Friday, February 24, 2017

European parliamentarians block from entering the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities

European parliamentarians block from entering the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities - “The refusal of access to Gaza by the Israeli authorities to the European Parliament on arbitrary grounds is unacceptable,” Cypriot MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis said in a statement.
Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip. "The refusal of access to Gaza by the Israeli authorities to the European Parliament on arbitrary grounds is unacceptable," Cypriot MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis said in a statement. ______ GAZA - Similar...

Israeli government a ‘cancerous tumor’: Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a "cancerous tumor" that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated. ______ "... by Allah’s permission, we will see that this intifada will begin a very...

Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that house long-range surface-to-air missiles

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. ______ The development is likely to raise...

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched advanced rockets during military exercises

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises, Iranian media reported on Monday. ______ The semi-official Tasnim news agency , considered to be close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of the "smart and advanced" rockets came during an annual three-day...

Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus’s outskirts

Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said. ______ The medical worker and the Syrian Observatory for Human...

Where is the US in all this? I can’t tell you because I don’t know: UN on US role in fighting terrorism

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington’s new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the...

Dozens of militants of Islamic State (IS) group killed by U.S.-led coalition artillery shelling and airstrikes

Dozens of militants of Islamic State (IS) group were killed on Saturday in artillery shelling and airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition on IS positions in the western side of the city of Mosul, while paramilitary units of Hashd Shaabi repelled IS attack in west of...

Saudi-led coalition will probe reports of Yemen airstrike killed seven people

The Saudi-led coalition said Thursday it will probe reports of an airstrike targeting a gathering of female mourners near the capital, which killed seven people. ______ The airstrike hit a house packed with mourners in Arhab, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanaa, on Wednesday. Fahd...

Vladimir Putin slammed NATO on constant attempts to drag Moscow into a military confrontation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over what he termed as the military alliance’s constant attempts to drag Moscow into a military confrontation. ______ Addressing senior members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB in Moscow on Thursday, Putin stated...

China warned U.S. against any military activities in the South China Sea

China has once again warned the United States against any military activities in the South China Sea, as reports have emerged that Washington is planning to conduct fresh naval patrols in the disputed area. ______ In a news briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng...

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