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Holy Qur’an Burned at Jone’s Church.. Hezbollah Condemns

In a suspicious and dangerous move believed to be a serious crime against all religions, the Florida preacher who threatened to burn the Qur’an on the anniversary of 9/11 torched a copy of the holy book this weekend despite vowing not to. The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September…

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Opposition Rejects Saleh Offer, AL Condemns Yemeni ‘Crimes’

A coalition of opposition groups in Yemen has dismissed President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s proposal of quitting power after organizing parliamentary elections by January 2012 as the Arab League condemned Yemen’s “crimes against civilians”. “The opposition rejects the offer as the coming hours will be decisive,” Reuters quoted Mohammed al-Sabry, spokesman for the main umbrella opposition group, as saying on Tuesday.…

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Israel Releases Two Lebanese Shepherds after Abducting Them

The Israeli enemy handed over to UN peacekeepers the two Lebanese shepherds who were kidnapped near the border in southern Lebanon a day earlier. Lebanese citizens Leon Alam, 35, and 55-year-old Mohammad Zahra were handed over to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon via the Naqoura border crossing, and then to the Lebanese army. The Lebanese army said in…

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Iran cancels UN Nowruz festivities

Iran has cancelled planned Nowruz festivities at the UN General Assembly to sympathize with the Muslims in some countries in the Middle East, who have been subject to deadly crackdown. “Iranian’s Nowruz festivities which were supposed to be held on Saturday have been canceled to sympathize the Muslims in some of the regional countries who have been killed by the…

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Israel abducts two Lebanese civilians

Israeli forces have abducted two Lebanese civilians in the town of Rmeish in southern Lebanon, the UN forces stationed in the country say. The two shepherds were arrested on Tuesday morning by the Israeli military, the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) spokesman Niraj Singh said on Tuesday. UNIFIL has called on the Israeli military to release the two…

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Students seek to create Cairo’s Tahrir Square in London

Student activists are seeking to copy protests in the Middle East and North Africa during this weekend’s mass ‘March for the Alternative’ organised by the Trades Union Congress against the government’s public service cuts. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), which coordinated last year’s protests against the tripling of university tuition, said there will be a rolling programme…

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Gaddafi forces kill civilians amid Nato attacks

Forces loyal to long-time Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi have reportedly intensified their attacks on opposition-held cities, killing civilians. Media reports said on Tuesday that the Gaddafi forces launched a deadly offensive in the town of Yafran, southwest of the capital, Tripoli. Nine people have reportedly been killed and many others injured in Yafran. Elsewhere, the Gaddafi forces bombed the western…

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Israeli Tank Fire Kills Five Palestinians in Gaza, including Four Children

In another brutal attack against Palestinians amid the world’s suspicious but expected silence, at least five Palestinians, including four children, have been martyred and 20 wounded after an Israeli tank fired shots at a home in the Gaza Strip, medics reported. In a bid to justify the unjustifiable crime, the Israeli occupation army claimed that Palestinian fighters had launched mortars…

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UN Investigator: Israel Engaged in Ethnic Cleansing

United States academic Richard Falk said on Monday that Israel’s expansion of settlements in occupied Jerusalem and eviction of Palestinians from their homes there is a form of ethnic cleansing. Falk was speaking to the UN Human Rights Council as it prepared to pass resolutions condemning settlement building in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The “continued pattern of settlement…

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Saudi Rulers Try to Abort Bahraini People´s Fight for Freedom

On 16 March, Bahrain´s government imposed the state of emergency in the country. The King Hamad ben Issa al-Khalifa published a decree authorizing the commander of the Bahraini army to take all necessary measures to “protect the safety of the kingdom and its citizens”. Protests against the regime started on 17 February, but they grew from 11 March on. Many…

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