Russia emphasises importance of political solution
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) in central Damascus
Moscow - ArabstodayRussia said on Friday that the Damascus regime had agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference on the Syria crisis that world powers hope will take place in Geneva in June. Read more...
Security on high alert amid fears of 'terror threat'
Moroccan counter-terrorism police have launched crackdown
Agadir - Mohammed Al FakeerFive individuals have been arrested in the Moroccan city of Agadir on suspicion of links to global militant Islamist organisation al-Qaeda, Moroccan security sources have confirmed. Read more...
Militias attack power lines in fractious Marib province
Hadi pushes for dialogue success
Sanaa - Ali RabeaYemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to release a relative of tribal militias from prison in return for granting the freedom of a National Dialogue Conference (NDC) delegate currently being held in captivity. Read more...
Ennahda criticised for ‘double standards’ amid tensions
Local protesters clash with security forces
Algiers - Khaled AlloushExtremist organisation al-Qaeda has called on Salafists in Tunisia to avoid clashes with the country’s government, according to a statement. The statement claimed Tunisia was a “land of preaching, not jihad” Read more...
70 Sahwa members join Ramadi Square sit-ins
President of Pro-Iraqi government movement Sahwa, Wessam Hardan
Baghdad - Jaafar Al NasrawiPresident of the pro-government Iraqi movement, Sahwa, Wessam Hardan, has threatened to use force to break up the sit-ins held in the city of Ramadi, Iraq on Friday. Read more...
Woolwich suspects 'known to security services'
David Cameron speaks outside Downing Street a day after the attack in Woolwich
London - Sheeffah ShirazBritish Prime Minister David Cameron issued a bold statement on Thursday following the brutal murder of a soldier on a London street, stating "Islam must not be blamed." Read more...
Syrian spillover clashes bring city to standstill
Security officials condemn ‘Syria-led terrorism’
Beirut - Georges ChahineOvernight clashes killed six people in the Lebanese port of Tripoli, a security source said Thursday, as a fifth day of violence sparked by the Syria conflict spread to previously quiet neighbourhoods. Read more...
Map found detailing Gaza borders
Map appears to show Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque was granted to Palestine
Ramallah - Nehad al-TaweeHebrew website Walla reported on Thursday that it had obtained a handmade map presented by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the former Read more...
Ali Baraka exclusively to Arabstoday:
Midfielder eyes Algeria return
Olympiakos midfielder Djamel Abdoun
Algiers - Fouzi Ben JamehAlgerian footballer Djamel Abdoun says he's delighted to have been named the Greek Superleague's Player of the Season, following an impressive campaign with Olympiakos. Speaking to Arabstoday, Abdoun dedicated the accolade to Read more...
Health and Nutrition
Neglect rife in Moroccan hospital
Ibn Tafil Hospital, Marrakech suffers from overcrowding
Marrakech - Souad Al MedraaThe Moroccan Assembly for Democrats revealed that patients are being violated at Ibn Tafil Hospital in Marrakech, Morocco. The statement was issued on Wednesday following an inspection visit. The Read more...
Women in the News
Spread of polygamy in Egypt
Should Egypt's President Morsi step down from position for failing to protect soldiers following the Sinai kidnapping?
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