Tag Archives: Middle East news

Reuven Rivlin chosen as Israeli president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country’s next president. It chose Rivlin, a former parliament speaker and Cabinet minister, in a secret runoff ballot Tuesday, over longtime legislator … read more

Syrian president declares amnesty for prisoners

Syrian President Bashar Assad declared a general amnesty Monday for prisoners in the country, state media reported. It was not clear how many — if any — prisoners would be freed after the presidential decree, issued just five days after … read more

Bahrain pressed to release journalists

As the UN Human Rights Council opens its 26th session, MLDI and nine other human rights and free speech organisations have called on the UN Special Rapporteurs to take action on the continued detention of Bahraini journalists Hussain Hubail and … read more

Mahmoud Abbas swore in Palestinian unity govt

Reuters, Occupied Jerusalem Monday, 2 June 2014 A last-minute hitch in the formation of a Palestinian unity government was resolved on Monday, a Hamas official said, before President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new ministers. Hamas had announced that it … read more


Ziad Fadel   Absolutely confirmed.  Just 5 hours ago, the SAA reported a successful ground and air assault on Mountain-Point 724.  The ground assault was carried out by SAA infantry and NDF while the actual attack on the mountaintop was … read more

Philippines spies held in Qatar allegedly tortured

The ambassador of the Philippines to Qatar told Al Arabiya News on Friday that there are allegations of torture against three Filipinos being held in the Gulf state on espionage charges. One man was sentenced to death and two to … read more