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  • Former South Sudan ministers arrested over 'coup'

    Former South Sudan ministers arrested over 'coup'

    Date: 2013-12-18 08:06:23 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:447830

    Ten senior political figures, including the former finance minister, have been arrested in South Sudan after a foiled coup attempt, the government has said. The authorities are looking to question five other prominent figures, including former ....

  • AL chief to hold talks with India vice president, FM

    AL chief to hold talks with India vice president, FM

    Date: 2013-12-17 19:34:44 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:51 - ID:447516

    Secretary General of Arab League Nabil El-Arabi, who is visiting New Delhi, will hold a meeting with India's Vice-President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. During the meetings, the two sides will ink a memorandum of ....

  • AL to host Arab-Africa environment forum Thursday

    AL to host Arab-Africa environment forum Thursday

    Date: 2013-12-17 14:38:08 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:32 - ID:446451

    The Arab League will on Thursday host an Arab-Africa environment forum during which AL chief Nabil el-Arabi will deliver a speech in honor of late African leader Nelson Mandela. Arabi's speech will also focus on Arab-African integration. ....

  • 30th session of Arab Ministers of Housing & Construction Council kicks off

    30th session of Arab Ministers of Housing & Construction Council kicks off

    Date: 2013-12-17 14:30:23 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:30 - ID:446443

    The 30th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Housing and Construction kicked off Tuesday at the Arab League premises in Cairo under the chairmanship of Oman. AL chief Nabil el-Arabi underlined the importance of exerting concerted ....

  • Gunfight erupted in Juba

    Gunfight erupted in Juba

    Date: 2013-12-17 13:03:16 GMT - South Sudan - Arab world - SN:28 - ID:444991

    Fresh gunfire erupted in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after the government said it had quashed an attempted coup, the BBC reported Tuesday. Yesterday, there were reports of heavy weapons being fired in many parts of Juba. Several ....

  • 280 trucks allowed into the Gaza Strip through Karm Abu Salem crossing

    280 trucks allowed into the Gaza Strip through Karm Abu Salem crossing

    Date: 2013-12-17 12:51:54 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:25 - ID:444956

    Israeli occupation forces allowed the entry of 280 trucks laden with commodities into the Gaza Strip via Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing on Tuesday. In a press release, Head of the Coordination Committee for entry of goods in the Gaza ....

  • Car bomb explodes near Hezbollah checkpoint

    Car bomb explodes near Hezbollah checkpoint

    Date: 2013-12-17 06:35:00 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:443920

    A car bomb exploded after being shot at by guards manning a Hezbollah security checkpoint almost two kilometers away from a center of the Shiite Lebanese group in the area of Sabouba near Baalbek in eastern Lebanon at dawn on Tuesday. Casualties ....

  • Palestinian presidency forms panel to provide aid to Gazans

    Palestinian presidency forms panel to provide aid to Gazans

    Date: 2013-12-17 06:09:13 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:443895

    Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habash said the Palestinian presidency would form a committee to collect aid to Gazans. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered to provide assistance to the families affected by the ....

  • UN chief, Security Council call for calm after shooting on Lebanese-Israeli borders

    UN chief, Security Council call for calm after shooting on Lebanese-Israeli borders

    Date: 2013-12-17 06:03:18 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:443892

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of Security Council have deplored the shooting on Sunday of an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier by a Lebanese soldier, and called for calm and continued restraint by all parties. ....

  • Explosion hits near Hezbollah center east Lebanon; casualties reported

    Explosion hits near Hezbollah center east Lebanon; casualties reported

    Date: 2013-12-17 05:57:56 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:2 - ID:443887

    An explosion ripped through the area housing a Hezbollah center in Sabouba town north the city of Baalbek, east Lebanon, at dawn on Tuesday, a security source said. The blast occurred at almost 4am and left casualties, the source was quoted by Al ....

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