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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are struggling to find food, water and medicine, the United Nations has said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.
BENGHAZI / TEL AVIV
Iranian FM tells Tehran is ‘prepared for the worst’ as reports say Israel is readying the ground for a possible strike. Meanwhile Israel completes a defense drill simulating a missile attack response to missile attacks
The Israeli navy will prevent two yachts carrying Irish, Canadian and U.S. activists from breaching an Israeli blockade and reaching the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military official said.
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Iran is fully prepared for war, the Iranian FM tells the Daily News in a defiant response to a new missile test and a strike debate in Israel.
GAZA CITY / RIYADH
An Egyptian-brokered truce failed to hold up yesterday as violence between Israel and Gaza resulted in 10 Palestinian militants and an Israeli civilian being killed. The latest strike took place near the southern border city of Rafah in a sharp escalation of violence that began Oct. 29.
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi met Syrian opposition figures Thursday, a day after Damascus agreed to open talks with dissidents, a member of the Syrian National Council said.
GAZA - Agence France-Presse
The bodies of two Palestinian militants killed overnight in an Israeli raid on Gaza were found at dawn on Monday near Khan Yunis, local medics said.
A government-sponsored draft of guidelines for a new constitution has kicked a political storm in Egypt, with critics decrying it as an attempt by the ruling military to enshrine a supreme political role for itself.
BEIRUT - The Associated Press
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that a western intervention in Syria will lead to an "earthquake" that "would burn the whole region."
WASHINGTON / BAGHDAD - The Associated Press
A pair of near-simultaneous bombings killed six security guards in Iraq yesterday as U.S. troops are preparing to leave by the end of this year.
GAZA CITY - Agence France-Presse
Islamic Jihad today said it would observe an Egyptian-brokered truce in and around Gaza after a day of violence which killed nine Palestinian militants and an Israeli.