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1 killed in attack on trade chamber in southern Turkey

1 killed in attack on trade chamber in southern Turkey

Officials say a gunman has killed the deputy head of a local trade organization in southern Turkey. The organization's president was wounded in the attack. Gov. Omer Faruk Coskun said the attack occurred Tuesday in the Trade and Industry Chamber for the city of Osmaniye. The gunman, who...

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Israel army killed 25 Palestinian children in 2018: NGO

Israel army killed 25 Palestinian children in 2018: NGO

The Israeli army has killed 25 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2018, a rights NGO said Monday. In a press release, Defense for Children International-Palestine, which advocates for the rights of Palestinian children in...

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Palestinians protest US ‘deal of the century’

Palestinians protest US ‘deal of the century’

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday against the so-called “Deal of the Century” -- a backchannel plan to reach a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinian people "stand united against the ‘deal of the...

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Iran president leaves for Europe visit

Iran president leaves for Europe visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Monday for a visit to Europe billed as of "prime importance" after the U.S. pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Rouhani was headed for Switzerland and scheduled to travel on to Vienna on Wednesday, where the nuclear...

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Turkey orders dozens of colonels arrested in Gulen probe - Anadolu

Turkey orders dozens of colonels arrested in Gulen probe - Anadolu

Turkey ordered the detention of 68 suspects, including dozens of colonels, in an operation targeting alleged supporters of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating an attempted coup two years ago, state media said Monday. Nineteen serving officers were among...

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Israeli court postpones verdict on Raed Salah’s release

Israeli court postpones verdict on Raed Salah’s release

An Israeli court has postponed a verdict on the conditional release of jailed Palestinian resistance icon Raed Salah until Thursday, according to his lawyer. The decision was made during a hearing held Sunday in the northern city of Haifa to discuss a request by Salah’s lawyer for his...

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Explosion in Gaza Strip kills 2 Palestinians

Explosion in Gaza Strip kills 2 Palestinians

Two Palestinian civilians were killed and eight others injured in an explosion at an eastern neighbourhood of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Saturday. The incident took place in Shejaiya neighbourhood after fireworks exploded, said Ashraf al-Qidra, the ministry...

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Palestinians call for 'revenge' at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

Palestinians call for 'revenge' at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

Thousands of Palestinians Saturday attended the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip, with mourners demanding "revenge". Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of Hamas's military wing, was shot in the head...

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Jewish settlers torch West Bank farmland: Official

Jewish settlers torch West Bank farmland: Official

Extremist Jewish settlers on Friday set fire to Palestinian farmland in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian official. “A group of settlers from the Itamar settlement east of the West Bank city of Nablus set fire to farmland adjacent to the [Palestinian] town of...

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Iraqi authorities detain 121 wanted individuals: Police

Iraqi authorities detain 121 wanted individuals: Police

Security forces have arrested 121 “wanted individuals” in Iraq’s southeastern Maysan province, local police officials said Thursday.  Within the past week, Iraqi security forces have carried out a number of separate counter-terrorism operations. According to a police...

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Baghdad irked by spate of abductions by Daesh

Baghdad irked by spate of abductions by Daesh

The Daesh terrorist group has continued to cause trouble for the Iraqi government with a recent spate of kidnappings.  Late last year, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced that Daesh’s military presence in Iraq had been all but destroyed following a destructive three-year...

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U.S. begins to dismantle Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

U.S. begins to dismantle Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

The Trump administration Wednesday began dismantling the sanctions relief that was granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, a step that follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the accord. The Treasury Department announced it had revoked licenses that allowed U.S.-controlled...

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Iraq to plant 70,000 date palms to revive once-famed crop

Iraq to plant 70,000 date palms to revive once-famed crop

Iraq is to plant 70,000 date palms south of Baghdad, hoping to revive production of a crop it was famed for across the Middle East. The country once produced three-quarters of the world’s dates but now accounts for just 5 percent after it switched its economic focus to oil and after decades...

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Iraqi forces find bodies of Daesh hostages

Iraqi forces find bodies of Daesh hostages

A spokesman for the Iraqi military says security forces have found the bodies of eight people taken hostage by Daesh earlier this month. The kidnappings drew national attention amid worries about the lingering threat by Daesh militants. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadadi said Tuesday the...

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Israel conducts airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israel conducts airstrikes on Gaza Strip

The Israeli military said early Wednesday that it conducted airstrikes on the Gaza Strip against two targets belonging to Hamas. On its Twitter account, the Israeli Defense Forces said it considered Hamas responsible for rockets allegedly fired towards Israeli territory, and as...

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US urges allies to stop Iranian oil imports by November

US urges allies to stop Iranian oil imports by November

The U.S. is urging allies and companies to stop buying crude oil from Iran by November, according to reports Tuesday. A senior State Department official told reporters that companies could face U.S. sanctions if they do not end oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4 at the latest, the reports...

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Iraqi PM calls for disarmament of PKK terrorist group

Iraqi PM calls for disarmament of PKK terrorist group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has called for the disarmament of the PKK terrorist group, along with all armed groups operating in the country. At a Tuesday press conference held in Baghdad, al-Abadi said his government wanted to see the “complete disarmament” of all armed...

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Iran detains opposition journalist over 'criminal tweets'

Iran detains opposition journalist over 'criminal tweets'

Iran has detained a journalist who served as an adviser to a prominent opposition leader under house arrest. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor as saying that Hengameh Shaidi was "on the run" for months before she was arrested on Kish Island. The prosecutor,...

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