Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Tunisia mobilizes military and security personnel prior to Sunday elections http://www.albawaba.com/node/624459 <p><a href="http://www.aawsat.net/2014/11/article55338763" target="_blank">As Tunisia prepares to hold its presidential elections</a> scheduled for Sunday, the country’s security and military establishments announced plans to mobilize 90,000 personnel to secure polling stations and vital government buildings.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/624459" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/tunisia-votes.jpg" alt="The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File) " title="The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aawsat.com/english" title="Asharq Alawsat (English Edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/425.png" title="Asharq Alawsat (English Edition)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/624459" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/624459#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Tunisia Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:37 +0000 624459 at http://www.albawaba.com Bahrain holds first general election since 2011 http://www.albawaba.com/node/624457 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/world/424457--bahrain-holds-1st-polls-since-2011-protests" target="_blank">Bahraini voters went to polls Saturday</a> in the country's first general election since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.</p> <p>There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots to <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/bahrain-elections-606907" target="_blank">elect 39 members of parliament and 29 local councilors</a> in Saturday's vote.</p> <p>State media in Bahrain reports that a total of 419 candidates are running for parliamentary and municipal seats in the polls.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/624457" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/111129124407-egypt-election-cairo-woman-voter-story-top.jpg" alt="There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday&#039;s vote. (AFP/File) " title="There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday&#039;s vote. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/624457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/624457#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Bahrain Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:00:02 +0000 624457 at http://www.albawaba.com Police: Al-Shebab militants hijack Kenyan bus, kill 28 http://www.albawaba.com/news/police-al-shebab-militants-hijack-kenyan-bus-kill-28-624453 <p>Kenyan police officials claim that <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/growing-menace-al-qaeda-expands-beyond-yemen-somalia-384164" target="_blank">Al-Shabab militants from Somalia </a>hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board, Associated Press reports.</p> <p>The bus, heading toward Nairobi, was hijacked 50 kilometers from Mandera town, two police officers said. The militant gunman singled out non-Muslims and shot them to death.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/police-al-shebab-militants-hijack-kenyan-bus-kill-28-624453" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/somal-shabab-fighter.jpg" alt="After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File) " title="After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/police-al-shebab-militants-hijack-kenyan-bus-kill-28-624453" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/police-al-shebab-militants-hijack-kenyan-bus-kill-28-624453#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News International Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 624453 at http://www.albawaba.com Turkey pledges support to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-pledges-support-kurdish-peshmerga-fighters-624451 <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/21/turkey-promises-support-for-kurdish-peshmurga-in-anti-isil-front/" target="_blank">Turkey&nbsp;threw its weight behind Iraq’s Kurds</a> on Friday, pledging it would do all it could alongside its ally to end the&nbsp;ISIL&nbsp;menace.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkey-pledges-support-kurdish-peshmerga-fighters-624451" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/peshmerga.jpg" alt="Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File) " title="Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euronews.com/" title="euronews" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1731.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-pledges-support-kurdish-peshmerga-fighters-624451" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-pledges-support-kurdish-peshmerga-fighters-624451#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News International Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:22:40 +0000 624451 at http://www.albawaba.com Tunisia closes Libya border before election amid ISIL fears http://www.albawaba.com/node/624367 <p><a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/tunisia-closes-border-ahead-presidential-election-fear-isis-attack-mounts" target="_blank">In addition to securing</a> the Tunisian presidential election three days before its scheduled date, Tunisian security agencies are trying to follow-up on the serious security development with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declaring the establishment of “Wilayat Tripoli” in Libya.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/624367" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/tunisia_election_preview_afp.jpg" alt="A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)" title="A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com" title="Al-Akhbar English" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1050.png" title="Al-Akhbar English" border="0" /></a> © Al-Akhbar. All rights reserved </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/624367" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/624367#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Tunisia Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 624367 at http://www.albawaba.com Injured F1 driver Bianchi out of coma, says family http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-coma-624387 <p>Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi, who was critically injured in last month's Japanese Grand Prix , has come out of his induced artificial coma and is breathing unaided, his family confirmed.</p> <p>The Frenchman, who drove for the Marussia F1 Team, suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain during a crash with another car during the race and underwent immediate surgery.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/jules-bianchi-coma-624387" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/Jules-Bianchi.jpg" alt="Jules Bianchi" title="Jules Bianchi" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-coma-624387" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-coma-624387#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:58:25 +0000 624387 at http://www.albawaba.com Vettel signs three-year contract with Ferrari http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sebastian-vettel-ferrari--624385 <p>Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettal has officially joined the Italian giant Ferrari to partner Kimi Raikkonen by signing three-year contract as former driver Fernando Alonso has confirmed his exit from the team.</p> <p>German multiple champion Vettel, who considers Michael Schumacher as his greatest idol, said that it is an incredible honour to get the chance to drive a Ferrari. According to Ferrari chief Marco Mattiacci, Vettal possesses unique combination of youthfulness and experience, the BBC reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/sebastian-vettel-ferrari--624385" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/vettel.jpg" alt="Sebastian Vettel" title="Sebastian Vettel" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sebastian-vettel-ferrari--624385" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sebastian-vettel-ferrari--624385#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:56:14 +0000 624385 at http://www.albawaba.com FIFA to examine World Cup corruption full report http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fifa-corruption-report-624379 <p>In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and lawyer Michael Garcia have agreed to release full copies of probing reports into the WC bidding corruption to the organisation's compliance chief.</p> <p>Domenico Scala , the independent chairman of the organisation's Audit and Compliance Committee would put forward selected evidence to FIFA's executive committee, who would subsequently evaluate which steps are required, the BBC reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/fifa-corruption-report-624379" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/FIFA_logo.jpg" alt="FIFA logo" title="FIFA logo" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fifa-corruption-report-624379" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fifa-corruption-report-624379#comments Sport Football Main headlines International Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:42:42 +0000 624379 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamilton believes current season best of his career http://www.albawaba.com/sport/hamilton-formula-one-624377 <p>British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton believes that he has performed his career-best during the current season in terms of efforts, focus, precision and drive.</p> <p>Hamilton further said that he has only committed a few mistakes during this season and believes that he has done the best with what he had. He stated that he has a great car and great team and has given the liberty to drive the way he likes, the BBC reported. This has not happened through luck, he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/hamilton-formula-one-624377" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/hamilton_senna.jpg" alt="Lewis Hamilton" title="Lewis Hamilton" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/hamilton-formula-one-624377" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/hamilton-formula-one-624377#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports UK Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:39:37 +0000 624377 at http://www.albawaba.com US troops heading to Iraq in a few weeks http://www.albawaba.com/node/624333 <p>The Pentagon says the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/21/us-announces-deployment-of-extra-troops-to-train-iraq-forces/" target="_blank">first of the 1,500 extra American troops </a>due to advise and train Iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks.</p> <p>They are expected to help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centres at army bases.</p> <p>Washington says the new US contingent will be deployed over the next few weeks, adding that it has also secured pledges from other countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/624333" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/iraq_new_troops_AFP.jpg" alt="Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)" title="Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euronews.com/" title="euronews" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1731.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/624333" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/624333#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Iraq Syria United States Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000 624333 at http://www.albawaba.com