Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Al-Nusra militants move captured UN peacekeepers out of UN territory http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-al-nusra-captives-moved--600101 <p class="p1">Fiji military officials said Saturday they<a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-30/269049-fiji-says-captured-peacekeepers-moved-from-un-territory.ashx#axzz3Br0VDsJI"> can no longer confirm the location</a> of 44 captured UN peacekeepers captured by militants in Golan earlier this week, according the the AFP.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/un-al-nusra-captives-moved--600101" 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/jack_guez.jpg" alt="Forty-four UN peacekeepers were taken hostage earlier this week when armed al-Nusra militants stormed the Golan border amid heavy clashes with government forces. (AFP/Jack Guez)" title="Forty-four UN peacekeepers were taken hostage earlier this week when armed al-Nusra militants stormed the Golan border amid heavy clashes with government forces. (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.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/un-al-nusra-captives-moved--600101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-al-nusra-captives-moved--600101#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Syria Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:54:38 +0000 600101 at http://www.albawaba.com MP says militants actions threaten Syrian refugees in Lebanon http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-mp-is-nusra-600095 <p>The behavior of IS&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Nusra Front</a>&nbsp;is <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-30/269054-militants-risking-lives-of-syrian-refugees-lebanon-minister.ashx#axzz3Br0VDsJI" target="_blank">threatening the lives</a> of the more than a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Interior Minister&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Nouhad Machnouk</a>&nbsp;said, in an implicit warning to militants holding Army soldiers captive.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lebanon-mp-is-nusra-600095" 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/lebanonmp.jpg" alt="Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said militants should heed government warning that actions against Lebanese soldiers will threaten Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)" title="Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said militants should heed government warning that actions against Lebanese soldiers will threaten Syrian refugees. (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. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-mp-is-nusra-600095" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-mp-is-nusra-600095#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:18:33 +0000 600095 at http://www.albawaba.com Kerry seeks 'global coalition' in fight against IS http://www.albawaba.com/news/is-kerry-us-military-600084 <p>In the wake of President Obama's statement that the U.S. has 'no strategy' for Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry <a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/kerry-calls-global-coalition-fight-isis" target="_blank">called for a global coalition</a> to fight quickly growing IS threats throughout the region, according to the AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/is-kerry-us-military-600084" 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/kerry1212121.jpg" alt="Secretary of State John Kerry in a New York Times article detailed an plan to coordinate global forces against IS at the UN&#039;s September summit. (AFP/File)" title="Secretary of State John Kerry in a New York Times article detailed an plan to coordinate global forces against IS at the UN&#039;s September summit. (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/is-kerry-us-military-600084" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/is-kerry-us-military-600084#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News United States Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:09:18 +0000 600084 at http://www.albawaba.com Armed police officers hold guns as they stand in Downing Street, in central London on August 29, 2014. http://www.albawaba.com/news/armed-police-officers-hold-guns-they-stand-downing-street-central-london-august-29-2014-600080 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/armed-police-officers-hold-guns-they-stand-downing-street-central-london-august-29-2014-600080" 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/London_British_Secretary.jpg" alt="Armed police officers hold guns as they stand in Downing Street, in central London on August 29, 2014. British Home Secretary Theresa May said on August 29 the country&#039;s terror threat risk level was being raised to &quot;severe&quot; due to fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria. (AFP / LEON NEAL) " title="Armed police officers hold guns as they stand in Downing Street, in central London on August 29, 2014. British Home Secretary Theresa May said on August 29 the country&#039;s terror threat risk level was being raised to &quot;severe&quot; due to fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria. (AFP / LEON NEAL) " 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/armed-police-officers-hold-guns-they-stand-downing-street-central-london-august-29-2014-600080#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:06:36 +0000 600080 at http://www.albawaba.com IS threatens to kill nine Lebanese soldiers http://www.albawaba.com/news/captive-leb-soldiers-is-600069 <p>IS<a class="entityAnchor">&nbsp;</a>allegedly threatened i<a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-30/269044-isis-threatens-to-slaughter-nine-soldiers.ashx#axzz3Br0VDsJI" target="_blank">n a new video Friday</a> to slaughter nine Lebanese soldiers it is holding within three days unless the government acted to release Islamist detainees held in&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Roumieh</a>&nbsp;prison.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/captive-leb-soldiers-is-600069" 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/leba.jpg" alt="Nine captive Lebanese soldiers appeared in an IS video Friday pleading for the Lebanese government to agree to the release of jihadi prisoners to avoid IS threats to execute them. (AFP/File)" title="Nine captive Lebanese soldiers appeared in an IS video Friday pleading for the Lebanese government to agree to the release of jihadi prisoners to avoid IS threats to execute them. (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. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/captive-leb-soldiers-is-600069" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/captive-leb-soldiers-is-600069#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:45:35 +0000 600069 at http://www.albawaba.com PLO to take new diplomatic steps at UN amid ceasefire agreement http://www.albawaba.com/news/plo-ceasefire-iseael-600057 <p>The Palestinian leadership<a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=723892&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank"> will pursue diplomatic efforts </a>at the UN Security Council in a bid to end Israel's decades-long occupation following a ceasefire deal in Gaza, a senior Fatah official said late Wednesday.Nabil Shaath told Ma'an that the PLO would first submit an application to the UN Security Council on Sept. 15 demanding a "timetable" for Israel's withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/plo-ceasefire-iseael-600057" 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/gaza2323232.jpg" alt="A Fatah official Wednesday said the PLO plans to take a renewed diplomatic role at the UN Security Council in the wake of Tuesday&#039;s ceasefire agreement in Cairo. (AFP/File)" title="A Fatah official Wednesday said the PLO plans to take a renewed diplomatic role at the UN Security Council in the wake of Tuesday&#039;s ceasefire agreement in Cairo. (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://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/plo-ceasefire-iseael-600057" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/plo-ceasefire-iseael-600057#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:25:29 +0000 600057 at http://www.albawaba.com UN steps up search for fijan peacekeepers on Golan Heights http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-search-fijan-peacekeepers-golan-heights-599999 <p>UN officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 43 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_peacekeeping" target="_blank">United Nations peacekeepers</a> seized by Al-Qaida-linked militants inside Syria.</p> <p>Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra, a fortified crossing between Syria and the Golan, barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants, who attacked a UN base on the Syrian side of the border on Wednesday and seized the 43 Fijians.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/un-search-fijan-peacekeepers-golan-heights-599999" 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_Nic6366002.jpg" alt="Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) sit on their armoured vehicles in the Israeli-annexed Golan Height as they wait to cross into Syria, on August 28, 2014. [AFP]" title="Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) sit on their armoured vehicles in the Israeli-annexed Golan Height as they wait to cross into Syria, on August 28, 2014. [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/un-search-fijan-peacekeepers-golan-heights-599999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/un-search-fijan-peacekeepers-golan-heights-599999#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Conflict in Syria Israel Syria Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:01:28 +0000 599999 at http://www.albawaba.com A Dutch member of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) http://www.albawaba.com/news/dutch-member-united-nations-disengagement-observer-force-undof-599995 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/dutch-member-united-nations-disengagement-observer-force-undof-599995" 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/Golan_rebel_fighters_Quneitra.jpg" alt="A Dutch member of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) stands on August 29, 2014 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and uses a binocular to watch the Syrian side of the Golan after rebel fighters took over the control of the Quneitra border crossing. Syrian rebels surrounded dozens of defiant Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Friday and demanded they give up their weapons, hours after taking 43 Fijian soldiers hostage, authorities said. Syrian rebels, including fighters from the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, stormed a Golan Heights crossing at Quneitra on August 27, sparking an exchange of gunfire with Israeli troops. (AFP / JACK GUEZ) " title="A Dutch member of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) stands on August 29, 2014 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and uses a binocular to watch the Syrian side of the Golan after rebel fighters took over the control of the Quneitra border crossing. Syrian rebels surrounded dozens of defiant Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Friday and demanded they give up their weapons, hours after taking 43 Fijian soldiers hostage, authorities said. Syrian rebels, including fighters from the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, stormed a Golan Heights crossing at Quneitra on August 27, sparking an exchange of gunfire with Israeli troops. (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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/dutch-member-united-nations-disengagement-observer-force-undof-599995#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:58:30 +0000 599995 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian refugees surpass 3 million, UN says http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-refugees-3-million-un-599993 <p>The Syrian civil war that has raged since 2011 has resulted in three million registered Syrian refugees to date the<a href="http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home" target="_blank"> United Nations Refugee agency the UNHCR </a>said on Friday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives, the agency said in a statement released on Friday in Geneva.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrian-refugees-3-million-un-599993" 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_Nic6363453_1.jpg" alt="Syrian families carry belongings in the southern Damascus district of Qadam on August 21, 2014, as they return to their homes after Syrian authorities and rebels agreed a truce on August 18. [AFP]" title="Syrian families carry belongings in the southern Damascus district of Qadam on August 21, 2014, as they return to their homes after Syrian authorities and rebels agreed a truce on August 18. [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/syrian-refugees-3-million-un-599993" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-refugees-3-million-un-599993#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:13:19 +0000 599993 at http://www.albawaba.com Disputed Kurdish oil tanker disappears off Texas coast http://www.albawaba.com/news/kurdish-oil-tanker-disappears-texas--599992 <p>A tanker near the US state of Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed crude oil from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has gone missing, reports say.</p> <p>On Thursday, the<a href="http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=AISmain" target="_blank"> US Coast Guard’s AIS </a>ship tracking system could not locate the position of the United Kalavrvta tanker, which was carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil, Reuters reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/kurdish-oil-tanker-disappears-texas--599992" 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/376943_oil-tanker-United-Kalavrvta.jpg" alt="A still image from video taken by a US Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavrvta, which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas, July 25, 2014." title="A still image from video taken by a US Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker United Kalavrvta, which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas, July 25, 2014." 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/kurdish-oil-tanker-disappears-texas--599992" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/kurdish-oil-tanker-disappears-texas--599992#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq United States Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:57:21 +0000 599992 at http://www.albawaba.com Obama on IS in Syria: ‘we don’t have a strategy yet’ http://www.albawaba.com/news/obama-isis-syria-strategy-599991 <p>US President Barack Obama says Washington does not have “a strategy yet” to tackle the ISILgroup, which is operating in Iraq and Syria.</p> <p>Obama made the remarks on Thursday during a news conference in the White House in Washington.</p> <p>“My priority at this point is to make sure that the gains that ISIL made in Iraq are rolled back and that Iraq has the opportunity to govern itself effectively and secure itself,” the US president said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/obama-isis-syria-strategy-599991" 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_Was8860334.jpg" alt="US President Barack Obama. [AFP]" title="US President Barack Obama. [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.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/obama-isis-syria-strategy-599991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/obama-isis-syria-strategy-599991#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Conflict in Syria Syria United States Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:43:50 +0000 599991 at http://www.albawaba.com IS behead Kurdish man in Mosul http://www.albawaba.com/news/isis-behead-kurdish-man-mosul--599990 <p>The ISIL group has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in the city of Mosul.</p> <p>The footage uploaded on the Internet on August 28 shows several ISIL Takfiri militants standing by the captured Kurdish man.</p> <p>The victim is then seen kneeling near a mosque before being decapitated.</p> <p>The video, entitled “a message of blood,” meant to send a warning to the Kurdish forces fighting the ISIL in northern Iraq.</p> <p>The terrorists warned that they will execute more Kurds if Kurdish leaders continue to back the US.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/isis-behead-kurdish-man-mosul--599990" 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/isis-kurd-video.jpg" alt="ISIS claimed it beheaded a Peshmerga fighter in graphic video and threatened 14 others. [Youtube]" title="ISIS claimed it beheaded a Peshmerga fighter in graphic video and threatened 14 others. [Youtube]" 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]" title="Palestinians celebrate late on August 26, 2014 what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [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.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/meshaal-israeli-assault-palestinian-national-unity--599988" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/meshaal-israeli-assault-palestinian-national-unity--599988#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:16:03 +0000 599988 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli forces destroy six homes near Jerusalem http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-destroyed-homes--599977 <p>Israeli authorities on Thursday <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=724078&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed" target="_blank">demolished six homes</a> near Jerusalem, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless and bringing the year's total displaced in the West Bank and East Jerusalem up to 752.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-destroyed-homes--599977" 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/bulldoxer.jpg" alt="Israeli forces destroyed six homes near Jerusalem Thursday, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless. (AFP/File)" title="Israeli forces destroyed six homes near Jerusalem Thursday, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless. (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://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-destroyed-homes--599977" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-destroyed-homes--599977#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestine Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 599977 at http://www.albawaba.com More than 100 Palestinians held at Cairo airport http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinians-stuck-at-cairo-airport-599966 <p>More than 100 Palestinians from Gaza have been <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=723931&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed" target="_blank">stuck at Cairo International Airport</a> for more than three weeks after being prevented by Egyptian authorities from traveling to their final destinations.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/palestinians-stuck-at-cairo-airport-599966" 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/airport121312.jpg" alt="More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (AFP/File)" title="More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (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://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinians-stuck-at-cairo-airport-599966" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/palestinians-stuck-at-cairo-airport-599966#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Egypt Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:09:48 +0000 599966 at http://www.albawaba.com Body found in Jerusalem Forest suspected to be missing American student http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-student-in-jerusalem-suspected-dead--599964 <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736860/BREAKING-NEWS-Body-suspected-missing-U-S-yeshiva-student-Aaron-Sofer-Jerusalem-Forest.html?%3Fito%3D=social-twitter_dailymailus">Israeli authorities have located a body </a>they suspect to be an American student who went missing Friday in the Jerusalem Forest.</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;Aaron Sofer <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.612506">disappeared around noon</a> nearly a week ago while he was hiking with a friend.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/american-student-in-jerusalem-suspected-dead--599964" 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/jack_Guaz.jpg" alt="23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week while hiking in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities believe body recovered Thursday is that of Sofer. (AFP/Jack Guez)" title="23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week while hiking in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities believe body recovered Thursday is that of Sofer. (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.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-student-in-jerusalem-suspected-dead--599964" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-student-in-jerusalem-suspected-dead--599964#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:11:56 +0000 599964 at http://www.albawaba.com 43 UN peacekeepers abducted amid Golan Heights clashes http://www.albawaba.com/news/golan-heights-clash-targets-un-peacekeepers-599955 <p>UN officials report the <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-28/268818-un-43-peacekeepers-detained-in-the-golan-heights-81-trapped.ashx#axzz3Bh1f176d" target="_blank">detainment of 43 peacekeepers</a> Thursday by militants in Syria, according to the AP.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a statement following the news, the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon confirmed he detainment occured early Thursday morning on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights border with Israel when fighting between armed militias and Syrian government forces intesified.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/golan-heights-clash-targets-un-peacekeepers-599955" 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/peace.jpg" alt="UN officials reported Thursday the capture of 43 UNDOF peacekeepers after heavy clashes between opposition fighters and Syrian government forces broke out near the Golan Heights border. (AFP/File)" title="UN officials reported Thursday the capture of 43 UNDOF peacekeepers after heavy clashes between opposition fighters and Syrian government forces broke out near the Golan Heights border. (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/golan-heights-clash-targets-un-peacekeepers-599955" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/golan-heights-clash-targets-un-peacekeepers-599955#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:34:31 +0000 599955 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanon's Bou Saab declares 'state of war' with Syria militants http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-lebanon-border-clashes-599950 <p>Education Minister&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Elias Bou Saab</a>&nbsp;said Thursday&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268820-bou-saab-lebanon-at-war-with-militants.ashx#axzz3Bg1RKj8U" target="_blank">Lebanon&nbsp;was in a state of war with</a> thousands of militants who have infiltrated the country's border with Syria.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syria-lebanon-border-clashes-599950" 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/bou.jpg" alt="Lebanon Education Minister Bou Saab said Thursday the country&#039;s clashes with Islamist militants has become a &#039;state of war.&#039; (AFP/File)" title="Lebanon Education Minister Bou Saab said Thursday the country&#039;s clashes with Islamist militants has become a &#039;state of war.&#039; (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="Sinai militants released a video on Twitter detailing the execution of four Egyptian men charged with spying for Israel. (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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/sinai-militants-behead-on-spy-charges-599926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/sinai-militants-behead-on-spy-charges-599926#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:30:46 +0000 599926 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanon issues warrants for two Syrians on terror charges in Arsal attack http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrians-wanted-for-arsal-attacks--599924 <p>A Lebanese judge Thursday i<a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268799-warrant-out-for-isis-commander-over-clashes-in-lebanons-arsal.ashx#axzz3Bg1RKj8U" target="_blank">ssued arrest warrants</a> for two Syrian nationals, including the alleged&nbsp;ISIS&nbsp;commander whose apprehension by the Lebanese Army ignited gunbattles in the&nbsp;Bekaa Valley&nbsp;border town of Arsal earlier in August.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrians-wanted-for-arsal-attacks--599924" 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/lebanese_warrant.jpg" alt="Two Syrians were issued arrest warrants Thursday in Lebanon on charges of belonging to a terror group and plotting the Arsal attack. (AFP/File)" title="Two Syrians were issued arrest warrants Thursday in Lebanon on charges of belonging to a terror group and plotting the Arsal attack. (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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrians-wanted-for-arsal-attacks--599924" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrians-wanted-for-arsal-attacks--599924#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:59 +0000 599924 at http://www.albawaba.com