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Syria 'tightens security grip' in border area

Source | Al Jazeera
Arida | 17 May 2011

At least 15 Syrian tanks have pushed into a rural area near the Lebanese border, where security forces have been concentrating their latest crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations, human rights activists have said.

The activists, who said they were in contact with residents there, said the tanks deployed around Arida, near the Jisr al-Qomar border crossing point with northern Lebanon, on Monday.

 

Israel's Likud demanding West Bank settlement annexation

Source | Xinhuanet
JERUSALEM | 17 May 2011

Israel's Likud party on Monday asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex areas of the West Bank containing Israeli settlements, ahead of a possible United Nations General Assembly resolution in September recognizing a Palestinian state.

The call comes after Likud Knesset member Danny Danon announced findings of a party-sponsored poll that showed more than half of the respondents supporting annexation of West Bank settlement areas, the Ynet news site reported on Monday.

 

Petronas plans $20bn refining, petchem complex

Source : Razak Ahmad | Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR | 13 May 2011

Petronas will build a $20 billion integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Malaysia’s largest-single investment, that will boost the country’s total refining capacity by half as it looks to meet Asian demand for specialty chemicals.

 

Israel bars worshipers from reaching Al-Aqsa

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 13 May 2011

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Sheikh Mohammed Hussein said that the Israeli police prevented thousands of Palestinian worshipers from attending the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

 

Bin Laden neither martyr nor hero – Muslim leader

Source : Edd K. Usman | Manila Bulletin
MANILA : Philippines | 13 May 2011

Terror leader and al-Qaeda network founder Osama bin Laden, whose death as in life continues to spawn debates among Muslims because of his violent “jihad” (struggle in the way of Allah), is neither a hero nor a martyr to the Muslim world as his doctrines exceeded the limits of Islam, a Muslim religious leader said Friday.

 

Indian premier says terrorism must not be fanned

Source : Amir Shah & Patrick Quinn | AP
KABUL : Afghanistan | 13 May 2011

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Afghan Parliament Friday that the two nations must not allow the flames of extremism and terrorism to be fanned and saluted Afghanistan’s efforts to reconcile with Taleban insurgents.

 

NATO can't reach me: Qaddafi

Source : Diaa Hadid & Sarah El-Deeb | AP
TRIPOLI | 13 May 2011

Taunting NATO, Muammar Qaddafi has said that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and “in a place where you can’t get to and kill me.” The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim preachers with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town.

 

Egypt Brotherhood member says to seek presidency

Source : Reuters
CAIRO | 12 May 2011

A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said he would run for president as an independent, a move that could draw votes from backers of the Islamist group that has said it will not field a candidate.

Secular groups and the West are concerned by how much power the Brotherhood may gain after the first elections since the toppling of president Hosni Mubarak. Decades of authoritarian rule has curbed the development of potential rivals.

 

Russia, Pakistan to join forces to fight terrorism

Source : Associated Press
MOSCOW | 13 May 2011

Russian and Pakistani leaders have pledged to work together to fight terrorism and prevent drug-trafficking in Central and Southern Asia.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari were meeting in the Kremlin on Thursday.

 

Qatar quits Gulf Yemen plan due to delays, violence

Source : Reuters
SANAA/TAIZ | 13 May 2011

Qatar on Thursday pulled out of a Gulf-brokered plan to ease Yemen’s president from power, leaving a deal to end months of violent protests against Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule close to collapse.

Qatar’s withdrawal came just as the opposition said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), of which it is a member, was sending its secretary-general to Yemen to revive the stalled deal.

 
 

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