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France and Germany urged Greek to make credible proposals

France and Germany urged Greek government to make credible proposals at a eurozone summit. French president Francois Hollande said “The door is open for discussion,”. Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel had taken note of the message that sent by Greek political parties about their desire for staying in the eurozone. He said “It’s up to Greek government to ...

An American taken by rebels is released

One of four Americans held by Houthi rebels in civil war-torn Yemen has been released, the US State Department says. Casey Coombs, a freelance journalist, was flown to Oman where he was met by the US ambassador. Last week, the Washington Post reported that at least four Americans were being held by Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, a video of a Frenchwoman kidnapped in ...

Army arrests 5 fugitives in north Lebanon

Security forces arrested five fugitives in different areas of north LebanonThursday at checkpoints and in house raids, security sources said. Lebanese fugitive Bassem al-Asmar, wanted over several arrest warrants, was arrested by the Army in al-Arour Street in the Tripolineighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, one source said, without specifying the nature of the charges. Police also arrested two people in other ...

Ehud Olmert has been sent to prison for 8months

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem’s mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 ...

Death threats against Saudi TV Star

A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter. “Selfie”, a sketch comedy show which debuted last week on Saudi-owned pan-Arab satellite channel MBC, has won praise from influential voices in the Middle East for daring to mock the hardline militant group. In one scene, a group of buffoonish holy warriors at ...

Syrian refugees who had been to Turkey are back again

Hundreds of Syrian refugees who had fled into Turkey crossed back on Monday, witnesses said, as a border gate reopened a few days after ISIS militants were ousted from the frontier town of Tel Abyad forces by Syrian Kurds. Amid tight security on the Turkish side, hundreds of refugees – mostly women and children carrying bags of belongings – crossed ...

International Security Officers arrested in Lebbanon

Five members of the Internal Security Forces are under arrest after videos surfaced showing them severely beating prisoners held in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh prison as the interior minister vowed to prosecute aggressors. “I assume full responsibility for what occurred,” Nouhad Machnouk told reporters during a news conference Sunday. The videos, published on social media sites over the weekend, show ISF ...

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, causing an unknown number of casualties . There are conflicting reports over who was the target of the attack . It seemed it was targeting the homes of several Shia Houthi rebel leaders, but Reuters reports that a group of mourners were hit, wounding 28 people. Shia Houthi rebel fighters ...

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed in a powerful bombing that hit his convoy in Cairo following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists. The health ministry and senior officials including justice minister Ahmed al-Zind said that Hisham Barakat died in hospital several hours after the Monday morning bombing in the upscale district ...

Egypt’s top public prosecutor killed in a powerful bombing in Cairo

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed in a powerful bombing that hit his convoy in Cairo following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists. The health ministry and senior officials including justice minister Ahmed al-Zind said that Hisham Barakat died in hospital several hours after the Monday morning bombing in the upscale district ...