Archive for July, 2014

Egypt, Algeria, Morocco condemn terrorist Attack of Mount Chaambi

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on Egypt, Algeria, Morocco condemn terrorist Attack of Mount Chaambi

Algeria, Morocco and Egypt condemned the cowardly terrorist attack of last Wednesday, which killed 15 and wounded 23 in the ranks of the Tunisian army, expressing their solidarity with the Tunisian government and people in this ordeal.

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At least 200 dead after Syrian troops seek to retake gas field

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on At least 200 dead after Syrian troops seek to retake gas field

Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by hard-line extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed.

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Turkish President calls for Cyprus solution

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on Turkish President calls for Cyprus solution

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has urged for a solution to be found on the divided island of Cyprus, speaking at a ceremony in Nicosia to mark the 40th anniversary of Turkey’s military intervention on July 20, 1974. “The Cyprus problem has been on the agenda of the international community since 1963, when the GreekCypriots attempted to […]

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French President warns of possible threats in Africa

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on French President warns of possible threats in Africa

French President Francois Hollande on Friday promoted a new military operation being rolled out in West Africa to take on a multi-faceted menace from Islamist groups that he warned threatened France’s interests and citizens. France led a military intervention in its former colony Mali last year, halting the advance of al Qaeda-linked fighters who had […]

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Egypt calls Turksih charge d’affairs to Cairo over Erdogan remarks

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on Egypt calls Turksih charge d’affairs to Cairo over Erdogan remarks

Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d’affairs to Cairo on Sunday over comments Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made, questioning Egypt’s ability to end the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza. On Friday Erdogan called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi an “illegitimate … tyrant”, adding that Egypt “could not be relied upon” to broker a peace treaty between […]

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Ban Ki Moon, Kerry to discuss Gaza ceasefire in Cairo

Monday, July 21, 2014 Comments Off on Ban Ki Moon, Kerry to discuss Gaza ceasefire in Cairo

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry are expected in Cairo Monday to push for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The latest militarised conflict to affect the Gaza Strip has so far killed at least 509 Palestinians and 20 Israelis.

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Mali peace talks kick off in Algeria

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on Mali peace talks kick off in Algeria

Malian government, rebels begin tough peace talks in Algerian capital with parts of country still mired in conflict. The Bamako government and armed groups from northern Mali launched tough talks in Algiers on Wednesday for an elusive peace deal, with parts of the country still mired in conflict.

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Obama says some progress made in talks with Iran

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on Obama says some progress made in talks with Iran

 U.S. President Barack Obama affirmed that “real progress in several areas” has been made on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and that “we have a credible way forward.” In a statement he delivered on Ukraine

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French FM to visit Egypt, Israel

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on French FM to visit Egypt, Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel on Friday to Egypt and Israel for talks aimed at bringing the deadly conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians to an end, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. Fabius said on Wednesday that Europe was ready to take action to help bring about a ceasefire between the two parties.  

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Turkey, Qatar propose cease-fire truce between Palestinian groups and Israel

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey, Qatar propose cease-fire truce between Palestinian groups and Israel

Turkey and Qatar are forging a plan to produce a truce between Palestinian groups and Israel to end 10 days of violence in Gaza amid additional efforts from Cairo. Meanwhile, an Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said his country and Hamas “have agreed on a cease-fire” that would begin on July 18, but Hamas denied […]

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Over 14 soldiers dead after attack on Tunisian army

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on Over 14 soldiers dead after attack on Tunisian army

At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on security checkpoints near the Tunisian border with Algeria, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

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EU parliament calls for ban on export of military equipment to Egypt

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Comments Off on EU parliament calls for ban on export of military equipment to Egypt

The European parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling on the European Union to take action regarding Egypt in light of various infringements on rights of the press and expression. The resolution called on the EU to ban the export of all “intrusion and surveillance technologies” citing possible use “to spy on and repress citizens”, […]

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Mali officials, armed groups to discuss peace in Algeria

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Mali officials, armed groups to discuss peace in Algeria

The African Union (AU) Mission to Mali and the Sahel has called on Mali’s government and representatives of armed groups to ensure transparency and good will as the parties begin peace negotiations in neighboring Algeria on Wednesday.

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Turkish Deputy FM discusses Crimean Tatars situation with Russian counterpart

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Turkish Deputy FM discusses Crimean Tatars situation with Russian counterpart

First Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey Firuddin Sinirlioglu had telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Grigory Karasin.

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French President to start short tour to Africa

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on French President to start short tour to Africa

French President Francois Hollande begins on Thursday a three-day visit to Africa to reinforce France’s commitment to the continent and to the fight against rising extremism in several countries, Hollande’s office said.

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Libya’s neighbours offer support to control borders

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Libya’s neighbours offer support to control borders

Libya’s neighbours are offering to help the country control its borders, collect heavy weapons and reconcile rival political forces as security in the North African nation deteriorates. Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki told a conference that Libyan authorities have agreed to create joint border control forces.

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Libya is considering international support after Tripoli clashes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Libya is considering international support after Tripoli clashes

Libya’s government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

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Rebel mortars kill 4 in Damascus

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Rebel mortars kill 4 in Damascus

At least four people were killed and more than 20 others wounded Wednesday by mortar shells which rebels fired into central Damascus during the inauguration of President Bashar al-Assad.

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UNSC condemns attacks in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on UNSC condemns attacks in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned the two attacks in Afghanistan earlier in the day, which killed scores of civilians including children. The 15-member UN body “condemned in the strongest terms” the suicide attack in the eastern province of Paktika, which reportedly killed 89 and injured many

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Iraqi security forces fight Sunni militants

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Iraqi security forces fight Sunni militants

The Iraqi security forces fought Sunni militant groups in several areas across the country, while the troops continued a major offensive to free the militant-seized city of Tikrit, security sources said on Wednesday. In Salahudin province, the troops continued their battles with Sunni militants, including those who are linked to the Islamic State (IS), an […]

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France welcomes election of Iraqi Parliament President

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on France welcomes election of Iraqi Parliament President

France on Wednesday praised the election of Salim Al-Joubouri as President of the Iraqi Parliament, as well as that of Haydar Al-Abadi and Arab Mohammad Ali as first and second vice-presidents of the Baghdad Assembly,

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India, Russia pledge to boost cooperation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on India, Russia pledge to boost cooperation

Hailing Russia as “our country’s greatest friend,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin that India was committed to deepening ties between the two countries and to exploring new areas of cooperation.

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Assad sworn in as Syrian President for 3rd time

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Comments Off on Assad sworn in as Syrian President for 3rd time

Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Arab country.

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US welcomes talks to resolve Ukraine conflict

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on US welcomes talks to resolve Ukraine conflict

The United States voiced support Monday to the ongoing dialogue among the foreign ministers from Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia to work toward “a sustainable ceasefire by all parties in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine that would build toward a lasting peace.” “We should emphasize; however, that our ultimate goal is not […]

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Ninth French solider killed in Mali since conflict started

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Ninth French solider killed in Mali since conflict started

The French Presidency announced on Tuesday the death of France’s ninth solider in the Mali conflict which began 18 months ago. President Francois Hollande’s office said that a non-commissioned officer was killed Monday while on a reconnaissance mission and he expressed “deep sadness” upon learning of the report and sent condolences to the family of […]

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Ukrainian army storm Kramatorsk after termination of ceasefire

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Ukrainian army storm Kramatorsk after termination of ceasefire

Ukrainian military forces have waged a massive artillery fire at east Ukraine’s Donetsk regional city of Kramatorsk overnight to Wednesday. “A strong gunfire had been waged at the city which was literally showered with shells. Powerful blasts were heard with a frequency like in automatic fire,” a representative of people’s militia said.

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Chinese President invites Indian PM to discuss border solution

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Chinese President invites Indian PM to discuss border solution

China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China in November and called for a “negotiated resolution” to the boundary dispute “at an early date”, as the two leaders held their first ever meeting in Brazil.

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Iraqi forces launch new offensive on Tikrit

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Iraqi forces launch new offensive on Tikrit

Iraqi forces launched an attack on Tuesday to retake the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, the second offensive since extremists took over several cities across the country in June. Army officials told DPA that military forces began their assault on the city from the northern and southern entrances of the city, and are trying to move towards […]

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Over 80 killed after car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Over 80 killed after car bomb attack in Afghanistan

The death toll in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province has climbed to 89, with more than 40 people wounded. The blast took place on Tuesday when the bomber detonated his explosives—packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque in the Urgun district of Paktika province.

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Israel accepts, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Israel accepts, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

Israel, after eight days of cross-border attacks with Gaza, on Tuesday unilaterally accepted an Egyptian-proposed truce, despite earlier rejections by Palestinian armed groups. “The (security) Cabinet has decided to answer positively to the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire starting today at 9 am (0600 GMT),” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

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UNSC calls for Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Comments Off on UNSC calls for Gaza ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council called for “de-escalation” on Saturday evening, in the latest wave of the militarised conflict playing out in the Gaza Strip. The council “expressed serious concern regarding the crisis related to Gaza and the protection and welfare of civilians on both sides”. It called for a return to the ceasefire brokered […]

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Egypt Declares Emergency State On Rafah Border With Gaza

Friday, July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Egypt Declares Emergency State On Rafah Border With Gaza

Egypt declared an emergency state on the border with Gaza on Wednesday following Israeli airstrikes on the strip, a security source told Aswat Masriya. The source added that army forces have stepped up caution in the Sinai Peninsula which falls on the border of Israel. Egypt’s presidential office said on Wednesday that Egypt is making […]

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Egyptian FM to visit Iraq

Friday, July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Egyptian FM to visit Iraq

Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al-Sisi directed his Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry on Thursday to head to the Iraqi capital and convey Egypt’s stance in support of Iraq. The current Iraqi crisis comes as the forefront of priorities for consultations on ways to restore national reconciliation between all parties involved in Iraq, amid

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Kurdish forces take over two oil fields in Iraq

Friday, July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Kurdish forces take over two oil fields in Iraq

Kurdish peshmerga forces took control of production facilities at two northern Iraqi oil fields Friday, replacing Arab workers with Kurdish personnel. The national oil ministry in Baghdad condemned the takeover at the Kirkuk and Bai Hassan fields and called on the Kurds to withdraw immediately to avoid “dire consequences.”

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Pro-Russian Separatists left Slaviansk for Kramatorsk

Friday, July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Pro-Russian Separatists left Slaviansk for Kramatorsk

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have left the eastern town of Slaviansk and moved to Kramatorsk. Ukrainian defense Minister Valeriy Heletey and the chief of military staff of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, informed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday that the national flag had been raised over the city council building. Slaviansk was seized in April by pro-Russian separatists.  

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