|.|| Islamist militants have exploited the power vacuum to use the remote desert region as a base of operations to launch attacks against Egypt and Israel. Bedouin tribesmen in the region have long complained of being discriminated against by the government in Cairo.
In August 2012, Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint near the Gaza Strip, killing 16 Egyptian security forces and breaching the border before being killed in an Israeli airstrike. Morsi responded by launching an offensive to regain control of the North Sinai.
|.|| The Syrian military continued its offensive on Qusayr amid reports that at least 13 Hezbollah fighters helping the army in the strategic attack have been killed so far.
Syrian state media said
|.|| The United Nations estimates that 700 people were killed in Iraq in April – the highest figure in almost five years.
Tensions between Iraq’s Sunni
|.|| Police have clashed with hardline Islamists in Tunisia after the government banned their annual rally.
The Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group, who openly support Al Qaeda, were due to hold the gathering in the central city of Kairouan but told their Facebook followers to
|.|| Each of the 26 finalists in turn went to the scene on a specially built bridge, and performed in front of Europe. All participants, including the representative of Azerbaijan Farid Mammadov, took to the stage with the flags of their countries.
|.|| One in 10 people under 25 are Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years.
A new analysis of the 2011 census by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the number of Christians was falling 50 per cent faster than had previously
|.|| Moscow is also calling for the inclusion on this occasion of its trading partner Iran and US ally Saudi Arabia as a counterweight.
Russia, Syria’s most powerful remaining ally, continues to deliver arms to Assad’s regime, but claims that it has no real interest in seeing the president remain in power
|.|| Six people have been killed in a suicide bombing, after a group allied to the Taliban say they targeted foreign troops in Kabul..
Another 37 people were injured in the attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday morning.
|.|| A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group insists that women cannot be presidential candidates, a report said Thursday, effectively killing the largely symbolic bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the June 14 election.
Even before the comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a
|.|| Nearly 500 Palestinians marched with the posters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
President Abbas addressed the nation on the Occasion of Nakba.
Abbas who said that they
|.|| In Vienna the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) began its 10th round of talks urging Tehran to cooperate with its inquiry into suspected atomic bomb research.
Meanwhile a second broader diplomatic effort is also being pursued with the European Union’s top diplomat, Catherine Ashton meeting up with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator
|.||A video which appears to show a west-backed terrorist in Syria taking a bite from the heart of a dead soldier. “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog,” the man says referring to President Bashar al-Assad as he stands over the soldier’s corpse. The terrorist has been reported having ties to USA and France, having simillar activities in other countries following orders from those government supporting terror in Syria.|
|.||Israel’s Military Intelligence chief has presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with updated information on the turmoil in Syria, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz. The details are unclear, but the intelligence from Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi probably concerns chemical weapons and their use against the rebels in Syria’s civil war.|
|.||Please find enclosed communication for the defence of human rights of Mr. Hesen Erk (this is his penname and his passport name is Ali Hajilulu), a Southern Azerbaijani prisoner of conscience deprived arbitrarily of his liberty by the Iranian Authorities. We deliberately focus on this one representative case for the reasons that will be clear below; where in reality, we hope it will be recognised that this is just one case out of hundreds of Southern Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience.|
|.|| Russia and Britain agreed on Friday to work towards a transitional government in Syria, despite acknowledging differences in their approach to the Middle Eastern country’s civil war.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that they had agreed “that as permanent members