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Syrian activists say at least 17 opposition fighters have been killed during clashes with government troops near the Lebanese border.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which opposes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said on Friday that the opposition fighters died overnight on Thursday near Yabroud.
It also said that government aircraft carried out six airstrikes on rebel position
At least eight people have been killed during clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Egypt, sources have told Al Jazeera.
Seven killed in the al-Alf Maskan district, east of Cairo, sources said, while another was killed in al-Sharqiya, a governate in the north of the country.
There was no confirmation by Egyptian authorities about the deaths, nor how they died.
An Egyptian government inquiry has said police used excessive force in a deadly crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted president last year - but it also concluded that protesters started and escalated the violence.
The report by the National Council for Human Rights, released on Wednesday, investigated the events of August 14, when troops moved in on weeks-long sit-ins held by Mohamed Morsi's supp
An Egyptian court has banned all activities of Hamas in Egypt, in another sign that security forces are tightening their grip on the Palestinian group that runs the Gaza Strip.
Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist group by Egypt's army-backed government and has faced a security crackdown since the military ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Morsi, from the
American Whistleblower Edward Snowden says the United States pressures its allies to allow widespread spying in Europe.
Answering questions before the European Parliament on Friday, Snowden said the National Security Agency presses European Union states to change their laws to enable mass surveillance.
Israel makes allegations against Iran to create illusions and seduce public opinion to endorse Tel Aviv’s hostile foreign policy agenda, a political analyst says.
The Israeli regime creates “illusions out of nothing” and “seduce[s] people into accepting a version of reality that
Bahraini demonstrators have taken to streets to slam the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on dissent and Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in the country.
On Friday, the protesters held a demonstration in the village of Karbabad in the northern part of the Persian Gulf country.<
Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says the country may turn to the UN General Assembly if the Security Council fails to act against Russia’s moves in Crimea.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Yuriy Sergeyev said Kiev is waiting to see what the Security Council does
Unidentified gunmen have entered a Ukrainian missile defense post in the Crimea region, taking its control without a shot being fired.
The armed men reportedly drove a truck into the military post in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol on Friday and captured it.
European stocks decline after Moscow threatens Kiev to cut off its gas supply to Europe, amid tensions over the fate of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index plunged 1.3 percent to 333.06 on Friday. That is a fall of 1.5 percent this week.
Russia has warned the United States against “hasty and reckless steps” over the crisis in Ukraine that could harm Moscow-Washington relations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave the warning in a telephone conversation with his US counterpart John Kerry on Friday.
Lavrov "warned against hasty and reckless steps capable of causing harm to Russian-American
This is one of the most amazing, incredible and terrifying events and moments, an asteroid pass near the Earth in a speed reached 43 thousand kilometers per hour, it was captured in Time-lapse footage.
Throughout the early hours of Tuesday morning, a small asteroid at a distance very close to the planet extremely rapidly reach 43 thousand kilometers per hour.
Any asteroid falling from the sky woul
By Bill Gardner, and Sam Marsden
Britain basked in rare sunshine on Sunday but forecasters have warned that more flood misery is on the way.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain for south-west England on Monday, where the ground is already saturated by weeks of downpours.
Up to 40mm of rain is expected to fall on higher ground in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, which
University Professor Salah Sultan, currently detained by the military junta, affirms he and his prison mates are in high spirits despite evident 'slow death' tactics and torture by coup authorities.
From the dark dungeons of the mad military's toughest prison, Dr. Salah Sultan sent this message:
The putschists will not break our determination or our spirits... We told them, during inte
Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, has arrived in court to face charges of espionage, along with 35 other defendants.
Morsi is accused of inciting murder and using violence against protesters during his presidency that ended after he was ousted by the military in July.
The charges in Sunday's proceedings relate to the deaths of at least 10 people who were taking part in rallies outside the p
By Louisa Loveluck in Cairo
Crammed into a suffocating prison cell, forced to eat cockroach-riddled food and only allowed outside for five minutes at a time, Heba would have realised that her situation was depressingly similar to thousands of others across Egypt.
The difference between her and most other prisoners, however, was that she was just a child.
A new report has shown the sh
Ninety families of Gaza prisoners left the coastal enclave, on Monday at dawn, to visit their sons in Nafha prison via Erez crossing to the north of Gaza city.
Director of Media in International Committee of the Red Cross, Nasser al-Najjar, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 90 families, including 14 children, headed to Nafha prison to visit 54 prisoners.
Al-Najjar pointed out that, f
Monday at Dawn, February 10, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, violently broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped several Palestinians.
Local sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported that the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Farid Sbeih, 17, from his home in Ksheika area, and Ayyoub Maysara Ayyoub, 22, from Ras al-Ein neighborho
Monday Morning, February 10, 2014] Local sources have reported that the Israeli police demolished two Palestinian homes in Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, in occupied Jerusalem.
Resident Mohammad Hasan Sawahra, 38, said that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded his home in Silwan, at approximately 5:30 am, and forced him and his family out.
The soldiers threw the furniture and belongings o
Ramallah- Palestinian activists and local media published a video showing a number of Israeli soldiers assaulting a Palestinian child, on Friday evening, after shooting him by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the leg.
The soldiers shot 13-year-old Yassin al-Karaky during clashes that took place in the al-Ezariyya town in the east of occupied East Jerusalem, and after he fell, they began assaulting and abusing