Fri, 20 Apr 2007 22:11:16 GMT
Two thieves have been executed after Saudi courts found them guilty of kidnapping and robbery said the interior ministry on Friday.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:11:17 GMT
UN top legal adviser on Friday called for dialog in Lebanon to hasten the Hariri court to resolve the 2005 murder of the former premier Rafiq Hariri.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:05:35 GMT
The murder of three Christian evangelists in Turkey this week was condemned by the Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches on Friday.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 18:37:56 GMT
Two British military personnel were killed and one seriously injured on Friday when two helicopters collided in mid-air in Iraq.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:19:02 GMT
A roadside bomb attack killed two British soldiers in the southern Iraqi province on Friday according to British military sources.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:28:38 GMT
Ivanhoe Energy Inc. has announced that it has agreed with Japan's Inpex Corp. to jointly develop a heavy oil field in Iraq.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:08:28 GMT
An intelligence officer in Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party was shot and wounded Thursday evening by unknown gunmen in the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:14:43 GMT
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi will begin a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday in which he will discuss developments in the Middle East.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:45:25 GMT
Three Hezbollah fighters captured in the Israeli regime's war against have remained steadfastly loyal to their leader despite ill-treatment in jail.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:34:01 GMT
Doctors are warning of a possible surge in diseases among Iraqi children and the elderly as the country's hot summer months begin and services decline.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 03:56:45 GMT
A day after 180 people were killed in Baghdad, US defense secretary has said his country's support to Iraq is not an "open-ended commitment".
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 03:56:04 GMT
A group linked to Al-Qaeda in Iraq has issued a video which it says shows the killing of 20 kidnapped Iraqi police and soldiers.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 03:33:52 GMT
The death of eight UK servicemen in a US helicopter crash at the start of the Iraq conflict was due to mechanical failure, a coroner has ruled.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:04:20 GMT
Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi government to suspend the use of the death penalty with a view to abolishing it completely.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:05:58 GMT
A United Nations envoy has urged Israel to ease its policy on the detention of Palestinian children, saying current practices deepen violence.
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:00:47 GMT
The Palestinian finance minister says progress is being made on easing US banking restrictions that have crippled the Palestinian Authority.
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:04:22 GMT
Iraq's Sadr block has vehemently rejected allegations by some British and US officials that Al-Mehdi forces are being trained in Iran.
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:57:17 GMT
President of the Palestinian Self-rule Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has given a reassurance a missing BBC journalist is alive.
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 02:07:27 GMT
During the last four years, two Egyptian anchorwomen have been waging a battle against their employers who have refused to allow them appear on TV with hijab.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:52:38 GMT
The Fatah movement's spokesman says the international quadruple committee is sanctioning the Palestinian nation and so must halt its activities.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:48:08 GMT
An Egyptian satellite, Egyptsat-1, was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, MENA reported.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:42:10 GMT
US troops have detained twelve members of the Mehdi Army militia loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in northern Baghdad on Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:27:59 GMT
Good news came to Iraq today despite increasing tensions in Baghdad, as the Iraqi government took control of security in the fourth province.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:55:54 GMT
Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has sent his special envoy to Algiers to convey his message of condolence to the African nation.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:33:40 GMT
Egyptian authorities said they have arrested an Egyptian engineer from the country's nuclear energy agency on charges of spying for Israel.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:37:38 GMT
The UN secretary general has urged Iraq's neighbors not to close their borders to refugees and to help tackle the humanitarian crisis.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:55:44 GMT
US forces backed by a helicopter gunship conducted a raid near Fallujah on Wednesday, killing five militants and arresting 30 others, the military said.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:29:26 GMT
A car bomb explosion in Baghdad's central Sadriya district on Wednesday took at least 170 lives, including many women and children, Reuters reported.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:17:53 GMT
Iraq intends to assume security control of all its provinces before the yearend, following pressure exerted by top Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:11:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia has agreed to cancel 80 percent of Iraq's multi-billion-dollar debt as a major assistance to the country's government.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:04:46 GMT
A string of bombings has left at least 10 Iraqis dead in Baghdad on Wednesday, despite a massive Iraqi-US security crackdown in the capital.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:43:20 GMT
The war-torn Iraq pledged not to abandon its homeless refugees as a UN conference on the country's refugees entered its final day Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 12:55:50 GMT
American troops killed five suspects and detained 30 others Wednesday in a raid in Karmah, northeast of Fallujah, US military announced.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 12:10:14 GMT
Lebanon's Hezbollah has accused the pro-government March 14 Movement of seeking to normalize ties with Israel to create a US-controlled Middle East.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:51:21 GMT
In excess of 900 thousand Iraqi children have been orphaned as a result of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, according to Voices of Iraq news agency.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:41:52 GMT
Iraqi police said it has uncovered 17 decomposing corpses buried beneath two schoolyards in the central restive city of Ramadi.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:02:07 GMT
A truck thought to be laden with nitric acid and explosives overturned in an attempted attack on a joint US and Iraqi security station north of Baghdad.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:15:16 GMT
Palestinian police scuffled with journalists during a solidarity protest in Gaza City in support of the kidnapped BBC correspondent, Alan Johnston.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:22:37 GMT
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met with Palestinian finance minister, the highest level US contact yet with the Palestinian unity government.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 03:19:45 GMT
Undercover Israeli troops murdered a senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades near Jenin in the northern West Bank, according to a Palestinian source.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 02:58:08 GMT
Arab League Chief Amr Moussa has hailed an agreement among the United Nations, the African Union and Khartoum on the UN "heavy support package" to the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:16:43 GMT
At least 2000 Israeli students have launched a demonstration in al-Quds, protesting a committee's recommendation to raise tuition fees.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:01:13 GMT
Egypt's first satellite for scientific research has been successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, reported MENA.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:45:30 GMT
Jordan has urged Washington to balance the tilt in Iraq's political equation as a prerequisite to restoring stability to the war-torn country.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 18:55:25 GMT
Egyptian security forces have arrested an Egyptian engineer from the country's nuclear energy agency on charges of spying for the Israeli regime.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:05:34 GMT
Thousands of people have poured into streets in the Palestinian territories, demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:49:03 GMT
Iraq's interior ministry has rejected claims by a purported al-Qaeda-linked group that it had kidnapped 20 Iraqi policemen, calling it "misleading".
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:35:32 GMT
Leader of Palestinian Authority has left Jordanian capital Amman for Paris for talks with French President at the outset of a new European tour.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:06:05 GMT
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister is due to meet with Lebanese officials to confer on the country's current political situation.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:33:24 GMT
The Hamas movement has said it will continue on the path of resistance and Jihad until the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
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