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  • Erekat phones US, European officials to intervene to halt Israel's practices in Al-Aqsa

    Erekat phones US, European officials to intervene to halt Israel's practices in Al-Aqsa

    Date: 2013-09-04 12:25:22 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:7 - ID:272959

    Member of the Fatah Executive Committee Saeb Erekat held contacts with several US and European officials to ask them to intervene to bring an end to Israel's practices in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Erekat, in statements on Wednesday, said ....

  • Iran once again warns of consequences of possible attack on Syria

    Iran once again warns of consequences of possible attack on Syria

    Date: 2013-09-04 10:47:38 GMT - Iran - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:272746

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again warned that any military intervention in Syria could have negative consequences on the regional and international security, Press TV news reported Wednesday. Zarif made the remarks in a ....

  • Mekdad tells CBS Mideast will be on fire if US attacks Syria

    Mekdad tells CBS Mideast will be on fire if US attacks Syria

    Date: 2013-09-03 18:53:10 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:23 - ID:272107

    In an interview with CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer, Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said the region will be on fire if the US attacks his country. "The Middle East is already on fire now," Mekdad said. "And we think any ....

  • Talks between Kiir, Bashir kicks off

    Talks between Kiir, Bashir kicks off

    Date: 2013-09-03 12:24:08 GMT - Sudan - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:271332

    Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir kicked off their bilateral talks just hours after Kiir landed in Khartoum for a state visit. The talks tackled issues related to border, oil sharing, the flashpoint ....

  • Quds mufti condemns closure of Ibrahimi mosque

    Quds mufti condemns closure of Ibrahimi mosque

    Date: 2013-09-03 11:35:43 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:11 - ID:271209

    Quds Mufti Mohamed Hussein condemned Wednesday Israel's closure of Ibrahimi Mosque in the face of Muslims next Thursday and Friday. In statements Tuesday, he deplored Israel's ban of Azan (call for prayers) at the Ibrahimi mosque since August ....

  • Top UN official: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

    Top UN official: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

    Date: 2013-09-03 09:12:05 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:270869

    Tarik Kurdi, the representative of the UN refugee agency in Syria, said that 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced inside the country because of the ongoing war. Kurdi added that 5 million of the ....

  • Arab League chief says any act against Assad regime should come as part of Geneva Charter, UN agreement

    Arab League chief says any act against Assad regime should come as part of Geneva Charter, UN agreement

    Date: 2013-09-02 14:42:09 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:269890

    Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi stressed on Monday that any deterrent acts to be taken against the Assad regime should come as part of the Geneva Charter or the UN agreement that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. Arabi, at a ....

  • Iranian FM, UN Secretary General discuss developments in Syria

    Iranian FM, UN Secretary General discuss developments in Syria

    Date: 2013-09-02 11:27:51 GMT - Iran - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:269412

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed current Syrian developments with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the phone Sunday evening, Irna reported Monday. According to the press bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during ....

  • Obama informed Netanyahu prior to speech of plans to delay Syria strike

    Obama informed Netanyahu prior to speech of plans to delay Syria strike

    Date: 2013-09-02 09:36:10 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:8 - ID:269194

    US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and informed him that he planned to delay what seemed like an imminent attack on Syria, ahead of his speech at the White House to that regard. Obama also told ....

  • Arab League holds Assad responsible for chemical attack, urge 'deterrent measures'

    Arab League holds Assad responsible for chemical attack, urge 'deterrent measures'

    Date: 2013-09-02 09:11:22 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:269150

    The council of the Arab League foreign ministers deplored on Sunday the use of chemical weapons in Syria, holding the Syrian regime responsible for the "the heinous crime." In a statement following an extraordinary meeting in Cairo, the ....

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