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Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen

Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen

Yemeni tribal and security officials say a missile fired by a suspected U.S. drone has killed three al-Qaeda militants who were driving in a vehicle in the country's south. They say the operatives were killed when an unmanned aircraft targeted their vehicle late Monday in the province...

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Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the Europeans seek to keep the Iran nuclear agreement. Zarif said little to reporters Tuesday but suggested he wanted to discuss the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in...

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Russia says it is possible to discuss Iran deal's future without US: RIA

Russia says it is possible to discuss Iran deal's future without US: RIA

Russian Acting Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday it was possible to discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal without the participation of the United States, the RIA news agency reported. Ryabkov also said it would be impossible to preserve the deal without Tehran...

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Turkey detains 54 suspected Daesh members: police

Turkey detains 54 suspected Daesh members: police

Turkish authorities have detained 54 suspected Daesh (ISIS) members in Istanbul who were believed to be preparing to travel to conflict zones in Syria, police said Tuesday. All of those detained were foreign nationals, it said, without giving details on when the detentions took place....

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Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq polls

Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq polls

Nationalist religious scholar Moqtada al-Sadr, a longtime adversary of the United States, led in Iraq’s parliamentary election with more than half the votes counted Monday, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn of fortune for the Shiite leader. In the first election since...

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Iraqi PM orders recount in Kirkuk

Iraqi PM orders recount in Kirkuk

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered on Monday a recount of votes in Kirkuk, amid alleged fraud in parliamentary election, Turkmen politician says.  Arshad al-Salihi, the president of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF), told Anadolu Agency that Abadi had ordered a recount over...

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Kuwait seeks UN Security Council meeting on Gaza violence: diplomats

Kuwait seeks UN Security Council meeting on Gaza violence: diplomats

Kuwait has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to discuss continuing violence along the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said Monday. The death toll in Gaza from Israeli live fire reached 52 Monday, the highest level in a single day since a series of such...

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Daesh claim responsibility for Indonesia police HQ bombing: SITE

Daesh claim responsibility for Indonesia police HQ bombing: SITE

Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya Monday, according to the SITE monitoring group. A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing which wounded 10 people, police said, a...

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Netanyahu calls Israeli actions in Gaza self-defense against Hamas

Netanyahu calls Israeli actions in Gaza self-defense against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's actions on the Gaza border, where dozens of Palestinians were killed during mass protests Monday, were self-defense against the enclave's ruling Hamas group. "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders," Netanyahu wrote...

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55 Palestinians martyred by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

55 Palestinians martyred by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

At least 52 Palestinians were martyred and hundreds injured on Monday by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.   “The death toll rose to 55 martyrs and over 1,700 others injured” by Israeli forces, ministry spokesman...

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Trump, aides celebrate Jerusalem embassy, as border burns

Trump, aides celebrate Jerusalem embassy, as border burns

(AP) — Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, President Donald Trump declared Monday a "great day" for Israel as his top aides celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a campaign promised fulfilled. Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared...

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PM says Jerusalem 'eternal' capital of Israel

PM says Jerusalem 'eternal' capital of Israel

Israel's prime minister says Jerusalem will always be the "eternal, undivided" capital of Israel. Addressing the opening ceremony of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, Benjamin Netanyahu called it a "glorious" day. Netanyahu thanked President Donald Trump for showing the...

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United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a pledge by President Donald Trump who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital. "Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel," U.S. ambassador to Israel David...

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Lebanese PM says US embassy move 'provocative'

Lebanese PM says US embassy move 'provocative'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri calls the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem a "provocative" act that closes the doors for any attempts to reach peace between the Israel and Palestinians. Hariri in a series of tweets Monday said he regrets "this decision that is igniting...

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Israeli soldiers kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza protests: Gaza health officials

Israeli soldiers kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza protests: Gaza health officials

Israeli troops killed at least 18 Palestinians along the Gaza border Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. Protests intensified on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, with...

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UK has no plans to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem: PM's spokesman

UK has no plans to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem: PM's spokesman

Britain has no plans to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and still disagrees with the U.S. decision to do so, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said Monday. "The PM said in December when the announcement was first made that we disagree with the U.S. decision to...

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Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

Clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, AFP journalists reported. Gaza's health ministry said 12 Palestinians were wounded. Several thousand...

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Libya to return bodies of 20 beheaded Egyptians

Libya to return bodies of 20 beheaded Egyptians

Libya will return to Egypt on Monday the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Daesh (ISIS) in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the militant...

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