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2 hrs ago |

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in two distinct clusters - one in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - likely involving human-to-human transmission since early last week.


Related Topix: World News, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, University of Minnesota, Australia, Oceania

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Southern Iran

Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Iran, World News

10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit

Israeli soldiers leave after an operation near the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah October 22, 2013.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories,

14 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, IL, Life, Holidays, Passover

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fox 23

Prominent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi Arabia

Activists say Waleed Abu al-Khair was taken into custody on Tuesday after attending a court hearing in Riyadh where he faces charges that include inciting public opinion.


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News

ABC News

Detained Berlusconi Ally Taken Ill in Lebanon

A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.


Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, Europe, Italy, Silvio Berlusconi,

The Daily Star

Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria

A combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Lebanon

Washington Times

Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE

Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates .


Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, World News

Greenwich Citizen

Officials say attacks kill 8 in western Iraq

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons in combat position in Fallujah, 65 kilometers west of Baghdad, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

Brandon Sun

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Religion, Judaism

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Times of Israel

Syrian forces target rebel-held areas of Homs

Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

National Public Radio

New York Judge: Jurors Can Hear Imam Praise 9/11

An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept.


Related Topix: Yemen, World News, Terrorism

The Fresno Bee

Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties

News agency WAM says Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed bilateral relations and regional developments Tuesday.


Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, World News,

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.


Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, Syria


Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Jordan, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

The prime minister of the Hamas -ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Passover Seder.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Life, Holidays, Passover


U.N.: Woman to die for killing her rapist

The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Activism, Life, Self Defense

AME Info

Infiniti reports 19% Financial Year 2013 sales growth across Middle East

NKY is an Engineering and Project Management Consultancy Company. We are seeking electrical engineers in different years of experiences for our large scale construction and project management consultancy project in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Related Topix: Infiniti, Infiniti QX80, Hybrid, Infiniti QX60, SUV, Infiniti QX70, Sedan, Infiniti QX50, Infiniti Q50, World News, Saudi Arabia

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California.... Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Palestinian Territories, Education Etc., Ohio

WTOP-FM Washington

Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension.


Related Topix: Israel, World News