Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en New round of Libya peace talks to begin in Geneva next week http://www.albawaba.com/news/new-round-libya-peace-talks-begin-geneva-next-week-736720 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/29/426793/Libya-United-Nations-Tobruk-Geneva-Bernardino-Leon" target="_blank">The United Nations says it will</a> host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week.</p> <p>On Friday, the UN said the next <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/libya-peace-talks-end-positive-note-730378" target="_blank">round of talks</a> would be held on September 3 and 4, aimed at completing talks over the finalization of the Libyan Political Agreement.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/new-round-libya-peace-talks-begin-geneva-next-week-736720" 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/Bernardino-Leon-UN-Libya.jpg" alt="UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon stressed the importance of concluding the talks within two weeks. (Al Bawaba/File)" title="UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon stressed the importance of concluding the talks within two weeks. (Al Bawaba/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/new-round-libya-peace-talks-begin-geneva-next-week-736720" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:20:02 +0000 736720 at http://www.albawaba.com Fighting breaks truces in Syria's Zabadani http://www.albawaba.com/news/fighting-breaks-truces-syrias-zabadani-736710 <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/08/29/syria-ceasefire-breaks-down-in-three-strategic-towns/" target="_blank">Fighting is said to have resumed</a>&nbsp;in three key Syrian towns at the end of a <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/rebels-agree-two-day-truce-zabadani-736114" target="_blank">48-hour ceasefire</a>.</p> <p>Reports of the breakdown, from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, shatter hopes of extending the truce, to allow food and medical supplies in.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/fighting-breaks-truces-syrias-zabadani-736710" 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/hezbollah-destroy-rebel-tunnel-zabadani.jpg" alt="Hezbollah destroys a rebel tunnel in Zabadani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)" title="Hezbollah destroys a rebel tunnel in Zabadani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1731.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/fighting-breaks-truces-syrias-zabadani-736710" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:04:12 +0000 736710 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt sentences Al Jazeera staff to three years in prison http://www.albawaba.com/news/breaking-al-jazeera-staff-sentenced-three-years-prison-736706 <p><a href="http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=e054979a-22f6-4900-8439-2e9fc7ae4e27">An Egyptian court sentenced</a>&nbsp;on Saturday&nbsp;three journalists who worked for the Qatari news network Al Jazeera to three years of maximum security prison for spreading false news.</p> <p>Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian national Baher Mohamed and Australian national Peter Greste were being retried for&nbsp;defaming Egypt and spreading false news, after the Cassation Court dropped their seven to 10 years in prison sentences in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/breaking-al-jazeera-staff-sentenced-three-years-prison-736706" 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/244assa3dae80cac102583797d141ab8aab2a56e95b.jpg" alt="Al Jazeera journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (left), and Egyptian Baher Mohamed stand outside Cairo&#039;s Torah prison, July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)" title="Al Jazeera journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (left), and Egyptian Baher Mohamed stand outside Cairo&#039;s Torah prison, July 30, 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://itn.co.uk" title="ITN- Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/260.png" title="ITN- Independent" border="0" /></a> © Independent Television News Limited 2014. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/breaking-al-jazeera-staff-sentenced-three-years-prison-736706" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Egypt Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:25:11 +0000 736706 at http://www.albawaba.com Seven villages in northern Iraq recaptured by Kurdish forces http://www.albawaba.com/news/seven-villages-northern-iraq-recaptured-kurdish-forces-736692 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/29/426783/Iraq-Kurdish-Peshmerga-Tuz-Khurmatu-Baghdad-Mosul-" target="_blank">Kurdish Peshmerga fighters</a> have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/seven-villages-northern-iraq-recaptured-kurdish-forces-736692" 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/kurdish-fighters-daesh-hasakah-outskirts-afp.jpg" alt="Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/File)" title="Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/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. 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Pat Ryde. (Courtesy: The News Nigeria)" title="Junaid Hussein recruited Daesh supporters in the West &quot;to carry out lone-wolf style attacks,&quot; according to US Col. Pat Ryde. (Courtesy: The News Nigeria)" 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-confirms-death-key-daesh-recruiter-736676" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria United States Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:45:17 +0000 736676 at http://www.albawaba.com EU criticizes Palestinian use of 'cruel' capital punishment http://www.albawaba.com/news/eu-criticizes-palestinian-use-cruel-capital-punishment-736588 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=767306&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed" target="_blank">European Union missions</a> based in Jerusalem and Ramallah in the occupied West Bank condemned Friday a death sentence issued in the Gaza Strip earlier this week.&nbsp;The sentence was the fifth issued since the beginning of the year by Palestinian courts.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/eu-criticizes-palestinian-use-cruel-capital-punishment-736588" 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/death-execution-by-firing-squad-indonesia-afp.jpg" alt="A 37-year-old Palestinian was sentenced to death by firing squad by Hamas in Gaza earlier this week. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)" title="A 37-year-old Palestinian was sentenced to death by firing squad by Hamas in Gaza earlier this week. Image used for illustrative purposes. (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/eu-criticizes-palestinian-use-cruel-capital-punishment-736588" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000 736588 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt court sentences 12 to death for Daesh affiliation, refers to Grand Mufti http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-court-sentences-12-death-daesh-affiliation-refers-grand-mufti-736530 <p><a href="http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=aa6a0222-5d74-44c0-aa56-cb3363fa790f" target="_blank">The Zagazig Criminal Court</a> referred 12 defendants to Egypt's Grand Mufti on Thursday to issue an opinion over sentencing them to death for forming an "Islamic State-affiliated terrorist cell."</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-court-sentences-12-death-daesh-affiliation-refers-grand-mufti-736530" 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/cairo-court-afp-2015.jpg" alt="Egypt&#039;s Criminal Court referred 12 defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated &quot;terrorist cell.&quot; (AFP/File)" title="Egypt&#039;s Criminal Court referred 12 defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated &quot;terrorist cell.&quot; (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://en.aswatmasriya.com" title="Aswat Masriya" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1026.png" title="Aswat Masriya" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved 2015 Aswat Masriya © </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-court-sentences-12-death-daesh-affiliation-refers-grand-mufti-736530" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 736530 at http://www.albawaba.com Death toll exceeds 200 from capsized boats off Libyan coast http://www.albawaba.com/news/death-toll-exceeds-200-capsized-boats-libyan-coast-736594 <p><a href="http://dpa-international.com/news/international/official-estimates-200-dead-in-libya-boat-tragedy-a-46433295.html" target="_blank">Around 200 bodies</a> have been extracted so far from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, after two boats carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coastal town of Zuwara, an official from the Libyan coastguard told dpa."We have been trying to count the final number of dead bodies; and I think they have exceeded 200 by now," the official said about the accidents, which occurred the previous day.</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-exceeds-200-capsized-boats-libyan-coast-736594" 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/members-of-libyan-red-crescent-collect-body-washed-ashore-on-beach-in-libyan-town-zuwara-west-of-tripoli-august-28-2015-afp-mahmud-turkia.jpg" alt="Members of the Libyan Red Crescent, wearing protective white clothing and masks, collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on Aug. 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara west of Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)" title="Members of the Libyan Red Crescent, wearing protective white clothing and masks, collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on Aug. 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara west of Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)" 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-exceeds-200-capsized-boats-libyan-coast-736594" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:23:14 +0000 736594 at http://www.albawaba.com Turkish PM announces interim cabinet before early elections http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkish-pm-announces-interim-cabinet-early-elections-736592 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/headline/583379--turkish-president-approves-interim-cabinet-list" target="_blank">Turkish Prime Minister</a> Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim&nbsp;cabinet&nbsp;on Friday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assigned him to form a caretaker government.</p> <p>Davutoglu submitted the composition of the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-erdogan-reissues-call-form-government-710612" target="_blank">new government to Erdogan</a> at 7.10&nbsp;p.m. local time (1610GMT).</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkish-pm-announces-interim-cabinet-early-elections-736592" 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/Davutogluafp.jpg" alt="Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet Friday. (AFP/File)" title="Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet Friday. (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-pm-announces-interim-cabinet-early-elections-736592" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Turkey Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:08:45 +0000 736592 at http://www.albawaba.com Border between Egypt, Libya may reopen soon http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-libyan-officials-meet-discuss-reopening-border-736590 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/139001/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian,-Libyan-officials-meet-to-discuss-reopeni.aspx" target="_blank">The governor of Egypt's</a> Marsa Matrouh governorate met with Libya's interior minister on Wednesday to discuss the final proceedings for reopening the border between the two countries, Ahram Arabic news website reported.</p> <p>The border was closed following the disappearance of Libyan security forces on 15 August.&nbsp;The reason for their disappearance is still unknown.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egyptian-libyan-officials-meet-discuss-reopening-border-736590" 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/libya-egypt-border-crossing-from-matrouh-AFP.jpg" alt="Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya&#039;s Matrouh governorate. (AFP/File)" title="Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya&#039;s Matrouh governorate. (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/egyptian-libyan-officials-meet-discuss-reopening-border-736590" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Libya Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:54:11 +0000 736590 at http://www.albawaba.com Italy arrests ten people smugglers over 52 deaths http://www.albawaba.com/news/italy-arrests-ten-people-smugglers-over-52-deaths-736586 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Aug-28/313127-italy-arrests-ten-traffickers-over-migrant-boat-deaths.ashx?utm_content=buffer1e82b&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer" target="_blank">Italian authorities said</a> Friday they have arrested ten people smugglers in connection with the deaths of 52 asylum seekers, AFP reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/italy-arrests-ten-people-smugglers-over-52-deaths-736586" 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/asylum-seekers-disembark-italy-coast-palermo-sicily-swedish-coast-guards-august-27-2015-afp-marcello-paternostro.jpg" alt="Asylum seekers disembark from Swedish Coast Guards ship &quot;Poseidon&quot; in the port of Palermo on Aug. 27, 2015 following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP/Marcello Paternostro)" title="Asylum seekers disembark from Swedish Coast Guards ship &quot;Poseidon&quot; in the port of Palermo on Aug. 27, 2015 following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP/Marcello Paternostro)" 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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/italy-arrests-ten-people-smugglers-over-52-deaths-736586" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Italy Libya Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:55:37 +0000 736586 at http://www.albawaba.com Policeman shot dead in Upper Egypt: state news http://www.albawaba.com/news/policeman-shot-dead-upper-egypt-state-news-736576 <p><a href="http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a886152c-b73f-4456-88bc-dc391ce0dc59" target="_blank">A policeman was shot dead</a> by unidentified assailants in the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag on Friday, reported the state news agency MENA.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/three-facebook-users-arrested-egypt-%E2%80%98jihadist%E2%80%99-tendencies-734066" target="_blank">Sohag Security Directorate</a> received&nbsp;a notice about finding the body of a policeman with gunshot wounds on a road outside a Sohag village, reported MENA.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/policeman-shot-dead-upper-egypt-state-news-736576" 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/Egyptian_police.jpg" alt="The body of a police officer was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village. (AFP/File)" title="The body of a police officer was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village. (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://en.aswatmasriya.com" title="Aswat Masriya" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1026.png" title="Aswat Masriya" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved 2015 Aswat Masriya © </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/policeman-shot-dead-upper-egypt-state-news-736576" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:08:52 +0000 736576 at http://www.albawaba.com Saudi airstrikes kill ten in Yemen: officials http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-airstrikes-kill-ten-yemen-officials-736560 <p><a href="http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Aug-28/313129-saudi-led-airstrikes-kill-10-people-in-central-yemen-officials.ashx" target="_blank">Saudi airstrikes targeting areas</a> near Yemen's capital Sanaa killed ten people on Friday, Reuters reported.</p> <p>Officials said one air raid hit the house of a retired army brigadier, killing him and five of his family members in central Ibb, the mountainous area between Sanaa and the coast. Four other people in the city were killed when airstrikes targeted military and security buildings.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/saudi-airstrikes-kill-ten-yemen-officials-736560" 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/saudi_airstrike_sanaa_hill_sky_afp_yemen.jpg" alt="Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa continue as Yemeni government forces take steps toward recapturing the capital. (AFP/File)" title="Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa continue as Yemeni government forces take steps toward recapturing the capital. (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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-airstrikes-kill-ten-yemen-officials-736560" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Saudi Arabia Yemen Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:31:25 +0000 736560 at http://www.albawaba.com Blast at Baghdad police station kills six officers, injures ten http://www.albawaba.com/news/blast-baghdad-police-station-kills-six-officers-injures-ten-736544 <p><a href="http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/28/426694/Iraq-Baghdad-Daesh-Amiriyah-Fallujah-Anbar-Bombing" target="_blank">At least six police officers</a> have reportedly lost their lives and ten others sustained injuries when a bomb explosion ripped through the parking lot of a police station in the capital, Baghdad.</p> <p>The blast took place in the eastern sector of Baghdad on Friday, and the victims were three bomb disposal experts and three policemen. Security forces had towed the&nbsp;suspicious car&nbsp;to the police station the previous day.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/blast-baghdad-police-station-kills-six-officers-injures-ten-736544" 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/iraqi-police-security-forces-check-cars-before-checkpoint-in-baghdad-july-24-2012-afp-ahmad-al-rubaye.jpg" alt="Iraqi police and internal security forces stop cars at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on July 24, 2012. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)" title="Iraqi police and internal security forces stop cars at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on July 24, 2012. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)" 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/blast-baghdad-police-station-kills-six-officers-injures-ten-736544" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:31:47 +0000 736544 at http://www.albawaba.com Al-Qaeda in Yemen flogs ten in public for blasphemy, alcohol http://www.albawaba.com/news/al-qaeda-yemen-flogs-ten-public-blasphemy-alcohol-736532 <p><a href="http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Aug-28/313115-al-qaeda-lashes-10-in-yemen-for-blasphemy-alcohol.ashx" target="_blank">As a sign of al-Qaeda's growing</a> influence in Yemen, the extremist group flogged ten people in public for insulting God and consuming alcohol, AFP reported Friday.</p> <p>An official said the men were whipped in the coastal town of al-Shihr in&nbsp;in Hadramawt province. Dozens of people attended the flogging, and witnesses said the men screamed out in pain as they were given between 80 and 100 lashes.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/al-qaeda-yemen-flogs-ten-public-blasphemy-alcohol-736532" 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-qaeda-aqap-yemen-screenshot-video-aqap-media-afp.jpg" alt="Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of conflict in Yemen to gain territory in the Hadramawt province. (AFP/File)" title="Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of conflict in Yemen to gain territory in the Hadramawt province. (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://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/al-qaeda-yemen-flogs-ten-public-blasphemy-alcohol-736532" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Yemen Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:52:02 +0000 736532 at http://www.albawaba.com Jordan cracks down on identification papers for Yemeni war patients http://www.albawaba.com/news/jordan-cracks-down-identification-papers-yemeni-war-patients-736526 <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/yemen-ensure-war-patients-coming-jordan-have-identification-documents%E2%80%99" target="_blank">Yemeni authorities are working</a> to “better organize” procedures concerning Yemeni war patients receiving medical care in the kingdom, an official said Thursday.</p> <p class="p4">Some of the war-injured Yemenis in the first and second batch entering Jordan faced some difficulties as they did not carry passports or personal documents, said Abdul Wahab al-Olofi, medical consultant at the Yemeni embassy in Amman.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/jordan-cracks-down-identification-papers-yemeni-war-patients-736526" 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-injured-yemeni-man-hospital-houthi-shelling-aden-july-5-2015-afp.jpg" alt="An injured Yemeni man after Houthi shelling in Aden on July 5, 2015. (AFP/File)" title="An injured Yemeni man after Houthi shelling in Aden on July 5, 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.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. 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(AFP/File)" title="A cell in Lebanon&#039;s Roumieh prison. (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. 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(Al Bawaba/File)" title="Beirut&#039;s trash crisis began in July when Lebanon&#039;s Environment Ministry closed its largest Naameh landfill site. (Al Bawaba/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. 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(AFP/Dieter Nagl)" title="The seventy-one people found in the back of a refrigerated truck likely suffocated to death. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)" 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/over-70-found-dead-lorry-austria-believed-be-syrian-736502" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Conflict in Syria Syria Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:32:04 +0000 736502 at http://www.albawaba.com PKK supporters clash with Turkish police in Istanbul http://www.albawaba.com/news/pkk-supporters-clash-turkish-police-istanbul-736474 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/28/426670/PKK-Turkey-Istanbul-Sirnak" target="_blank">The supporters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)</a> in Turkey have launched a rally in the city of Istanbul to protest against Ankara’s growing crackdown on Kurdish militants.</p> <p>In the early hours of Friday, PKK supporters gathered in the Gazi district of Istanbul to show their anger at Ankara’s recent deadly operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/pkk-supporters-clash-turkish-police-istanbul-736474" 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/pkk_police_ankara.jpg" alt="Turkish police detain two PKK demonstrators in Ankara on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)" title="Turkish police detain two PKK demonstrators in Ankara on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)" 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/pkk-supporters-clash-turkish-police-istanbul-736474" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main headlines Regional News Turkey Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:07:15 +0000 736474 at http://www.albawaba.com