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Turkey: Police arrest 22 IS militants in Elazig province

Authorities in eastern province of Elazig announced Friday local police have arrested 22 members of the Islamic State group (IS) in coordinated raids. The suspect terrorists, all of them men, were arrested in the city of Elazig, the province governor’s office has indicated. “22 suspects have been detained in simultaneous operations carried out on Aug. […]

August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: four police personnel killed in ambush in North Sinai

Four police forces traveling to al-Arish in North Sinai were killed in ambush early Wednesday, in a latest attack against security forces in the restive Peninsula. The victims were one officer, a low-ranking policeman and two conscripts, security officials on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press. No information has been revealed on the gunmen […]

August 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel strikes Hamas targets after projectile launch

Israel has launched missiles into the Gaza Strip in response to a missile that was fired from Gaza. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said “a projectile hit an open region in the Ashkelon region” without causing any injuries. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Jewish State holds Hamas responsible for all […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iraq: Mosul living two realities, UN official

Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq who doubles as the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, has described the historic city of Mosul as “a tale of two cities” with reference to the level of destruction in the eastern and western parts of the city. Mosul has been under the […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Netanyahu’s own party members want him to step down as Prime Minister

Mounting voices in the Likud party are pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down, arguing that the graft scandal he is embroiled in may stain the reputation of the party. Netanyahu’s political life is again on the line for a second time. The Israeli leader is accused by a former aid, Ari Harow, […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

King Abdullah, President Abbas to set up joint crisis committee on Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas agreed on Monday to establish a joint crisis committee that would follow up the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki, Abbas and King Abdullah agreed at their meeting in Ramallah to form a “joint crisis committee” to […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Hamas opposes holding of PNC meetings in Ramallah

The Islamist Hamas Movement ruling Gaza Strip has warned against the holding of the Palestinian National Council meetings in Israel-occupied West Bank arguing that the move opposes the agreement reached by factions in Beirut early this year. The movement’s spokesperson Abdul Latif Al-Qanou voiced the movement’s concerns at possible meetings of the Palestinian Parliament in […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Tunisia’s General Labor Union scolded for backing Bashar Assad

The Tunisian General Labor Union UGTT has been harshly criticized by Syrian opposition groups after leaders of the Union visited the Syrian President last month and called for normalization of Tunisian-Syrian ties. Late last month, a delegation of leaders of the Noble Prize winner UGTT met with Syrian embattled President Bashar al-Assad and expressed him […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: Tripoli airport security forces arrest smuggler with 580 antique silver coins

RADA Special Deterrence Forces at Tripoli Mitiga International Airport have seized 580 antique silver pieces dating back to the Roman era, reports say. The forces said they arrested a Libyan man during a routine inspection. The man whose identity has not been revealed admitted that he had been smuggling antiquities and selling them abroad. He […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria: Foreign fighters return ‘disillusioned’ by groups they joined, UN study

A report issued last week by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) showed that a number of “disillusioned and disappointed” foreign terrorist fighters left Syria and returned to their countries of origin, when they found that the groups they joined hardly make good on their promises, except promise of death and destruction. The authors […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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