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July 30, 2014

The official also blamed television for turning teenagers into "sex addicts." (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says women shouldn't laugh in speech on "moral corruption."
Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.
Despite finding success in the South American country, Lebanese-Brazilian industrialists interviewed by The Daily Star say doing business in Brazil has its own challenges.
00:35 GMT
It is a story repeated across Brazil, reportedly home to nearly 7 million people of Lebanese descent.

July 29, 2014

Van Gaal: Manchester United in No Hurry to Sign Players
20:08 GMT
Manchester United will not be buying players just for the sake of adding to the squad, according to manager Louis van Gaal.
Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis shared how he maintains happiness in a broken world.
19:46 GMT
Without sidestepping the harsh realities of ongoing war, Pope Francis told journalist Paul Calvo his ten tips to finding happiness; marrying a Saudi is not at all easy to do; and the power of social media in crushing Israel's international reputation.
Manchester United target Vidal will stay at Juventus - Allegri
18:32 GMT
The Bianconeri's new coach has insisted the player is happy to remain in Turin after returning for pre-season training and also denied having any problems with Andrea Pirlo
Libya has been grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT
The Canadian government has pulled its diplomatic mission out of Libya because of the country's "unpredictable security environment."
Divock Origi
18:18 GMT
The Reds have wrapped a €12 million deal for the Belgium international but the striker will not arrive at Anfield until the summer of 2015
Egyptian activists delivered LE2.3 million worth of medical aid to Gaza on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:56 GMT
A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza.
Former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebrael ripped into her old employer while appearing on “Ronan Farrow Daily”, calling out its pro-Israel bias. “We are disgustingly biased on this issue,” charged Jebreal.  Hard to refute her data, “between June 30 and July 10, you had 17 Israeli public officials vs. one” Palestinian official. Bring it on!
16:33 GMT
Over the fence? Journalist views on Pal/Israel
Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday alone.
Libya's interim government has appealed for international help to put out the fire. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT
Officials in Libya say a huge fire has spread to a second oil tank in Tripoli.
Fuel tanks beside Gaza´s main power plant intensify the resulting fires, sending heavy smoke into the air (Mahmud Hams /AFP).
13:00 GMT
A main power plant in Gaza was struck on Tuesday sending dark clouds of smoke into the air, following a night of heavy attacks from Israel.
Israel Defense Forces on 29 July 2014 firing at one of the 70 Gaza targets struck overnight (David Buimovitch, AFP).
12:10 GMT
The Israel Defence Forces struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight, including the home and offices of Ismail Heniyeh, head of Hamas's political wing and the al-Aqsa television and radio stations.
A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
11:26 GMT
French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.
Soldiers in Kirkuk, Iraq celebrating at an Eid lunch. Eid for these soldiers is likely to be very different from the Eid that their forefathers experienced (Marwan Ibrahim /AFP).
10:43 GMT
With Eid al-Fitr festivities going on everywhere in the Muslim world, it is nice to pause and reflect on how Eid has changed over the generations. Join us on a trip down memory lane into the Eid that was...
The One Direction star, who was raised a Muslim, was bombarded with death threats and messages of complaint after he "did a Rihanna" and tweeted the hashtag to his 13million followers. (Image: Getty)
10:05 GMT
"One Direction" singer Zayn Malik has been heavily attacked by his Israeli fans after tweeting "#FreePalestine."
Egyptian security forces killed Faisal Seliman of the armed group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis after he allegedly tried to attack security forces with an explosive device whilst being arrested (File Archive / AFP).
09:59 GMT
The Egyptian Ministry of Homeland Security stated that security forces killed one of the most "dangerous" members of the militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Sunday, during an arrest operation.
A Palestinian man in front of a Gaza mosque after it was shelled by the Israel Defence Forces on 29 July 2014. The day before saw at least 26 Palestinians and nine Israeli soldiers killed (Mahmud Hams /AFP).
09:02 GMT
On the start of day 22 of Israel´s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the day before saw 26 Palestinians killed by Israeli night strikes and nine Israeli soldiers killed in mortar and tunnel attacks.
Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 GMT
Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon in Tel Aviv on 28 July 2014. Netanyahu stated that the Gaza offensive may be "long-lasting" (Gil Cohen-Magen /AFP).
07:16 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a prolonged offensive in Gaza on Monday, following the deaths of at least five Israeli soldiers the same day.
Thomas Vermaelen
05:31 GMT
Reports surfaced this morning that Liverpool are believed to be entertaining a move for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen.
An Israeli soldier in one of the tunnels that the Israel Defense Force discovered. The Hamas spokesperson, Mushir al-Masri, vowed Hamas would dig more (Jack Guez/ AFP).
05:00 GMT
Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri stated that Israel has destroyed "only a fraction" of the organization´s tunnels.
Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City early on July 29, 2014. Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Monday with a strike killing eight Palestinian children and a mortar shell leaving four dead in Israel, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of devastating violence. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)
03:59 GMT
Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City early on July 29, 2014. Bloodshed in and around Gaza

July 28, 2014

Empty shells resulting from Israel´s offensive in Gaza. The IDF´s chief spokesperson Brigadier General Motti Almoz said on Monday that the current: "situation is an unlimited truce" (David Buimovitch/ AFP).
20:00 GMT
On Monday the Israel Defense Force declared an "unlimited truce" in Gaza, but reserved the right to attack if fired upon.
Smoke billowing from an oil depot on 28 July 2014 near the Tripoli airport, resulting from some of the most violent clashes since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was overthrown in 2011 (Mahmud Turkia /AFP).
17:06 GMT
The international community is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya amid growing violence between armed Islamist groups and soldiers loyal to the Libyan government.
A Sheikh leads a prayer on 28 July 2014, the first day of Eid al-Fitr, in the heavily damaged Al-Faruq mosque, in Rafah, Gaza (Said Khatib /AFP).
14:00 GMT
The start of Eid al-Fitr has seen reduced fighting in the Gaza strip, following the United Nations Security Council´s call for an immediate ceasefire.
Pope Francis made a desperate plea for peace in Middle Eastern conflicts: 'I ask you with all my heart, stop please.' (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
In weekly address, Pope Francis makes a desperate call to end Middle East fighting, especially in Gaza and Israel
Crowds rallied in Ttripoli, Lebanon to express solidarity with Sunni prisoners being held during Eid-al-Fitr. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:21 GMT
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon call for the release of Sunni militants held for fighting related to the Syrian war.
Roughly 430,000 people are dual citizens of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
People with dual citizenship in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will be summoned and asked to choose only one citizenship.
Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Tuesday this year, where Sunnis are celebrating on Monday (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT
Sunnis and Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr one day apart this year.
ISIS militants continued to gain more ground in Syria last week, reportedly capturing the city of Hassakeh as of Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT
The Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS militants have advanced to and captured the city of Hassakeh from government forced on Sunday. According to UN human rights investigators, more Syrian rebel fighters are defecting and pledging allegiance to ISIS.
Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama called for an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
Several countries have advised their nationals in Libya to leave the country immediately amid clashes.
Lebanese and Israeli border (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.
Australian Labor party representative Tony Burke speaks to Muslims outside the Lakemba Mosque following Eid al-Fitr prayer in western Sydney on July 28, 2014. Thousands of Australian Muslims celebrated their religious Eid al-Fitr festival at the end of Ramadan. (AFP)
04:19 GMT
Australian Labor party representative Tony Burke speaks to Muslims
Stover added that the current Tamar pipeline has on several occasion reached its full capacity due to high demand in Israel.
04:13 GMT
"The third quarter estimate also included a reduced assumption for natural gas sales in Israel as a result of the ongoing conflict."
Flexible payment methods have facilitated this increase, upholds Zamzam, drawing attention to online payments and door-to-door donor collection facilities.
04:01 GMT
Egyptian charities, it seems, have not escaped the ramifications of the economic crisis triggered by the January 25 Revolution in 2011
Boeing also reported it had discussions with the flag carrier's subsidiary, Iran Air Tours, on the potential sale of similar goods and services.
03:47 GMT
Boeing has struck a deal with Iran Air to provide plane parts, the first time the US firm will be doing business with Iran since the US embargo of 1979.

July 27, 2014

 The artificial canal witnessed a passing of 50 ships carrying 3.8 million tonnes on the same day it celebrated its 58 anniversary of nationalisation
23:08 GMT
"The nationalisation of the canal ushered in a process of regaining control over the economic and political keys to national self-determination."
Dejan Lovren
22:58 GMT
The centre-back becomes Brendan Rodgers's fifth summer signing and third from Southampton, with Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, after rejecting interest from Arsenal and Spurs
The government's allegations of 'immoral activities' in some hotels are believed to be a reference to prostitution.
22:57 GMT
In the past, Eid has meant an increase in customer numbers for the hotels in Bahrain classified as three-star.
He also pointed out an improvement by 3.8 percent in the business of travel agencies during the past six months compared to the same period last year.
22:45 GMT
Abboud noted that the airlines’ activity will remain this way until Sept. 10, expressing optimism for a great tourism season in August.
Many Muslims are concerned that Ramadan's aim to draw worshipers away from indulging in the material world is being eroded.
20:32 GMT
Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond. And while some Muslims welcome it as a positive sign, others see it as commercialization of a sacred time of year.
Rescue workers remove the body of a Palestinian from under the rubble of his home following an Israeli airstrike on Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip (AFP).
18:59 GMT
Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, the Saudi ambassador to London, has blasted British journalist David Hearst for a spurious and unsubstantiated article in Huffington Post.
(AFP)
18:51 GMT
Security officers in the Eastern Province have arrested two young expatriate women who allegedly stole a car from Al-Khobar and drove off.
Displaced Palestinian children peak from under a shop door, where their family is taking shelter in Gaza City (AFP)
18:36 GMT
Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.
(AFP)
18:26 GMT
Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.
“There is one major resource base in the world which could meet the growth in the global oil demand, which is the Middle East,” he said.
18:24 GMT
While euphoria over the ongoing shale revolution and the energy independence of the Americas continue, yet, there are people - cautioning and asserting - the phenomenon is short-lived and the world would continue to be dependent on the Middle East.
Hamas soldier (AFP)
17:20 GMT
Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.
A Palestinian boy stands next to his donkey outside a UN school where he and his family took refuge in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya early on July 16, 2014, after evacuating their house. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
16:37 GMT
Gaza is a modern-day dystopia, and the international community must act; Could Gaza's chaos be the end of Netanyahu; America has a responsibility to offer asylum to Iraqis and Afghans who helped the war effort; Cartoon depictions of John Kerry's diplomatic missions.
Egyptian troops in the border area of the Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants (AFP/ File Archive).
15:57 GMT
Egyptian troops in the border Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants and arrested dozens of others on Sunday morning.
Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 GMT
The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.
The tunnels were found in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT
Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
'Unhappy' Di Maria wants Man U to 'get him out' of Real
13:28 GMT
Argentina's winger Angel di Maria is reportedly unhappy that he has been overshadowed at Real Madrid and has rushed an SOS to Manchester United to 'get him out of there'.
The death toll in Gaza has passed over 1000, (77% are civilians, 33% are under age 18).  Up to 120,000 people (of approximately 1.8 million) have been displaced. The world is once again turning a blind eye to Israeli aggression, and in some cases, actively supporting it. Why is it that the abused always turn into abusers?  Will we make it stop?
13:24 GMT
An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014
David Ospina
13:23 GMT
The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Gunners after a deal worth £3.5 million was agreed with Nice, and will compete with Wojciech Szczesny
ISIS militants are infamous for their brutal tactics and extreme views. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
Australia's Muslim community is shocked by the number of Australians who are joining forces with the brutal terrorist group ISIS.
Fifi and her daughter Hanadi at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
13:06 GMT
Fifi Abdo celebrated her daughter Hanadi's engagement party with a dance or two before heading to Saudi Arabia for Umra!
 Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
12:51 GMT
An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.
Over 1,000 people have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.
Tony Blair (center), pictured with guests during his wife's birthday bash (Image: Instagram)
12:14 GMT
The UN's Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair, has caused outrage for hosting a lavish birthday party for his wife in the UK, while the Gaza death toll surpassed the 1,050 mark.
The 54-year-old X Factor creator, judge and producer has Jewish roots – his father Eric was Jewish – but Cowell was raised Roman Catholic. (Image: Unityofnobility.com)
11:55 GMT
Simon Cowell is under attack by pro-Palestine tweeps after news of his £90K donation to an Israeli charity went public.
Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT
Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.
Roughly 4,000 fighters have been found in Lebanon's eastern mountain slope. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Hezbollah and Nusra Front fighters continue their battle for control of key areas around the border between Lebanon and Syria.
Al-Qaeda militants frequently target military personnel. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT
Twelve people were killed Sunday when al-Qaeda militants attacked three military posts.
Hussain tried to hold in his tears while visiting the children affected by war in Gaza. (Image: Facebook)
10:34 GMT
UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi flew into Gaza this week to support its children of war with the Red Crescent.
Erdogan recently called Egypt's president a "tyrant." (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
Egypt has again summoned Ankara's charge d'affaires in protest to recent remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The two Palestinians, who suffered injuries in the head and other parts of their body, were rushed to al-Muqased Hospital in the village of A-Tor to receive medical treatment. [AFP]
09:13 GMT
Two young Palestinians have been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 GMT
IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun has suggested that he would “give up his right” to become Lebanon's next president in return for a new electoral law that better represents Christians (AFP/ File Archive).
08:44 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun suggested that he would not seek a presidential post if agreement is reached on a new electoral law that better represents Christians.
The shell was reportedly fired by militants targeting the Egyptian military. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT
Four children were killed and five others injured.
Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why. The Luntz report, officially entitled "The Israel project's 2009 Global Language Dictionary, was leaked almost immediately to Newsweek Online, but its true importance has seldom been appreciated. [AFP]
08:28 GMT
The playbook is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe. Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those "who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel".
The Israeli army is on heightened alert over possible escalations in the region on the eve of Eid al-Fitr (Gil Cohen-Magen / AFP).
08:27 GMT
On early Sunday the Israeli army went on high alert along the border with Lebanon and the Golan Heights following the possibility of conflict escalation ahead of Eid al-Fitr.
The Festival will be held in Ramallah from 11 to 16 September 2014. (Image: Betterplace.org)
08:27 GMT
The Human Rights International Film Festival - Palestine 2014 seeks to introduce youth to the importance of cinema and 'spread the culture of non-violence, tolerance and reconciliation.'
None of the players were hurt in the attack. (Photo courtesy of Daily Mail)
08:10 GMT
Pro-Palestinian protesters of Turkish origin stormed the field and attacked Israeli football players during a recent match.
Ellie gave a breathtaking performance at the Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center on Wed. (Image: Mix FM)
07:49 GMT
British pop singer Ellie Goulding goes "crazy and weird" at her hit Beirut performance!
Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed while roughly 40 Israelis have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT
Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the Gaza offensive.
A man wearing a teeshirt reading "Iraq, hush killing is taking place" looks at a "Nazarene", a symbol painted on Christian's houses in Iraq to locate them, during a rally on Saint-Jean Square in Lyon, central-eastern France, on July 26, 2014, to protest against the persecution Christians in Iraq by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS). (AFP)
07:34 GMT
A man wearing a teeshirt reading "Iraq, hush killing is taking place" looks at a "Nazarene", a symbol painted on Christian's houses in Iraq to locate them, during a rally on Saint-Jean Square
Veteran journalist Ayman Mohyeldin was pulled out of Gaza by NBC for allegedly being too pro-Palestine (File/AFP)
07:32 GMT
As the death toll mounts in Gaza, tweeters, journalists and celebrities have weighed into the Palestine-Israel conflict with a war of words. But, is there a price to pay if you condemn the IDF on a pro-Israel news organisation?
The Tunisian government is struggling to combat militants in the Chaambi region. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
At least two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six others wounded in a gun battle with militants near the border with Algeria.
Abbas al Nouri from Bab al Hara. (Image: YouTube still)
07:18 GMT
Syrian drama industry battles on despite war.
Israeli soldiers sleep during the ceasefire at an army deployment near the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on 26 July 2014. (Gil Cohen-Magen /AFP).
07:10 GMT
The Israeli security cabinet agreed to a United Nation's request to extend a humanitarian ceasefire by 24 hours until midnight Sunday, however Hamas rejected the proposal.
Usain Bolt
06:58 GMT
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt on Saturday proclaimed himself ready for his Commonwealth Games debut after an injury-plagued early season, albeit solely in the men's 4x100m relay.
Another criticism of the THY board is that the company is forced to make large purchases that are difficult to afford in the long term.
05:40 GMT
The carrier currently flies to more country destinations than any other company in the world.
Located in the heart of Swiss Alps, the luxurious resort of Crans-Montana enjoyed the same trend with a remarkable increase of 42.86 percent in overnights produced by travelers from the Gulf
05:31 GMT
Switzerland and its prominent resort destinations continue to witness a steadily increasing influx of GCC travelers
Amman has dropped 14 places from 89 to 103 in Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey, which shows the most expensive expatriate destinations in the world.
05:16 GMT
But expatriates and an analyst said they find Amman “a city that gets more and more expensive every year”.
While such schemes are yet to become a reality, the financial consequences of not being adequately resilient are sure to see more enterprises take notice.
05:06 GMT
Despite billions of dollars spent every year, the global economy is still not sufficiently protected against the threat.
Considering its spread across the Syria-Iraq border, its grip over oilfields there and its growing economic activity, the Islamic State will “transform into an economic giant with assets of billions of dollars”, he added.
04:55 GMT
Larger shipments of crude, some of them from Najma, are also sold via smugglers to Turkish traders at vastly discounted prices of around $25 per barrel, they indicated.
US oil production has embarked on an unprecedented 50 percent rise over the past four years as new drilling techniques allowed oil to flow from vast shale reserves
04:54 GMT
If Exxon presses ahead, the investment would be a further indication that the American oil giant is breaking ranks with many of its big global rivals.

July 26, 2014

Luis Suarez
20:06 GMT
Barcelona's latest acquisition Luis Suarez is set to debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico one day after the football ban on the striker ends.
Wayne Rooney
20:02 GMT
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is immune to criticism for England's World Cup failure in Brazil.
Khloe and Montana at the radio station during their interview! (Image: Daily Mail)
19:27 GMT
Khloe Kardashian revealed some juicy details about her relationship with BF French Montana during a radio interview yesterday!
Masked Palestinian militants in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, June 12, 2014 (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED).
19:09 GMT
Israel's ongoing assault on the Gaza strip is only strengthening Hamas; Twenty years after Rwanda, the US is still reticent to use the G word amid civilian massacres; Israel, Gaza and the US are strangely similar to Russia, Ukraine, and a downed airliner; For Israelis and Palestinians Peace Must Not Be The Last Casualty.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014 (AFP).
18:38 GMT
Latest figures show the death toll from the ongoing Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 1,000 as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.
Photo used for illustrative purposes (Wikimedia Commons).
17:06 GMT
Police said Saturday that they uncovered six drug trafficking networks specialized in smuggling Captagon pills abroad, arresting seven persons involved.
Sepp Blatter
16:58 GMT
FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly had a meeting with Qatar's emir to discuss the improvement of the rights of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation.
Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (AFP)
16:52 GMT
Zbigniew Brzezinski’ strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza indicates a “fundamental change in policy” by the US government
French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:41 GMT
The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.
(Ma'an image)
16:29 GMT
As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya have been reduced to rubble, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies buried below.