Archive for the ‘Middle Orient Press’ Category

FACTBOX-Israel’s options on Gaza

Saturday, March 1, 2008 Comments Off

Israel killed 33 Palestinians on Saturday in one of its deepest and deadliest incursions into the Gaza Strip since pulling out in 2005, stoking fears of a broader conflict that could derail renewed U.S.-backed peace talks.

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Criticism of Iran’s N. Program Hypocritical

Saturday, March 1, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Criticisms of Iran’s uranium enrichment program seem hypocritical as Iran is doing exactly what several private companies are doing in the US.

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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Thursday, February 28, 2008 Comments Off

Following are security developments in Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday.AMARA – Gunmen in two cars kidnapped a senior official of Iraq’s electricity ministry after he left work in Amara, 365 km (230 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said. The official was identified as Mutar Thamer, director of electricity distribution for Iraq’s southern provinces.

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Mistrust Problem in Turkey – Iran Relations

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Comments Off

Iran, with its 70 million-population, with its huge surface area (almost two times bigger than Turkey), and with its abundant energy resources, is one of the most crucial states of the Middle East region. At the same time, Iran has the second largest economy of Middle East and Muslim geography after Turkish economy. Besides, Iran […]

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German Ambassador Visits FNA

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA) – Germany’s Ambassador to Iran Herbert Honsowitz paid a visit to Fars News Agency on Monday, where he was briefed about FNA’s working process, policies and strategies.

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Climbing up Hamedan’s Heights

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA) – Hamedan, once capital of ancient Persia, is today known not only for its tourist charms, including its historical monuments and relics of the past, but also for the good reputation of its climbing sites and views in western Iran.

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FACTBOX-Breakaway regions look to Kosovo precedent

Sunday, February 17, 2008 Comments Off

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia.

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TIMELINE: Events in Lebanon since Hariri’s killing

Thursday, February 14, 2008 Comments Off

Here is a chronology of some of the main events in Lebanon since former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed on February 14, 2005, along with 22 others.

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FACTBOX: Iraq’s volatile politics

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Comments Off

Iraq’s parliament is deadlocked over passing key legislation, including the 2008 budget. At the same time, the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is under mounting pressure to take advantage of better security to improve the delivery of basic services and speed up reconciliation by pushing through important laws.

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Intifada to Continue Despite Israel’s Brutality

Friday, February 8, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA) – Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami stressed that the Israeli regime could never thwart Palestinian Intifada through continued siege on Gaza and massacre of Palestinians

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CHRONOLOGY: Journalists killed in Iraq

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Comments Off

A cameraman working for an Iraqi Shi’ite satellite television channel and his driver were killed by a roadside bomb attack north of Baghdad on Tuesday, an official from the channel said.

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MESAJUL E.S. DL. HAMID REZA ARSHADI, AMBASADOR, CU OCAZIA ZILEI NATIONALE A REPUBLICII ISLAMICE IRAN11 FEBRUARIE 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Comments Off

MESAJUL E.S. DL. HAMID REZA ARSHADI, AMBASADOR, CU OCAZIA ZILEI NATIONALE A REPUBLICII ISLAMICE IRAN 11 FEBRUARIE 2008 Iranul se află în inima Orientului Mijlociu, fiind o punte de legătură între Marea Caspică şi Golful Persic. Datorită varietăţii climatice caracteristica zonei Iranului, este posibil ca în acelaşi moment al anului, în diferite puncte

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FACTBOX: Key players in Lebanon’s political crisis

Monday, January 28, 2008 Comments Off

Lebanon has been going through the worst political crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. The country has been without a president since November as leaders of its rival factions are unable to agree on a national unity government.

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FACTBOX: Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Comments Off

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq and Iraqi civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March, 2003: U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES: United States 3,926

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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Comments Off

IRAQ - Following are security developments in Iraq at 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday. * denotes new or updated item.

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Iraqi refugees turn to sex trade in Syria

Monday, December 31, 2007 Comments Off

DAMASCUS – A score of young Iraqi women in tight, shimmering gowns shuffle across the nightclub dance floor under the hungry eyes of Gulf Arabs at nearby tables.

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Palestinian-Israeli deaths drop in 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007 Comments Off

JERUSALEM – The number of people killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dropped sharply in 2007, but human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank increased, an Israeli human rights watchdog said on Monday.

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Bin Laden says U.S. seeks to exploit Iraqi oil

Sunday, December 30, 2007 Comments Off

DUBAI – Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden accused Washington of plotting to take control of Iraq’s oil and urged Iraqis to reject efforts to rebuild a U.S.-backed national unity government there.

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Iran’s N. Power a Back Up for Arabs against Israel

Sunday, December 30, 2007 Comments Off

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s nuclear capability brings balance of power to the region and strengthens Muslim and Arab world against the Zionist regime of Israel, a former Lebanese minister said.

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Abbas’s government dismantling militant groups

Saturday, December 29, 2007 Comments Off

RAMALLAH, West Bank - The top Palestinian security official said on Saturday his government was dismantling militant groups, including those connected to President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.

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Iran-Turkey Trade Ties Exceed $8bln in 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007 Comments Off

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mohammad Reza Eskandari and Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Kursad Tuzmen discussed issues of mutual interest in Ankara.

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Turkish Official: Iran, Turkey Most Significant Regional Powers

Thursday, December 27, 2007 Comments Off

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) A Turkish parliamentary delegation headed by AKP MP and foreign relations committee chairman Murat Mercan met with a number of senior Iranian officials here in Tehran this week.

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Hamas won’t budge in demands for Israeli soldier

Thursday, December 27, 2007 Comments Off

Hamas will not release a captured Israeli soldier unless Israel meets its demand to free nearly 1,400 Palestinian prisoners, including 350 with life sentences, a leader of the Islamist group in Gaza said on Wednesday.

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Safer Baghdad rolls out red carpet for film festival

Thursday, December 27, 2007 Comments Off

Behind concrete blast walls and battling a flickering power supply, Baghdad’s international film festival opened in a hotel on Wednesday in another sign of how improved security is bringing life back to the city.

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Baiji police chief sacked after truck bombing

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Comments Off

Iraq’s interior minister ordered the dismissal of Baiji’s police chief, after a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people and wounded 80 in the northern Iraqi town on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

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Iraq truck bomb kills at least 20

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Comments Off

A suicide truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 80 in the northern Iraqi city of Baiji on Tuesday, the police and U.S. military said, in the deadliest attack in Iraq for two weeks.

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Settlement dispute stalls Mideast talks

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Comments Off

Israel is considering easing criteria for freeing Palestinian prisoners, a move one Israeli official said on Monday could pave the way for the release of Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi.

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Palestinians warn settlement plan will cloud talks

Monday, December 17, 2007 Comments Off

Israel’s plan to build houses on occupied land near Jerusalem will cloud renewed peace talks, the Palestinian Authority said on Sunday, the day before an international aid conference opens in Paris.

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Gaza funeral procession hit by explosion

Friday, December 14, 2007 Comments Off

GAZA (Reuters) – An explosion near a funeral procession in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Friday injured least 20 mourners, medical officials said.

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Lebanon seeks U.N. help in probing general’s killing

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Lebanon has asked the United Nations to help it investigate a car bomb that killed a top general this week in the latest of a string of political assassinations, the world body said on Thursday.

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Bush warns against Syrian interference in Lebanon

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Thursday condemned the assassination of a Lebanese general and warned Syria against interfering in Lebanon. Brig. Gen. Francois al-Hajj, who was poised to become Lebanon’s army chief, was killed by a car bomb on Wednesday. He was a leading contender to replace army chief Gen. Michel Suleiman, […]

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ICRC says Israeli clamps worsen Gaza and W.Bank crisis

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

GENEVA (Reuters) – Israeli restrictions have caused a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank that is growing worse, leaving hospitals unable to treat the sick and keeping farmers off their land, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

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Restrictions block Palestinian revival: World Bank

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Plans to rein in Palestinian government spending and boost foreign aid will not be enough to revive the Palestinian economy if Israeli restrictions stay in place, the World Bank said on Thursday.

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Most Pakistanis want Musharraf to quit, poll shows

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Pakistanis want President Pervez Musharraf to resign and his allies will fare badly in parliamentary elections next month, according to the first major poll published since he declared emergency rule.

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Pakistanis see red over bread as vote looms

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Already furious at President Pervez Musharraf over a crackdown on opponents and emergency rule, Pakistanis from middle class housewives to the poor have a new gripe just weeks ahead of an election — the price of bread.

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