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Iraq will prioritize own interests regarding Iran sanctions: PM

Iraq will prioritize own interests regarding Iran sanctions: PM

Iraq will prioritize its own interests and independence when it comes to helping the United States enforce sanctions against Iran, new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Thursday. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international nuclear accord...

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Israel PM describes plot to topple him

Israel PM describes plot to topple him

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Jewish state's president and a former minister Wednesday night of conspiring to have him toppled, triggering charges of "paranoia" ahead of elections. "I know that a former Likud minister has been holding discussions with the...

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire

NAVIGATE Middle East Oct. 25, 2018 | 11:10 AM Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire RSS FOLLOW EMAIL PRINT SHARE Agence France Presse OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to rocket fire from the territory into...

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Germany warns citizens in Turkey: Don’t criticize Erdogan in

Germany warns citizens in Turkey: Don’t criticize Erdogan in

Germany has warned citizens visiting Turkey to be extra cautious about their social media feeds in response to a spate of cases of Germans arrested for online criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The updated travel advice, published by the Foreign Ministry...

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Riyadh would not dare murder Khashoggi without US protection: Rouhani

Riyadh would not dare murder Khashoggi without US protection: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would not have murdered prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi without American protection, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the...

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Israel resumes fuel shipments to Gaza

Israel resumes fuel shipments to Gaza

Israel allowed the entry of fuel shipments, including Qatar-funded fuel, into the blockaded Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian official. “Qatar-funded fuel trucks began to enter Gaza today,” the official, who works on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom...

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Jordan nabs killer of ex-intelligence official

Jordan nabs killer of ex-intelligence official

Jordanian authorities have arrested a man suspected in the killing of a former intelligence official this week, according to the country’s public security directorate. A Hibis al-Hanayneh, a former official in the Jordanian intelligence service, was shot dead outside his home in Amman...

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Iraq’s al-Sadr rejects secret vote for new cabinet

Iraq’s al-Sadr rejects secret vote for new cabinet

Iraq’s firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday rejected a secret vote in parliament on the new cabinet lineup. “The people want to reform the system through an honest government with independent technocrats supervised by the prime minister-designate without pressure from...

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16 Palestinians arrested in West Bank raids

16 Palestinians arrested in West Bank raids

Israeli forces rounded up 16 Palestinians in overnight raids 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 elaborating on...

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Gazan seriously injured by Israel fire near buffer zone

Gazan seriously injured by Israel fire near buffer zone

At least one Palestinian seriously injured in the head on Tuesday by Israeli army gunfire near the buffer zone between Gaza and Israel, according to the Gaza-based Palestinian health ministry. “A [Palestinian] citizen has been seriously injured in the head by occupation gunfire on the...

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Car bombing kills 6 in northern Iraq

Car bombing kills 6 in northern Iraq

At least six people were killed and dozens injured in a car-bomb attack in northern Iraq on Tuesday, according to a local police officer. A car parked on a roadside exploded at a marketplace in al-Qayyarah, south of Mosul, Police Lieutenant Abdel-Qadir al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency....

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Over 300 irregular migrants held across Turkey

Over 300 irregular migrants held across Turkey

At least 305 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, security sources said Tuesday. In northwestern province of Edirne’s Meric and Uzunkopru districts , Turkish gendarmerie units rounded up 155 irregular migrants near the Bulgarian border, said the sources, who spoke on condition...

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Egypt’s Sisi sends message to Saudi king

Egypt’s Sisi sends message to Saudi king

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sent a message to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, according to the foreign ministry on Tuesday.  In a statement, the ministry said the message was delivered by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri during his meeting with the Saudi monarch in...

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Israel says Hezbollah set up Lebanon post under NGO guise

Israel says Hezbollah set up Lebanon post under NGO guise

The Israeli army Monday accused Hezbollah of setting up a new observation point in south Lebanon near the border under the guise of an environmental NGO. A senior military officer charged that the position, near the Shiite village of Aadaysit and the Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am, was a...

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Militants claim responsibility for Iran troops abduction

Militants claim responsibility for Iran troops abduction

A militant group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 12 Iranian security personnel near the border with Pakistan, Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported Monday. "The terrorist group Jaish al-Adl [Army of Justice] has posted two photos... claiming that those in it are...

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Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory. Aged between 11 and 16, they make up a rare swimming club in the Palestinian enclave, and perhaps its only mixed-sex one....

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Israel says to negotiate border land lease extension with Jordan

Israel says to negotiate border land lease extension with Jordan

Israel will negotiate with Jordan an extension of a 25-year Israeli lease of border land under a 1994 peace treaty, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. Netanyahu, in public remarks, said Jordan wants to implement its option to end the lease, and Israel "will enter negotiations...

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Egypt intelligence chief to visit Gaza soon: Hamas

Egypt intelligence chief to visit Gaza soon: Hamas

Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel will visit the blockaded Gaza Strip soon, Palestinian group Hamas said Sunday. “The visit of Major General Kamel… will take place in the near future,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem told Anadolu Agency. According to the spokesman, Kamel had...

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