Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en A Bahraini woman holds up a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan http://www.albawaba.com/news/bahraini-woman-holds-portrait-jailed-photographer-ahmed-humaidan-605623 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bahraini-woman-holds-portrait-jailed-photographer-ahmed-humaidan-605623" 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/bahrain_woman_picture_2014.jpg" alt="A Bahraini woman holds up a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of the capital Manama, on September 19, 2014. Bahrain&#039;s opposition is demanding a constitutional monarchy under which the premier is designated by parliament in the Shiite-majority but Sunni-ruled kingdom. (AFP / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH) " title="A Bahraini woman holds up a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of the capital Manama, on September 19, 2014. Bahrain&#039;s opposition is demanding a constitutional monarchy under which the premier is designated by parliament in the Shiite-majority but Sunni-ruled kingdom. (AFP / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH) " 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/bahraini-woman-holds-portrait-jailed-photographer-ahmed-humaidan-605623#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:31:06 +0000 605623 at http://www.albawaba.com Bedouin man beheaded in Sinai for allegedly conspiring with Israel http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-militants-beheading-605615 <p>The Al-Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group in Egypt <a href="http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/185313#.VB1BvCuSzpE">beheaded a man in the Sinai Peninsula </a>for allegedly conspiring with Israel, security officials said Friday, according to&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press (AP)</em>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egyptian-militants-beheading-605615" 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/militants.jpg" alt="The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File) " title="The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.israelnationalnews.com" title="Arutz Sheva" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1664.png" title="Arutz Sheva" border="0" /></a> © Arutz Sheva, All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-militants-beheading-605615" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-militants-beheading-605615#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Egypt Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:15:53 +0000 605615 at http://www.albawaba.com Islamic State releases 49 Turkish hostages http://www.albawaba.com/news/is-hostages-released-605613 <p>IS terrorists have <a href="http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/20/379341/isil-releases-49-turkish-hostages/" target="_blank">released dozens of Turkish nationals </a>they had taken hostage in northern Iraq for more than three months.</p> <p>“We brought our citizens to our country this morning,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in televised remarks Saturday.</p> <p>Davutoglu added that all the 49 Turks including diplomats, children and special forces are in good health.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/is-hostages-released-605613" 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/pm.jpg" alt="Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday the release of 49 Turks captured when IS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June. (AFP/File)" title="Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday the release of 49 Turks captured when IS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.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/is-hostages-released-605613" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/is-hostages-released-605613#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Turkey Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:37:19 +0000 605613 at http://www.albawaba.com More upheval hits Bahrain streets as thousands of protesters push for reform http://www.albawaba.com/news/new-bahrain-protest--605611 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/20/379323/tens-of-thousands-hold-demo-in-bahrain/" target="_blank">Thousands of Bahrainis have taken to the streets</a> in the capital Manama to reject the Al Khalifa regime's proposed reforms.</p> <p>On Friday, the pro-democracy demonstrators denounced the reforms announced by Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa a day earlier, saying the measures do not represent the people and opposition living in the Persian Gulf country.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/new-bahrain-protest--605611" 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/bahrain3239210391032.jpg" alt="Since 2011, Bahrain protesters have pushed for further reform and support of the nation&#039;s opposition parties, especially its primary movement, the Shiite-led al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. (AFP/File)" title="Since 2011, Bahrain protesters have pushed for further reform and support of the nation&#039;s opposition parties, especially its primary movement, the Shiite-led al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="Nusra Front commanders deny the claim that captive Lebanese soldiers were offered up in exchange for jailed fighters. (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="Kerry accused the Syrian government of chlorine gas use on Thursday, a violation of the an international chemical weapons agreement. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.israelnationalnews.com" title="Arutz Sheva" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1664.png" title="Arutz Sheva" border="0" /></a> © Arutz Sheva, All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/chlorine-gas-assad-war-crime-605511" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/chlorine-gas-assad-war-crime-605511#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:00 +0000 605511 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel's Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein looks at the a 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book http://www.albawaba.com/news/israels-knesset-speaker-yuli-edelstein-looks-1200-year-old-jewish-prayer-book-605505 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israels-knesset-speaker-yuli-edelstein-looks-1200-year-old-jewish-prayer-book-605505" 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/prayer_book_Museum_in_Jerusalem.jpg" alt="Israel&#039;s Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein looks at the a 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, as it is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. (AFP / GALI TIBBON) " title="Israel&#039;s Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein looks at the a 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, as it is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. (AFP / GALI TIBBON) " 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/israels-knesset-speaker-yuli-edelstein-looks-1200-year-old-jewish-prayer-book-605505#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:35 +0000 605505 at http://www.albawaba.com After being booted from Qatar, what's next for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood? http://www.albawaba.com/news/muslim-brotherhood-expelled-from-qatar-605499 <p>After president Mohamed Morsi's ouster in July 2013, many Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters fled Egypt to Qatar, a safe haven amid an ongoing crackdown against Islamists back home.</p> <p>However, <a href="http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-expels-leading-muslim-brotherhood-figures-258673559" target="_blank">last week news came from Doha that the Qatari state</a> had asked seven leading members and outspoken supporters of the Brotherhood to leave the country: Mahmoud Hussein, Amr Darrag, Gamal Abdel-Sattar, Essam Teleima, Ashraf Badr El-Din, Wagdy Ghoneim and Hamza Zawbaa.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/muslim-brotherhood-expelled-from-qatar-605499" 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/brotherhooddnsdjnsdansd.jpg" alt="After seven MB leaders were asked to leave Qatar, experts disagree on whether the move is the first of more to come or just an attempt by Qatar to remove itself from media scrutiny over Islamist alliance. (AFP/File)" title="After seven MB leaders were asked to leave Qatar, experts disagree on whether the move is the first of more to come or just an attempt by Qatar to remove itself from media scrutiny over Islamist alliance. (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://pub.syndigate.info/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/muslim-brotherhood-expelled-from-qatar-605499" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/muslim-brotherhood-expelled-from-qatar-605499#comments NEWS Behind The News Qatar Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:52:14 +0000 605499 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanese army calls Israeli wire tap operations a UN resolution violation http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-israeli-wire-taps-605487 <p>he Lebanese Army urged the head of the&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon</a>&nbsp;forces to consider Israeli tapping devices installed along Lebanon’s border a violation of&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Security Council</a>&nbsp;Resolution 1701, according to an Army statement released Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lebanon-israeli-wire-taps-605487" 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/un1701.jpg" alt="The Lebanese army is accusing Israel of violating UN Resolution 1701 after Israeli intelligence forces ramped up wire tapping activities on the border. (AFP/File)" title="The Lebanese army is accusing Israel of violating UN Resolution 1701 after Israeli intelligence forces ramped up wire tapping activities on the 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.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="Clashes between Houthis and government forces have killed 60 people in the last 48 hours. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/yemen-houthis-605465" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/yemen-houthis-605465#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Yemen Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:35 +0000 605465 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian government continues assault on Damascus http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-damascus-605461 <p><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/18/Syria-continues-air-attacks-in-Damascus-suburbs/9011411051551/?spt=sec&amp;or=tn" target="_blank">Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack</a> on rebel positions near the capital of Damascus, concentrating on the rebel-held city of Douma.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syria-damascus-605461" 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/Damascus_Suburb_AFP.jpg" alt="The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people. (AFP/File)" title="The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people. (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.upi.com" title="UPI NewsTrack" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI NewsTrack" border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2014. 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(AFP/File)" title="The journalist says he will show the truth about the Islamic State in an upcoming video. (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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-journalist-605447" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-journalist-605447#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:03:48 +0000 605447 at http://www.albawaba.com IS takes control of five Kurdish villages in Syria http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-syria--605411 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/18/379139/isil-overruns-kurdish-villages-in-syria/" target="_blank">Latest reports say the IS militants</a> have seized control of at least five more Kurdish villages in the troubled northern Syria, increasing the number of captured villages there to 21.</p> <p>Local Kurdish sources say IS militants captured the new areas in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab bordering Turkey on Thursday.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/islamic-state-syria--605411" 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/peshmerga-telafar--.JPG" alt="Peshmerga forces are battling IS militants in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File) " title="Peshmerga forces are battling IS militants in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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However, Thinni had presented a cabinet with 16 ministers on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/libya-parliament-605407" 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/140312Feature1Photo1-650_429.jpg" alt="Lawmakers demanded the Prime Minister submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. (AFP/File)" title="Lawmakers demanded the Prime Minister submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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[AFP]" title="French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius and his Iraq&#039;s counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/france-daesh-islamic-state-605361" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/france-daesh-islamic-state-605361#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines France Iraq Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 605361 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamas: Cairo ceasefire talks to be held next week http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-cairo-ceasefire--605365 <p>Hamas leader <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mousa_Mohammed_Abu_Marzook" target="_blank">Moussa Abu Marzouq </a>on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.Abu Marzouq said that while the exact date had not yet been set, "it would definitely be before the 24th of the current month."</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hamas-cairo-ceasefire--605365" 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_Nic6370473.jpg" alt="Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]" title="Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [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/hamas-cairo-ceasefire--605365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-cairo-ceasefire--605365#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Egypt Israel Palestine Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:51:04 +0000 605365 at http://www.albawaba.com IS plans to publicly behead a random person in Australia http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-australia--605349 <p>Australia says it has foiled an alleged attempt by the Islamic State (Isis) to launch a terror attack, aimed at beheading a random member of the public as a demonstration of the militant group’s clout.</p> <p>Police raided properties across Sydney, Brisbane and Logan, in the early hours detaining 15 people and charging one with a terrorism-related offence.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/islamic-state-australia--605349" 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_Hkg10096767.jpg" alt="Australia&#039;s largest ever counter-terrorism raids on September 18 detained 15 people and foiled a plot by Islamic State jihadists to conduct &quot;demonstration killings&quot;, reportedly including beheading a member of the public on camera. [AFP]" title="Australia&#039;s largest ever counter-terrorism raids on September 18 detained 15 people and foiled a plot by Islamic State jihadists to conduct &quot;demonstration killings&quot;, reportedly including beheading a member of the public on camera. [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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-australia--605349" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/islamic-state-australia--605349#comments NEWS The Muslim World Development In Iraq Main headlines Australia Iraq Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:13:20 +0000 605349 at http://www.albawaba.com The remains of war: Gaza rubble stands as testimony of Israeli crimes http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-war--605333 <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-israel-ceasefire-599474" target="_blank">Despite the end of the war in Gaza,</a> wherever its residents or visitors look, they are surrounded by the sight of rubble and ruin. Hundreds of thousands of tons of debris – remnants of the Israeli war – still block entire streets, prompting people to invent new bypass roads. Work has begun in some areas with the available resources to remove this rubble.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/gaza-war--605333" 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_Nic6369940.jpg" alt="Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]" title="Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [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://english.al-akhbar.com" title="Al-Akhbar English" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1050.png" title="Al-Akhbar English" border="0" /></a> © Al-Akhbar. 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