World Bulletin/News Desk
Head of the Iraqi Party Al-Iraqiyah, Iyad Allawi calls for resignation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, "Al Jazeera" TV channel reported on Saturday.
According to the TV channel, Allawi also said that the country needs to hold new parliamentary elections.
"Maliki government can not take the country out of economic and political crisis," Allawi said.
Demonstrations against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are underway in different cities of Iraq for several weeks. Protesters demand release of political prisoners and provision of the freedoms and rights to the Sunni population of the country.
It is reported that the demonstrations are held in major provinces of the country, particularly in Anbar and Samara. The demonstrators gathered on central squares after Friday prayers.
The Sunnis and Shiites held common Friday prayers yesterday, where influential Sunni and Shiite leaders participated, in order to protest against Maliki's policy.
The panel will hold meetings with government officials, the national Human Rights Commission and civil society organizations working on children rights issues.
Israel's police said that scores of Palestinian youths had hurled stones and fireworks at police men in Jabel Mukaber
Journalists have increasingly become targets of Israeli attacks in Gaza, according to the head of a Turkish media workers’ union
The Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the house of Al-Astal family in Khan Younis, killing nine, including a child
The footage shows three Hamas members attempting to abduct an Israeli soldier before killing him and seizing an Israeli weapon.
Difficult terrain affecting the mobility of the rescue teams at the site, 60 km (37 miles) from the western city of Pune.
UN-backed court to focus on charges related to the genocide of Cambodia's Cham Muslim minority by ultra-Maoist group.
Obama said the sanctions would have a "greater impact on the Russian economy than we've seen so far" in a drive to force Moscow to stop backing the separatists.
Van Kirk was the navigator on the flight that dropped the first nuclear bomb used in warfare
The funds will be used to meet the urgent requirements of the most vulnerable people in Syria
The stampede occurred during celebrations to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in mainly Muslim Guinea
Achieving peace with the FARC and their smaller counterpart the ELN, or National Liberation Army, was the dominant issue in the presidential election that Santos won in a second round on June 15
Islamic Front claims it blew up several army barracks in Aleppo, killing 50 soldiers, including senior officers
UNRWA, the main U.N. relief agency in Gaza, said it was at "breaking point" with more than 200,000 Palestinians having taken shelter in its schools and buildings
Brigadier Mahmoud Shawki said the car was ripped in two by the blast and that security forces were trying to identify the dead, Al-Ahram reported.
US State Department spokeswoman says reports of children killed while playing on a playground is devastating and tragic