Gaza Live: Arm Palestine against 'rabid dog' Israel, says Iran's Ayatollah
Jul 29, 2014 at 12:44 | Source:
12:32 pm: Israeli tank shells hut fuel tank of Gaza's only power plantThe spokesman of Gaza's electricity distribution company says two Israeli tank shells have hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant.A huge cloud of black smoke was seen...
After Iraqi army crumbles, Maliki turns to state TV for help
Jul 29, 2014 at 01:30 | Source:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - State television is working overtime to persuade Iraqis to help Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confront an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized wide tracts of the country, but its unifying call has been blunted by his sectarian reput...
Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probe
Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 | Source:
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of 12 more police officers, including the former head of Istanbul's intelligence unit, pending charges they may have illegally wiretapped Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, media ...
Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas
Jul 26, 2014 at 06:45 | Source:
Beirut, July 26 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter's ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis.&qu...
Iranians tell Palestinians to fight against Israel - state TV
Jul 26, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians took part in huge rallies across the country on Friday to show solidarity with Palestinians, urging them to keep up their struggle despite the Israeli assault on Gaza, Iranian state television reported.Footage showed hundr...
Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside
Jul 26, 2014 at 02:15 | Source:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.Speaking through ...
Australia handed over 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka
Jul 25, 2014 at 13:32 | Source:
Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea. The transfer took place on Sunday. Rights groups had raised concerns that some 200 Sri Lankans may have been handed over, including Tamils who say they fa...
Gaza Live: Israel shells UN school killing 15; death toll rises to 800
Jul 25, 2014 at 09:00 | Source:
8:56 am: Astronaut tweets photo of strikes in Gaza as seen from spaceGerman astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is presently working in the International Space Station tweeted a photo of Israel, Gaza and the surrounding region from space, showing strikes ...
Washington Post says correspondent, 3 others held in Iran
Jul 25, 2014 at 08:27 | Source:
Washington: The Washington Post on Thursday said its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian appeared to have been detained in Iran with his wife and two freelance photojournalists.The daily said it had "credible reports" of the detention, sayin...
Gaza Live: Gaza burns as Kerry attempts to broker truce
Jul 24, 2014 at 16:02 | Source:
3:09 pm: UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says not possible for Palestinians to hide from strikesUN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expressed deep concern Thursday about the mounting civilian casualties in Gaza, warning that it was "almost imp...
'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official
Jul 24, 2014 at 13:37 | Source:
Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum detention centre has significantly deteriorated , leaving people plagued by despair . Gillian Triggs visited the centre on 14 July after reports of several inciden...
Gaza Live: Israel swears in new president as war escalates
Jul 24, 2014 at 10:22 | Source:
10:00 pm: Israel swears in new president amid Gaza warIsrael's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.Rivlin'...
Gaza Live: One child killed every hour in last two days, says UN report
Jul 24, 2014 at 10:00 | Source:
10:00 am: US lifts ban on flights to IsraelThe Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.The agency made its decision late Wednes...
Destruction of Israel only way forward: Iran
Jul 24, 2014 at 06:45 | Source:
Tehran, July 24 (IANS) "Annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel" is the only way forward to heal the agonies of the Palestinians, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday."Of course, the destruction of Israel as...