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Israel steps up armored deployment to counter Gaza protests

GHAZA (Web Desk) The Israeli military has ramped up its armored forces around the Gaza Strip in order to curb weekly protests along a fence separating occupied territories from the besieged Palestinian enclave.Media reports said some 60 tanks and armored personnel carriers were being deployed along the Gaza fence in …

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Al Khalifa forces attack protesters in Bahrain’s Aqar, Ma’ameer

MANAMA (Web Desk) A fresh wave of unrest rocked Bahrain over the last 48 hours as Manama’s security forces attacked anti-regime protesters in a number of villages.Online activists shared videos and pictures of the protests in Bahrain’s Aqar and Ma’ameer where police fired teargas to disperse demonstrators demanding democratic reforms.The …

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30,000 police officers to safeguard Arbaeen rituals: Leader’s representative

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Representative of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Alireza Adyani said that 30,000 police officers will safeguard Arabeen rituals in Shalamche, Mehran and Chazabeh Borders.Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on the sidelines of visiting Shalamche border, Adyani said creating security for pilgrims is the …

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Syria’s Manbij bears witness to terrorists’ subversive activities

DAMASCUS (Web Desk) The ancient city of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, just like hundreds of archaeological sites across the Syrian territory, bears witness to the illegal excavations have been carried out, the cultural treasures have been stolen and the large-scale theft and destruction the humanitarian heritage has …

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Jailed Bahraini activist starts hunger strike over court verdicts

MANAMA (Web Desk) Jailed Bahraini political activist Mohammed al-Singace declared the start of a hunger strike on Tuesday in protest over the “arbitrary verdicts” issued against him.According to prominent rights campaigner Ebtisam Al-Saegh, the 53-year-old Al-Singace is merely “demanding justice”.Al-Singace, who worked to bring attention to Manama’s mishandling of poverty …

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Drones banned at Arbaeen rituals in Karbala

KARBALA (Web Desk) Local authorities of Iraq’s Karbala Governorate banned drones and quadcopters from the Arbaeen mourning ceremony, citing security issues.Karbala’s provincial council issued a statement on the measures adopted to ensure security of the pilgrims traveling to Iraq for the Arbaeen mourning ceremony later this month, Alforat News reported.According …

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‘At least one Gazan is killed every single day’: Euro-Med

GHAZA (Web Desk) The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) said that Israeli forces caused injuries to one in every 100 Palestinians as Gaza protests conclude 200 days and called on the international community to exert serious pressure on Israel to end its targeting of Palestinian demonstrators.Euro-Med said in a …

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Yemeni missile hits gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries in Najran

NAJRAN  (Web Desk) Yemeni armed forces have fired a ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran, a report says.Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed military official from the missile unit of the Yemeni army, reported that the gathering had …

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Putin says Daesh has seized 700 hostages in Syria

DAMASCUS (Web Desk) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Daesh militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more, Reuters reports.Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages …

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