19 December 2014 16:10
Six years after Israel launched a 22-day war on the blockaded Gaza Strip, families of the victims are still awaiting justice. In December 2008, Israeli forces launched an all-out war on the densely-populated coastal strip, killing and maiming thousands of innocent civilians.Israel launched two more wars and several military incursions since then claiming hundreds of innocent lives.
War victims have filed...
19 December 2014 16:06
Iraqi officials have confirmed the death of a key aide to the ISIL group leader and one of his military chiefs in the US-led coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq.
The airstrikes killed a confidante of Ibrahim Samarrai, who is known by the alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and one of his military chiefs. A third militant, described as a mid-level leader,...
19 December 2014 16:01
Oil prices have rebounded in the Asian markets after a sharp fall in the previous session of trade.
US benchmark oil, West Texas Intermediate, for January delivery gained 73 cents to USD 54.84 in Friday afternoon trade. Brent crude for February also increased by 32 cents to USD 59.59.
US oil plunged USD 2.36 to its lowest since May 2009 on Thursday...
19 December 2014 9:35
Iraqi Hezbollah brigades launched an extensive military campaign against ISIL gatherings in different areas in Salahuddin province, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.
Peshmerga forces started a military operation to retake the area of Sinjar, northwestern Iraq, from ISIL terrorists.
19 December 2014 9:33
US counterinsurgency programs and drone strikes targeting militants in Iraq and Afghanistan have been unsuccessful, shows a leaked CIA report.
The report shows that the “targeted killings” have had “limited results” and that they bolster the support of the extremists groups.
The 18-page document, dated July 7, 2009, was posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday. It was made under former CIA director...
19 December 2014 9:32
Iran will hold widespread naval drills extending to the Gulf of Aden in December, its navy chief said Thursday, asking foreign forces to "leave the area" to avoid incidents.
The week-long exercises -- the first on this scale since the election of reformist President Hassan Rouhani in June last year -- are set to start on December 25 and take place...
19 December 2014 9:31
The ISIL terrorists group killed 20 members of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Qalamoun barrens as the clashes between the two sides have intensified in the area, according to Al-Manar reporter.
ISIL has threatened to kill more FSA members and commanders after they rejected to express allegiance to the terrorist group.
19 December 2014 9:28
A UN relief and human development agency has called on international donors to help deal with the unprecedented destruction in the Gaza Strip caused by a recent Israeli war.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) made the appeal on Thursday.
The latest Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, which started on July 8,...
19 December 2014 9:24
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has called on the international community to work closer with Baghdad in the fight against the ISIL Takfiri group.
“There is need for further cooperation to fight the ISIL group, which still threatens Iraq and the region despite progress by Iraqi security forces,” the Iraqi prime minister said while speaking at a joint press conference with...
19 December 2014 9:17
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has censured Egyptian authorities over referring hundreds of civilians to military courts based on a decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
“Curtailing the use of military courts to try civilians was one of the few tangible gains of the 2011 revolution, but that’s out the window now,” the HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah...
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