Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Sisi to visit the U.S. for the first time in September http://www.albawaba.com/news/sisi-u.s.-599797 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/109351/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-ElSisi-to-visit-US-for-the-first-time-in-Se.aspx" target="_blank">Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi</a> is to visit the US in September to participate in the 69th United Nations General Assembly, according to a press release from the Egyptian presidency, Reuters' Aswat Masriya reported.</p> <p>The session is scheduled to take place at the UN headquarters in New York City.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/sisi-u.s.-599797" 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_Abdel_Fattah_Al_Sisi_President_Army_AFP.jpg" alt="Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (AFP/File)" title="Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (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/sisi-u.s.-599797" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/sisi-u.s.-599797#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:28:25 +0000 599797 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli drone shot down in Iraq http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-drone-shot-down-iraq-599795 <p>An Israeli drone was reportedly downed in Iraq, the third time an unmanned aerial vehicle was shot out of the sky in the last month.According to the <a href="http://www.livestation.com/en/almayadeen" target="_blank">Arab-language Al-Mayadin t</a>elevision network, the Hermes Model drone was shot down near Baghdad Airport.</p> <p>The Iranian news agency Fars reported that American embassy personnel rushed to the site of the crashed drone to collect debris and remains.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-drone-shot-down-iraq-599795" 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_Nic6365045.jpg" alt="Israeli drone that was shot down above the Natanz uranium enrichment site. [AFP]" title="Israeli drone that was shot down above the Natanz uranium enrichment site. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-drone-shot-down-iraq-599795" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-drone-shot-down-iraq-599795#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Israel Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:28:14 +0000 599795 at http://www.albawaba.com Blackwater four 'shot dead Iraqi civilians' http://www.albawaba.com/news/blackwater-shot-dead-iraqi-civilians--599786 <p>A US prosecutor says four former <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_Baghdad_shootings" target="_blank">Blackwater Worldwide security guards</a>, who were put on trial in the US months ago over the 2007 killings, shot dead unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children.</p> <p>The guards "took something that didn't belong to them, the lives of 14 human beings," Attorney Anthony Asuncion told a federal court in Washington 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/blackwater-shot-dead-iraqi-civilians--599786" 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/y2pketgmRUF5cJSPu51r5WTnVG1nqK6Mhg7SpXjMLNpKPN_ZQakrpntE1TsC38mX9AawynKIueaY2QpYVWNBr4y-g.jpg" alt="Blackwater security guards [Wordpress]" title="Blackwater security guards [Wordpress]" 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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There was much shaking of heads in the international media when the fireworks burst over that shattered land on Tuesday night<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-50day-war-by-numbers-9693310.html" target="_blank">.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-gaza-winners-despite-losses-599780" 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_Nic6365803.jpg" alt="Hamas top leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (C) brandishes a weapon during a rally in Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following a deal hailed by Israel and the Islamist movement as &#039;victory&#039; in the 50-day war. [AFP]" title="Hamas top leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (C) brandishes a weapon during a rally in Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following a deal hailed by Israel and the Islamist movement as &#039;victory&#039; in the 50-day war. [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/israel-gaza-winners-despite-losses-599780" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-gaza-winners-despite-losses-599780#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:51:32 +0000 599780 at http://www.albawaba.com Iraqi forces retake al-Hamra http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-hamra-isis-599771 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/28/376832/iraq-army-recaptures-alhamra-village/" target="_blank">Army officials in Iraq say the military has regained the control </a>of a village in Salahuddin Province from ISIS militants operating in the country.</p> <p>According to Iraqi officials, the army seized the village of al-Hamra, situated near the northern city of Tikrit.</p> <p>The army forces also recaptured parts of a road that linked a military base to the Baiju refinery.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraq-hamra-isis-599771" 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/bilde.jpg" alt="The Iraqi forces took control of al-Hamra from ISIS militants. (AFP/File)" title="The Iraqi forces took control of al-Hamra from ISIS militants. (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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Israel and Palestinians were both quick to claim victory in the Gaza 50-day war, but experts say Hamas has received nothing more than promises while the conflict has aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership. (AFP / ATTA KENARE) " title="An Iranian man hands out sweets in a street in Tehran on August 27, 2014 to celebrate the end of the latest war between the Islamist group Hamas and Israel and also show their supports to the Palestinian people. Israel and Palestinians were both quick to claim victory in the Gaza 50-day war, but experts say Hamas has received nothing more than promises while the conflict has aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership. (AFP / ATTA KENARE) " 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/iranian-man-hands-out-sweets-street-tehran-august-27-2014-celebrate-end-latest-war-599766#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:23:52 +0000 599766 at http://www.albawaba.com 400 Germans join ISIS in Iraq http://www.albawaba.com/news/400-germans-join-isis-iraq-599709 <p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.</p> <p>The ISIL has “about 20,000 fighters according to our estimates, 2,000 of them from Europe... of whom probably 400 are from Germany," Merkel said on Wednesday.</p> <p>She added that her country will decide on Sunday about sending military aid to Kurdish forces fighting against the ISIL Takfiris in Iraq.</p> <p>"So we can't just say it has nothing to do with us - we are implicated," Merkel said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/400-germans-join-isis-iraq-599709" 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_Par7957259.jpg" alt="German Chancellor Angela Merkel [AFP]" title="German Chancellor Angela Merkel [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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[AFP]" title="A Palestinian man kisses a Hamas militant sniper during a parade by Hamas militants in Shejaiya on August 27, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.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="Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on August 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya&#039;s eastern coastal city of Benghazi. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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[AFP]" title="Assad formed his new government that consists of 11 new ministers. [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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-assad-new-government--599710" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-assad-new-government--599710#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Syria Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:05:17 +0000 599710 at http://www.albawaba.com Social media: ISIL executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base http://www.albawaba.com/news/social-m-599681 <p>New pictures posted on social media show the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing several Syrian government soldiers in the country’s troubled northeast.</p> <p>This comes as the ISIL terrorist group stormed the Tabqa military airport in the Raqqa Province on Sunday, after days of fighting which claimed more than 500 lives.</p> <p>In one of the pictures, a group of the ISIL terrorists are seen shooting at least seven men identified as army personnel. Other photos show at least two dozen soldiers taken hostage.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/social-m-599681" 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/190863_newsdetail.jpg" alt="This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [AP]" title="This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [AP]" 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="A Palestinian family ride on top of a horse cart as they head home with their belongings in the Shejaiya neighborhood on August 27, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.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/gaza-ceasefire-implemented--599674" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-ceasefire-implemented--599674#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:16:35 +0000 599674 at http://www.albawaba.com ISIL: we will attack Saudi Arabia http://www.albawaba.com/news/isil-attack-saudi-arabia-599669 <p>According to Syria Alaan news website, ISIL militants will begin an armed operation in Saudi Arabia after being supplied with arms and money by al-Qaeda agents.</p> <p>The report said possible fall of the Saudi government would be a severe blow to Western states, especially the United States. Therefore, five Arab states have been required o cooperate with Saudi Arabia by providing necessary information on the ISIL.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/isil-attack-saudi-arabia-599669" 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/jhkgk.jpg" alt="Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]" title="Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]" 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/isil-attack-saudi-arabia-599669" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/isil-attack-saudi-arabia-599669#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Iraq Saudi Arabia Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:57:49 +0000 599669 at http://www.albawaba.com Netanyahu’s cabinet in revolt over ceasefire http://www.albawaba.com/news/netanyahu-cabinet-revolt-ceasefire--599665 <p>Members of Netanyahu’s governing coalition and the Israeli media expressed deep disappointment over his leadership after the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-israel-ceasefire-599474" target="_blank">ceasefire deal with the Palestinians </a>in the blockaded sliver took affect on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/netanyahu-cabinet-revolt-ceasefire--599665" 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_TS-Nic6365545.jpg" alt="A group of Palestinian boys, one carrying the national flag, walk past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. [AFP]" title="A group of Palestinian boys, one carrying the national flag, walk past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/netanyahu-cabinet-revolt-ceasefire--599665" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/netanyahu-cabinet-revolt-ceasefire--599665#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:33 +0000 599665 at http://www.albawaba.com Iraqi air force bombs ISIS in Amerli http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-isis-599641 <p><a href="http://presstv.com/detail/2014/08/27/376751/jets-bomb-isil-hideouts-around-amerli/" target="_blank">Iraqi fighter jets have targeted several hideouts</a> of ISIS terrorists besieging Shia Turkmen town of Amerli, security sources say.</p> <p>Iraqi security officials said on Wednesday that the warplanes carried out nine airstrikes against the militants surrounding the volatile town in the northern Salahuddin Province.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraq-isis-599641" 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/f-airstrikes-a-20140820.jpg" alt="ISIS militants are targeting Shia Turkmen in Amerli. (AFP/File)" title="ISIS militants are targeting Shia Turkmen in Amerli. (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/iraq-isis-599641" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-isis-599641#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:04:03 +0000 599641 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian rebels seize Golan Heights crossing http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-rebels-golan-heights-599618 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268671-syrian-rebels-seize-control-of-qunaitra-crossing-into-golan-heights-activists.ashx#axzz3BJ9LNtqR" target="_blank">Syrian rebels seized control of the Syrian crossing</a> with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Wednesday, AFP reports.</p> <p>“Nusra Front and other rebel groups took the Quneitra crossing and heavy fighting with the Syrian army is continuing in the surrounding area,” said the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrian-rebels-golan-heights-599618" 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/929656-de4ea8d2-ce8b-11e2-8018-aff37e6e4f70.jpg" alt="Heavy fighting is continuing in the surrounding area. (AFP/File)" title="Heavy fighting is continuing in the surrounding area. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-rebels-golan-heights-599618" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-rebels-golan-heights-599618#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:34:20 +0000 599618 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian war planes bomb Arsal http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-arsal-air-strikes-599582 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268663-syria-warplanes-bomb-lebanon-border-region.ashx#axzz3BJ9LNtqR" target="_blank">Syrian warplanes launched airstrikes Wednesday </a>on a remote border Lebanese area, targeting militant hideouts, a Lebanese security source told The Daily Star.</p> <p>Around 12:30 p.m., Syrian jets dropped a number of rockets on Al-Rahwe, located on the outskirts of the northeastern region of Arsal, the source said.</p> <p>No casualties were reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syria-arsal-air-strikes-599582" 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/mig-29_2578312b.jpg" alt="The air strikes were targeting militants hiding out along the border. (AFP/File)" title="The air strikes were targeting militants hiding out along 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. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-arsal-air-strikes-599582" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-arsal-air-strikes-599582#comments NEWS Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Lebanon Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:39:55 +0000 599582 at http://www.albawaba.com At least 15 Australian extremist fighters killed in Iraq and Syria http://www.albawaba.com/news/australians-iraq-syria-599547 <p><a href="http://presstv.com/detail/2014/08/27/376723/15-australians-killed-in-iraq-syria/" target="_blank">At least fifteen Australian citizens were</a> killed in Iraq and Syria while fighting along the militants in the Arab countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/australians-iraq-syria-599547" 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/AAAISIS.jpg" alt="Western countries are deeply concerned about the growing number of westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to fight. (AFP/File)" title="Western countries are deeply concerned about the growing number of westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to fight. (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/australians-iraq-syria-599547" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/australians-iraq-syria-599547#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Australia Iraq Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:43:00 +0000 599547 at http://www.albawaba.com Over 8,000 new Iraqi refugees in Lebanon http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-refugees-lebanon-599511 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268642-derbas-more-than-8000-iraqi-refugees-in-lebanon.ashx#axzz3BJ9LNtqR" target="_blank">There are more than 8,000 Iraqi refugees in Lebanon</a>, according to <a class="entityAnchor">Social Affairs </a>Minister Rashid Derbas.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/iraq-refugees-lebanon-599511" 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/iraq-kurdish-isis-fuel---.si.jpg" alt="Lebanon also hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)" title="Lebanon also hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (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/iraq-refugees-lebanon-599511" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-refugees-lebanon-599511#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Iraq Lebanon Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:12:22 +0000 599511 at http://www.albawaba.com