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Continued Syrian Bloodshed PDF Print E-mail
Syrian security forces killed 10 people and arrested 499 others in house-to-house raids in Deraa 8 May. 560 people have been killed across the country in protests against the repressive rule of President Assad and 2,500 others detained. (BBC, 8 May 2011)
 
Palestine Reconciliation PDF Print E-mail
The leaders of Fatah and Hamas, the main Palestinian groups, signed a deal in Egypt's capital Cairo to end their four-year rift. (BBC, 4 May 2011)
 
Egypt Changes Palestine Policy PDF Print E-mail
Egypt now fully backs the Palestinian authority's campaign to win backing for a unilateral declaration of statehood. (BBC, 2 May 2011)
 
Christians Hold Lady PDF Print E-mail
10 people killed and 186 wounded in Muslim-Christian clashes in Cairo, Egypt. It started after several hundred Salafist Muslims gathered outside a Coptic Church to protest over a Christian woman being held there against her will because she had married a Muslim man and wanted to convert to Islam. (BBC, 8 May 2011)
 
Fundamentalist Jew Killed PDF Print E-mail
One Israeli killed and four others wounded by a Palestinian policeman in Nablus, occupied West Bank. The dead man was a nephew of Israel's culture minister. The policeman opened fire after identifying suspicious movements. Fundamentalist Jews regularly defy a military ban on entering the shrine of Joseph, which is in Palestinian-controlled territory. (BBC, 24 Apr 2011)
 
Syrian Army Slaughters Civilians PDF Print E-mail
Syria's army advanced into Deraa, using tanks to support troops to curb popular protests. 95 people were killed across Syria on Friday and 12 on Saturday. More than 350 people have been killed since demonstrations started in March.(BBC, 25 Apr 2011)
 
Iranian Exiles Attacked PDF Print E-mail
Iraqi forces attacked a camp housing an Iranian exile group north of Baghdad. The People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran said more than 25 were killed and many wounded in the raid. (BBC, 8 April 2011)
 
Arab League Calls for Gaza No-Fly Zone PDF Print E-mail
18 Palestinians killed in recent Israeli air strikes. The Arab League called for a UN Security Council meeting to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza. (BBC, 10 April 2011)
 
Increased Violence in Syria PDF Print E-mail
Four people shot dead in the Syrian port of Baniyas two days after deadly clashes in the south. 26 protesters and 19 members of the security forces died on Friday in Deraa. (BBC, 10 April 2011)
 
41 Killed in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
41 people killed after gunmen stormed a council building in Tikrit, Iraq. Tikrit is the bastion of a Sunni insurgency. (BBC, 29 Mar 2011)
 
Facebook Removes Palestine Page PDF Print E-mail
Facebook removed a page calling for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel after Israel complained. More than 350,000 people signed up to it. The page was called Third Palestinian Intifada after two previous uprisings against the Israeli occupation. (BBC, 29 Mar 2011)
 
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