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Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border

Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border

Israeli army on Tuesday announced it had discovered a third tunnel leading into Israeli territory from southern Lebanon, according to a military statement. “The attack tunnel is under the IDF's control and does not pose an imminent threat,” the Israeli army said.  The...

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Iran says it recently tested a ballistic missile

Iran says it recently tested a ballistic missile

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Tuesday that Iran had recently carried out a ballistic missile test but he did not specify what kind of missile had been tested, according to Fars News. The comment appeared to confirm a report by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said...

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces near the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry. Omar Awawdeh, 27, was shot in his back by Israeli forces and rushed to hospital in a serious condition, the ministry said in a statement. “He soon...

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Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

Israeli army on Monday stormed the headquarters of Palestine's official news agency Wafa, eye witnesses said. An Israeli military official in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah held journalists inside a room of the building and fired tear gas canisters at them. Clashes...

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Israeli court jails Palestinian woman for 30 months

Israeli court jails Palestinian woman for 30 months

An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian woman to 30 months in prison for an alleged stabbing attempt in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO. The Ofer military court also ordered Israa Samih Jaber, 19, to pay a fine of 2,000 shekels ($540), the Palestinian...

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Iraq won’t be platform for attacking others: PM

Iraq won’t be platform for attacking others: PM

raq will never be a launching pad for attacking other countries, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Monday.  “My government will not allow turning Iraq into a hotbed for terrorism or a source of attacks on other countries,” he told a ceremony held to mark the first...

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Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Daesh

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Daesh

Iraq Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over Daesh (ISIS), which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. The government declared victory last December after a grueling three-year war in which tens of thousands of...

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Israel accepted to anti-illicit funding body FATF: minister

Israel accepted to anti-illicit funding body FATF: minister

Israel has been accepted as a member of a global inter-governmental body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a step that could help it influence policy against regional foes, the Justice Ministry said Monday. The Financial Action Task Force confirmed...

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All of Israel within range of our missiles: Hezbollah

All of Israel within range of our missiles: Hezbollah

Nowhere in Israel is beyond the reach of the missiles of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, said the group’s deputy secretary-general on Sunday. Naim Qassem’s remarks in an interview with Iranian daily Al-Vefagh were Hezbollah’s first reaction to Israeli claims that Hezbollah has dug tunnels...

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For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

When Mazen al-Dalo took two of his young sons to see the Palestinian protests against Israel’s decade-old blockade of Gaza, he knew it could be dangerous. Rock-throwing demonstrators were being shot by Israeli soldiers, and armored Israeli jeeps were firing endless volleys of tear gas...

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Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two

Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said Sunday. "Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public's cooperation ... we will get to the main...

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 Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

An Egyptian lawyer says he and others have filed a court case to force the parliament to start a debate on amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from running for a third term in 2022. Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan told The Associated Press Saturday that a...

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Police kill two suspects in November attack on Christians: Egypt

Police kill two suspects in November attack on Christians: Egypt

Egyptian police killed two gunmen who carried out last month's attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate to the south of Cairo, the interior ministry said Saturday. Police, helped by the military, found the gunmen in Assiut governorate, which lies to the south of Minya,...

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Jerusalem Palestinian family forced to demolish house

Jerusalem Palestinian family forced to demolish house

Israeli authorities on Saturday forced a Palestinian family to demolish its own house in occupied East Jerusalem, the family members told Anadolu Agency. Israel had issued an order to demolish the two-apartment house in the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque....

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Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking

Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned Western countries that they will face a massive influx of drugs if Iran becomes weakened by U.S. sanctions. Rouhani spoke in Tehran at a six-nation conference on fighting terrorism attended by parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Iran,...

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Palestine, France sign agreements in various fields

Palestine, France sign agreements in various fields

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and his French counterpart have signed agreements in various fields, Palestine’s Foreign Ministry said early Saturday. The agreements were signed during Maliki’s visit to the French capital, where he met with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le...

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Palestine hails UN rejection of anti-Hamas resolution

Palestine hails UN rejection of anti-Hamas resolution

The Palestinian Authority on Friday welcomed the rejection of UN General Assembly of a U.S. draft resolution condemning Palestinian resistance group Hamas.  In a statement, the Ramallah-based authority thanked member states that voted against the U.S. draft.  "We will...

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Jordanians ask PM to quit over controversial tax bill

Jordanians ask PM to quit over controversial tax bill

Hundreds of people took to the streets in capital Amman on Thursday to protest against a controversial tax bill and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz. The demonstrators gathered in front of a state building despite bad weather and chanted slogans such as...

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