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Aid to 1,000 Gaza families suspended after Israel cement ban- UN

Aid to 1,000 Gaza families suspended after Israel cement ban- UN

Apr 28, – Israel suspended the imports of cement to Gaza early this month after some of the supplies were allegedly diverted. Reconstruction aid to over 1,000 families in Gaza has been suspended due to a lack of materials, the United Nations said Friday, after Israel banned the private import of cement over corruption claims. […]

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Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Jan 13, – The Zogby Research Services poll of 5,374 young Muslim men and women from the Middle East and North Africa also found that many millennials blame corruption and repressive governments for the rise of jihadist groups. A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group […]

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Isis claims beheading of Croatian hostage in Egypt

Isis claims beheading of Croatian hostage in Egypt

Aug 13, – The Sinai Province of the Islamic State (Isis) has claimed to have beheaded a Croatian hostage in Egypt. The terrorist group posted a picture of dead hostage Tomislav Salopek, with his head cut off on top of his back and wearing a beige jumpsuit similar to the one he had worn in […]

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

Aug 11, – The Health Ministry says that 19 people died Monday when temperatures reached around 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country’s north. The ministry says the heatwave killed 21 people Sunday. Egyptian health authorities say at least 40 people have died in the last two days amid a scorching heatwave hitting […]

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Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Saudi-led warplanes in Yemen bomb Sanaa’s historic old city

Jun 12, – The pre-dawn strike Friday reduced at least four historic houses in Sanaa’s old city to rubble, drawing condemnation from the UN’s cultural agency. Rescue workers said at least six bodies had been pulled from the debris. Saudi-led airstrikes have killed at least six people and destroyed part of the heritage-listed old quarter […]

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Mar 18, – Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said. Security forces were surrounding at least two militants in […]

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Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Mar 10, – The violence comes days ahead of an investment conference in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 340 km (210 miles) south of al-Arish, that Egypt hopes will project an image of stability and attract billions of dollars. A suicide car bomber killed a civilian and wounded 25 Egyptian policemen when he tried to […]

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10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Aug 30, – Most of the new building would be to make up for the current housing deficit, rather than to address damage from fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s battered […]

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