June 23, 2016
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
The Tunisian National Guard apprehended ten smugglers with 44,000 liters of smuggled fuel.
The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
Abbas reportedly held separate meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with whom he brought up the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territory and the French peace initiative which began earlier this month.
Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.
Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
Last year Pope Francis referred to the mass killings that began in 1915 as 'the first genocide of the 20th century.'
At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.
Video footage from the Rukban camp shows refugees chanting, "We want water," while multiple residents of the camp said that they have started to drink polluted water, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Raafat Badran was shot dead while heading back from the swimming pool with his friends.
Earlier Wednesday, a senior official in Brussels said the European Union will start negotiations on a new chapter in Turkey's membership bid on June 30, as required in a migration deal struck with Ankara.
"Turkish officials do not currently approve of the travel plans," said German Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff on Wednesday, adding that Ankara did not provide an explanation for the refusal.
The Lebanese Prime Minister warned that the lack of government stability could cause widespread problems across the country.
Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Over 115 Taliban militants turned in their weapons and joined the peace process in Faryab province.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Bahrain's treatment of Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shia dissidents.
June 22, 2016
A senior Iraqi commander says nearly 2,500 Daesh fighters have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah from the extremists.
Mortar fire and clashes in central Yemen killed 13 people, including children, on Wednesday.
Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
According to a local media activist based in Aleppo, the villages of Kafr Hamra, Anadan and Hraytan had been struck by phosphorous bombs.
Security forces arrested the protesters on April 15 at the Press Syndicate. They were charged with protesting without a license, disturbing public peace and inciting protest.
The gunfight broke out on a highway between Van and the Bitlis province when PKK fighters allegedly assaulted police with rocket launchers and long-barreled guns
Libyan forces were securing the “700” neighborhood, just south of central Sirte, and had also made ground to the west of the city center.
The attack was the first of its kind on Jordan since the conflict in Syria began in 2011. However the country was once before united in grief after the murder of one of its military pilots after being captured by Daesh militants.
A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has tasked the country's Electricity Minister Imad Khamis with forming a new government on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
Iran's UN mission called attention to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which had found that armed conflict in Afghanistan currently stood at its highest level since 2001
Taliban hijacked a bus carrying 43 passengers and two trucks in the restive district on Tuesday morning.
The suspects were held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court. There was no immediate comment from authorities.
A Taliban splinter faction has been fighting against the main Taliban group for the past year, following news in July that the Taliban's longterm leader, Mullah Omar, had died.
Dozens others were injured when a rocket struck an armory in the Libyan capital.
It comes days after Daesh attacked Russian and government forces, pushing them back from Raqqa.
The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Britain’s Defense Staff (CDS), arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday, only a day after the Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s top Shia cleric, of his citizenship, accusing him of sowing “sectarianism and violence.”
A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.
A Reporters Without Borders representative, an author, and the president of Turkey's Human Rights Foundation were arrested on 'terrorism' charges.
UN envoy Stafan de Mistura also expressed his hopes for resuming peace talks.
A woman with MERS was exposed to 49 people at a hospital in Riyadh, and 33 of the people exposed have contracted the disease.
An explosion at an arms depot controlled by a militant group killed over 30 civilians in Libya's western city Garabulli.
In response to the car bomb that killed six Jordanian border guards, Jordan has sealed the border with Syria until further notice.
June 21, 2016
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Houthis fired a missile at the Loyalist-held Marib, but the missile was intercepted by Saudi-coalition forces.
According to local Palestinian sources, five teenage Palestinians were returning from a late night Ramadan swim when Israeli forces “showered” the vehicle with live fire, killing one and injuring four.
Turkish forces are beginning new operations against PKK militants in Diyarbakir province.
Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Hajja in the northern occupied West Bank at dawn, after which Israeli soldiers broke into the apartment of a three-story building and demolished its internal walls.
The two sides will make the announcement during final talks on the issue on June 26.
An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur", walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre
An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur", walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre. (AFP/File)
The security alert follows a series of police raids at the weekend in relation to March 22 suicide attacks on the Brussels international airport and an underground station in the Belgian capital, in which more than 20 people were killed.
It’s been less than 11 weeks since the EU struck its controversial deal with Turkey to stem the flow of asylum seekers into Europe. The agreement was immediately under pressure on several fronts and now looks set to unravel completely, even before any mass returns come to pass.
According to one police official, “one of the vehicles hijacked is a bus full of passengers while two others are trucks.”
On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-And military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.
Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
The Minister pointed out to several deterrent operations where a number of suspects were arrested after plotting to carry out attacks in Lebanon.
The fishing zone was expanded until June 26, due to an 'abundance of fish this season.'
The area around the mall is cordoned off and the Prime Minister is holding emergency meetings.
Hundreds of protesters have spent the night outside the home of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim who was stripped of his citizenship on Monday.
Israeli forces shot and killed Mahmoud Badran, 20, alleging that he had thrown stones at moving vehicles between the villages of Beit Sira and Beit Ur in the West Bank.
Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
A car bomb went off on the Syrian side of the border early Tuesday, killing and injuring several guards.
The Lebanese Shia group has been fighting alongside Assad's forces in Syria since 2011.
An army force intervened to restore calm and cracked down on the houses of several residents suspected of being involved in firing weapons in the town of al-Knaisseh and its surroundings.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in an attempt to shore up a fragile ceasefire over the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Tunisian President extended the country's state of emergency for another month to continue the prohibition of public gatherings and protests.
Egyptian and Libyan authorities are investigating the capture of seven Egyptian nationals by unknown militants.
According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, violence against women is increasing in the Helmand province due to an increase in males using heroin.
June 20, 2016
While insurance negotiations continue, EgyptAir is offering $25,000 as temporary compensation to the families of flight MS804 crash victims.
Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, a move which could further complicate the social unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab state.
A suicide bombing at the entrance of a military camp killed four and wounded a dozen in northern Baghdad.
Ramtha residents report an increase in Syrian regime shelling across the Syrian border in Daraa.
The two data recorders were recovered last week. But investigators said Sunday that both had sustained heavy damage.
“Iraqi forces involved in Fallujah’s operation have managed to free 354 Izadi women, who were abducted by militants of Daesh organization after they took control of the Izadi-majority Shingal region," according to the director of Izadi Affairs.
The Tobruk-based government declared martial law to combat the UN-backed national unity government.
The executions were reported to have been conducted in revenge for the killing of a senior police officer in clashes with Daesh militants near Amerli last week.
Earlier on Sunday another policeman was killed and another injured in a roadside explosion.
Gharzawi allegedly admitted to planning suicide attacks during the month of Ramadan against targets in Beirut's south suburbs, foreign embassies and at military and General Security posts.
Over 60 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike to protest fellow inmate’s detention without trial
The decision to start the hunger strikes was in protest against Israeli decision to send PFLP- affiliated prisoner Bilal Kayid to administrative detention without trial or indictment for six months after he completed a 14-year sentence.
“This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report on Monday, adding the number of people displaced globally rose by 5.8 million through 2015.
The money will be added to the $87.9 million already earmarked for settlements.
Turkish military sources said Daesh targets were preparing to launch rockets into Turkey.
While rumors abound about al-Nusra Front’s desire to create an Islamic emirate in Syria, the al-Qaida affiliate isn’t likely to do so any time soon, argues Syrian analyst Haid Haid.
Noting that the arrests were made over the last few days, an Iranian official added that the attacks were planned for the holy month of Ramadan.
Four Palestinians were injured and 26 left homeless after Israeli forces demolished two homes, as well as agricultural structures, in the village of Susiya in the southern occupied West Bank.
Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for racial profiling of Muslims inside the United States to combat extremism.
A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying foreign security contractors.
Sixty civilians have been killed by Turkish border guards trying to enter Turkey this year.
Khaled Rabiee reportedly hid 100 pounds of explosives in a forest, but was arrested before he could carry out an attack.
Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh near Mosul a day after declaring Fallujah 'liberated.'
The memory units in the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, which were recovered from the sea last week, both suffered "severe damage," the sources said.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry expressed its dismay and outright rejection of Cairo Criminal Court's bringing Qatar into the verdict issued against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
June 19, 2016
In a statement, the ministry said that the explosion took place as security personnel passed by Al-Hasna- Sadr Hitan road, in the district of Al-Hasna police station.
The show of support from church leaders, including denominations that reject homosexuality and same-sex marriage, raised hopes that the shooting could mark a turning point for acceptance of the gay community in religious circles.
Turkish guards open fire on Syrian refugees at border, killing nine members of one family and leaving eight others injured.
The EU's Foreign Affairs Council is set to adopt a resolution that will back the French initiative, calling for an international peace conference including Israeli and Palestinian participation before the end of the year.
A Coptic pastor was attacked after a rumor spread that another Coptic man intended to turn his house into a new church.
The strike was carried out overnight about 155 miles north of Kabul.