India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »

 

Tag Archives: Hamas

New charter: Should Hamas rewrite the past?

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Now that Hamas has officially changed its charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity. Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first charter, which was released to the public in

Hamas captures leader Mazen Faqha’s killer

:: The head of the political bureau of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday the arrest of the assassin responsible for the death of leader Mazen Faqha. Haniyeh said that the murderer who “carried out Israeli orders is in the

Increasing security fears threatening Hamas’ presence in Turkey

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini :: Hamas now says that it supports a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, without recognizing Israel’s existence. Hamas has depleted its funds and has impoverished the lives of Gaza’s population; it does not have

Hamas resists radical change

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: It is hardly surprising that the launch of the new Hamas document, titled “General Principles and Policies,” did not face a warm welcome, despite expressing a degree of change, including over the issue of coexistence

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

:: Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday. Haniya is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by

Islamic Jihad rejects Palestine state within 1967 borders

:: The radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad has rejected Hamas’s new policy of easing its stand on Israel and accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders. “As partners with our Hamas brothers in the struggle

Hamas document: Conflict with Israel not religious but political

Khaled Mashal

:: Khaled Mashal, head of Hamas’ political bureau said on Monday that the movement supports the establishment of a provisional Palestinian state on the 1967 borders. In the Qatari capital Doha where he announced the new policy document, Mashal said

Hamas to soften stance on Israel, Muslim Brotherhood in policy document

The Palestinian group Hamas will remove a call for Israel’s destruction and drop its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday, Gulf Arab sources said. Hamas’s move appears aimed at improving relations

New leadership of Palestinian Hamas to be announced soon

The new leadership of Palestinian group Hamas will be announced in the coming days, officials said Sunday, while it also prepared to unveil a new version of its charter. Ismail Haniya, until recently head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip,

Ain al-Hilweh clashes: An eternal dilemma

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hussein Shobokshi :: Colonel Mounir al-Maqdah sat with some Palestinian faction leaders and armed men inside an old building in the center of Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, to accept condolences for the death

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday, after blaming Israel for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave. A statement from the interior ministry in Gaza, run by Hamas, said it

Gunmen kill Hamas official who was swapped for Israel’s Gilad Shalit in 2011

Gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday shot dead a Hamas official who was freed by Israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, the interior ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. Mazen Faqha was released along with more than 1,000 other

Palestinian killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza

A Palestinian was killed and two others injured before dawn on Wednesday by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official. According to the Israeli army, the three men were in the border area between the Palestinian enclave

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired

The Israeli air force carried out raids on Gaza early Thursday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian territories towards Israel, sources on both sides said. Neither of the attacks caused casualties, the Israeli army and Palestinian sources confirmed.

Palestinian female lawmaker arrested by Israel

Samira Halayqa

A female member of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli forces, Palestinian and Israeli security sources said Thursday. Samira Halayqa, a Hamas member of the largely defunct Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested by Israeli forces on Wednesday night

Palestinian municipal elections in West Bank only: Government

Palestinian local elections scheduled for May will take place in the West Bank only and not in Gaza, the government announced Tuesday, scuppering hopes of the first vote in both territories in a decade. The Palestinian Authority, run by President

Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fire: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said. “Initial inquiry suggests a projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open

Hamas forces break up Gaza electricity crisis protest

Hamas security forces broke up a protest in northern Gaza on Thursday, an AFP photographer and witnesses said, as thousands took to the streets over an electricity crisis. The demonstrators gathered in the Jabalia refugee camp for a march, with

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