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January 31, 2008

11 Iraqis Killed, British Copter Destroyed, Iraqi Children Sold in Baghdad, One Million Iraqis Killed Since 2003 US Invasion

13 Afghanis Killed in War Attacks,  Including Assassination of Helmand Deputy Governor

Bush signs 15-day extension of surveillance law, Congress endorses extension

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Spar on War and Immigration Cordially

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Palestinian fighter killed in clashes near Rafah, 11 civilians kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank

Palestinians from Gaza demand passage out of Egypt,  continue sit-in for ninth day

Two Ivory Coast Africans killed by Egyptian Border Police as they tried to cross into Israel

Two Palestinian patients die due to Israeli siege on Gaza, cancer patient denied entry to Israel for chemical treatment

Palestine awakes to second day of rare snowfall

January 30, 2008

IMF lowers forecasts for global economic growth


9 Iraqis Killed in Attacks, Including 7 Executed by Death Squads, According to January 30, 2008 News Reports


John Edwards Exits US Presidential Race

Rudy Giuliani to Exit US Presidential Race, Endorse McCain

Barack Obama Calls Hillary Clinton a Divisive Figure

US Financial Cartel of Private Banks, Called Federal Reserve, Cuts Interest Rates by One-Half of a Point

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

UN Security Council fails to condemn the siege of Gaza Strip, due to US shielding of the Israeli occupation government

PA rejects unconditional dialogue as Hamas and Fateh leaders meet with Egyptian officials

Hamas delegation from Gaza, headed by Mahmoud Al-Zahar, visits Cairo for border talks

Arab-Dutch demonstrators demand lifting siege on Gaza

So-Called Israeli High Court Approves Collective Punishment of Palestinians: More Reduction of Fuel to Gaza, and More Power Cuts

Olmert-Appointed Winograd Commission Admits Israeli War on Lebanon Large and Serious Failure But Shields Prime Minister

Palestine wears a white cloak: Schools closed, more heavy snow expected  

January 29, 2008

32 Iraqis Killed, Including 22 Executed by Death Squads and US-Backed Tribal Chief, According to January 29, 2008 News Reports

Merkel, Sarkozy, and Brown, seek to reassure Europeans over economic turmoil

China fights war against havoc caused by snow

US spy satellite to crash on Earth late February

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Egyptian security forces close Gaza border, stranded Palestinians threaten hunger strike in Al-Areesh mosques

Abbas and Mesha'al to head to Cairo for talks on Rafah border

Palestinian MPs welcome Egypt's stand on Rafah terminal, Israel should not be allowed to control the border crossing  

Israeli occupation forces kidnap 17 Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli occupation government blocks hundreds of international humanitarian aid trucks from entering Gaza, reduces fuel supplies drastically

110-year-old Palestinian, Ahmed Yousuf Al-Zamil, man passes away

January 28, 2008

6 US Soldiers, 12 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, According to January 28, 2008 News Reports

Senator Edward Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama for President, Plans to Campaign for him

Chinese shares plunge 7.19% after Wall Street sell-off, Weak U.S. dollar pushes Chinese yuan to record high

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Palestinian Injured by Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, 15 Kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces in Nablus, Jenin, and Hebron

Egypt clamps down on Rafah border, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood wants to mediate between Fateh and Hamas

Egyptian foreign minister Abu El-Ghait' says Cairo wants regular operation of Rafah crossing terminal

Protests across the US call for an end to Gaza siege

Thousands of people go on marches worldwide in solidarity with Gaza people

January 27, 2008

Barak Obama Wins South Carolina's Presidential Primary Election, Says SC Win Turns a Page

2 US Soldiers, 15 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 8 Executed by Death Squads, According to January 27 News Reports

 Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Egypt shuts down Al-Arish in apparent warning to Palestinians

Mesha'al says Hamas ready to turn over presidential security headquarters to Palestinian Authority

Hamas calls on Arab leaders to support Egyptian position on Gaza borders,  Bahar meets Egyptian Labor Party delegation

George Habash, 1925-2008, Founder of PFLP, Dies in Amman, Funeral Monday

January 26, 2008

9 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, More Arrests of Ansar Al-Mahdi, According to Initial January 26, 2008 News Reports

As Egypt seals the border, Palestinians open it again to get supplies

Palestinian Teenager Killed in Hebron by Israeli Occupation Forces, Peace Activists Turned Away from Erez Crossing

UN Security Council fails to agree on statement to lift the Israeli siege on Gaza Strip because of the US shielding of Israeli aggression

Hamas welcomes Egypt's call for holding dialogue with Fatah in Cairo

International protests continue against the Israeli Siege on Gaza

Israeli Occupation Forces bar thousands of Palestinians from praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque, deny patients treatment

January 25, 2008

4 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Air Raids on Rafah, 2 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier Killed in the West Bank

4-10 People Killed in Beirut Bombing, Including Intelligence Investigator Wissam Eid

6 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 3 Executed by Death Squads, According to Initial January 25, 2008 News Reports

Palestinians protest in Jerusalem and Haifa, calling for an end to Gaza siege

UN Human Rights Council calls for immediate lifting of Gaza Siege

January 24, 2008

48 Iraqis Killed in Various War Attacks, According to January 24, 2008 News Reports

52 Iraqis, US Soldier Killed in War Attacks, According to January 23, 2008 News Re

China & US

China's GDP grows 11.4 percent in 2007

Economists in Davos warn of U.S. recession spillover

Rice: U.S. has no permanent enemies

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Israeli occupation forces kill a Palestinian in Gaza Strip, kidnap 8 in the West Bank, Including human rights activist Ahlam Jawher

Egypt knew of Hamas intentions to blow up Rafah border wall, chemicals were used to melt it

EU Press release: Tearing Down Israeli Occupation Wall of Oppression in Rafah is an Act of Freedom

Gazans continue to flow into Egypt, Israel says siege continues, Egypt sends troops

Haniyah is willing to negotiate with Abbas and Egypt about a deal to run Rafah crossing

Mesha'al: The mass entry of Gazans into Egypt a popular decision

UN coordinator says Gazans are getting poorer because of the suffocating siege

In the Wake of Rafah, All Eyes on West Bank Apartheid Wall, a Ma'an Analysis

Israeli occupation forces block entry of shipment of medicine to Gaza from Palestinians in Israel  

January 23, 2008

52 Iraqis, US Soldier Killed in War Attacks, According to January 23, 2008 News Reports

Palestinians Tear Down Israeli Occupation Wall in Rafah, Cross the Border into Egypt

2 Palestinians Killed in Gaza, 13 Kidnapped in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Forces

January 22, 2008

Gaza in Darkness, Cold Because of Israeli Blockade, Palestinian Women and Children Demonstrate Against Zionist Savagery, UN Security Council Discusses Deteriorating Situation

Palestinian dies of injuries 3 days after Israeli artillery bombardment

January 20, 2008

Massacres of Iraqis Continue 41 Killed on Sunday, 97 Killed in Basrah on Saturday, 121 Killed in Al-Nasseriyah on Friday

Gaza power plan shuts down as Israeli occupation government blocks fuel and food shipments for third day

Seven injured as Israeli settlers attack Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron

Hillary, Romney emerge as winners of Nevada caucuses

January 19, 2008

Israeli jet fighters attack northern Gaza killing two Hamas fighters, death toll stands at 37 this week

Israel occupation forces seal off Gaza Strip, prevent UN aid from entering

Hamas calls on Egypt to open Rafah crossing to save Palestinian victims of the Israeli massacre in Gaza

Palestinian resistance strikes force Israeli occupation army to dismantle new military post in Gaza

Morgantini lashes out at EU silence towards Gaza massacres

Fateh-affiliated suicide bombers planned to assassinate Haniyah

January 18, 2008

78 Iraqis Massacred in Various Cities, According to a January 18, 2008 Report

4 Palestinians Killed, 46 Injured Mostly Women and Children, in Israeli Aggression Raids on Gaza, Jabalia, Nablus, Abbas Threatens to Resign

Peace Activists Protest the Illegal Israeli Apartheid, Land-Grab Wall in Khader, and Bil'in


US stocks fall after Bush announces $150 billion economic plan

Andre Carson of Indiana May Become the Second Muslim in the US Congress Soon

Arab American News Focus: A Week of Republican Candidates Anti-Arab and Anti-Islamic Rhetoric

Racist Zionist David Yerushalmi Speaks in Anti-Islamic Congressional Hearing, Organized by Georgia Republican Representative Paul Broun

Maryland Athlete, Juashaunna Kelly, Wearing Muslim Headscarf Disqualified from Competition!

Al-Awda's 6th International Convention, Palestine: 60 Years of Forced Exile, Time for RETURN

January 17, 2008

18 Iraqis Killed, Including 3 Executed by Death Squads and 8 in Mosque Attack, According to a January 17, 2008 Report

3 Palestinians killed, including a woman and her son, in Israeli airstrike on a Beit Lahiya car, 25 kidnapped in Tulkarem

Apartheid state test-fires long-range missile to intimidate Iran and Arab countries

Israeli Occupation Forces Use Banned Weapons, as Number of their Victims in Gaza Rises to 25, a Shahed Report

Abbas, Ahmadinejad, Saleh Extend Condolences to Zahar and Haniya for Victims of the Gaza Massacre

Amr Moussa Calls Arabs to Break Israeli Siege of the Gaza Strip, to Provide Needed Money, Medicine, and Food

January 16, 2008

3 US Soldiers, 23 Iraqis Killed, Including 5 Executed by Death Squads, a January 16, 2008 Report

Dollar rises after European growth warning

4 Palestinians Killed, 4 Injured, in Three Israeli Occupation Forces Air Raids on Gaza, Jabalia, and Jenin

Israeli occupation army kidnaps at least 24 from Nablus

Israel racist government plans to resume its settler-only road which will surround Jerusalem

January 15, 2008

12 Iraqis Killed, Including 6 Executed by Death Squads, Green Zone Attacked With Mortars During Condy Rice's Visit, a January 15, 2008 Report

4 killed in an explosion targeting US embassy vehicle in Beirut

UAE, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement, France gets a permanent military naval base

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

17 Palestinians Killed, 45 injured in an Israeli occupation forces invasion of Zaitoun Gaza neighborhood, Hamas leader Al-Zahar's son killed

Israeli occupation forces  kidnap at least 12 Palestinians from Nablus

Israeli occupation government  expands an illegal settlement in occupied Jerusalem

PLO Central Council urges UN to stop Israeli aggression, calls for dialog with Hamas

Hamas-allied police detain former Gaza security chief, Jamal Kayid

January 14, 2008

Bush Visits Ally Saudi Arabia for Talks With King Amid Announcement of Major $20 Billions Arms Deal

81 Iraqis, US Soldiers Killed, Including 8 Executed by Death Squads, 60 Killed by US Forces, According to a January 14, 2008 News Report

Taliban Suicide and Grenade Attack Kills 6 NATO Personnel in a Kabul Hotel, Norwegian Foreign Minister Survived

China, India share vision of accelerating relations, Jiabao and Manmohan sign document on cooperation

Israeli occupation forces attack villages near Nablus and kidnap three civilians

Israeli occupation government retains 100 Palestinian professors, 900 students in its jails

US decides to provide Israel with more advanced weapons than those sold to Saudi Arabia

January 13, 2008

6 Iraqis Executed By Death Squads, US Artillery Shells a Muqdadiya Neighborhood

5 Palestinians Assassinated in Two Israeli Air Raids on Gaza and Khan Younis

Illegal Israeli settlers attack Palestinian family in Hebron, wounding 12

Israeli Occupation Intelligence Chief, Yuval Diskin, brags  about killing 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza

Need for Food Aid Rises Sharply in Gaza Strip Due to Israeli Closure of Border Crossings

Solitary Confinement: An Israeli Occupation Tactic of Mistreatment of Palestinian Political Prisoners

January 12, 2008

US Soldier, 11 Iraqis Killed, According to an Initial January 12 News Report

Israeli occupation army vehicle ran over a Palestinian child, Jihan Samara, near Nablus city

Palestinian patient number 70 dies due to the brutal  Israeli siege imposed on Gaza Strip

Noura Hashlamon, a Female Palestinian Political Prisoner, on 27-Day Hunger Strike for 2 Years in Israeli Detention Camp Without Charges

Hamas rejects Bush's calls for abolishing right of return and adjusting borders

January 11, 2008

32 Iraqis Killed, Including 21 by US Air Strikes on Arab Jubour, 3 by Death Squads, According to January 11, 2008 News Reports

Iraqi Oil Ministry Objects to Contracts Signed With Local Kurdish Government, Excludes Violating  Corporations from Investment in Iraqi Oil Industry

China's 2007 trade surplus hits record to $262 billion

Wall Street plunges on financial mess, dollar falls, due to $15 billion Merrill Lynch loss reporting

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

22 Palestinians killed, 117 injured by Israeli occupation forces in January 3-9, 2008, a PCHR Report

Bush visits Bethlehem, calls for checkpoint removal, left to Kuwait

Two peace activists injured by Israeli occupation forces in Bil'in

Illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall construction, settlement expansion and nonviolent resistance in 2007, a PCAW report

Pollution crossing borders between Palestine and Israel, a UN report

January 10, 2008

20 People Killed in Suicide Bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan

2 US Soldiers, 6 Iraqi Soldiers and Policemen Killed, US Air Planes Drop 40,000 Pounds of Bombs on Arab Jubour, South of Baghdad, According to January 10, 2008 News Reports

Former Democratic Nominee John Kerry Endorses Barack Obama

Israeli Occupation of Palestine:

Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces, 700 kidnapped from Nablus in 2007, including 48 females

Israeli occupation gunboats fire at Rafah City, retreat under Palestinian resistance fire

Bush Promises a Palestinian state by the end of 2008, Erekat is skeptical

Dozens injured and arrested in anti-Bush protest  in Ramallah

Bush makes hollow promises about the establishment of a Palestinian state, says Sami Abu Zuhri

In defiance to Bush, illegal Israeli settlers in Hebron start a new illegal settlement outpost

Israeli occupation forces jam Palestinian radio stations in Gaza with propaganda

January 9, 2008

10 US Soldiers, 27 Iraqis Killed, Including 3 Executed by Death Squads, Two Churches Attacked in Kirkuk, According to January 9 News Reports

Clinton, Obama Dig in for Long Fight

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces Attacks on Gaza Strip

Israeli High Court ruling traps Palestinian cancer patients in Gaza Strip

Makkah Mosque to Have Room for 500,000 Worshippers More After New Expansion

Beijing University strikes it rich as "Cradle of Tycoons"

Central government of China to limit use of plastic bags from June 1, to protect the environment and save energy

January 8, 2008

24 Iraqis Killed, 18 of them Executed by Death Squads, According to a January 8 Report

20 Iraqis Killed, Including 7 Executed by Death Squads, According to a January 7 Report

Gaza demonstrators carry empty coffins in protest against the Israeli siege

Israeli Occupation Forces Kill a Palestinian in Jenin, Invade Ramallah, Kidnap 2 Activists

Palestinian Ahmed Abu Hantash shot in back of head by Israeli occupation forces in Nablus

Three Palestinian women forced to give birth at Israeli occupation checkpoints since mid-December

Financier of illegal Israeli settlement activities, Lev Leviev, moves to bulletproof mansion in London

January 6, 2008

2 US Soldiers, 35 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 11 Executed by Death Squads, According to a January 6, 2008 Report

26 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 12 Executed by Death Squads, According to a January 5, 2008 Report

6 Palestinians Killed, Including a Woman and a 14-Year-Old Boy, in Israeli Assault on Gaza Strip

Blasts hit Christian houses of worship in Baghdad, Mosul

France to have first lady, Carla Bruni soon

Gaza Strip blacked out eight hours a day, due to Israel's punitive cuts in vital fuel supplies

Israeli forces occupy municipal council building in Azzun

Khudari urges release of Palestinian goods seized at Israeli ports

January 4, 2008

Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa Caucuses

3 US Soldiers, 8 Iraqi Policemen, 3 Iraqi Fighters Killed in War Attacks, According to an Initial January 4, 2008 Report

11 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Raids on Gaza Strip, in 24 hours

Israeli occupation forces continue invasion of Nablus for the second consecutive day, kidnap 12 Palestinians

Gaza pilgrims' return through Rafah a triumph for Palestinians, says Sami Abu Zuhri

January 3, 2008

7 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in Khan Younis

Major Israeli incursion into Nablus 48 hours after Barak visit

Israeli occupation forces kidnap 27 Palestinians across the West Bank

Egypt Allows Palestinian Pilgrims to Return to Gaza Strip Through Rafah Crossing

Israelis, Palestinians say "all settlements are illegal" at Har Homa demonstration  

January 2, 2008

15 Iraqis Killed in a January 2, 2007 Initial Report, Death Toll From Yesterday's Funeral Attack Increases to 36, 6 Executed by Death Squads

24 Afghanis Killed in Roadside Bombs and Military Operations

Six Palestinian activists killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip

Illegal Israeli settlers burn historic Hamidiya mosque, near Bethlehem

Illegal Israeli settlers assault nonviolent Palestinian protesters in construction of new outpost in Bil'in

68 Palestinians Killed, 450 Kidnapped During December, 2300 Workers Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces, in 2007

January 1, 2008

25 Iraqis Killed, According to an Initial January 1, 2008 Report

US Diplomat Killed in Sudan Shooting

Asteroid's odds of hitting Mars on January 30 increase

Second Palestinian pilgrim dies, Hamas calls on Egypt to their swift return through Rafah crossing

Israeli occupation forces raid Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip

8 Palestinians killed in renewed Hamas-Fateh clashes

Palestinian President wants early elections

60 Palestinians Died in 2007 Due to the Israeli Siege of Gaza Strip

131 Palestinians civilians killed by Israeli army fire in year 2007, a  B'Tselem report





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