban Ki-moon

    Syria chemical disarmament progressing steadily – Ban Ki-moon

    Date: 2013-12-29 13:08:47 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:53 - ID:467900

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised steady progress in Syria's chemical disarmament despite a "limited delay" in moving the most dangerous chemical warfare agents out the country by the December 31 deadline, Voice of Russia ....

  • South Sudan gov't restores Bor, Bentiu from rebels

    South Sudan gov't restores Bor, Bentiu from rebels

    Date: 2013-12-29 12:52:19 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:50 - ID:467855

    South Sudan government forces restored the cities of Bor and Bentiu from the rebels led by former vice president of South Sudan Riek Machar, a South Sudan military source said. According to the Khartoum newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, out Sunday, the ....

  • Lebanese party leader attacked in Tripoli

    Lebanese party leader attacked in Tripoli

    Date: 2013-12-29 12:26:43 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:44 - ID:467791

    Orthodox Party of the Levant leader Rodrigue Khoury was attacked in the northern city of Tripoli late Saturday night. Two masked men attacked Khoury—who had arrived to Tripoli with a number of his friends—beat him, and stabbed him in the neck. ....

  • Extremist Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque precincts

    Extremist Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque precincts

    Date: 2013-12-29 12:08:41 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:40 - ID:467752

    Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the precincts of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Bab El-Maghreba gate under tight security measures from the Israeli occupation forces. Rabbi Yehudah Glick led one of the groups which stormed the precincts of the holy mosque ....

  • Qaraqei: Israel announces names of Palestinian prisoners to be released Tuesday

    Qaraqei: Israel announces names of Palestinian prisoners to be released Tuesday

    Date: 2013-12-29 12:02:44 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:38 - ID:467730

    Palestinian Minister of Prisoners Issa Qaraqei said Sunday that Israel announced the list of names of the Palestinian prisoners expected to be released at dawn Tuesday as part of the 3rd batch of prisoners who have spent long term jail sentences in ....

  • Booby-trapped car dismantled in Manama

    Booby-trapped car dismantled in Manama

    Date: 2013-12-29 11:32:29 GMT - Bahrain - Arab world - SN:29 - ID:467474

    Bahraini police dismantled on Saturday a booby-trapped car in Manama meant to be used in terrorist attacks, Manama police chief said. While searching for two stolen cars, police suspected two parked cars in two different areas, he said. Three ....

  • Israel reopens Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza

    Israel reopens Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza

    Date: 2013-12-29 10:59:00 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:36 - ID:467562

    Israeli authorities opened Gaza’s Kerem Shalom border terminal Sunday morning after a four-day closure following Tuesday’s killing of an Israeli working on the border fence. In a statement, Raed Fattouh who coordinates the passage of imports into ....

  • Israel shells South Lebanon

    Israel shells South Lebanon

    Date: 2013-12-29 10:45:07 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:467270

    Israel fired more than 20 artillery shells on border areas in South Lebanon early Sunday with no reports of casualties so far, Lebanese security sources said. The shells landed in the border villages of Rashaya, Al-Marea and Rashaya al-Fakhar, ....

  • Libyan army deployed in Tripoli to secure vital facilities

    Libyan army deployed in Tripoli to secure vital facilities

    Date: 2013-12-29 10:04:41 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:28 - ID:467424

    Libyan army units fanned out in the Libyan capital on Sunday to secure vital facilities after an armed group known as the Operations Chamber of Libya's Revolutionaries besieged a number of ministries and the cabinet headquarters, security sources ....

  • UNIFIL urges Israel, Lebanon to exercise maximum restraint

    UNIFIL urges Israel, Lebanon to exercise maximum restraint

    Date: 2013-12-29 09:59:54 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:26 - ID:467410

    The UN Interim Forces in South Lebanon has urged both the Israeli and Lebanese sides to exercise maximum restraint in the wake of firing two rockets from the general area of El Khiam in southern Lebanon towards Israel. The IDF informed UNIFIL ....

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