Bulgarian Charge of Hezbollah Bombing Was an “Assumption”

London, Feb 7 2013 (IPS) – Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov’s dramatic announcement Tuesday on the Bulgarian investigation of the July 2012 terror bombing of an Israeli tourist bus was initially reported by... Read more »

Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 33 in Iraq’s Kirkuk

A suicide bomber driving a car and gunmen disguised in police uniforms killed at least 33 people in the Iraqi city Kirkuk on Sunday when they tried to storm the police headquarters.... Read more »

Tehran-Cairo relations crucial for Middle East: Egyptian envoy

Head of Egypt’s interest section in Iran Khaled Amareh has stressed the need for Tehran-Cairo rapprochement in the face of the ongoing crises in the Middle East. In an exclusive interview with... Read more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu scrambles to keep his job

 By Amy Teibel, Jerusalem: A badly weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled Wednesday to keep his job by reaching out to a new centrist party that advocates a more earnest push on peacemaking with the... Read more »

Fatah holds first mass rally in Gaza in years

Hamas, which governs Gaza, has allowed the West Bank political party, Fatah, to celebrate its 48th anniversary by staging a rally in Gaza City for the first time since its forces were... Read more »

Egypt’s new cabinet ministers sworn in

Egypt’s government has sworn in 10 new ministers in a shuffle of the Cabinet aimed at mapping out ways of handling of the country’s struggling economy. The top posts that changed hands... Read more »

Syria’s Assad speaks to embattled nation

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has started a rare televised speech about the uprising against his rule. With rebels fighting their way closer to the seat of his power, state media said in a statement on... Read more »

Egypt awaits official referendum results

Electoral commission to announce results on Tuesday, amid opposition allegation of irregularities. Egypt is awaiting official results of a referendum on a new constitution reportedly backed by two-thirds of voters, but which... Read more »

Brahimi: The situation in Syria is worrying

UN-Arab League envoy meets with president in Damascus, as burials are held for victims of air strike near a Hama bakery. Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, has said after... Read more »

Israel endorses first university in West Bank

Authorities grant a settlement college in the West Bank a university status. Most world powers see Israeli settlements on land that Palestinians seek for a state as illegal  Israel has upgraded a... Read more »

Iran says it captures drone; U.S. denies losing one

Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. intelligence ScanEagle drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the United States said there was no evidence to support... Read more »

Australians rally against Israel’s attack on Gaza

Over a thousand Australians from all different backgrounds gathered in Sydney’s central business district today to protest against Israel’s recent assaults on Gaza, which has killed 138 people, including 27 children. The... Read more »

Israel jets bomb Hamas government building in Gaza City

Israeli jets have bombed the Hamas government building in Gaza City again as efforts to broker a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip have been delayed due to the Israeli regime’s foot-dragging. Hamas,... Read more »

WHO: Gaza hospitals stretched, need supplies to treat wounded

GENEVA  — Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties from Israel’s bombings and face critical shortages of drugs and medical supplies, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The UN health agency appealed... Read more »

Israel hits 2 Gaza media HQs, 6 journalists injured

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — An Israeli airstrike damaged two media headquarters in Gaza City early Sunday, injuring six journalists, witnesses said. Khader al-Zahhar, a cameraman with al-Quds TV, had a leg amputated... Read more »

Official: 2 children killed in northern Gaza strike

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Two children were killed and more than 12 people injured as two houses were bombed in northern Gaza early Sunday, a Gaza official said. The casualties were evacuated... Read more »

Family rescued from rubble of Gaza home

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — When Israeli warplanes pulverized the home of a Hamas leader in Gaza at dawn on Saturday, onlookers could not imagine that any of his family would survive. Witnesses... Read more »

Turkish PM praises Egypt for recalling envoy from Israel

CAIRO — Turkey’s prime minister, an outspoken of critic of Israel, praised Egypt’s Islamist president, Muhammad Mursi, on Saturday for recalling his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli attacks on... Read more »

Israel authorizes more reservists after rockets target cities

(Reuters) – Israeli aircraft pounded Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the building housing the prime minister’s office, after Israel’s Cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing... Read more »

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘ready to press the button’ on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that he will not allow Iran to continue its progress towards nuclear armament if he is re-elected in January. “I am of course ready to press the button... Read more »

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘ordered Iran strike in 2010’

Occupied Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak in 2010 ordered the army to prepare an attack against Iranian nuclear installations, though the order was later rescinded, Israeli... Read more »

Israel ‘admits’ killing Arafat’s deputy

Testimony published in Israeli daily claims the 1988 killing of Abu Jihad in Tunis was planned by the Mossad spy agency. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the deputy of Palestinian... Read more »