Europe stocks fall over Russia’s threat to cut gas

Europe stocks fall over Russia’s threat to cut gas

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.

European equities fell 2.3 percen ...

2014-03-08 06:16:01
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روسيا وامريكا

Russia warns US over ‘hasty steps’ in Ukraine

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 relations, particularly... sanctions, w ...

2014-03-08 06:13:37
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Time-lapse footage of asteroid pass near the Earth

Time-lapse footage of asteroid pass near the Earth

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 would have a tremendous amount of energy. He ...

2014-02-19 05:15:44
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UK floods: A day of sunshine but more heavy rain to come

UK floods: A day of sunshine but more heavy rain to come

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 will trickle down onto the soaked flood ...

2014-02-16 18:18:31
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Salah Sultan

Pro-Democracy National Alliance Member Salah Sultan Message from Junta Jail: Steadfast to the End


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 interrogation: "Consider us martyrs, al ...

2014-02-16 18:12:31
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Morsi in court for espionage trial

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 presidential palace in December 2012.

2014-02-16 18:06:46
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Egypt 'has detained thousands on dubious charges since Mohammed Morsi overthrown'

Egypt 'has detained thousands on dubious charges since Mohammed Morsi overthrown'

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 shocking scale of child detentions in Egyp ...

2014-02-16 17:55:32
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Ninety Gaza Families Visit Their Sons in Nafha Prison

Ninety Gaza Families Visit Their Sons in Nafha Prison

 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, family visits to the Israeli prisons have ...

2014-02-11 15:24:52
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Israeli Army Kidnaps Several Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli Army Kidnaps Several Palestinians In West Bank

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 neighborhood.

Dozens of soldiers ...

2014-02-11 15:21:13
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IOF Demolish Two Homes In Occupied Jerusalem

IOF Demolish Two Homes In Occupied Jerusalem

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 of the family out, as well, and demolishe ...

2014-02-11 15:19:41
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A video showing Israeli soldiers abusing wounded child

A video showing Israeli soldiers abusing wounded child

 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 him.

The video showed ...

2014-02-11 15:17:38
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Khudari calls for activating international boycott of Israel

Khudari calls for activating international boycott of Israel

Independent MP Jamal Al-Khudari has called on the world community to activate an international boycott of the Israeli occupation.

He said in a statement on Sunday that the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip is a flagrant violation of the international law.

The MP said that Israel was closing all Gaza crossings with the exception of one, which is only partially open. He said that Israel was blocking the free movement of goods and people ...

2014-02-11 15:13:15
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ماسبيرو

Egypt ratifies death sentences on 14 for attacks

Egyptian state TV is reporting that the presidency has ratified the death sentences of 14 men convicted in connection to Islamic militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula during the country's 2011 uprising. Eight were tried in absentia.

The extremist Monotheism and Jihad group was blamed for attacks on police, soldiers, and a bank near al-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai.

During their trials in 2012, six of the men were present in the ...

2014-02-10 20:22:49
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Israeli forces abduct two senior members of Hamas

Israeli forces abduct two senior members of Hamas

Israeli soldiers have abducted two top members of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the town of Ni’lin near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian human rights foundation says.

According to the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights, Shokry Mahmoud al-Khawaja, 46, and Abdul-Qaher Abu Srour, 42, were taken to an unknown location in the early hours of Monday.

Israeli soldiers reportedly inv ...

2014-02-10 20:13:05
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Syria talks resume as Homs mission continues

Syria talks resume as Homs mission continues

Syrian government and opposition delegates have started a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks, as hundreds of people continue to leave the city of Homs as part of a negotiated deal.

The first face-to-face meetings mediated by the UN-Arab League envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, adjourned 10 days ago with little progress other than a deal brokered by the UN to allow aid teams' access to Homs.
Brahimi began holding separate closed-door meetings with ...

2014-02-10 20:01:06
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الرئيس اليمني عبد ربه منصور هادي

Yemen to become six-region federation

A presidential panel has agreed to transform Yemen into a six-region federation as part of its political transition, state news agency Saba reported.

The final approval on creating a "federal state of six regions" came at a meeting of the panel, headed by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and including representatives of Yemen's main parties, Saba said on Monday.

Hadi formed the committee in late January at the end of a &qu ...

2014-02-10 19:55:16
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Muslim Brotherhood: In Eighth Month of Daily Revolt, Egyptians Determined to Wrest Rights

In Eighth Month of Daily Revolt, Egyptians Determined to Wrest Rights

The Muslim Brotherhood appreciates and praises the dedication and determination of the millions who demonstrated peacefully in all cities and villages across Egypt for their heroic response to the homeland's call, made by the Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance, under the slogan "People Complete Their Revolution".

The people's daily revolt, since the coup, is now in its eighth month. These daily demonstrations, without interrupt ...

2014-02-10 19:45:07
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FREEDOM FOR MANSOURA GIRLS 2

FREEDOM FOR MANSOURA GIRLS

we have 3 arrested girls in Egypt , they were arrested from their university and transferred to the"criminal court" for the court hearing on 8th of February/2014 !!

their full data : Abrar Alaa El-Anany ,18 years old ,Student in the faculty of commerce/Mansoura university -Yousra El-Khateeb ,21 years old,:Bachelor's degree in education,English language depar ...

2014-02-06 04:50:20
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شعار مركز العودة الفلسطيني

Palestinians In Europe Conference to be held in Paris

The General Secretariat of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, the
Palestinian Return Centre in London and the Palestinian Forum in
France announced on Monday, 3rd Feb 2014, the launch and preparation
for the 12th Palestinians in Europe Conference in Paris, France.

The one-day conference will be held in Paris on Saturday, 3rd May
2014 under this year’s slogan, “A united Palestine for the Promise
of ...

2014-02-05 16:33:05
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National forum in Jordan in rejection of Kerry's plan

National forum in Jordan in rejection of Kerry's plan

Amman- Jordanian dignitaries and citizens participated on Saturday in the inauguration of the popular meeting for the protection of Jordan and Palestine against Kerry's peace plan in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Former Chief of the Muslim Bro ...

2014-02-03 20:37:15
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The Occupation Renews Administrative Detention of Hamas MP

The Occupation Renews Administrative Detention of Hamas MP

 Israeli occupation forces  on Sunday, the administrative detention of Hamas MP from Al Khalil, Hatim Qafisha,54.

Media sources interested in prisoners affairs said that Qafisha’s administrative detention was supposed to end today, but that the occupation has renewed it for another six months, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency has reported.

Israeli forces kidnapped Qafisha in the beginning of the last year, transferring hi ...

2014-02-03 20:34:17
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Two Palestinians Shot By Soldiers, Mauled By Dogs

Two Palestinians Shot By Soldiers, Mauled By Dogs

Saturday, February 01, 2014] Lawyer of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Tareq Barghouth, visited two Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli military fire before army dogs mauled them, in addition to being dragged by the soldiers, on the ground, for more than 300 meters.

The two Palestinians, Adam Abdul-Ra’ouf Jamous, 17, and Jawhar Nasser Ed-Deen Halabiyya, 17, are from Abu Dis town, in occupied Jerusalem.

They we ...

2014-02-03 20:31:14
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Israeli Occupation Threatens to Evacuate Ein Hejleh

Israeli Occupation Threatens to Evacuate Ein Hejleh

Munther Amira, an activist and member of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that extreme caution prevails in the vicinity of the village of Ein Hejleh, which was opened by Palestinians yesterday to assure that the Jordan Valley is a Palestinian land.

2014-02-03 20:29:18
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Seven Palestinians Kidnapped In Al Khalil, Bethlehem

Seven Palestinians Kidnapped In Al Khalil, Bethlehem

Sunday at Dawn, February 2, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Al Khalil, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a teenager, and one more Palestinian in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Two more Palestinians were kidnapped in Bethlehem, Saturday.

2014-02-03 20:27:07
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الاتحاد الأفريقي يقرر استمرار تعليق عضوية مصر

Freedom and Justice Party Hails AU Refusal to Reinstate Egypt's Membership Under Coup

With 53-strong African Union rejecting coup authorities' request to attend summit or participate in any activities, the FJP warns the illegitimate regime may soon fail to find any supporters or financiers in the whole world.
The repressive coup regime receives one humiliating blow after another. The latest of those was from the African Union (AU), which refused to change its decision considering the power-grab in Egypt aft ...

2014-02-03 20:21:13
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Anti-Coup National Alliance Calls More Peaceful Protests, Escalation over Weekend

Anti-Coup National Alliance Calls More Peaceful Protests, Escalation over Weekend

Egypt's coalition of parties and movements defending democracy appreciates and praises the millions of loyal revolutionary people who turn out in majestic marches across the nation against the brutal coup every day, affirming that victory is near.
To all loyal revolutionary men and women of Egypt...
Your message was clear, full of defiance, revolutionary resistance and resilience. Resolve has not faded away in your hearts. The long road has not preve ...

2014-02-03 20:18:40
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عائشة الشاطر

isha Al-Shater: False Claims of Relationship Between Father and Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis Outrageous

The daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat Al-Shater strongly rejects as utter lies ridiculous military-led media reports circulating that he is the mastermind behind Egypt's bombings and assassinations, even though he has been held hostage in junta jails for months, with no visits allowed.
Aisha Khairat Al-Shater, the daughter of Al-Shater (Vice-Chairman of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood) denied Egyptian newspaper false reports claiming a relationshi ...

2014-02-03 20:15:42
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Mohamed Morsi in a courtroom in Cairo on Tuesday, in an image from Egyptian State TV.

Glass Cage Silences Morsi During Egyptian Trial

By MAYY EL SHEIKH and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

CAIRO — Egypt’s military-backed government put the deposed President Mohamed Morsi in a specially designed glass cell as he appeared in a court in Cairo on Tuesday, only his second public appearance since his ouster last July.

The soundproof cage, previously unheard-of in Egyptian courts, demonstrated the extraordinary measures that the new government i ...

2014-01-28 17:39:32
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Marshal el-Sisi, center, with Egyptian generals on Monday after a meeting in Cairo. Egypt Military Spokesman, via Associated Press

Egypt’s Ruler Eyes Riskier Role: The Presidency

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

CAIRO — When Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, named Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi defense minister, the officer pledged to keep the military out of politics and make way for civilian democracy.

A year later, General Sisi ousted Mr. Morsi, insisting the military was answering the people’s call to secure “their revolution.” Just three wee ...

2014-01-28 17:32:52
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لقاء أجيال العودة في عاصمة الاتحاد الاوروبي بروكسل

International Conference: Europe and Palestine, Past, Present Future

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with the Centre
for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, is
hosting a one-day conference on Europe and Palestine. The exciting
event will bring together a number of leading experts from around the
world.

Europe is the historical backdrop for the creation of the state of
Israel and subsequent Palestinian nakba (’catastrophe’). Howev ...

2014-01-28 16:08:21
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الاسيرات في سجون الاحتلال

Israeli prisons suppress female prisoners

Prisoner’s club revealed that 17 female prisoners in the Hasharon Prison languish in Israeli jails while some of them suffer dangerous diseases. The statement said that the prisoner Leena Jarbouni from the village of Al Battouf from the region of 48 suffer from severs cholesystitis (gallbladder) and is not treated but by tranquilizers. Another female prisoner from Jenin Ms. Nawal Saadi is suffering from high blood pressure and severe back pain.
The female ...

2014-01-28 15:33:00
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بيت فوريك

Confrontations in Beit Foureek

Confrontations in Beit Foureek
Confrontations erupted in Beit Foureek near Nablus when Extremist colonists from the colony of Itamar and Gideon attacked on January 27, 2014 Palestinian peasants. Israeli soldiers in the area provided protection to the extremist settlers and launched tear gas at the Palestinians leading to asphyxiation casualties

2014-01-28 15:31:19
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متطرفون يهود يعتدون على اطفال مقدسيين

Extremist Settlers Assault a Sit-in Tent

Israeli soldiers arrested on January 26, 2014 a Palestinian citizen on the Container Checkpoint south of Jerusalem and delivered three warnings to Palestinians to summon three citizens from the village of Deir Samet south west of Hebron. While extremist settlers assailed citizens and shepherds and beat them in the village of Ummelkair.
The Coordinator of the Popular Committee to face the Wall ansd colonization south of Hebron Rateb Jbour that wild settlers attac ...

2014-01-28 15:28:42
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مواجهات سابقة مع قوات الاحتلال الاسرائيلي

POPULAR RESISTANCE

Israel quells weekly Palestinian popular resistance by using tear gas bombs, rubber coated bullets and live bullets to disperse Palestinian popular resistance in different parts of the West Bank. Israeli soldiers were supported or incited by extremist colonists who attacked Palestinian properties and pulled out hundreds of olive trees and assailed Mosques. On the other hand Israeli authorities carried on their colonization activities regardless of the peace efforts depl ...

2014-01-28 15:26:55
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وزير الخارجية الأمريكي جون كيري

KERRY AND THE JEWISH STATE

In his speech in Davos Mr. Kerry revealed some ideas about the endgame of his secretive negotiations . Despite his solemn promise to act as a fair broker, he demonstrated that he is fully in line with the Israeli narrative and its exaggerated security concerns. To satisfy Israel’s concerns the future Palestine State should be demilitarized, with a legalized Israeli presence on the Jordan Valley. Kerry’s concern to station early warning system on the Jordan a ...

2014-01-28 15:25:12
بقلم : Mahmoud Labadi
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