Posts Tagged ‘AFP’

Syria rebels seize north Iraq crossing: Iraq governor

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

Iraqi soliders guard the Iraq-Syria border point at Albu Kamal on July 20Syrian rebels took control of the main crossing between Iraq and Syria along the two countries' northern border on Saturday, the governor of the Iraqi province of Nineveh told AFP.

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Top general close to Syria’s Assad defects

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Undated handout photo shows Syrian General Munaf Tlass (right) with Syrian President Bashar Al-AssadA top general close to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has defected, in a move hailed by Washington and the Syrian opposition as a major blow to Damascus, a source close to the regime told AFP on Friday.

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Hamas member killed in Syria, Mossad suspected

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

A 2010 image allegedly shows one of the suspects (R) in the murder of top Hamas militant Mahmud al-MabhuhA Hamas member was killed Wednesday in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, a senior member of the group told AFP, adding that they suspected Israel's spy agency of being behind the attack.

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Israel ‘to evacuate Tel Aviv’ in event of missile attack

June 12th, 2012 Comments off

More than 3.2 people live within the Tel Aviv metropolitan areaIsrael will evacuate the entire population of Tel Aviv if it is hit by missiles, particularly if they have unconventional warheads, the commander in charge of Israel's central region told AFP.

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attacks on Muslims in Myanmar

June 8th, 2012 Comments off
There have been attacks against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.  No one cares about Muslims as victims, naturally.  Worse, look at this headline in the dispatch by AFP, which seems to justify it. “Distrust fuels anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar“.

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Kuwaiti tweeter jailed 6 months for insulting Shias

June 4th, 2012 Comments off

AFP/Tribune, Kuwaiti tweeter jailed 6 months for insulting Shias, 31 May 2012 "Kuwait’s court of appeals Thursday reduced a seven-year jail term of a Sunni tweeter to a six-month imprisonment for allegedly insulting the faith of the Shia minority, his lawyer said."
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Israeli settlers shoot West Bank Palestinian

May 26th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian men carry a wounded protester on a stretcher after clashes with settlers in the West BankA Palestinian was shot and wounded on Saturday in clashes with Jewish settlers from the hardline Yitzhar settlement in the northern West Bank, witnesses and an AFP journalist said.

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Israel seeks deal with Palestinian hunger strikers

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

Clashes outside Ofer PrisonIsrael’s prison service has offered to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in a bid to end a mass hunger strike that has left several detainees close to death, sources told AFP on Thursday.

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Accomplice in Rabin killing freed from prison

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Haggai Amir leaves the Ayalon prison in RamlaThe brother and key accomplice of the man who assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was on Friday morning released from jail after more that 16 years, an AFP correspondent said.

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AFP: "A 50 million euro cheque"

April 28th, 2012 Comments off

“… When asked about Seif’s comments during a March 12 interview on France’s TF1 television, Sarkozy replied: “I am sorry to see you in the role of a spokeswoman for Kadhafi’s son, frankly I’ve known you in better roles…. It’s grotesque and I am sorry that I am being interrogated about declarations of Kadhafi or his son on an important channel like TF1,” Sarkozy said.
“When one quotes Mr. Kadhafi, who is dead, his son, who has blood on his hands, that is a regime of dictators, assassins, whose credibility is zero (How convenient!) … frankly, I think we have sunk low enough in the political debate.”
Takieddine is already under investigation for his alleged role in the funding of Edouard Balladur’s failed 1995 presidential campaign for which Sarkozy was spokesman….”

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