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  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnap 120 Syrian Kurds – watchdog

    Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnap 120 Syrian Kurds – watchdog

    Date: 2013-12-14 07:29:30 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:2 - ID:439021

    Al-Qaeda linked Islamists have kidnapped at least 120 Kurdish civilians from a village in Aleppo province near the border with Turkey, Russia Today cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying on Friday. The fighters of the Islamic ....

  • Arab Parliament speaker arrives in Amman

    Arab Parliament speaker arrives in Amman

    Date: 2013-12-13 17:29:34 GMT - Jordan - Arab world - SN:25 - ID:438627

    Speaker of the Arab Parliament Ahmed Bin Mohamed al-Jarwan arrived Friday in Amman to head parliament sessions to kick off Sunday. Highlighting the social and economic burdens of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Jarwan said that the 80 members of the ....

  • Haniyeh: Qatari Emir pledged to end electricity issue in Gaza

    Haniyeh: Qatari Emir pledged to end electricity issue in Gaza

    Date: 2013-12-13 17:27:21 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:24 - ID:438624

    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh telephoned Friday Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to brief him on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Gaza has been under a tight Israeli siege since Hamas took control of the coastal ....

  • Abbas rejects US plan for Israeli troops

    Abbas rejects US plan for Israeli troops

    Date: 2013-12-13 17:18:18 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:22 - ID:438612

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has rejected US proposals for Israel to keep troops in a future Palestinian state along its strategic border with Jordan, Al-Arabiya reported Friday. A Palestinian source, speaking on condition of anonymity, ....

  • 10 killed, wounded in Iraq blast

    10 killed, wounded in Iraq blast

    Date: 2013-12-13 17:08:07 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:17 - ID:438585

    At least 10 people were killed and wounded Friday when a bobby-trapped car exploded near a police checkpoint in the city of Ramadi, some 110km west of Baghdad. The blast resulted in killing two policemen and wounding eight others, including a ....

  • Putin says Russia helped to prevent military intervention in Syria

    Putin says Russia helped to prevent military intervention in Syria

    Date: 2013-12-13 08:10:41 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:437645

    It was Russia’s involvement that to a large degree helped to prevent military intervention in Syria and paved the way for the deal involving the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying ....

  • Al Qaeda 'armies' growing in Syria pose threat to region, official warns

    Al Qaeda 'armies' growing in Syria pose threat to region, official warns

    Date: 2013-12-13 08:01:14 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:437640

    Al Qaeda is said to have formed armies that could spread throughout the Middle East, the World Tribune reported Thursday. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari warned that Al Qaeda and aligned militias were turning into veritable military forces ....

  • AL to hold extraordinary FMs meeting Dec 21 at request of Palestinian president

    AL to hold extraordinary FMs meeting Dec 21 at request of Palestinian president

    Date: 2013-12-12 12:02:48 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:31 - ID:436523

    The Arab League (AL) announced that an extraordinary meeting for the AL Council will be held on December 21 at the level of foreign ministers at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting is set to take up all developments of ....

  • Hamas PM phones Abbas on humanitarian situation in Gaza

    Hamas PM phones Abbas on humanitarian situation in Gaza

    Date: 2013-12-12 08:36:46 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:19 - ID:436006

    Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh phoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over the humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip, that has been under a tight Israeli siege since Hamas took control of the coastal enclave in June of ....

  • UN demands 'immediate halt' for demolishing Palestinians' homes in Jordan Valley

    UN demands 'immediate halt' for demolishing Palestinians' homes in Jordan Valley

    Date: 2013-12-12 08:20:57 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:11 - ID:435958

    The United Nations asked Israel on Wednesday to halt immediately the demolition of Palestinians' homes in the Jordan Valley, UN secretary-general spokesman Martin Nesirky said. "The demolitions must be brought to an immediate halt," he added."The ....

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