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  • Iranian FM urges UN inspectors to launch all-out probe in Syria

    Iranian FM urges UN inspectors to launch all-out probe in Syria

    Date: 2013-08-29 13:03:24 GMT - Iran - Arab world - SN:12 - ID:263801

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, urging the United Nations inspectors to carry out comprehensive investigations away from prejudiced decisions about the user of such arms. He made ....

  • UN chemical weapons team to leave Syria by Saturday morning: Ban

    UN chemical weapons team to leave Syria by Saturday morning: Ban

    Date: 2013-08-29 11:42:06 GMT - United Nations - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:263610

    UN inspectors, in Syria to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons, plans to leave by Saturday morning, the UN chief said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had spoken to US President Barack Obama on Wednesday about the ....

  • Sources: France sends anti-aircraft warship to Middle East

    Sources: France sends anti-aircraft warship to Middle East

    Date: 2013-08-29 11:30:30 GMT - France - Arab world - SN:6 - ID:263575

    An anti-aircraft frigate from the French Navy was dispatched in the direction of Syria on Thursday morning according to reports as the West appears to be preparing for a military strike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The frigate Chevalier Paul ....

  • Russian official urges waiting UN inspectors report on Syria

    Russian official urges waiting UN inspectors report on Syria

    Date: 2013-08-29 11:21:25 GMT - Russia - Arab world - SN:4 - ID:263553

    The Russian Foreign Ministry called for allowing United Nations inspectors to finalize their investigations concerning Syria's use of chemical weapons against its people. Russian deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said UN inspectors ....

  • Obama says he has many options on Syria

    Obama says he has many options on Syria

    Date: 2013-08-29 09:20:50 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:3 - ID:263353

    US President Barack Obama said has not yet decided on U.S. action in Syria, but stressed that his administration has "concluded" that Syrian President Bashar al Assad used chemical weapons in an attack against civilians last week near ....

  • Iraqi security source: More than 200 killed, injured in today's blasts in Baghdad

    Iraqi security source: More than 200 killed, injured in today's blasts in Baghdad

    Date: 2013-08-28 11:58:37 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:26 - ID:261962

    An Iraqi security source said that more than 200 persons were killed and injured in a spate of blasts that hit Baghdad on Wednesday. The source said that 47 persons were killed and 159 injured in a series of explosions in Baghdad. The ....

  • Bomb found near mosque in Tripoli

    Bomb found near mosque in Tripoli

    Date: 2013-08-28 11:09:40 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:22 - ID:261835

    A hand-made bomb was found close to Al-Taqwa Mosque in Tripoli city in northern Lebanon on Wednesday. The same mosque was hit by a bomb attack on Friday while worshipers were leaving following the noon prayer. Units of the Lebanese army ....

  • 31 people killed, injured in twin blasts in Sadr city

    31 people killed, injured in twin blasts in Sadr city

    Date: 2013-08-28 10:54:34 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:16 - ID:261705

    Three people were killed and 28 others injured in an explosion of two car bombs in Sadr city in eastern Baghdad. A security source said the two explosive–packed vehicles were parked on the roadside when they went off early Wednesday. ....

  • 190 aid-laden trucks allowed into Gaza

    190 aid-laden trucks allowed into Gaza

    Date: 2013-08-28 10:31:32 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:19 - ID:261735

    Israeli authorities opened on Wednesday Karm Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, southeast of the Gaza Strip, to let in 190 trucks loaded with aid to the Gazans, who have been under a suffocating siege since June of 2007. The trucks are ....

  • Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians in Al-Quds

    Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians in Al-Quds

    Date: 2013-08-28 10:29:57 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:18 - ID:261726

    Israeli forces arrested eight Palestinians, including five teens aged between 14 to 16 years, in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) on Tuesday, local sources said Wednesday. Israeli authorities claimed that the teens threw stones at a bus ....

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