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13/05 21:25 CET

Hundreds attend Beirut funeral for Hezbollah commander

Hundreds attend Beirut funeral for Hezbollah commander

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a top Hezbollah commander in southern Beirut. Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an explosion targeting one of the Lebanese Shi’ite group’s bases in Syria. They have announced that Sunni extremists were…

  • Egypt: Funeral for eight policemen shot dead in Cairo
    08/05 18:46 CET

    Egypt: Funeral for eight policemen shot dead in Cairo

    Egypt has held a military funeral for eight policemen gunned down in…

  • Papa Wemba buried in Kinshasa
    04/05 18:01 CET

    Papa Wemba buried in Kinshasa

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was…

  • Israeli authorities discuss a halt on returning attackers’ bodies
    04/05 17:59 CET

    Israeli authorities discuss a halt on returning attackers’ bodies

    Israeli authorities are discussing whether or not to continue handing…

  • Funeral held for first Italian victim of Spanish coach crash
    23/03 23:23 CET

    Funeral held for first Italian victim of Spanish coach crash

    Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Francesca Bonello in…

  • Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco
    24/02 04:34 CET

    Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco

    Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan. He was best known for his…

  • Egypt’s best known journalist Mohamed Heikal dies at 92
    17/02 18:07 CET

    Egypt’s best known journalist Mohamed Heikal dies at 92

    Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world’s best known political commentator, died on Wednesday at age 92, Egyptian state television reported. The leading Egyptian journalist rose to prominence as editor in chief of Egypt’s Al-Ahram, widely regarded as the newspaper of record in the Arab world during his tenure. Heikal was a close associate of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the army officers who overthrew the British-backed monarchy in 1952, and his insight into regional affairs was highly respected by many Arab leaders. Heikal’s daily columns often offered the best clues on the thinking of Nasser, a charismatic figure who challenged the West and was a champion of pan-Arab nationalism. He served as a minister of national guidance under Nasser. After Nasser’s death in 1970, Heikal played a key role in ensuring that his successor Anwar Sadat consolidated power as president, advising him to push out Nasser loyalists. Heikal later fell out with Sadat after Al-Ahram criticised the president. He was arrested along with hundreds of other figures seen as a threat to Sadat’s policies, including the 1979 peace treaty with Israel and economic liberalisation. He was released after President Hosni Mubarak came to power following Sadat’s assassination by Islamist militants in 1981. Heikal kept a low profile abroad until the 2000s, when he returned to Egypt and became a regular commentator, hosting his own television programme and resuming his well-known columns.  (Reuters)

  • West Bank crowds mourn 14 killed in recent violence
    02/01 15:27 CET

    West Bank crowds mourn 14 killed in recent violence

    Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron mourned the…

  • Funerals for Spanish police officers killed in Kabul
    15/12 19:26 CET

    Funerals for Spanish police officers killed in Kabul

    Two Spanish police officers killed in a suicide attack at…

  • New Zealand: memorial service for Jonah Lomu – nocomment
    01/12 12:38 CET

    New Zealand: memorial service for Jonah Lomu – nocomment

    An memorial service was held in the Eden Park in Auckland to celebrate…

  • Thousands gather at Eden Park for Lomu memorial
    30/11 15:35 CET

    Thousands gather at Eden Park for Lomu memorial

    A public and very emotional memorial service took place at Eden Park in Auckland on Monday for All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu, who died earlier…

  • Russian marine Alexander Pozynich buried
    27/11 17:30 CET

    Russian marine Alexander Pozynich buried

    A Russian marine killed by rebels in Syria has been buried in his native town of Novocherkassk. Alexander Pozynich, 29, was on board a…