Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Egypt court blacklists Hamas armed wing as terrorist group http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-rules-hamas-armed-wing-terrorist-650820 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/121820/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-court-declares-Hamas-AlQassam-Brigades-a-.aspx" target="_blank">A Cairo court has declared Hamas’ military wing</a>, Al-Qassam Brigades, a terrorist organisation.</p> <p>The case brought <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-hamas-558680" target="_blank">against the group</a> accused the organisation of involvement in and financing of terrorist attacks inside Egypt, and of attacking army and police personnel to destabilise the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-rules-hamas-armed-wing-terrorist-650820" 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/2605121286.jpg" alt="The verdict of the court in Cairo stays memebers of the group in Egypt will be labelled a &quot;terrorist element.&quot; (Photo: AFP)" title="The verdict of the court in Cairo stays memebers of the group in Egypt will be labelled a &quot;terrorist element.&quot; (Photo: 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.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/egypt-rules-hamas-armed-wing-terrorist-650820" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-rules-hamas-armed-wing-terrorist-650820#comments NEWS Main headlines Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:26:41 +0000 650820 at http://www.albawaba.com At least nine killed in bomb attacks around Baghdad http://www.albawaba.com/news/bomb-attacks-baghdad-650814 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/31/395508/Bomb-blasts-claim-nine-lives-in-Iraq" target="_blank">At least nine people have been killed and several others wounded</a> during separate bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, sources say.</p> <p>Police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a bomb went off near a public sheep market in the town of Madain, about 20 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad, on Saturday morning, killing four people and wounding 11 others.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bomb-attacks-baghdad-650814" 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_iraqi_man_speaks_with_a_soldier_at_the_site_of_a_car_bomb_explosion_in_a_commercial_district_of_new_baghdad_on_august_26x_2014_afp.jpg_1718483346.jpg" alt="No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (Photo: AFP/File)" title="No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (Photo: 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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(Photo: Hassan Jarah/AFP)" title="The money will be used to help Syrian refugees get through the winter in Lebanon&#039;s refugee camps. (Photo: Hassan Jarah/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.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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Bush.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/cia-mossad-hezbollah-assassination-650774" 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/1202920605_0.jpg" alt="Imag Mugniyeh died in bomb attack in Syria seven years ago. (Photo: AFP)" title="Imag Mugniyeh died in bomb attack in Syria seven years ago. (Photo: 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 The Times of Israel. 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Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier on January 26, in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)" title="A photo taken on January 30, 2015 shows the eastern part of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab. Kurdish forces recaptured the town on the Turkish frontier on January 26, in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)" 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"> © 2015 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/destroyed-eastern-part-syrian-town-kobane-650768#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:47:04 +0000 650768 at http://www.albawaba.com Japan says hostage negotiations with Daesh 'deadlocked' http://www.albawaba.com/news/japan-daesh-hostage-deadlock-650756 <p>Negotiations with Daesh over the fate of two hostages they are holding are "deadlocked", <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2934066/Japan-says-hostage-negotiations-deadlocked-report.html" target="_blank">Japan's deputy foreign minister has said</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/japan-daesh-hostage-deadlock-650756" 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/Screen_Shot_2015-01-27_at_5.35.53_PM.png" alt="Japan&#039;s deputy foreign minister said there had been no progress in securing the release of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot. (Photo: YouTube)" title="Japan&#039;s deputy foreign minister said there had been no progress in securing the release of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot. (Photo: YouTube)" 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 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/japan-daesh-hostage-deadlock-650756" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/japan-daesh-hostage-deadlock-650756#comments NEWS Main headlines Japan Jordan Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:51:33 +0000 650756 at http://www.albawaba.com Al-Qaeda in Yemen says France now bigger enemy than US http://www.albawaba.com/news/al-qaeda-france-enemy-650744 <p>Al-Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) has named France as its top enemy over the US, <a href="http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/165496-qaida-in-yemen-says-france-top-enemy" target="_blank">AFP has reported</a>.</p> <p>The group's chief ideological leader&nbsp;Ibrahim al-Rubaish said this was because of the "weakening" of the US in recent years. He made his comments in an audio message published to YouTube by AQAP.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/al-qaeda-france-enemy-650744" 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/radical31e.jpg" alt="AQAP&#039;s ideological leader has called for further attacks against the West. (Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)" title="AQAP&#039;s ideological leader has called for further attacks against the West. (Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)" 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 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/al-qaeda-france-enemy-650744" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/al-qaeda-france-enemy-650744#comments NEWS Main headlines War On Terror France Yemen Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:17:34 +0000 650744 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh chemical weapons expert killed by air strike: Pentagon http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-chemical-expert-killed-650742 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/31/395473/ISIL-chemical-weapons-expert-killed-" target="_blank">The Pentagon says a US-led airstrike has killed a “chemical weapons expert”</a> working for Daesh in northern Iraq.</p> <p>In a statement issued on Friday, the Pentagon's Central Command&nbsp;said the airstrike was conducted last Saturday near the city of Mosul, killing Abu Malik, who once worked for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-chemical-expert-killed-650742" 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/Gas_Mask.jpg" alt="The expert reportedly worked under Saddam Hussein&#039;s regime before joining Al-Qaeda and then Daesh. (Photo:AFP/File)" title="The expert reportedly worked under Saddam Hussein&#039;s regime before joining Al-Qaeda and then Daesh. (Photo: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="Fighting spread to Idlib Province, in what Syria analyst Noah Bonsey described as an &quot;instance of Nusra efforts to expand their areas of dominance in Idlib and Aleppo,&quot; and eliminate the Western-backed groups from northern 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://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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(AFP/File)" title="Bahraini demonstrators protest the detention of Sheikh Ali Salman, the secretary general of the al-Wefaq opposition movement. (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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We have the right to confront the enemy at any time, place, or manner.” (AFP/File)" title="Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday: “We do not want a war, but we do not fear it... We have the right to confront the enemy at any time, place, or manner.” (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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He is now in stable condition. (AFP/File)" title="The injured victim was rushed to the hospital. He is now in stable condition. (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.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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(AFP/File)" title="The father of captured pilot Mu&#039;ath Kasasbeh protests outside the Royal Court in Amman, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/jordan-threatens-hang-all-daesh-prisoners-if-pilot-killed-650612" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/jordan-threatens-hang-all-daesh-prisoners-if-pilot-killed-650612#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Japan Jordan Syria Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:42:22 +0000 650612 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh attacks oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-attacks-oil-rich-iraqi-city-kirkuk-650586 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/30/395376/ISIL-launch-new-attack-on-Iraqs-Kirkuk" target="_blank">Latest reports say ISIL militants have launched a surprise attack</a> on the northern Iraqi city of <a></a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-attacks-oil-rich-iraqi-city-kirkuk-650586" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Iraqi_peshmerga_coordinate_with_Shiite_fighters.jpg" alt="A senior commander was among the six Peshmerga fighters killed in the attack. (AFP/File)" title="A senior commander was among the six Peshmerga fighters killed in the attack. (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="Israel will build the homes in four West Bank settlements, including Elkana, pictured above. (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"> © 2014 The Times of Israel. 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(AFP/File)" title="The bombs exploded in Bab al-Sharqi, a popular market in central Baghdad. (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 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/pair-bombs-kill-twelve-baghdad-market-650566" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/pair-bombs-kill-twelve-baghdad-market-650566#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:15:32 +0000 650566 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh affiliate in Egypt claims responsibility for Sinai attacks http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-affiliate-egypt-claims-responsibility-sinai-attacks-650550 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isisaffiliated-terrorist-group-kills-26-people-in-bomb-and-rocket-attack-in-sinai-peninsula-10012530.html" target="_blank">An Isis-affiliated militant group</a> has killed at least 26 people in co-ordinated rocket and bomb attacks on the Egyptian military and police in the Sinai Peninsula.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-affiliate-egypt-claims-responsibility-sinai-attacks-650550" 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/ISIS_daesh.jpg" alt="The militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis changed its name to Sinai Province after pledging allegiance to Daesh last year. (AFP/File)" title="The militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis changed its name to Sinai Province after pledging allegiance to Daesh last year. (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/daesh-affiliate-egypt-claims-responsibility-sinai-attacks-650550" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-affiliate-egypt-claims-responsibility-sinai-attacks-650550#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:44:34 +0000 650550 at http://www.albawaba.com Syria talks end with agreement to meet again http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-talks-end-agreement-meet-again-650548 <p><a href="http://www.gulf-times.com/region/216/details/425202/syrian-rivals-agree-to-meet-again" target="_blank">Representatives of Syrian President</a> Bashar al-Assad and opposition figures agreed yesterday to hold another round in Moscow, Russian moderator Vitaly Naumkin said, but no date was set. The talks, a Russian initiative to revive stalled peace efforts in Syria’s four-year-old civil war, were shunned by the main Syrian political opposition, and participants came together to adopt a series of points that largely represent Russia’s own position on the violence.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syria-talks-end-agreement-meet-again-650548" 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/jafaari.jpg" alt="The Syrian ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari led the Syrian government delegation. (AFP/File)" title="The Syrian ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari led the Syrian government delegation. (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.gulf-times.com" title="Gulf Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/183.png" title="Gulf Times" border="0" /></a> © Gulf Times Newspaper 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-talks-end-agreement-meet-again-650548" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/syria-talks-end-agreement-meet-again-650548#comments NEWS Main headlines Conflict in Syria Russian Federation Syria Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:20:48 +0000 650548 at http://www.albawaba.com Human Rights Watch says Lebanon instability creating abuses http://www.albawaba.com/news/human-rights-watch-says-lebanon-instability-creating-abuses-650442 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Jan-29/285710-lebanons-instability-leads-to-human-rights-abuses.ashx" target="_blank">The precarious security situation</a> in Lebanon has led to widespread human rights abuses, with broad restrictions imposed on Syrian refugees and violations committed by security forces during operations, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/human-rights-watch-says-lebanon-instability-creating-abuses-650442" 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/lebanon_army_troops_ras_baalbek_afp.jpg" alt="Lebanese army troops drive an armoured personnel carrier in the village of Ras Baalbak in the eastern Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria during clashes between Islamist fighters and Lebanese troops on Jananuary 23, 2015, leaving casualties on both sides. (AFP)" title="Lebanese army troops drive an armoured personnel carrier in the village of Ras Baalbak in the eastern Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria during clashes between Islamist fighters and Lebanese troops on Jananuary 23, 2015, leaving casualties on both sides. (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.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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(File photo)" title="Troops man a checkpoint in the Sinai. (File photo)" 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://weekly.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Weekly" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/914.png" title="Al-Ahram Weekly" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/sinai-mortar-attack-kills-least-20-650482" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/sinai-mortar-attack-kills-least-20-650482#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:53:20 +0000 650482 at http://www.albawaba.com