Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Security forces continue anti-terror raids in Turkey http://www.albawaba.com/news/security-forces-continue-anti-terror-raids-turkey-727222 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/567901--istanbul-police-launch-anti-terror-raids" target="_blank">Turkish police took one person</a> into custody early Wednesday morning for allegedly being linked to the illegal Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) group.</p> <p>Turkish police launched an operation on two addresses in the&nbsp;Okmeydani area on the city’s European side.</p> <p>A bomb-disposal squad also attended the operation.</p> <p>On Tuesday, 23 suspects in Istanbul were arrested in raids; police earlier identified three as being linked to the far-left DHKP-C.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/security-forces-continue-anti-terror-raids-turkey-727222" 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/6c5d1ab8-1fde-4cf4-8fe4-f5369b00d9f7_16x9_600x338.jpg" alt="Turkish police said anti-terror raids would continue in the coming weeks. (AFP/File)" title="Turkish police said anti-terror raids would continue in the coming weeks. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" /></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://logo.albawaba.com/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/security-forces-continue-anti-terror-raids-turkey-727222" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Turkey Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000 727222 at http://www.albawaba.com Six killed, 31 wounded in Cairo bus crash http://www.albawaba.com/news/six-killed-31-wounded-cairo-bus-crash-727166 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/136997/Egypt/Politics-/Six-killed,--wounded-in-road-accident-south-of-Cai.aspx" target="_blank">Six people were killed and 31 wounded</a> when a passenger bus flipped over on a highway south of Cairo, the latest in near daily road accidents plaguing Egypt's streets and highways.</p> <p>The accident took place in the early hours of Wednesday near Upper Egypt's Beni Suif province, 100 km (62 miles) south of Cairo, Ahram Arabic news website said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/six-killed-31-wounded-cairo-bus-crash-727166" 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/20144199630621734_20.jpg" alt="Some 12,000 Egyptians are killed every year in traffic accidents, according to the WHO. (AFP/File)" title="Some 12,000 Egyptians are killed every year in traffic accidents, according to the WHO. (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://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/six-killed-31-wounded-cairo-bus-crash-727166" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Egypt Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 727166 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli forces arrest eight Palestinians across West Bank http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-forces-arrest-eight-palestinians-across-west-bank-727204 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766872" target="_blank">Israeli forces detained</a> at least eight Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank overnight Tuesday, local sources and the Israeli army said.</p> <p>The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said that three Palestinians were detained in Tulkarem district.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-forces-arrest-eight-palestinians-across-west-bank-727204" 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/israeli-forces-palestinian-arrested-protest-jerusalem-afp.jpg" alt="A Palestinian is arrested by Israeli Occupation Forces following protests in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/File)" title="A Palestinian is arrested by Israeli Occupation Forces following protests in the Old City of Jerusalem. (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.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-forces-arrest-eight-palestinians-across-west-bank-727204" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:38:26 +0000 727204 at http://www.albawaba.com Pentagon supports claim of US-trained Syrian rebels abducted by Nusra http://www.albawaba.com/news/pentagon-supports-claim-us-trained-syrian-rebels-abducted-nusra-727158 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/568513--train-and-equip-syrian-fighters-held-by-nusra-pentagon" target="_blank">The US Department of&nbsp;Defense</a> has indications that members of the train-and-equip program for Syrian fighters have been detained by al-Nusra Front militant group in Syria, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/pentagon-supports-claim-us-trained-syrian-rebels-abducted-nusra-727158" 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/al-nusra_afp_2.jpg" alt="The US Department of Defense said it has indications members of the train-and-equip program have been detained by al-Nusra Front. (AFP/File)" title="The US Department of Defense said it has indications members of the train-and-equip program have been detained by al-Nusra Front. (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://logo.albawaba.com/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/pentagon-supports-claim-us-trained-syrian-rebels-abducted-nusra-727158" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria United States Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000 727158 at http://www.albawaba.com Obama warns of Hezbollah, should Congress reject Iran deal http://www.albawaba.com/news/obama-warns-hezbollah-should-congress-reject-iran-deal-727186 <p class="desc"><a href="http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/186535-obama-warns-of-hizbullah-retaliation-over-iran" target="_blank">President Barack Obama has warned</a> that any possible rejection by the Congress of the Iran nuclear deal, would force the US to attack Iran, a move that could lead to a Hezbollah retaliation against Israel.</p> <p class="desc">"It would be destructive both to the US and to Israel," Obama told Jewish leaders on Tuesday, according to Israeli media reports.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/obama-warns-hezbollah-should-congress-reject-iran-deal-727186" 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/000_Was8950657.jpg" alt="Barack Obama sits during a bilateral meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in the White House, August 4, 2015. (AFP/File)" title="Barack Obama sits during a bilateral meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in the White House, August 4, 2015. (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.naharnet.com" title="Naharnet" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1068.png" title="Naharnet" border="0" /></a> Naharnet © 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/obama-warns-hezbollah-should-congress-reject-iran-deal-727186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines The Iranian File Iran Lebanon United States Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:58:45 +0000 727186 at http://www.albawaba.com Jewish extremists vandalize walls with price-tag graffiti in Jerusalem http://www.albawaba.com/news/jewish-extremists-vandalize-walls-price-tag-graffiti-jerusalem-727154 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766868" target="_blank">Suspected Jewish extremists on Wednesday</a> spray-painted anti-Palestinian graffiti on walls near Damascus Gate outside the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police said.</p> <p>Police said in a statement that the Hebrew-language graffiti included the phrases "price tag," "prison service," and "death to Arabs."</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/jewish-extremists-vandalize-walls-price-tag-graffiti-jerusalem-727154" 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/F130101IR02.jpg" alt="Radical Israeli settlers carried out at least 120 attacks against Palestinians in 2015, according to the UN. (AFP/File)" title="Radical Israeli settlers carried out at least 120 attacks against Palestinians in 2015, according to the UN. (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.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/jewish-extremists-vandalize-walls-price-tag-graffiti-jerusalem-727154" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:11:58 +0000 727154 at http://www.albawaba.com Iraq was once a beacon of hope for the Arab world — so what happened? http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-was-once-beacon-hope-arab-world-%E2%80%94%C2%A0so-what-happened-727136 <p><a href="http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/culture/iraqs-arab-dream_34032" target="_blank">“The land you know as Iraq</a> is history.” Falah Mustafa Bakir, the unofficial foreign minister of Kurdish Iraq, was very plain when he talked to a German journalist in May of 2005. “There will be no going back to a situation before the summer of 2014.”&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraq-was-once-beacon-hope-arab-world-%E2%80%94%C2%A0so-what-happened-727136" 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/us-iraq-saddam-hussein-statue-topple-american-flag-soldiers-afp.jpg" alt="US troops wrap a chain around the status of Saddam Hussein before pulling it down. (AFP/File)" title="US troops wrap a chain around the status of Saddam Hussein before pulling it down. (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.yourmiddleeast.com" title="Your Middle East" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1359.png" title="Your Middle East" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Your Middle East AB. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-was-once-beacon-hope-arab-world-%E2%80%94%C2%A0so-what-happened-727136" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Behind The News Development In Iraq Iraq Middle East United States Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:59:40 +0000 727136 at http://www.albawaba.com Ban Ki-moon asks donors for UNRWA funding http://www.albawaba.com/news/ban-ki-moon-asks-donors-unrwa-funding-727126 <p><a href="http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199043#.VcGvj5Oqqko" target="_blank">UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon</a> on Tuesday raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for “Palestinian refugees”, UNRWA, and called for&nbsp;urgent&nbsp;donations,&nbsp;<em>AFP</em>&nbsp;reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/ban-ki-moon-asks-donors-unrwa-funding-727126" 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/AFP0235908-01-0830321591.jpg" alt="Palestinians in Gaza protest outside UNRWA offices, due to recent cuts from the organisation. (AFP/File)" title="Palestinians in Gaza protest outside UNRWA offices, due to recent cuts from the organisation. (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.israelnationalnews.com" title="Arutz Sheva" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1664.png" title="Arutz Sheva" border="0" /></a> © Arutz Sheva, All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/ban-ki-moon-asks-donors-unrwa-funding-727126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:50:02 +0000 727126 at http://www.albawaba.com Saudi, Jordan vow strengthen ties in fight against terrorism http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-jordan-vow-strengthen-ties-fight-against-terrorism-727068 <p><a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&amp;contentid=20150805252533" target="_blank">Saudi's Deputy Crown Prince and Jordan’s King Abdallah</a>, agreed to strengthen the political, economic, military and security strategic cooperation between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/saudi-jordan-vow-strengthen-ties-fight-against-terrorism-727068" 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/king-abdullah-jaaordan-e1347445332577.jpg" alt="Both kingdoms vowed to fight terrorism by strengthening intelligence and security cooperation. (AFP/File) " title="Both kingdoms vowed to fight terrorism by strengthening intelligence and security cooperation. (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.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2015 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-jordan-vow-strengthen-ties-fight-against-terrorism-727068" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Jordan Saudi Arabia Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 727068 at http://www.albawaba.com Report: 1,130 Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa compound in July http://www.albawaba.com/news/report-1130-israeli-settlers-stormed-al-aqsa-compound-july-727060 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/04/423268/Israel-East-Quds-Jerusalem-Aqsa-Mosque" target="_blank">A Palestinian NGO says over 1,000</a> Israeli settlers and officers forced their way into the Al-Aqsa&nbsp;Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) during the month of July.</p> <p>On Monday, the head of Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Jawad Siyam, told the state-run Turkish Anadolu Agency that <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-break-out-al-aqsa-after-israeli-flag-raised-holy-site-726754" target="_blank">1,130 Israelis stormed&nbsp;the compound</a> last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/report-1130-israeli-settlers-stormed-al-aqsa-compound-july-727060" 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/Jerusajjlem_al-Aqsa_mosque_020714.jpg" alt="Palestinians are routinely denied access to the Al-Aqsa compound due to Israeli settlers visiting the site. (AFP/File)" title="Palestinians are routinely denied access to the Al-Aqsa compound due to Israeli settlers visiting the site. (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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2015 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/report-1130-israeli-settlers-stormed-al-aqsa-compound-july-727060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Palestine Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0000 727060 at http://www.albawaba.com Pro-Hadi fighters retake ten villages in Yemen, clashes continue http://www.albawaba.com/news/pro-hadi-fighters-retake-ten-villages-yemen-clashes-continue-727052 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Aug-05/309746-anti-houthi-fighters-gain-in-south-yemen.ashx" target="_blank">Fighters loyal to Yemen’s deposed president</a> seized about ten southern villages from Houthi forces Tuesday, maintaining momentum in their offensive a day after capturing the country’s biggest air base, residents and loyalist sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/pro-hadi-fighters-retake-ten-villages-yemen-clashes-continue-727052" 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/000_Nic6474289.jpg" alt="Pro-government forces approach Al-Anad military base, 50 kilometres from Aden, August 31, 2015. (AFP/File)" title="Pro-government forces approach Al-Anad military base, 50 kilometres from Aden, August 31, 2015. (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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2015, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/pro-hadi-fighters-retake-ten-villages-yemen-clashes-continue-727052" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Yemen Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:19:57 +0000 727052 at http://www.albawaba.com Video emerges of Gaddafi's son being tortured in Libyan prison http://www.albawaba.com/news/video-emerges-gaddafis-son-being-tortured-libyan-prison-726912 <p class="mol-para-with-font"><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3184860/Do-want-hit-feet-buttocks-Shocking-video-playboy-son-former-dictator-Colonel-Gaddafi-tortured-Libyan-prison.html" target="_blank">A video appearing to show</a> the torture of the playboy son of former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has emerged.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">It is believed the footage shows the tyrant's third son, Saadi Gaddafi, being hit in the face and on the soles of his feet while blindfolded in a prison in Libya.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/video-emerges-gaddafis-son-being-tortured-libyan-prison-726912" 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/2B171AFB00000578-3184860-image-m-16_1438692459040.jpg" alt="Human Rights Watch called for an investigation after the video emerged of Saadi Gaddafi being tortured in a Libyan prison. (Screenshot)" title="Human Rights Watch called for an investigation after the video emerged of Saadi Gaddafi being tortured in a Libyan prison. (Screenshot)" 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.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/video-emerges-gaddafis-son-being-tortured-libyan-prison-726912" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:00:00 +0000 726912 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanese drone crashes in Bekaa Valley http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanese-drone-crashes-bekaa-valley-727032 <p><a href="http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Aug-05/309749-lebanese-drone-crashes-in-bekaa.ashx" target="_blank">A Lebanese army</a> reconnaissance plane crashed overnight into the plains of the Bekaa Valley, a Lebanese army statement said Wednesday. No casualties were reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanese-army-arrests-syrians-operating-spy-drone-719496" target="_blank">The drone hit</a> power lines before it landed into the plains of Iaat at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the army.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lebanese-drone-crashes-bekaa-valley-727032" 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/afpdronestrike.jpg" alt="A reconnaissance plane crashed overnight in the plains of Bekaa, a Lebanese army statement said Wednesday. (AFP/File) " title="A reconnaissance plane crashed overnight in the plains of Bekaa, a Lebanese army statement said Wednesday. (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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2015, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanese-drone-crashes-bekaa-valley-727032" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:51:36 +0000 727032 at http://www.albawaba.com Qatari foreign minister: Iran nuclear deal is ‘best option’ http://www.albawaba.com/news/qatari-foreign-minister-iran-nuclear-deal-%E2%80%98best-option%E2%80%99-726910 <p><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/08/04/Kerry-assures-Gulf-countries-on-Iran-agreement/4501438699005/?spt=hts&amp;or=8" target="_blank">Ministers of Persian Gulf</a> countries approved the nuclear agreement with Iran after meeting in Doha, Qatar, with US Secretary of State&nbsp;John Kerry.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/qatari-foreign-minister-iran-nuclear-deal-%E2%80%98best-option%E2%80%99-726910" 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/us-qatar-doha-kerry-afp.jpg" alt="US Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah speaks during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the GCC on Aug. 3, 2015 in Doha. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)" title="US Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah speaks during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the GCC on Aug. 3, 2015 in Doha. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)" 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.upi.com" title="UPI NewsTrack" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI NewsTrack" border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2015. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/qatari-foreign-minister-iran-nuclear-deal-%E2%80%98best-option%E2%80%99-726910" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines The Iranian File GCC Iran Qatar Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000 726910 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli security arrests second far-right figure in connection with extremist attack http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-security-arrests-second-far-right-figure-connection-extremist-attack-726906 <p><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Shin-Bet-arrests-second-far-right-figure-411125?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank">The Israel Security Agency</a> (Shin Bet) arrested a second far right figure on Tuesday, a day after arresting far right operative&nbsp;Meir Ettinger&nbsp;on suspicion of being involved in an extremist Jewish organization.The latest arrest was of Avitar Salonim, who has had a banning order preventing him from traveling to the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Shin Bet said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-security-arrests-second-far-right-figure-connection-extremist-attack-726906" 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/israel-shin-bet-security-officers-afp.jpg" alt="Shin Bet arrested a second far-right figure on Tuesday after Meir Ettinger on suspicion of being involved. (AFP/File)" title="Shin Bet arrested a second far-right figure on Tuesday after Meir Ettinger on suspicion of being involved. (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.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-security-arrests-second-far-right-figure-connection-extremist-attack-726906" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 726906 at http://www.albawaba.com Court to keep Israeli extremist in detention http://www.albawaba.com/news/court-keep-israeli-extremist-detention-726902 <p><a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/court-keeps-far-right-activist-meir-ettinger-in-detention/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank">Meir Ettinger</a>, the grandson of assassinated Israeli-American far-right activist Meir Kahane, will be kept in detention following his arrest Monday in connection to extremist activity, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The magistrates court in Nazareth <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/jewish-extremist-group-leader-arrested-726622" target="_blank">extended Ettinger’s incarceration</a> until at least Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/court-keep-israeli-extremist-detention-726902" 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/israel-extremist-ettinger-afp.jpg" alt="Meir Ettinger was instrumental in establishing several illegal outposts in the West Bank. (AFP/Jack Guez)" title="Meir Ettinger was instrumental in establishing several illegal outposts in the West Bank. (AFP/Jack Guez)" 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.timesofisrael.com" title="The Times of Israel" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1673.png" title="The Times of Israel" border="0" /></a> © 2015 The Times of Israel. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/court-keep-israeli-extremist-detention-726902" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:40:48 +0000 726902 at http://www.albawaba.com Death toll in Pakistan floods rises to 151 http://www.albawaba.com/news/death-toll-pakistan-floods-rises-151-726898 <p><a href="http://dpa-international.com/news/asia/death-toll-in-pakistan-floods-rises-to-151-a-46170102.html" target="_blank">Floods triggered by monsoon</a> rains have killed at least 151 people in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Tuesday.The flooding started in mid-July after heavy downpours. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/death-toll-pakistan-floods-rises-151-726898" 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/pakistan-floods-woven-beds-afp.jpg" alt="Pakistani residents carry charpais (traditional woven beds) as they wade through a flooded area in the Nowshera district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Aug. 3, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)" title="Pakistani residents carry charpais (traditional woven beds) as they wade through a flooded area in the Nowshera district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Aug. 3, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)" 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.dpa.com" title="dpa German Press Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1570.png" title="dpa German Press Agency" border="0" /></a> © 2015 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/death-toll-pakistan-floods-rises-151-726898" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Pakistan Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:04:13 +0000 726898 at http://www.albawaba.com Turkish soldier killed in rocket attack on military base http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkish-soldier-killed-rocket-attack-military-base-726892 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/u/568357--turkish-soldier-killed-in-rocket-attack-in-southeast" target="_blank">A soldier was killed in a rocket attack</a> on a base in Silopi, a town close to both the Syrian and Iraqi border on southeast Turkey, on Tuesday, the Turkish military said.The attack on the headquarters of the 172nd Armored Brigade saw another soldier injured when suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants attacked at around 3 p.m. (1200GMT), the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkish-soldier-killed-rocket-attack-military-base-726892" 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/Turkish-soldiers-afp.jpg" alt="Turkish soldiers move in formation during a military exercise in the southeast of the country. (AFP/File)" title="Turkish soldiers move in formation during a military exercise in the southeast of 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.aa.com.tr/" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/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/turkish-soldier-killed-rocket-attack-military-base-726892" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Turkey Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:50:19 +0000 726892 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel arrests two Palestinians after sit-in protest at al-Aqsa mosque http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-arrests-two-palestinians-after-sit-protest-al-aqsa-mosque-726890 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766851" target="_blank">Israeli forces on Tuesday</a> detained two Palestinians during a sit-in protest at the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/upwards-35-israeli-settlers-storm-al-aqsa-mosque-704492" target="_blank">Al-Aqsa Mosque compound</a> to protest the arrests of mosque employees, witnesses said.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-arrests-two-palestinians-after-sit-protest-al-aqsa-mosque-726890" 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/israel-palestine-jerusalem-aqsa-mosque-protest-woman-quran-afp.jpg" alt="A Palestinian woman blocked from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam&#039;s third most holy site, holds up a Quran during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces on Oct. 13, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)" title="A Palestinian woman blocked from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam&#039;s third most holy site, holds up a Quran during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces on Oct. 13, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)" 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.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-arrests-two-palestinians-after-sit-protest-al-aqsa-mosque-726890" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:49:08 +0000 726890 at http://www.albawaba.com Nearly 2,000 civilians killed in Yemen: UN http://www.albawaba.com/news/nearly-2000-civilians-killed-yemen-un-726882 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/news/568309--civilian-deaths-in-yemen-near-2-000-says-un" target="_blank">Nearly 2,000 civilians</a> have been killed in fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s president-in-exile, the UN said on Tuesday."We urge all parties, again, to ensure that they at all times distinguish between civilian and military targets," Cecile Pouilly, spokeswoman for the UN’s human rights agency, said at a news conference in Geneva.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/nearly-2000-civilians-killed-yemen-un-726882" 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_hospital_injured_afp.jpg" alt="Hospital workers treat a patient brought in for wounds suffered during clashes with Houthi rebels. (AFP/File) " title="Hospital workers treat a patient brought in for wounds suffered during clashes with Houthi rebels. (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://logo.albawaba.com/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/nearly-2000-civilians-killed-yemen-un-726882" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Yemen Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:10:26 +0000 726882 at http://www.albawaba.com