Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Bomb attacks over 2 days kill 36 in Baghdad http://www.albawaba.com/news/bomb-attacks-over-2-days-kill-36-baghdad-614275 <p>At least 36 people, including seven soldiers were killed in three bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday and Monday.</p> <p>On Sunday at least 25 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a bomb attack in Baghdad on Sunday, according to <a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/407040--bomb-attacks-kill-25-injure-50-in-baghdad" target="_blank">Anadolu Agency</a>. On the same day in Harisiyye district, 18 civilians were killed and 31 others were wounded in a suicide bomb attack.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bomb-attacks-over-2-days-kill-36-baghdad-614275" 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/Iraqis_gather_outside_a_Shiite_mosque_where_a_suicide_bomber_detonated_explosives_killing_at_least_11_people_on_October_20_2014_in_central_Baghdad._Ahmad_al-Rubaye_AFP.jpg" alt="Iraqis gather outside a Shiite mosque where a suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing at least 11 people, on October 20, 2014 in central Baghdad (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)." title="Iraqis gather outside a Shiite mosque where a suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing at least 11 people, on October 20, 2014 in central Baghdad (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)." 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/bomb-attacks-over-2-days-kill-36-baghdad-614275" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/bomb-attacks-over-2-days-kill-36-baghdad-614275#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000 614275 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt to work with Sudan to support Libyan stability http://www.albawaba.com/node/614263 <p><a href="http://www.aawsat.net/2014/10/article55337699" target="_blank">Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan</a> to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries’ war-torn neighbor.</p> <p>Sisi’s remarks came at the end of a two-day visit by Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/614263" 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/Egypt/Egypts_President_Abdel_Fattah_al-Sisi_R_shaking_hands_with_his_Sudanese_counterpart_Omar_al-Bashir_after_a_press_conference_in_Cairo_on_October_19_2014._AFP.jpg" alt=" Egypt&#039;s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP)." title=" Egypt&#039;s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP)." 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/614263" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/614263#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Libya Sudan Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:08 +0000 614263 at http://www.albawaba.com Kurdish solution "must be protected against external influence": Turkish PM http://www.albawaba.com/news/kurdish-solution-must-be-protected-against-external-influence-turkish-pm-614271 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/407042--solution-process-is-historic-and-strategic-turkish-pm" target="_blank">Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet&nbsp;Davutoglu</a> has characterized the Kurdish solution process as an historic and strategic project&nbsp;for&nbsp;Turkey, not an issue resulting&nbsp;from recent conjuncture.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/kurdish-solution-must-be-protected-against-external-influence-turkish-pm-614271" 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/Turkey/Turkeys_Prime_Minister_Ahmet_Davutoglu_addresses_members_of_the_parliament_of_his_ruling_AK_Party_AKP_during_a_session_at_the_Turkish_Parliament_in_Ankara_on_October_14_2014._ADEM_ALTAN_AFP.jpg" alt="Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu referred to Turkey&#039;s ‘solution process’, an effort launched early last year by the Turkish government to secure an end to the decades-long conflict with the outlawed Kurdish separatist terror group, the PKK (AFP/File Archive)." title="Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu referred to Turkey&#039;s ‘solution process’, an effort launched early last year by the Turkish government to secure an end to the decades-long conflict with the outlawed Kurdish separatist terror group, the PKK (AFP/File Archive)." 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/news/kurdish-solution-must-be-protected-against-external-influence-turkish-pm-614271" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/kurdish-solution-must-be-protected-against-external-influence-turkish-pm-614271#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Syria Turkey Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 614271 at http://www.albawaba.com Houthis push for defense, interior and finance ministerial placements http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthis-push-defense-interior-and-finance-ministerial-placements-614253 <p><a href="http://www.aawsat.net/2014/10/article55337717" target="_blank">The Houthi movement</a> is pushing to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios in Yemen’s new cabinet, despite stern opposition from President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, sources in the Yemeni government told&nbsp;Asharq Al-Awsat&nbsp;on Sunday.</p> <p>The sources added that Hadi met on Sunday with <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/612221" target="_blank">newly appointed Prime Minister Khaled Bahah</a>, Yemen’s former UN representative, who returned from New York on Sunday to assume his post.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/houthis-push-defense-interior-and-finance-ministerial-placements-614253" 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/yemen/yemen-parliament.jpg" alt="Yemen´s parliament, in which the Houthi movement is seeking to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios (AFP/File Archive)." title="Yemen´s parliament, in which the Houthi movement is seeking to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios (AFP/File Archive)." 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. 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(AFP/File)" title="Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State militants since they began taking over large areas of Iraq and Syria in June. (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/turkey-helping-kurds-cross-border-join-kobani-battle-614249" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-helping-kurds-cross-border-join-kobani-battle-614249#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Iraq Syria Turkey Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:28:28 +0000 614249 at http://www.albawaba.com 20 Houthis killed by al-Qaeda attack in Yemen http://www.albawaba.com/news/20-houthis-killed-al-qaeda-attack-yemen-614185 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/407136--20-houthis-killed-in-qaeda-attack-in-central-yemen" target="_blank">At least 20&nbsp;Houthi&nbsp;militants killed</a> in a bombardment by Al-Qaeda militant group against a gathering of the Shiite group in the central city of Rada'a, a local official said.</p> <p>"Al-Qaeda militants shelled Kazm fort in Rada'a where&nbsp;Houthi&nbsp;militants were taking positions, leaving 20 militants killed and others injured," the official told Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/20-houthis-killed-al-qaeda-attack-yemen-614185" 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/b30c80ba-54de-4897-9e5c-2f4d477a38dd_16x9_600x338.jpg" alt="Yemen has experienced intense turmoil since the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)" title="Yemen has experienced intense turmoil since the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (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/news/20-houthis-killed-al-qaeda-attack-yemen-614185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/20-houthis-killed-al-qaeda-attack-yemen-614185#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Yemen Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:17:58 +0000 614185 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli President: Israel is a sick society that needs treatment http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-president-israel-sick-society-needs-treatment-614179 <p>The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuven_Rivlin" target="_blank">President Reuven Rivlin</a> said at the opening session on Sunday of a conference on From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-president-israel-sick-society-needs-treatment-614179" 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/F140623HP05-e1403711245137.jpg" alt="Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: the time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment. [AFP]" title="Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: the time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment. [AFP]" 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.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-president-israel-sick-society-needs-treatment-614179" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-president-israel-sick-society-needs-treatment-614179#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:13:56 +0000 614179 at http://www.albawaba.com 9 Jewish families move into Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem http://www.albawaba.com/news/9-jewish-families-move-arab-neighborhood-jerusalem-614159 <p>In a move certain to court international condemnation, nine Jewish families on Sunday night relocated into the Arab neighborhood of Silwan, south of Jerusalem’s Old City, nearly doubling the total number of Jews living in the contested area.</p> <p>Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/9-jewish-families-move-arab-neighborhood-jerusalem-614159" 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/silwan_jerusalem_AFP_file.jpg" alt="A Palestinian flag flies above Jerusalem&#039;s Silwan neighborhood. (AFP file photo)" title="A Palestinian flag flies above Jerusalem&#039;s Silwan neighborhood. (AFP file photo)" 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.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/9-jewish-families-move-arab-neighborhood-jerusalem-614159" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/9-jewish-families-move-arab-neighborhood-jerusalem-614159#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Palestine Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:47:12 +0000 614159 at http://www.albawaba.com Egyptian students launch new protest campaign http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-students-launch-new-protest-campaign-614127 <p><a href="http://presstv.com/detail/2014/10/20/382913/egypt-students-launch-weeklong-protests/" target="_blank">Egyptian students have launched</a> a week-long “breaking the siege” campaign in protest against security forces’ tight grip on university campuses across Egypt, Press TV reports.</p> <p>The students affiliated with the anti-Coup Alliance have gathered at Al-Azhar University, as well as the universities of Alexandria and Cairo.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egyptian-students-launch-new-protest-campaign-614127" 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/121199-01-02.jpg" alt="Over 500 students have been expelled for protesting. (AFP/File) " title="Over 500 students have been expelled for protesting. (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.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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When you ask where they are headed, local café owner Fahmi says “They are smuggling oil to Turkey.”</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraqs-oil-fueling-worlds-worst-terrorist-group-614093" 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-oil-field765.jpg" alt="IS has gained tremendous wealth from smuggling oil. (AFP/File)" title="IS has gained tremendous wealth from smuggling oil. (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. 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(AFP/Bulent Kilic)" title="A Kurdish boy and his father watch the fighting in Kobani from across the Turkish border on Oct. 19. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)" 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/us-dropping-weapons-ammo-kurd-defenders-614067" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/us-dropping-weapons-ammo-kurd-defenders-614067#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Iraq Syria United States Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:31:59 +0000 614067 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli MP: IDF worse than Islamic State http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-mp-idf-worst-islamic-state-614043 <p>An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”</p> <p>“They (IS) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online.</p> <p>The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-mp-idf-worst-islamic-state-614043" 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/382903_Israel-Zoabi.jpg" alt="Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (AFP/File)" title="Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi. (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.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="Kurdish forces have been battling IS militants in Kobani for over a month. (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.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. 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(AFP/File)" title="Syria has been experiencing a brutal civil war since 2011. (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.kuna.net.kw/Default.aspx?language=en" title="Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/365.png" title="Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) " border="0" /></a> All KUNA right are reserved © 2014. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/car-bomb-damascus-kills-two-614019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/car-bomb-damascus-kills-two-614019#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:09:27 +0000 614019 at http://www.albawaba.com A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014. http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinian-girl-walks-street-destroyed-buildings-al-tufah-east-gaza-city-october-19-2014-61401 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/palestinian-girl-walks-street-destroyed-buildings-al-tufah-east-gaza-city-october-19-2014-61401" 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/picture_of_the_day/A_Palestinian_girl_walks.jpg" alt="A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014. The Palestinian government has unveiled a 76-page reconstruction plan for Gaza, calling for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory, with the largest amount going to build housing for some 100,000 left homeless. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS) " title="A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014. The Palestinian government has unveiled a 76-page reconstruction plan for Gaza, calling for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory, with the largest amount going to build housing for some 100,000 left homeless. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS) " 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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinian-girl-walks-street-destroyed-buildings-al-tufah-east-gaza-city-october-19-2014-61401#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:01:44 +0000 614013 at http://www.albawaba.com Iraqi officials prep for Iran trip after confirmations http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraqi-interior-defense-ministers-approved-614007 <p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Iran Monday <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Oct-20/274648-praise-for-iraq-after-interior-defense-ministers-approved.ashx#axzz3GaVFWAma" target="_blank">after lawmakers approved his choices</a> for the critically important Defense and Interior portfolios.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraqi-interior-defense-ministers-approved-614007" 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/haider-al-abadi.jpg" alt="U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Prime Minister Abadi to congratulate him on his new government. (AFP/File)" title="U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Prime Minister Abadi to congratulate him on his new government. (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.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. 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The reality is that numbers nearer to 1.6 million,” Amos said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/un-16-million-syrian-refugees-turkey-613955" 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/Syria_refugees_entering_Jordan_JordanTimes.jpg" alt="Thousands of Syrians have fled the town of Kobani due to ongoing violence. (AFP/File)" title="Thousands of Syrians have fled the town of Kobani due to ongoing violence. (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/un-16-million-syrian-refugees-turkey-613955" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-16-million-syrian-refugees-turkey-613955#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Turkey Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:53 +0000 613955 at http://www.albawaba.com Baghdad bomb kills 19 http://www.albawaba.com/news/baghdad-bomb-kills-19-613953 <p><a href="http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2403282&amp;language=en" target="_blank">At least 19 Iraqis were killed</a> and another 28 injured as a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite house of religious mourning in a neighborhood in western Baghdad on Sunday.</p> <p>The blast was reported to KUNA via a senior security source.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/baghdad-bomb-kills-19-613953" 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_Baghdad_car_bomb_wreckage_May_2014_AFP.jpg" alt="Bombings have become common place in Baghdad. (AFP/File)" title="Bombings have become common place in Baghdad. (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.kuna.net.kw/Default.aspx?language=en" title="Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/365.png" title="Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) " border="0" /></a> All KUNA right are reserved © 2014. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/baghdad-bomb-kills-19-613953" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/baghdad-bomb-kills-19-613953#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:52:23 +0000 613953 at http://www.albawaba.com Houthis in Yemen seize another town http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthis-yemen-seize-another-town-613931 <p><a href="http://presstv.com/detail/2014/10/19/382820/yemen-houthis-capture-new-town/" target="_blank">Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have made new advances</a> in their operations against the al-Qaeda linked militants in the country, capturing a new town south of the capital.</p> <p>Security officials said on Sunday that the fighters from the Shia Houthi movement captured the town of Yarim, located about 170 kilometers (106 miles) south of Sana’a in the province of Ibb.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/houthis-yemen-seize-another-town-613931" 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/houthiafp99.jpg" alt="Houthi fighters continue to clash with al-Qaeda linked militants around the country. (AFP/File)" title="Houthi fighters continue to clash with al-Qaeda linked militants around the country. (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.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthis-yemen-seize-another-town-613931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthis-yemen-seize-another-town-613931#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Yemen Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:25:19 +0000 613931 at http://www.albawaba.com