Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Ban Ki-moon’s legacy to Palestine is one of failure http://www.albawaba.com/news/ban-ki-moon%E2%80%99s-legacy-palestine-one-failure-887116 <p><a href="http://maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=773305" target="_blank">Ban Ki-moon's second term</a> as the secretary-general of the United Nations is ending this December. He was the most ideal man for the job as far as the United States and its allies are concerned.</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%E2%80%99s-legacy-palestine-one-failure-887116" 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/Nicola/BKM_and_bibi_afp.jpg" alt="Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AFP/File)" title="Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (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 - 2016 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/ban-ki-moon%E2%80%99s-legacy-palestine-one-failure-887116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Opinions and Editorials Israel Palestine Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:50:46 +0000 887116 at http://www.albawaba.com Clinton and Trump go head to head in debate, spar over Iraq and Daesh in Middle East http://www.albawaba.com/news/clinton-and-trump-go-head-head-debate-spar-over-iraq-and-daesh-middle-east-887036 <p><a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/clinton-trump-spar-trade-allies-security-fiery-first-debate-160927-99-602623" target="_blank">US presidential hopefuls</a> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed Monday on their domestic and international agendas in a wide-ranging first debate filled with personal attacks and acrimony.</p> <p>The highly anticipated contest covered the two candidates' economic policies, race relations, the war against Islamic State, and US international ties.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/clinton-and-trump-go-head-head-debate-spar-over-iraq-and-daesh-middle-east-887036" 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/Nicola/US_debate_afp.jpg" alt="Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over job creation, trade, extremism and policing. (AFP/File)" title="Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over job creation, trade, extremism and policing. (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.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> © 2016 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/clinton-and-trump-go-head-head-debate-spar-over-iraq-and-daesh-middle-east-887036" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines International Middle East United States Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 887036 at http://www.albawaba.com Aid convoys reach besieged areas in Syria http://www.albawaba.com/news/aid-convoys-reach-besieged-areas-syria-887002 <p>Aid convoys have reached some <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/09/26/help-finally-arrives-for-some-besieged-syrian-towns" target="_blank">besieged areas of Syria</a> where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped.</p> <p>Although fierce fighting is raging across the country, desperately needed humanitarian relief has been delivered for the first time in almost six months.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/aid-convoys-reach-besieged-areas-syria-887002" 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/Nicola/aid_convoys_afp.jpg" alt="Although fierce fighting is raging across the country, desperately needed humanitarian relief has been delivered for the first time in almost six months. (AFP/File)" title="Although fierce fighting is raging across the country, desperately needed humanitarian relief has been delivered for the first time in almost six months. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euronews.com/" title="euronews" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2168.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2016 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/aid-convoys-reach-besieged-areas-syria-887002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 +0000 887002 at http://www.albawaba.com Fears mount over Daesh threat to use mustard gas to defend Mosul http://www.albawaba.com/news/fears-mount-over-daesh-threat-use-mustard-gas-defend-mosul-886996 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/09/26/486537/US-Iraq-Daesh-Mosul-mustard-gas" target="_blank">Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis</a> made the remarks on Monday as Iraqi forces have been preparing for a major offensive to liberate Mosul.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/fears-mount-over-daesh-threat-use-mustard-gas-defend-mosul-886996" 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/Nicola/man_oil_fields_ablaze_afp.jpg" alt="An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by Daesh militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah, on August 30, 2016. (AFP/File)" title="An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by Daesh militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah, on August 30, 2016. (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 © 2016 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="The EU and Turkey agreed in March that Ankara would stem the flow of illegal migrants to Europe in exchange for financial aid and the promise of visa-free travel. (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 2016 Aswat Masriya © </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/merkel-contemplates-more-refugee-deals-egypt-and-tunisia-886976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines EU Germany International Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000 886976 at http://www.albawaba.com Jailed Palestinian reporters celebrate Journalists Day with a hunger strike http://www.albawaba.com/news/jailed-palestinian-reporters-celebrate-journalists-day-hunger-strike-886974 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=773299" target="_blank">Palestinian journalists imprisoned by Israel</a> went on a one-day hunger strike on Monday to mark the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, as 24 of them remained behind bars.</p> <p>The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that 24 Palestinian journalists were currently held in Israeli prisons.</p> <p>The longest serving Palestinian journalist, according to PPS, is Mahmoud Issa Moussa who has been serving a life sentence since 1993.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/jailed-palestinian-reporters-celebrate-journalists-day-hunger-strike-886974" 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/Nicola/Palestinian_prison_hunger_strike_protest_June_2014_AFP.jpg" alt="In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians, including journalists, for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by &quot;incitement.&quot; (AFP/File)" title="In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians, including journalists, for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by &quot;incitement.&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://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 - 2016 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/jailed-palestinian-reporters-celebrate-journalists-day-hunger-strike-886974" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 886974 at http://www.albawaba.com War of words: Russian FM Lavrov accuses West of not doing enough about Syria http://www.albawaba.com/news/war-words-russian-fm-lavrov-accuses-west-not-doing-enough-about-syria-886878 <p>Lavrov said the United States wanted to put forward additional conditions before <a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/09/26/486476/Russia-Syria-crisis-US-Sergei-Lavrov" target="_blank">implementing a deal on Syria to end the conflict</a>.</p> <p>The foreign minister further said Russia would demand a very thorough investigation into a strike on an aid convoy in Aleppo last week.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/war-words-russian-fm-lavrov-accuses-west-not-doing-enough-about-syria-886878" 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/Nicola/lavrov_afp.jpg" alt="Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/File)" title="Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (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 © 2016 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar&#039;s death was described as &#039;heinous&#039; by a government official. (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 - 2016 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/jordan-places-media-gag-order-nahed-hattar-murder-886876" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Jordan Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:03 +0000 886876 at http://www.albawaba.com Lone stabbing attacks: Is the third Intifada underway in Palestine? http://www.albawaba.com/news/lone-stabbing-attacks-third-intifada-underway-palestine-886856 <p><a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/deja-vu-violence-resumes-israel-year-popular-uprising-160926-99-595468" target="_blank">A series of knife attacks in Israel</a> in mid-September has the country feeling a sense of deja vu, a rising dread that a wave of violence seen last October is about to swell once again.</p> <p>It was this time last year, around the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, that saw the beginning of the so-called third Intifada.</p> <p>In October 2015 alone, more than 600 attacks were reported by Israel's security agency, Shin Bet.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lone-stabbing-attacks-third-intifada-underway-palestine-886856" 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/Nicola/lone_wolf_knife_intifada.jpg" alt="A masked Palestinian hurls rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of Mohammed Fares al-Jaabari on Oct. 10, 2015, in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)" title="A masked Palestinian hurls rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of Mohammed Fares al-Jaabari on Oct. 10, 2015, in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)" 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> © 2016 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lone-stabbing-attacks-third-intifada-underway-palestine-886856" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Behind the News Israel Palestine Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:17 +0000 886856 at http://www.albawaba.com Border truce on the cards between Houthis and Saudi: Yemen conflict http://www.albawaba.com/news/border-truce-cards-between-houthis-and-saudi-yemen-conflict-886716 <p>A senior Houthi leader on Sunday <a href="http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/houthi-official-proposes-border-truce-with-saudi-arabia/652762" target="_blank">proposed to stop attacks along Yemen's border</a> with Saudi Arabia in exchange for halting the kingdom's airstrikes.</p> <p>"In exchange for halting the aggression [on Yemen] by land, sea and air, stopping airstrikes and lifting the blockade, [we will] stop combat operations along border," Ali al-Sammad said in a speech cited by the Saba news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/border-truce-cards-between-houthis-and-saudi-yemen-conflict-886716" 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/Nicola/houthis_twitter.jpg" alt="Houthi Movement members with guns gather to protest before they take the road to front lines, where they conflict against President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi&#039;s unities, in Asir province of Sanaa, Yemen on August 25, 2016. (Twitter/Anadolu Agency)" title="Houthi Movement members with guns gather to protest before they take the road to front lines, where they conflict against President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi&#039;s unities, in Asir province of Sanaa, Yemen on August 25, 2016. (Twitter/Anadolu Agency)" 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/border-truce-cards-between-houthis-and-saudi-yemen-conflict-886716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Saudi Arabia Yemen Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 886716 at http://www.albawaba.com French president Hollande visits Calais but not the ‘Jungle’ to discuss refugee crisis http://www.albawaba.com/news/french-president-hollande-visits-calais-not-%E2%80%98jungle%E2%80%99-discuss-refugee-crisis-886686 <p>French President Francois Hollande is <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/hollande-calais-discuss-migration-issues-160926-99-590261" target="_blank">visiting the French town of Calais</a> on Monday, where thousands of migrants waiting to get to the United Kingdom are set to have their makeshift camp destroyed.</p> <p>Hollande does not plan on visiting the site known as the "Jungle" instead meeting with local representatives from the police, business and aid organisations.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/french-president-hollande-visits-calais-not-%E2%80%98jungle%E2%80%99-discuss-refugee-crisis-886686" 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/Nicola/french_police_calais_afp.jpg" alt="Authorities say that 6500 to 7500 people are settled in the Jungle, while aid organisations put the figure at 10,000. (AFP/File)" title="Authorities say that 6500 to 7500 people are settled in the Jungle, while aid organisations put the figure at 10,000. (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.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> © 2016 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/french-president-hollande-visits-calais-not-%E2%80%98jungle%E2%80%99-discuss-refugee-crisis-886686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines France Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000 886686 at http://www.albawaba.com Skyrocketing violence kills 65 in Aleppo airstrikes ahead of UN meeting on Syria crisis http://www.albawaba.com/news/skyrocketing-violence-kills-65-aleppo-airstrikes-ahead-un-meeting-syria-crisis-886628 <p><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/09/25/65-killed-in-Aleppo-airstrikes-before-UN-meets-on-Syrian-violence/5191474819792/?spt=hts&amp;or=4" target="_blank">At least 65 people</a> were killed and more 200 wounded in bombings in eastern Aleppo on Sunday, hours before the UN Security Council met to discuss Syria's offensive on the rebel-held city since a cease-fire collapsed.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/skyrocketing-violence-kills-65-aleppo-airstrikes-ahead-un-meeting-syria-crisis-886628" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Syria_2016/aleppo-syria-bomb-sept-2016-afp.jpg" alt="Civilians watch as a tractor clears the rubble following Syrian government forces airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in Aleppo on September 24, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)" title="Civilians watch as a tractor clears the rubble following Syrian government forces airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in Aleppo on September 24, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)" 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 " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2016. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/skyrocketing-violence-kills-65-aleppo-airstrikes-ahead-un-meeting-syria-crisis-886628" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria Russian Federation Syria United States Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000 886628 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt blames the victims of migrant boat tragedy rather than smuggling rings http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-blames-victims-migrant-boat-tragedy-rather-smuggling-rings-886578 <p class="p-description"><a href="http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/details/17768" target="_blank">Instead of being mourned</a>, the hundreds of migrants who lost their lives in the capsized boat&nbsp;tragedy are the target of scrutiny&nbsp;and attacks, as they are blamed for the own demise.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p-description">Over 300 people were killed after a boat carrying 600 migrants capsized off the coast of the Mediterranean on Wednesday in Burg Rashid, a village in the Northern Beheira province.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-blames-victims-migrant-boat-tragedy-rather-smuggling-rings-886578" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Egypt_2016/egypt-migrant-boat-sinks-sep-2016-afp.jpg" alt="Egyptians stand on the shore as they wait for the recovery of bodies, during a search operation after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta on September 22, 2016. (Mohamed El-Shahed)" title="Egyptians stand on the shore as they wait for the recovery of bodies, during a search operation after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta on September 22, 2016. (Mohamed El-Shahed)" 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 2016 Aswat Masriya © </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-blames-victims-migrant-boat-tragedy-rather-smuggling-rings-886578" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Egypt Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000 886578 at http://www.albawaba.com Watch what you say: 10 Jordanians to be sued for hate speech on social media following Hattar assassination http://www.albawaba.com/news/watch-what-you-say-10-jordanians-be-sued-hate-speech-social-media-following-hattar-assassinatio <p class="p1"><a href="http://jordantimes.com/news/local/social-media-users-be-sued-over-hate-speech-reaction-hattar-shooting%E2%80%99" target="_blank">The Jordanian government</a> on Sunday said it has identified 10 social media users to be referred to the concerned authorities for reportedly spreading hate speech in reaction to the killing of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/watch-what-you-say-10-jordanians-be-sued-hate-speech-social-media-following-hattar-assassinatio" 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/Jordan_2016/nahed-hattar-fuheis-demonstration-jordan-afp.jpg" alt="Demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration in the town of Fuheis, 20km northwest of Amman on September 25, 2016, denouncing the killing of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)" title="Demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration in the town of Fuheis, 20km northwest of Amman on September 25, 2016, denouncing the killing of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)" 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. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/watch-what-you-say-10-jordanians-be-sued-hate-speech-social-media-following-hattar-assassinatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Jordan Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 886568 at http://www.albawaba.com Jordan cartoonist assassination: Suspect charged with premeditated murder, ‘terrorism’ http://www.albawaba.com/news/jordan-cartoonist-assassination-suspect-charged-premeditated-murder-%E2%80%98terrorism%E2%80%99-886606 <p><a href="http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/suspect-hattar-shooting-charged-premeditated-murder" target="_blank">The Criminal Court prosecutor on Sunday charged the man</a> suspected of assassinating Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar with premeditated murder and decided to refer him to the State Security Court (SSC) on terrorism charges, a senior judicial source said.</p> <p>"The Criminal Court prosecutor questioned the suspect and concluded that he should stand trial at the SSC because one of the charges was carrying out subversive acts," a senior judicial source told The Jordan Times.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/jordan-cartoonist-assassination-suspect-charged-premeditated-murder-%E2%80%98terrorism%E2%80%99-886606" 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/Jordan-court-Abdali-Nahed-Hattar-AFP-1.jpg" alt="Police and civilians gather outside the court in Amman&#039;s Abdali neighborhood, where cartoonist Nahed Hattar was shot and killed. (AFP/Ahmad Alameen)" title="Police and civilians gather outside the court in Amman&#039;s Abdali neighborhood, where cartoonist Nahed Hattar was shot and killed. (AFP/Ahmad Alameen)" 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="Hamas supporters wave flags during a rally in Gaza. (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 - 2016 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-leader-admits-%E2%80%98mistakes%E2%80%99-handling-tensions-fatah-during-rise-power-gaza-886562" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:00 +0000 886562 at http://www.albawaba.com UK blocks EU independent investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen http://www.albawaba.com/news/uk-blocks-eu-independent-investigation-alleged-war-crimes-yemen-886436 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/09/25/486294/UK-inquiry-Saudi-war-Yemen" target="_blank">The United Kingdom has blocked European Union efforts</a> to launch an independent international inquiry into Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/uk-blocks-eu-independent-investigation-alleged-war-crimes-yemen-886436" 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/Sanaa-yemen-saudi-airstrike-september-25-AFP-1.jpg" alt="Yemenis stand on a rooftop after an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on September 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)" title="Yemenis stand on a rooftop after an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on September 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)" 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 © 2016 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="Iraqi army soldiers. (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/iraq-defense-ministry-only-iraqi-troops-participate-mosul-operations-886424" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Development in Iraq Main Headlines Regional News Iraq United States Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 886424 at http://www.albawaba.com Two children pose for a picture next to a Ferrari during the 2016 Beirut Grand Prix, a Supercar racing event for non-professional drivers, in the capital's Ramlet al-Baida neighberhood http://www.albawaba.com/news/two-children-pose-picture-next-ferrari-during-2016-beirut-grand-prix-supercar-racing-event-non- <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/two-children-pose-picture-next-ferrari-during-2016-beirut-grand-prix-supercar-racing-event-non-" 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/car-lebanon-kids-prix-afp-2016.jpg" alt="Two children pose for a picture next to a Ferrari during the 2016 Beirut Grand Prix, a Supercar racing event for non-professional drivers, in the capital&#039;s Ramlet al-Baida neighberhood.(AFP/File)" title="Two children pose for a picture next to a Ferrari during the 2016 Beirut Grand Prix, a Supercar racing event for non-professional drivers, in the capital&#039;s Ramlet al-Baida neighberhood.(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"> © 2016 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> NEWS Photo of the Week Middle East Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:27:51 +0000 886430 at http://www.albawaba.com Eye of the storm? Aleppo violence slows down following intense airstrikes http://www.albawaba.com/news/eye-storm-aleppo-violence-slows-down-following-intense-airstrikes-886426 <p><a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/monitor-lull-aleppo-fighting-days-intense-airstrikes-160923-99-571995" target="_blank">There was a lull in fighting on Sunday</a> in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after days of heavy airstrikes that left dozens of people dead, a monitoring group reported.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the lull had been preceded overnight by regime shelling and bombing by unidentified warplanes on the rebel-held eastern section of Aleppo.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/eye-storm-aleppo-violence-slows-down-following-intense-airstrikes-886426" 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/Nicola/aleppo_fire_afp_.jpg" alt="Syrian fire fighters put out a blaze at the scene of a reported barrel bomb strike. (AFP/File)" title="Syrian fire fighters put out a blaze at the scene of a reported barrel bomb strike. (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.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> © 2016 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/eye-storm-aleppo-violence-slows-down-following-intense-airstrikes-886426" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:01:16 +0000 886426 at http://www.albawaba.com