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Israel jails Palestinian for Briton's killing, says is mentally ill

Israel jails Palestinian for Briton's killing, says is mentally ill

An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian to 18 years imprisonment Monday for stabbing to death a British woman in occupied Jerusalem last year, under a plea bargain acknowledging he is mentally ill. Jamil Tamimi, 59, killed 21-year-old exchange student Hannah Bladon on a tram as she was...

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Assad authorizes Iraqi forces to strike Daesh in Syria

Assad authorizes Iraqi forces to strike Daesh in Syria

Syrian regime's tate news agency says President Bashar Assad has authorized Iraqi forces to attack Daesh (ISIS) inside Syria without waiting for permission from authorities in Damascus. Sunday's announcement highlights the close relations between the two neighboring Arab countries. On...

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Brazil moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if': Israeli PM

Brazil moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if': Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of "when, not if" he moves his country's embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office Tuesday and is...

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Children of Russian Daesh militants return home from Iraq: Russian official

Children of Russian Daesh militants return home from Iraq: Russian official

Thirty Russian children whose mothers are in Iraqi prison for belonging to Daesh (ISIS) left Baghdad Sunday to return home, a Russian diplomatic source said. The fathers of the children, young boys and girls between the ages of three and 10, are believed to have been killed in combat during...

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Israel protests to Jordan over flag trampling

Israel protests to Jordan over flag trampling

Israel has formally protested to Jordan after a government spokesperson stepped on an Israeli flag during a visit to a trade union in Amman.   Jumana Ghunaimat was seen stepping on a drawing of the Israeli flag as she entered the building of the Jordanian trade union on Thursday to...

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Palestine urges int’l probe into Jerusalem excavations

Palestine urges int’l probe into Jerusalem excavations

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has called for forming an international commission to investigate Israeli excavations in the occupied city of East Jerusalem and beneath the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.   In a statement on Saturday, the ministry warned that the Israeli...

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Hamas denies Mubarak’s testimony on Egypt jailbreak

Hamas denies Mubarak’s testimony on Egypt jailbreak

Palestinian group Hamas has denied the veracity of a testimony by former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak about the group’s involvement in a mass jailbreak in 2011.   In a court testimony in Cairo on Wednesday, Mubarak, 90, said 800 Hamas gunmen sneaked into Egypt during the 2011...

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Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

Egyptian police killed 40 alleged "terrorists" in a crackdown Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. The suspects were killed in separate raids in the Giza governorate, home to Egypt's famed pyramids and...

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German Daesh woman let 'slave' girl, 5, die of thirst: prosecutors

German Daesh woman let 'slave' girl, 5, die of thirst: prosecutors

German prosecutors Friday announced war crimes charges against a female member of Daesh (ISIS) who let a five-year-old girl die of thirst in the scorching sun. While living in then Daesh-occupied Mosul, Iraq, the 27-year-old German citizen identified only as Jennifer W. and her husband...

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Israeli gunfire kills a Gazan during border protests

Israeli gunfire kills a Gazan during border protests

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during the latest of weekly protests along the border with Israel Friday, Palestinian health officials said. Karam Fayyad, 26, was killed east of the Gaza city of Khan Yunis, Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qodra told AFP....

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Tourist bus bombing near Giza pyramids kills three

Tourist bus bombing near Giza pyramids kills three

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus Friday in an area near the Giza pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide and wounding 11 other people, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the...

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Gazans continue border protests for 40th Friday in row

Gazans continue border protests for 40th Friday in row

For the 40th consecutive Friday, Palestinians converged along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone to take part in ongoing demonstrations against Israel’s decades-long occupation.   In a statement, Gaza’s National Authority for Breaking the Siege urged Gazans to take part in the ongoing...

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Sudanese FM meets Egyptian counterpart in Khartoum

Sudanese FM meets Egyptian counterpart in Khartoum

The Sudanese and Egyptian foreign ministers met in Khartoum on Thursday, where they reiterated calls for a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria. At a joint press conference, Sudanese FM Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed also said that Khartoum and Cairo planned to push peace...

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Egypt jails Bro'hood leader for ‘insulting judiciary’

Egypt jails Bro'hood leader for ‘insulting judiciary’

An Egyptian court has slapped a Muslim Brotherhood leader with two years behind bars for “insulting the judiciary”, according to Egypt’s official MENA news agency. Mohamed al-Beltagy, a leading member of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood group, was convicted Wednesday on charges...

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Israel arrests 5 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 5 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces arrested five Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Thursday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement, without...

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Half of Israelis don’t want Netanyahu as next PM: Poll

Half of Israelis don’t want Netanyahu as next PM: Poll

Half of Israelis don’t want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be the next premier, according to a new survey. The poll by the Israeli Broadcast Authority showed that 37 percent of Israelis see Netanyahu as the strong favorite to win the early election on April 9. Fifty-two...

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Israel arrests 8 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 8 Palestinians in West Bank raids

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

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Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban: official

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban: official

Iran has held talks with the Afghan Taliban, one of the country's top security officials said, the Tasnim news agency reported Wednesday. "The Afghan government has been informed of the communications and talks carried out with the Taliban, and this process will continue," said Ali...

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