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2008-08-15 21:00:16

Hamas and Jordan have re-established diplomatic ties after holding several meetings, officials said. Ynetnews.com reported Friday that Mohammed Nazzal of Hamas met Thursday with Jordanian Intelligence Director Mohammed Zahabi on how to restrict the radical group's activities in Jordan. Jordanian media reported that the two sides were able to reach agreement that Hamas would not take public positions on Jordan's internal affairs, the news site reported. Fauzi Barhum, a spokesman for...

2008-08-13 18:00:16

Text of report by Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV on 12 August [Announcer-read report over video.] In an exclusive interview with Al-Manar, Syrian Vice President Faruq al-Shar'a has stressed that the Syrian leadership expresses willingness for a promising start that begins with turning the page on the detainees and missing persons from both sides. Al-Shar'a hoped that political ties would be of great benefit to the two sides provided they are utilized in a good way. Al-Shar'a did not...

2008-08-08 21:00:24

KAYRAKKUM, Tajikistan. - Aug 8 (Interfax) - The Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist group is a serous threat and it has contacts in several European states, Russian Foreign Minister Rashi Nurgaliyev said after the session of the joint collegium of the Tajik and Russian Interior Ministries on Friday. "This organization is a serious threat, it has spread its tentacles not only throughout Russia but also throughout Tajikistan, other countries of Central Asia, and it has contacts in the European states,"...

2008-08-03 12:00:10

A spokesman for Palestinian Fatah group threatened to seek a court order to outlaw rival Hamas following the crackdown against a Fatah-allied clan in the Gaza Strip, which killed and wounded dozens of Palestinians. In a news conference broadcast by Palestinian Satellite Channel on 2 August, Fahmi al-Za'arir denounced the action by the "criminal" security forces of Hamas against the Hillis clan in eastern Gaza City, terming the movement's nine-day crackdown as "nine black days". Calling on...

2008-08-02 18:00:06

Clashes between Fatah and Hamas left at least six people reported dead Saturday in Gaza. Another 80 were injured, Ynetnews reported. Israel permitted about 20 members of Fatah, the Palestinian party loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas, to cross the border. Several of those allowed into Israel reportedly were members of the pro-Fatah Hilles clan, including its head, who brought wounded family members to the West Bank. An Egyptian official told the Middle East News Agency his government was...

2008-07-22 12:00:44

By YARIV BEN-ELIEZER The media's role in last week's prisoner exchange with Hizbullah was to pander to the lowest common denominator, because the public is very emotional. The story of the supposedly abducted IDF reservists was easy to sell because the public was very moved by the families of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, particularly as pertains to Goldwasser's wife, Karnit. They used the media to put pressure on the government to agree to the exchange. It is also clear that...

2008-07-17 12:00:26

Israel is sending voice messages to mobile phones in Lebanon as part of a psychological war, "inciting the Lebanese against Hezbollah", Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported on its English- language website on 17 July. The website quoted Voice of Lebanon Radio, one of the country's oldest and most established outlets, as saying it had received complaints from residents in Beirut and southern Lebanon that they had received recorded voice messages on their mobile phones, promising Israeli...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah arrived at the southern Beirut suburb at the site for celebrating the release of the liberated Lebanese prisoners at 1836 gmt on 16 July. Nasrallah spoke briefly to welcome the prisoners and greet the crowds. He said he will deliver his speech later via a TV screen. He said: "I wanted to greet you and congratulate you on the victory and the [return] of the men. As we spoke in 2000, the age of defeats is gone and the age of victories is upon us....

2008-07-16 09:00:38

By AMY SOBERANO The Canadian Internet service provider iWeb recently removed three Web sites powered by Hamas and Hizbullah from their network of subscribers after complaints were filed against the company. Canadian law designates both Hamas and Hizbullah as terrorist organizations whose operations are barred by law, yet the militant groups were hosted online by a Montreal- based corporation. The first of the illicit URLs was discovered by Toronto native Jonathan HaLevi while...

2008-07-08 09:00:18

Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel Television in Arabic at 1833 gmt on 6 July carries a new 25-minute episode of its "Behind the News" political talk show, presented live by anchorwoman Layla Al- Shaykhali in the Doha studio. The episode deals with Palestinian [National] Authority President Mahmud Abbas's recent visit to Damascus "to conduct talks focusing on the status of the Palestinian domestic scene and the ways to reenergize the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation process." Over video footage of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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