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  • Kerry postpones Mideast visit for Syria talks

    Kerry postpones Mideast visit for Syria talks

    Date: 2013-06-11 09:08:02 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:149701

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has postponed a trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories this week to attend White House talks on Syria. State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said all options on the Syrian issue are on the table. ....

  • US state department declines to comment on Qatari emir quit

    US state department declines to comment on Qatari emir quit

    Date: 2013-06-11 08:52:13 GMT - USA - Arab world - SN:2 - ID:149674

    The US State Department declined to comment on a report alleging that the 61-year-old Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad ben Khalifa al-Thani will cede power this summer to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, 33, said a spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Psaki added ....

  • Israel continues to breach Lebanese skies

    Israel continues to breach Lebanese skies

    Date: 2013-06-04 14:31:08 GMT - Lebanon - Arab world - SN:15 - ID:139933

    Israel continued its daily violations of the Lebanese skies on Tuesday. An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft flew over the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Kila. Then, it circled above the Western Beqaa and southern areas before leaving ....

  • 13 people killed in Syria: opposition group

    13 people killed in Syria: opposition group

    Date: 2013-06-04 14:26:42 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:11 - ID:139918

    At least 13 people were killed in various areas in Syria, the US-funded Radio Sawa quoted the Local Coordination Committees as saying. The group said most of the victims were in the southern province of Daraa. Syria has been engulfed by ....

  • Ashton congratulates Hamdallah on appointment as new Palestinian PM

    Ashton congratulates Hamdallah on appointment as new Palestinian PM

    Date: 2013-06-04 11:49:11 GMT - Belgium - Arab world - SN:8 - ID:139575

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton congratulated Rami Hamdallah on his appointment as new Palestinian prime minister to replace Salam Fayyad. In a press release on Tuesday, Ashton said "Mr. Hamdallah has been appointed Prime Minister at ....

  • Israel lets in 250 trucks via Karm Abu Salem crossing

    Israel lets in 250 trucks via Karm Abu Salem crossing

    Date: 2013-06-04 11:33:25 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:7 - ID:139539

    Israeli occupation authorities agreed on letting in 250 trucks carrying goods to the Palestinians via Karm Abu Salem crossing in the southeastern Gaza Strip. In a statement on Tuesday, Raed Fattouh, Chairman of the Coordination Committee for ....

  • Tunisian authorities extend emergency state for one month

    Tunisian authorities extend emergency state for one month

    Date: 2013-06-04 10:26:18 GMT - Tunisia - Arab world - SN:5 - ID:139391

    The state of Emergency will be further extended in Tunisia for one month, a measure that has been taken 12 times since the ousting of the former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. "The decision was taken by President Moncef Marzouki after ....

  • Hamd Allah: Our mission to end once Palestinian unity government formed

    Hamd Allah: Our mission to end once Palestinian unity government formed

    Date: 2013-06-03 14:28:22 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:9 - ID:138318

    Newly-appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamd Allah said his government will end its mission on August 14 in case a consensus government is formed headed by President Mahmoud Abbas according to the National Reconciliation Agreement. ....

  • Syrian army, rebels engage in fierce clashes in Damascus' Jubar district

    Syrian army, rebels engage in fierce clashes in Damascus' Jubar district

    Date: 2013-06-02 14:12:00 GMT - Syria - Arab world - SN:13 - ID:136707

    The Syrian army and armed rebels engaged in fierce clashes on Saturday in Jubar district of Damascus. Local resident told MENA corespondent that many people, including civilians, were killed and injured in the confrontations. During the ....

  • Cyprus deprives Assad's cousin from citizenship

    Cyprus deprives Assad's cousin from citizenship

    Date: 2013-06-02 13:59:17 GMT - Cyprus - Arab world - SN:8 - ID:136689

    Cyprus said Saturday that it has revoked citizenship from Syrian billionaire Rami Makhlouf, a cousin of Syria's President Bashar l-Assad. Makhlouf is seen as part of Assad's inner circle and one of the most influential men in Syria. ....

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