• Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees

    CAIRO- An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. A verdict on Morsi, ousted by the military in July 2013 after...

  • Fire kills 3 Gaza kids; Gaza residents blame Hamas

    GAZA CITY – Three Palestinian children have been killed in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory’s lingering power crisis. Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers are accusing the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority of imposing taxes on fuel for Gaza’s lone power plant, worsening the crisis...

  • Iran says several of its soldiers killed near Aleppo

    DUBAI- Several Iranian soldiers were killed near Aleppo, the Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, in what appeared to be one of Iran’s biggest losses in Syria since it deployed forces to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Islamist insurgents on Friday seized the strategic village of Khan Touman, some 9 miles southwest of...

  • Hamas: PA responsible for children’s deaths

    Deputy Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh said, “Israel’s planes are burning Palestinian ground and houses, and those building relationships with the blockade on Gaza are burning Palestinian children.” Haniyeh was speaking during the funeral of three children who dies in a fire that broke out in their house in Gaza, caused as a...

  • Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ for spreading violence

    CAIRO – An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated “Tom and Jerry” series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence. The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affiliated with the presidency, came at a forum held in Cairo this week. Abdel-Sadek told academics, media specialists, and...

  • Erdogan hints Turkey won’t revise terror law for visa deal

    ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey won’t change its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens. Erdogan’s statement on Friday came a day after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had negotiated the deal, stepped down over a rift with the president. Addressing European...

  • 3 more mortars shot into Israel; Airforce hits targets in Gaza

    Three more rockets have been shot from Gaza into Israel. Meanwhile, the Israeli Air Forcew is hitting the southern Gaza Strip, and tanks are firing at PIJ and Hamas positions. Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4799845,00.html

  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad accepts responsibility for some mortar attacks

    Palestinian Islamic Jihad accepts responsibility for some mortar attacks. This is the first time since Operation Protective Edge that PIJ has taken responsibility for attacks. Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4799847,00.html

  • Palestinian sources say that Israeli Air Force hitting southern Gaza

    Palestinian sources say that Israeli Air Force hitting southern Gaza Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4799858,00.html

  • Israel Air Force, tanks hit Gaza

    IDF tanks have been hitting Hamas positions in response to mortars fired from Gaza throughout the day. In addition, the Israeli Air Force has hit several targets in the southern Gaza strip near Rafah. Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4799418,00.html

  • Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead

    ROME – Improved sea conditions are permitting the Italian navy to resume a complex operation to recover a sunken fishing boat with the bodies of hundreds of migrants inside. Navy vessels are set to head Wednesday to the site of the April 2015 shipwreck, in which the immense loss of life spurred...

  • Rocket fire from Syria kills man in Turkish town

    ISTANBUL- Turkey’s state-run news agency says a rocket projectile fired from Syria has hit a Turkish border town, killing at least one person and wounding several others. The death Monday raises the number of fatalities from rockets fired into the border town of Kilis this year to 20. Anadolu Agency says the...

  • Chinese police patrol in Italy to make tourists feel safer

    ROME (AP) — Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week experiment. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday that the aim is to make Chinese tourists feel safe and noted that it’s the first time China sent police to Europe for such...

  • Prisoners revolt in Syria’s Hama jail, seize guards

    BEIRUT – Syrian government troops surrounded Hama prison in the west of the country on Monday and fired tear gas after inmates revolted, seizing several guards, a monitoring group reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said inmates were protesting against a planned transfer of prisoners from Hama to Sednaya military prison...

  • Hague court says India must release Italian sailor

    ROME- A UN court has ruled that India must allow an Italian marine detained in Delhi for more than four years to go home, Italy’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. India acknowledged the ruling but said Salvatore Girone would remain under the authority of its Supreme Court which might impose various conditions...