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Composition of new constitution at stake as Libyans head to polls
The Syrian opposition meeting held over two days in Cairo wrapped up on Tuesday after nearly falling apart over disputes in the authority and representation
Nearly two weeks after their reconnaissance jet was shot down by Syrian military, the bodies of the two Turkish pilots have been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The bodies of Captain Gökhan Ertan and Lieutenant Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy were recovered by rescue teams after their F-4 Phantom jet was shot down on …
Israel violates Lebanese airspace, this time to bomb its own spy installations
Regional briefs on Libya, Iraq, Mali, and Iran
Tunisian ruling coalition facing internal divisions that are stalling the nation’s transition
Sword-wielding thugs are becoming more and more common in the UAE, as unemployment for nationals rises amid the rapid development of its cities.
Jordanian King specifically mentioned the Brotherhood and its political wing to “participate in the legislative elections to reach parliamentary governments.”
Turkey scrambles jets to respond to sightings of syrian helicopters at border
With what appears to be an escalation in Sinai, the president may have found the cover he needs to close the Rafah crossing
Regional briefs on Sudan, Israel, Libya, Lebanon, and Yemen
Oil market observer bodies and analysts say the embargo, coupled with US financial sanctions ramped up on Thursday, are gutting Iran’s vital oil exports
While shelling and fighting continues inside Syria, r Al-Assad is under pressure from the UN and NATO to negotiate an end to the16-month conflict.
Regional Briefs for 30 June on Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon
Dispute continues between Dubai police chief and the Muslim Brotherhood
Kurds are caught in the middle of two escalating zones of conflict involving four countries, but in the current standoff between Syria and Turkey, the Kurdish population may soon find themselves the bargaining chip that tips the stand-off into a full scale fight. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has been cautious with the Kurds on Syria’s …
Tunisia TUNIS —The Tunisian consulate in Libya was struck with a petrol bomb thrown by two people from a car in the capital city of Tripoli, officials said. According to the secretary general of the Tunisian Foreign Ministry, no injuries were caused by the bomb. He added, in a radio interview, that the extent of …
The Israeli Defense Force will deploy radar systems along the border with Egypt, similar to those used in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon
The recent austerity measures taken by the government have included raising taxes and deep cuts to services like public health care.
NATO condemns Syrian actions and stands with Turkey
Saudi Arabia, the last of three countries to deny women the ability to participate in the Olympic Games, has finally relented. After pressure from the International Olympic Committee to allow women to compete, the Saudi Embassy in London announced its decision, saying “it wished to reaffirm its support for the sublime meanings reflected by Olympic …
Palestinian group Hamas has agreed to a new cease-fire with Israel. The announcement comes after a cease-fire brokered Wednesday was violated by both sides, resulting in the deaths of many Palestinians, including a little boy, and the wounding of one Israeli worker. The previous cease-fire had been almost immediately compromised by the Israelis and the …
Members of Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamic militant group that recently had three of its leaders named ‘foreign terrorists’ by the US, attacked a prison in Yobe state, leaving four guards dead and freeing 40 inmates. Yobe state police commissioner Patrick Egbuniwe said two of the attackers were killed in the shootout, but their bodies were …
Libyan PM extradition from Tunisia faces criticism
Government under pressure from Muslim Brotherhood while public fury over austerity measures grow
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Israeli leaders on a rare trip to Jerusalem for discussions that focused on continuing violence in Syria and Iran’s disputed nuclear programme.
As Syria and Turkey face off, NATO steps in
The country’s first direct elections in over 40 years
Israel’s social justice movement attempts to bring back last summer’s tent cities
Syria: BRUSSELS (AP) — Members of Syrian opposition groups met in a conference in Belgium on Sunday to discuss their political differences and Syria’s democratic transition. Groups discussed whether the Syrian opposition should request foreign military intervention and whether the groups should begin negotiations with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. According to activists more …