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  • Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

    2013-06-24 16:45

    Israeli war jets on Monday morning launched a series of airstrikes on militants' targets in the Gaza Strip ruled by Islamic Hamas movement in response to rocket attacks. No injuries reported.

  • Islam gather for Sha'abaniya pilgrimage in Kerbala

    2013-06-24 10:09

    Sha'abaniya is a ritual marking the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th Shi'ite imam and a revered figure in Shi'ite Islam.

  • 7 policemen killed in Afghan roadside bombing

    2013-06-24 00:33

    Seven members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) were killed Sunday when an ALP mobile was struck by a roadside bombing in the country's southern province of Uruzgan, said an official.

  • Iraq attacks kill more than 30

    2013-06-23 10:19

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in northern Baghdad killing at least 12 people during evening prayers, in the deadliest of a series of attacks that claimed more than 30 lives across Iraq.

  • Protesters clash with policemen in Istanbul

    2013-06-23 04:00

    About 5,000 protesters clashed with about 2,000 policemen in downtown Istanbul on Saturday evening.

  • 11 people killed in Iraq's violence

    2013-06-23 03:19

    Eleven people were killed and 21 wounded in separate shootings and bombings in northern and central Iraq, police said on Saturday.

  • Israel eases visa policy for Chinese tourists

    2013-06-23 02:24

    The Israeli Embassy in China announced a set of new visa policies for Chinese tourists at the ongoing 2013 Beijing International Tourism Expo on Saturday.

  • Israeli PM urges talks with Palestinians

    2013-06-22 09:27

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called for fresh negotiations with the Palestinians without any preconditions.

  • Court upholds Mubarak's release over illicit gains

    2013-06-21 09:22

    An Egyptian court decided Thursday to support a previous court order to release ex-president Hosni Mubarak over investigations of illicit gains.

  • Iran's electoral watchdog approves result

    2013-06-20 09:52

    Iran's state TV is reporting the country's election overseer, the Guardian Council, has approved Friday's presidential election result.

  • Turkey's 'standing man' launches new protest wave

    2013-06-19 10:21

    After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, protesters in Turkey have found what could be a more potent form of resistance: standing still.

  • Suicide attacks kills 32 in Baghdad

    2013-06-18 20:25

    Up to 32 people were killed and 57 wounded in a twin suicide bomb attacks at a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.