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  • 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 ....

  • Bashir is ruling party's sole candidate in coming presidential race -- presidential aide

    Bashir is ruling party's sole candidate in coming presidential race -- presidential aide

    Date: 2013-12-29 09:29:11 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:25 - ID:467363

    The ruling National Congress Party has chosen incumbent President Omar al-Bashir as its sole candidate in the coming presidential race, presidential aide Ibrahim Ghandour said. Bashir will be the only candidate fielded by the party, he said, as ....

  • South Sudan to attack Bentiu if truce rejected: minister

    South Sudan to attack Bentiu if truce rejected: minister

    Date: 2013-12-29 09:04:17 GMT - South Sudan - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:467287

    A South Sudanese minister has threatened that the government will attack the main stronghold of rebel forces if they reject Juba’s offer for a ceasefire, the Iranian Press TV reported. On Saturday, South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei ....

  • Anbar tribesmen take to streets as 12-hour ultimatum for releasing Alwani ends

    Anbar tribesmen take to streets as 12-hour ultimatum for releasing Alwani ends

    Date: 2013-12-29 08:48:07 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:11 - ID:467259

    As the 12-hour ultimatum given to Iraqi Premier Nouri Maliki to release Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani ended, Anbar tribesmen took to streets with their guns to prevent access of Iraqi army forces or SWAT into Ramadi city, the Arabic Sky news reported ....

  • Jordan still pursuing nuclear power option – report

    Jordan still pursuing nuclear power option – report

    Date: 2013-12-29 08:35:27 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:8 - ID:467224

    The Washington-based Christian Science Monitor (CSM) said on Saturday that Amman is aggressively pursuing nuclear programs due to its power shortage. "Circumstances leave the kingdom little choice," a Jordanian official was cited in a report by ....

  • US ambassador in Beirut conveys to Mikati Washington's solidarity with Lebanon

    US ambassador in Beirut conveys to Mikati Washington's solidarity with Lebanon

    Date: 2013-12-29 08:21:31 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:467194

    Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati received Saturday US Ambassador in Beirut David Hale who relayed his country's support and solidarity with Lebanon under the current difficult circumstances. Hale expressed his country's deepest condolences ....

  • 6 killed, injured in armed attack west of Tikrit, Iraq

    6 killed, injured in armed attack west of Tikrit, Iraq

    Date: 2013-12-28 13:10:51 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:38 - ID:466247

    Six persons were killed and injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in west Tikrit, about 170km north of Baghdad, said a security source in Salahuddin province of Iraq on Saturday. A security force cordoned off the scene, while ambulances ....

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