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Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. wants to show Iran its actions have "a real high cost" while on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Speaking to Sky News Arabia, Pompeo said Tuesday that a focus remains on denying "Iran the financial capacity to continue this bad...

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Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left for Azerbaijan and the breakaway northern part of ethnically divided Cyprus, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in as Turkey's first executive president with sweeping powers. Erdogan's trip on Tuesday came a day after he took the oath...

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Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left for Azerbaijan and the breakaway northern part of ethnically divided Cyprus, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in as Turkey's first executive president with sweeping powers. Erdogan's trip on Tuesday came a day after he took the oath...

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Iraq says airstrike has killed 20 Daesh militants outside Mosul

Iraq says airstrike has killed 20 Daesh militants outside Mosul

An Iraqi military spokesman says an airstrike has killed 20 Daesh (ISIS) militants outside the northern city of Mosul. In a statement issued on Monday, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool says the slain militants were hiding inside a tunnel in Badoush area northwest of Mosul. Rasool says...

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Iraq starts manual recount for more ballots from May vote

Iraq starts manual recount for more ballots from May vote

Iraq's election commission began Monday the manual recount for more ballots from parliamentary elections held two months ago that were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities. Iraq's May 12 balloting was the country's fourth national elections since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion...

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Fraud trial of Israel PM's wife postponed: court

Fraud trial of Israel PM's wife postponed: court

The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara, charged with fraud and breach of trust, has been postponed for three months, the court administration said Monday. Sara Netanyahu's trial, which was set to open at the Jerusalem magistrates court on July 19, will...

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Israel arrests 10 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 10 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces rounded up 10 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said on Monday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army claimed in a statement without...

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Israel bans Palestinian TV channel

Israel bans Palestinian TV channel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday banned Palestinian Al-Quds channel. In a decree signed on July 3, Lieberman said the ban was based on Israel’s anti-terrorism law. Under the decree, the channel will not be broadcast inside Israel The decree did not...

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3 Knesset members storm Al-Aqsa compound

3 Knesset members storm Al-Aqsa compound

On Sunday, Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel stormed the flashpoint compound, for the first such tour by an Israeli official since 2015.  Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lifted a three-year ban on government officials and Knesset members visiting the...

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Ankara angry as Israel charges Turkish tourist

Ankara angry as Israel charges Turkish tourist

Israel charged a detained Turkish tourist Sunday with helping smuggle money and packages to Palestinian group Hamas in a case that has angered Ankara, which has vowed to retaliate. Ebru Ozkan, 27, has been held since last month when she was detained trying to board a flight in Tel Aviv....

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Iraqi police open fire on protesters near southern oilfields

Iraqi police open fire on protesters near southern oilfields

Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and other basic services, police and local officials said. Police sources said eight protesters were wounded in the...

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Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

Iran has detained a teenager who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers. State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, 18, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention. It was unclear whether her...

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Turkey’s AK party names Yildirim as parliament speaker

Turkey’s AK party names Yildirim as parliament speaker

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Saturday nominated Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as parliament speaker. Naci Bostanci, the AK Party's parliamentary group chairman, and deputies have submitted Yildirim's nomination to the parliamentary speaker's office on Saturday...

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Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting

Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting

Iran's oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding that Iranian output and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure. Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum...

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Israel court gives brief reprieve to threatened Bedouin village: lawyer

Israel court gives brief reprieve to threatened Bedouin village: lawyer

Israel's Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a lawyer for residents said Friday, following growing international concerns over the move. The temporary injunction issued Thursday night stops the Israeli...

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Sunni-Muslim scholar shot dead in southeastern Iran

Sunni-Muslim scholar shot dead in southeastern Iran

A Sunni-Muslim scholar was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province Thursday, according to local media reports. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported that Molavi Abdushakour Kord Tarshabi, a well-known scholar and Muslim...

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Russia says to do everything possible to maintain Iran nuclear deal: Interfax

Russia says to do everything possible to maintain Iran nuclear deal: Interfax

Russia do everything possible to maintain the global nuclear deal with Iran, the foreign ministry in Moscow was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Thursday.

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Iran summons 3 European envoys over its detained diplomat

Iran summons 3 European envoys over its detained diplomat

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign ministry has summoned envoys from France, Germany and Belgium over the case of an Iranian diplomat detained in Germany. Thursday's report says Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi held separate meetings with the three diplomats in...

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