Archive for: July 2015

Palestinian child dead in Jewish extremist arson attack

A Palestinian child was killed and three family members critically wounded in a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists on two homes in the West Bank village of Duma early on Friday. Eighteen-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha burned to death, while his father and mother, Saad and Reham Dawabsha, and another son, Ahmad, 4, were taken […]

U.S. missile sale to Saudi Arabia escalates tensions in Mideast

The possible sale a US missile system to Saudi Arabia will escalate tensions in the Middle East and benefit the American military-industrial complex, says a journalist and political commentator in Canada. The US State Department’s approval to sell 600 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles to Riyadh “will force other countries to buy weapons to match […]

U.S. soldiers arrested in Vienna airport heading to Ukraine

The soldiers carried assault rifles in their luggage, but had no approval, Kurier reported. A few days ago, a group of American soldiers caused a security alert at Vienna’s Schwechat airport. The men were stopped while trying to travel with army weapons to Ukraine without any necessary permits, the newspaper wrote. The Austrian police had […]

U.S. trained commander kidnapped by al-Nusra in Syria?

The commander of a group of Syrian fighters trained by the United States has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, his group said in a statement Thursday. The commander, Nadeem Hassan, and seven of his fighters were taken by the Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State in Syria, as they were […]

Syrian forces regain control of Hasakah ISIL supply route

Syrian government forces and Kurdish fighters liberated the city of Hasakah from the control of the ISIL terrorists, reports said. The ISIL Takfiri group “was expelled by the army from Zuhur, the last district in which it was present in Hasakah”, Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. […]

Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabs 6 at Jerusalem gay pride parade

At least six people were stabbed at an LGBT pride parade by in Jerusalem on Thursday, local media reported, citing Israeli police and paramedics. The suspected attacker, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, has been arrested. Police said that six people have been injured, The Jerusalem Post reported, adding that two of them were in serious condition. The […]

Israeli aircraft targets car in Quneitra, claims 3 civilians

An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft had targeted a car near Hadar town in Quneitra countryside, killing three civilians. A military source told SANA that at 10:45 AM Wednesday, an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft targeted a civilian car near Hadar town in Quneitra countryside, killing three from the town’s locals. Israeli aircrafts also targeted at 03:15 PM one […]

Libya: Rights groups condemn Saif Gaddafi’s death sentence

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saif-al Islam Gaddafi, son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others of the previous regime to death. The United Nations human rights office said the international body was “deeply disturbed” by the sentence given to the 43-year-old in absentia. He had presented the evidence to a […]

UK PM ready to strike Libya despite FCO ruling out campaign

As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office rules out renewed strikes on Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron says he is ready to pursue military action if the UK is threatened by Islamic State militants said to be established there. Speaking at the end of a five-day official tour of South East Asia, Cameron said: “If there […]

Turk jets hit Kurd militants in Iraq and ISIL targets in Syria

Turkey has launched overnight airstrikes against several positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s party (PKK) in northern Iraq for the first time in four years, the country’s government has said. The air raids put an end to a two-year ceasefire between the Turkish government and the PKK, severely endangering the already fragile peace process started […]

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