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  • Syria envoy to UN critical of Saudi decision to reject UNSC seat

    Syria envoy to UN critical of Saudi decision to reject UNSC seat

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:04:07 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:343668

    Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's envoy to the UN, has criticized Saudi Arabia's rejection of attaining a permanent seat at the Security Council within the next two years. He noted that Riyadh is expecting a new UNSC resolution on the Geneva II ....

  • 9 pilgrims released in exchange for $150mln

    9 pilgrims released in exchange for $150mln

    Date: 2013-10-19 09:00:59 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:14 - ID:343674

    Progress in the release of nine Lebanese pilgrims held in Syria's Aazaz region was achieved by Qatar on Wednesday, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday. A Turkish source told the daily that Qatar crowned its negotiations with the kidnappers by ....

  • Blast shakes Damascus suburb

    Blast shakes Damascus suburb

    Date: 2013-10-19 08:54:22 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:12 - ID:343666

    A large explosion has shaken the suburb of Jaramana in Syria' s capital Damascus with a majority Christian population, according to SANA News Agency. Rebels have previously targeted Jaramana - a Christian and Druze area mostly loyal to ....

  • Yemeni president cuts short his visit to Aden

    Yemeni president cuts short his visit to Aden

    Date: 2013-10-19 07:55:08 GMT - Yemen - Arab world - SN:10 - ID:343584

    Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi curtailed his stay at the economic and commercial capital Aden and returned to Sanaa amid escalated attacks in the country over the last two days. Official sources announced the return of the Yemeni ....

  • Armed group attacks gate of deterrence force

    Armed group attacks gate of deterrence force

    Date: 2013-10-19 07:51:19 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:343580

    An armed group attacked a gate of Libya's deterrence and joint intervention force in southern Tripoli on Friday night. The deterrence force countered the attack and arrested the group, media spokesman Essam al-Naas said. ....

  • 10 killed, injured in car blast east of Baghdad

    10 killed, injured in car blast east of Baghdad

    Date: 2013-10-19 07:35:23 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:343548

    Two people were killed while eight others injured in a booby-trapped car explosion in Baladyat district of Baghdad, an Iraqi security source said on Friday. Security forces cordoned off the area while ambulances moved injured to a hospital for ....

  • Military troops deployed on Tunisian-Algerian border

    Military troops deployed on Tunisian-Algerian border

    Date: 2013-10-19 07:33:09 GMT - Algeria - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:343553

    More troops have been deployed on the border between Algeria and Tunisia in anticipation of any terrorist attacks from the Tunisian side, said well-placed sources told Algerian newspaper El-Bilad Friday. The move came aftermath clashes erupt ....

  • 20 Egyptian drivers seized in Ajdabiya

    20 Egyptian drivers seized in Ajdabiya

    Date: 2013-10-18 16:29:36 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:26 - ID:343154

    A Libyan militia has seized more than 20 Egyptian drivers in Ajdabiya town, 150 km south of Benghazi city, and prevented them from leaving the country, said well-placed sources. The sources told MENA that the militia demands the release of ....

  • Top military police commander killed in Libya

    Top military police commander killed in Libya

    Date: 2013-10-18 15:03:24 GMT - Libya - Arab world - SN:22 - ID:343055

    Libya's military police chief, Colonel Mustapha al-Barghathi, was shot dead Friday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, according to The Daily Star. Unknown assailants gunned down Barghathi outside his home, Colonel Abdullah al-Zaidi, ....

  • Abbas calls on Israel to halt settlement activities, sit for negotiations

    Abbas calls on Israel to halt settlement activities, sit for negotiations

    Date: 2013-10-18 13:22:44 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:20 - ID:342924

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that the Israeli government should halt all settlement construction activities and sit for negotiations to demarcate borders. During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela ....

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