Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Missing AirAsia plane search suspended overnight http://www.albawaba.com/news/missing-airasia-plane-search-suspended-overnight-637788 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/airasia-flight-qz8501-missing-plane-carrying-162-missing-over-java-sea-9946671.html" target="_blank">A major search operation</a> into the missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that lost contact with ground control has been suspended for the night.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/missing-airasia-plane-search-suspended-overnight-637788" 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/missing_airasia_plane_afp.jpg" alt="An official from Indonesia&#039;s national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)" title="An official from Indonesia&#039;s national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)" 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/missing-airasia-plane-search-suspended-overnight-637788" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/missing-airasia-plane-search-suspended-overnight-637788#comments NEWS The Muslim World Main headlines International Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:14:38 +0000 637788 at http://www.albawaba.com American plotting terrorist activity in Israel detained until end of trial http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-plotting-terrorist-activity-israel-detained-until-end-trial-637678 <p><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/American-fugitive-indicted-in-alleged-terror-plot-ordered-kept-in-custody-385948" target="_blank">The Petah Tikva Migstrate's Court on Sunday</a> ordered an American Christian kept in custody until the end of his trial, almost three weeks after he was indicted for acquiring weapons for an alleged plot against Muslim holy sites in Israel.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/american-plotting-terrorist-activity-israel-detained-until-end-trial-637678" 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/AFP0731980-01-08914101_Wa.jpg" alt="Livvix was assisted by a lone US solider who allegedly provided him with explosive bricks and stun grenades. (AFP/File)" title="Livvix was assisted by a lone US solider who allegedly provided him with explosive bricks and stun grenades. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-plotting-terrorist-activity-israel-detained-until-end-trial-637678" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/american-plotting-terrorist-activity-israel-detained-until-end-trial-637678#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel United States Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:30:00 +0000 637678 at http://www.albawaba.com Senior Iranian military advisor killed in Iraq http://www.albawaba.com/news/senior-iranian-military-advisor-killed-iraq-637642 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/118985/World/Region/Iran-military-adviser-killed-in-Iraq.aspx" target="_blank">Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi was killed on Sunday</a>&nbsp;in the city of Samarra, located 110 km (70 miles) north of Baghdad, reports the AFP.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dominantly <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-more-30-killed-samarra-fallujah-assault-nears" target="_blank">Sunni city of Samarra</a> is also home to the Askari shrine, one of the most holy of Shia sites.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/senior-iranian-military-advisor-killed-iraq-637642" 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/b4a8f9b4-9729-41cb-87fb-ea8fdd3b1e30_16x9_600x338.jpg" alt="Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (AFP/File)" title="Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (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/senior-iranian-military-advisor-killed-iraq-637642" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/senior-iranian-military-advisor-killed-iraq-637642#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines The Iranian File Iran Iraq Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:30:00 +0000 637642 at http://www.albawaba.com Security sweep leads to the arrest of 477 Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt http://www.albawaba.com/news/security-sweep-leads-arrest-477-muslim-brotherhood-members-egypt-637620 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/headline/442091--egypt-police-arrest-477-brotherhood-members-in-12-days" target="_blank">Egyptian security forces have detained 477</a> members of the Muslim Brotherhood in security swoops in the past 12 days, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.</p> <p>"Some 477 members of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood group and rioters have been arrested in various provinces," the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>According to the statement, 2,013 firearms and 12 workshops for manufacturing weapons had been seized during the raids.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/security-sweep-leads-arrest-477-muslim-brotherhood-members-egypt-637620" 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/muslim-bros.jpg" alt="The crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members by Egyptian forces has resulted in thousands of arrests and hundreds killed. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)" title="The crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members by Egyptian forces has resulted in thousands of arrests and hundreds killed. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)" 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://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/security-sweep-leads-arrest-477-muslim-brotherhood-members-egypt-637620" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/security-sweep-leads-arrest-477-muslim-brotherhood-members-egypt-637620#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:30:00 +0000 637620 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt to demolish 1,200 homes in Gaza to bolster buffer zone http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-demolish-1200-homes-gaza-bolster-buffer-zone-637594 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/28/392164/egypt-to-ruin-1200-homes-near-gaza/" target="_blank">According to Egyptian military sources</a>, an Egyptian technical engineering committee has finished surveying the homes that are located between 500-1,000 meters from the Gaza border.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-demolish-1200-homes-gaza-bolster-buffer-zone-637594" 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/the-rafah-border-crossing.jpg" alt="The Rafah border crossing is the only official entry point into Gaza not controlled by Israel, while underground tunnels serve as an unofficial means of transportation. (AFP/File)" title="The Rafah border crossing is the only official entry point into Gaza not controlled by Israel, while underground tunnels serve as an unofficial means of transportation. (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/egypt-demolish-1200-homes-gaza-bolster-buffer-zone-637594" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-demolish-1200-homes-gaza-bolster-buffer-zone-637594#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Egypt Palestine Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:30:00 +0000 637594 at http://www.albawaba.com No alternative but to launch talks with Hezbollah; Siniora http://www.albawaba.com/news/no-alternative-launch-talks-hezbollah-siniora-637542 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Dec-27/282395-siniora-alternative-to-dialogue-with-hezbollah-frightening.ashx" target="_blank">In a speech inaugurating a street in the capital</a> named after Mohammad Chatah, a former minister who was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2013, Siniora said it was no longer acceptable for a single party to jeopardize civil peace “by involving themselves in foreign or local adventures,” referring to Hezbollah’s role in Syria.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/no-alternative-launch-talks-hezbollah-siniora-637542" 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/--42412.jpg" alt="“Our only option is dialogue and to search for means to strengthen our unity and civil peace.” “Our only option is dialogue and to search for means to strengthen our unity and civil peace,&quot; said Fouad Siniora. (AFP/File)" title="“Our only option is dialogue and to search for means to strengthen our unity and civil peace.” “Our only option is dialogue and to search for means to strengthen our unity and civil peace,&quot; said Fouad Siniora. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/no-alternative-launch-talks-hezbollah-siniora-637542" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/no-alternative-launch-talks-hezbollah-siniora-637542#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:54:50 +0000 637542 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamas condemns Abbas’ UN draft resolution http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-condemns-abbas%E2%80%99-un-draft-resolution-637524 <p><a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=750029" target="_blank">A Hamas leader on Saturday</a> said that the draft resolution in favor of Palestinian statehood presented to the UN Security Council was "disastrous," and that it has "no future in the land of Palestine."</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hamas-condemns-abbas%E2%80%99-un-draft-resolution-637524" 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/960x.jpg" alt="Many, including Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar, view the resolution as a symbolic gesture that distracts from the larger struggle to end the Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)" title="Many, including Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar, view the resolution as a symbolic gesture that distracts from the larger struggle to end the Israeli occupation. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-condemns-abbas%E2%80%99-un-draft-resolution-637524" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-condemns-abbas%E2%80%99-un-draft-resolution-637524#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena International Palestine Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:33:33 +0000 637524 at http://www.albawaba.com Kobani stands strong against Daesh http://www.albawaba.com/news/kobani-stands-strong-against-daesh-637502 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/war-with-isis-the-resilient-people-of-kobani-are-proof-that-the-militants-can-be-defeated-9946603.html" target="_blank">Keeping the night watch at a border outpost at the edge of Kobani</a>, one member of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic People's Units (YPG) stands surveying the surrounding area, despite the near total darkness of the city's wartime blackout. The triangular yellow flag of the YPG flutters on a small pole above him, a red star at its centre.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/kobani-stands-strong-against-daesh-637502" 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/56365370100489640360no.jpg" alt="Anwar Muslim, Kobani&#039;s Prime Minister, declares, &quot;[Daesh] can no longer control Kobani. We know we will win this battle but we need to be patient.&quot; (AFP/File)" title="Anwar Muslim, Kobani&#039;s Prime Minister, declares, &quot;[Daesh] can no longer control Kobani. We know we will win this battle but we need to be patient.&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.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/kobani-stands-strong-against-daesh-637502" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/kobani-stands-strong-against-daesh-637502#comments NEWS Behind The News Conflict in Syria Syria Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:59:46 +0000 637502 at http://www.albawaba.com A supporter of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) hangs a poster of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto at her assassination site http://www.albawaba.com/news/supporter-pakistan-peoples-party-ppp-hangs-poster-slain-former-premier-benazir-bhutto-her-assas <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/supporter-pakistan-peoples-party-ppp-hangs-poster-slain-former-premier-benazir-bhutto-her-assas" 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/Photo_of_the_day/Afghanistan_politics.jpg" alt="A supporter of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) hangs a poster of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto at her assassination site in Rawalpindi on December 26, 2014, on her seventh death anniversary. Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and suicide attack after addressing an election campaign rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, on December 27, 2007. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)" title="A supporter of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) hangs a poster of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto at her assassination site in Rawalpindi on December 26, 2014, on her seventh death anniversary. Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and suicide attack after addressing an election campaign rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, on December 27, 2007. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)" 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/supporter-pakistan-peoples-party-ppp-hangs-poster-slain-former-premier-benazir-bhutto-her-assas#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:10:04 +0000 637472 at http://www.albawaba.com AirAsia flight from Indonesia goes missing with 162 on board http://www.albawaba.com/news/airasia-flight-indonesia-goes-missing-166-board-637468 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/28/392123/airasia-plane-missing-in-indonesia/" target="_blank">Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa</a> said Sunday the aircraft belonging to a Malaysian low-cost carrier with flight number QZ8501 lost contact with Indonesia’s Surabaya airport 42 minutes after takeoff at 5:35 local time (22:35 GMT).</p> <p>Mustofa added that the passenger plane went missing after it had asked for an out of the ordinary route over the Java Sea between Kalimantan and Java Islands.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/airasia-flight-indonesia-goes-missing-166-board-637468" 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/an-airbus-air-asia-x.jpg" alt="The passenger plane went missing after a request was made to veer from the ordinary route. (AFP/File)" title="The passenger plane went missing after a request was made to veer from the ordinary route. (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/airasia-flight-indonesia-goes-missing-166-board-637468" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/airasia-flight-indonesia-goes-missing-166-board-637468#comments NEWS The Muslim World Main headlines International Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:00:21 +0000 637468 at http://www.albawaba.com Clashes in southeast Turkey leave two dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-southeast-turkey-leave-two-dead-637330 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/27/392054/2-killed-in-southeast-turkey-clashes/" target="_blank">According to a local governor’s office</a>, the deadly skirmishes occurred in the town of Cizre on Saturday and also left three people injured.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/clashes-southeast-turkey-leave-two-dead-637330" 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_Par8062779.jpg" alt="Tensions were high as members of PKK blocked the roads at Cizre, in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. (AFP/ILYAS AKENGIN)" title="Tensions were high as members of PKK blocked the roads at Cizre, in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. (AFP/ILYAS AKENGIN)" 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/Getty Images/Joseph Eid)" title="Moscow supports Assad in the war, and has pushed for a settlement that would keep the long-time ruler in power in Damascus. (AFP/Getty Images/Joseph Eid)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/assad-open-preliminary-consultations-moscow-637304" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/assad-open-preliminary-consultations-moscow-637304#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria EU Russian Federation Syria Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 637304 at http://www.albawaba.com Bahrain’s opposition reelects leader http://www.albawaba.com/news/bahrain%E2%80%99s-opposition-reelects-leader-637262 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/27/392044/bahrain-opposition-reelects-chief/" target="_blank">Al-Wefaq handed Sheikh Salman</a>, 49, a new four-year stint at al-Wefaq's general congress on Friday night. The meeting was held in compliance with a law on associations that led to a three-month ban on the opposition party.</p> <p>The decision came one day after Bahrain's Interior Ministry ordered Salman to appear before police investigators on Sunday. The ministry provided no explanation as to why the summons was issued.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bahrain%E2%80%99s-opposition-reelects-leader-637262" 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/article-74740bdc-4d86-42a9-af1e-1f29998c9b50-6V8NVkQg4-HSK1-420_634x421.jpg" alt="Reasons remain unknown as to why the recently re-elected leader was ordered to appear before police investigators. (AFP/File)" title="Reasons remain unknown as to why the recently re-elected leader was ordered to appear before police investigators. (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/bahrain%E2%80%99s-opposition-reelects-leader-637262" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/bahrain%E2%80%99s-opposition-reelects-leader-637262#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Bahrain Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:58:51 +0000 637262 at http://www.albawaba.com Teenager escapes Daesh by accepting suicide bomb mission http://www.albawaba.com/news/teenager-escapes-daesh-accepting-suicide-bomb-mission-637260 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/27/392035/isilrecruited-teen-surrenders-to-iraqis/" target="_blank">The 14-year-old boy, identified as Usaid Barho,</a> recently approached Iraqi guards at the gate of a <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/baghdad-suicide-bomber-kills-12-shiite-mosque--599015" target="_blank">Shia mosque in the capital Baghdad</a> and handed over his explosive vest to the security forces, the New York Times reported Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/teenager-escapes-daesh-accepting-suicide-bomb-mission-637260" 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/un-syria-child-abuse.jpg" alt="Daesh recruits children and teenagers to carry out their atrocities. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)" title="Daesh recruits children and teenagers to carry out their atrocities. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)" 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="No further details have been given regarding the cause of the accident. (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> http://www.albawaba.com/news/accident-sinai-cement-factory-leaves-8-dead-637240#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:22:52 +0000 637240 at http://www.albawaba.com Two Egyptian police officers shot in Cairo, one dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/two-egyptian-police-officers-shot-cairo-one-dead-637218 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Dec-27/282364-policeman-shot-dead-in-cairo.ashx" target="_blank">Two policemen were shot in Cairo </a>by gunmen on a motorbike, the Interior Ministry told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/two-egyptian-police-officers-shot-cairo-one-dead-637218" 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.jpg" alt="The officers were guarding international banks when the drive-by shooting occurred. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)" title="The officers were guarding international banks when the drive-by shooting occurred. (AFP/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://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/two-egyptian-police-officers-shot-cairo-one-dead-637218" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/two-egyptian-police-officers-shot-cairo-one-dead-637218#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0000 637218 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian death toll for 2014 exceeds 39,000 http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-death-toll-2014-exceeds-39000-637202 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/headline/441649--more-than-39-000-people-killed-in-syria-in-2014" target="_blank">More than 39,000 people were killed since the beginning of 2014 </a>during Syria’s ongoing civil war, a Syrian human rights body said Friday.</p> <p>According to the Syrian Network of Human Rights, at least 39,021 people were killed during the conflict in the strife-ridden&nbsp;country this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrian-death-toll-2014-exceeds-39000-637202" 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/proregimeafpjos.jpg" alt="The regime was also blamed for the execution of medical staff and local media. (AFP/Joseph Eid)" title="The regime was also blamed for the execution of medical staff and local media. (AFP/Joseph Eid)" 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://pub.syndigate.info/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/syrian-death-toll-2014-exceeds-39000-637202" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-death-toll-2014-exceeds-39000-637202#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:53:09 +0000 637202 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian forces kill at least 50 in increased airstrikes http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-forces-kill-least-50-increased-airstrikes-637190 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Dec-27/282356-syrian-regime-forces-step-up-air-attacks-killing-more-than-50.ashx" target="_blank">U.S. forces and their allies staged nearly 40 airstrikes</a> on Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria over the past two days, as Syrian regime aircraft were blamed for killing more than 50 people, most of them civilians, in airstrikes on two Daesh-held towns.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrian-forces-kill-least-50-increased-airstrikes-637190" 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/la-afp-getty-topshots-syria-conflict-qusayr2-jpg-20130606.jpg" alt="Locals report the regime dropped &quot;crude barrel bombs&quot; on residential and industrial areas. (AFP/Getty Images)" title="Locals report the regime dropped &quot;crude barrel bombs&quot; on residential and industrial areas. (AFP/Getty Images)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-forces-kill-least-50-increased-airstrikes-637190" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-forces-kill-least-50-increased-airstrikes-637190#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Iraq Syria Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:06:57 +0000 637190 at http://www.albawaba.com Dozens of Palestinians arrested in overnight raids across West Bank http://www.albawaba.com/news/dozens-palestinians-arrested-overnight-raids-across-west-bank-637100 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/26/391945/israel-forces-detain-25-palestinians/" target="_blank">Israeli forces have abducted at least</a> 25 Palestinians, including five teenagers, during separate raids on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank.</p> <p>On Thursday evening, Israeli troopers detained 14 Palestinians in the town of Azzoun, situated 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) west of the West Bank city of Qalqilya, on suspicion of being involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a settler’s vehicle nearby.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/dozens-palestinians-arrested-overnight-raids-across-west-bank-637100" 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/530763449.jpg" alt="Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian family during late night raids in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)" title="Israeli soldiers interrogate a Palestinian family during late night raids in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon, June 12, 2014. (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/dozens-palestinians-arrested-overnight-raids-across-west-bank-637100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/dozens-palestinians-arrested-overnight-raids-across-west-bank-637100#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0000 637100 at http://www.albawaba.com Eight Kurdish fighters, 20 Daesh militants killed in Iraq clashes http://www.albawaba.com/news/eight-kurdish-fighters-20-daesh-militants-killed-iraq-clashes-637092 <p><a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/en/world/441456--eight-kurdish-fighters-20-isil-militants-killed-in-iraq" target="_blank">Eight Kurdish fighters and 20&nbsp;ISIL&nbsp;militants</a>&nbsp;were killed Friday in Iraq's Sinjar area, according to a source from the&nbsp;Peshmerga&nbsp;forces.</p> <p>“Four&nbsp;Peshmerga&nbsp;fighters and four other Kurdish Syrian fighters were killed in clashes with&nbsp;ISIL&nbsp;militants,” the source told The Anadolu Agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/eight-kurdish-fighters-20-daesh-militants-killed-iraq-clashes-637092" 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/XE9229AA3384943CB87EBC09343FBC185.jpg" alt="A Peshmerga fighter stands with weaponry at a Kurdish checkpoint in northern Iraq, August 14, 2014. (AFP/File)" title="A Peshmerga fighter stands with weaponry at a Kurdish checkpoint in northern Iraq, August 14, 2014. (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://pub.syndigate.info/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/eight-kurdish-fighters-20-daesh-militants-killed-iraq-clashes-637092" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/eight-kurdish-fighters-20-daesh-militants-killed-iraq-clashes-637092#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 637092 at http://www.albawaba.com