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BBC News website corrects Gaza Strip naval blockade inaccuracy

Shortly after the appearance of a BBC Watch post pointing out that a June 29th BBC News website report inaccurately stated that the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip began two years earlier than is actually the case, the article was amended to include the correct date. 213 more words

BBC

Israel seizes Gaza-bound boat in “act of piracy”

Israeli forces boarded and commandeered the Marianne on Monday, one of four boats that were bound for Gaza in the latest attempt to break the tight Israeli siege of the occupied territory.

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The International Reporter

BBC's English and Arabic flotilla reports promote inaccurate information

The news that Israeli naval forces had intercepted – without incident – the lead boat in the latest Gaza Strip bound flotilla was apparently deemed so important that on June 29th a report on that story was promoted on the BBC News website’s homepage, on its World page and on its Middle East page. 697 more words

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Iran Challenges U.S. and Saudi Arabia by Sending Aid Ship to Rebels in Yemen | TIME

  • An Iranian aid ship has entered the Gulf of Aden in a direct challenge to Saudi Arabia and the United State’s blockade of Yemeni ports, Iranian media has reported.
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USA

How to handle the Sicily Channel emergency

Yet another boat loaded with immigrants sank in the Sicily Channel. The exact number of the victims is unknown, but a widely accepted estimate put them at 700. 108 more words

Crime And Court News

New report on legal aspects of Gaza Strip border restrictions

With the BBC having self-conscripted last summer to the campaign (also promoted by Hamas, assorted ‘humanitarian’ agencies and NGOs) against the border restrictions on the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel as a means of… 67 more words

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Libya, Egypt ask U.N. to lift arms embargo to fight Islamic State

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:47pm EST

(Reuters) – Libya and Egypt asked the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on Libya, impose a naval blockade on areas not under government control and help build the country’s army to tackle Islamic State and other militants. 498 more words