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Trump to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at White House June 25

Trump to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at White House June 25

U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. "Trump looks forward to reaffirming the strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Jordan. The leaders will discuss issues of...

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Top Iraq court orders manual recount of election votes

Top Iraq court orders manual recount of election votes

Iraq’s supreme court Thursday ordered a manual recount of May 12 legislative elections, a process expected to take weeks although Parliament’s mandate runs out at the end of this month. The recount due to suspicions of electoral fraud, would not significantly affect the overall outcome,...

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Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail: Amnesty

Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail: Amnesty

A Turkish court ruled on Thursday to keep the local chair of Amnesty International in jail, the rights group said on Twitter, one of several high-profile cases that have raised concern about Ankara's record on free speech and protection of human rights. The court ruled that Taner Kilic...

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Israel warns of possible fresh conflict with Gaza

Israel warns of possible fresh conflict with Gaza

Recent exchanges of fire between Israel and Hamas suggest that the rules of engagement that have prevailed along the Gaza-Israel security fence since Israel’s 2014 military onslaught have changed. Amos Hariel, a military and defense analyst for Israeli daily Haaretz, believes the...

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32 ‘armed extremists’ killed in Sinai: Egyptian army

32 ‘armed extremists’ killed in Sinai: Egyptian army

At least 32 militants have reportedly been killed in a wide-ranging security operation carried out by the Egyptian army in the northeastern Sinai Peninsula. “Operations in recent days have led to the elimination of 32 armed extremists in two separate incidents in north and central...

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Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'

Iraqi premier says there is 'no constitutional vacuum'

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday the current government will keep functioning until the Supreme Court confirms the election result and denied the existence of a constitutional vacuum in the country. Al-Abadi, who spoke at a news conference in Baghdad, said those who...

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Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Wednesday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army claimed in a statement without...

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Palestinians make up world’s largest refugee population

Palestinians make up world’s largest refugee population

There are around 5.9 million Palestinian refugees around the world, making up the largest refugee population, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). In a statement on Wednesday, the PCBS said Palestinian refugees live in 58 camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and...

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Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel strikes 25 Hamas positions in Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian armed fighters there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. It was the biggest flare-up between the sides in weeks. However, no casualties were reported in Israel...

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Jerusalem churches protest Israeli property tax bill

Jerusalem churches protest Israeli property tax bill

Officials from three major Christian churches have condemned proposed Israeli legislation that they say is aimed at expropriating church property in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Tuesday.  According to Israeli radio, Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III,...

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Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran

Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran

A former Israeli government minister has been arrested on charges of spying for Iran, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency announced Monday. In a statement, Shin Bet said that Gonen Segev, a former energy and infrastructure minister, had been arrested -- in coordination with Israeli...

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US seeking to separate Gaza, W. Bank: Palestine leader

US seeking to separate Gaza, W. Bank: Palestine leader

The Palestinian presidency on Monday said the U.S. was seeking to permanently separate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank on the pretext of “humanitarian” intervention, going on to stress its total rejection of a backchannel U.S. peace plan known as the “Deal of the Century”....

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Lebanon's Security head defends Iranian passport move

Lebanon's Security head defends Iranian passport move

General Security’s decision not to stamp Iranian passports upon arrival in Beirut is a “normal” procedure, and the arrival and departure of Iranians is automatically registered in a database, the agency’s head said in remarks published Monday.

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

 A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said. An Israeli army statement said "several terrorists were injured" in an explosion as they attempted to carry out sabotage near the...

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Israeli warplanes strike Hamas positions in Gaza: Army

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas positions in Gaza: Army

Israeli warplanes early Monday struck nine Hamas positions in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to Israeli military sources. Israeli Army spokesman Avichay Adraee said the strikes were in retaliation for the launch by Palestinian activists in Gaza of incendiary kites and balloons into...

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Airstrike kills 6 Daesh terrorists in Iraq’s Saladin

Airstrike kills 6 Daesh terrorists in Iraq’s Saladin

Six Daesh terrorists were killed in an army airstrike carried out in Iraq’s Saladin province north of Baghdad, a military source said Sunday. “Joint Army/Hashd al-Shaabi forces located six Daesh militants and surveilled their hideout in Saladin’s southern Ishaqi sub-district,”...

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Palestinian hurt by Israel army gunfire in eastern Gaza

Palestinian hurt by Israel army gunfire in eastern Gaza

A Palestinian man in the eastern Gaza Strip was injured on Sunday by Israeli army gunfire, according to Palestinian medical sources. “The man was struck by Israeli army gunfire east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip,” a Palestinian medic, who spoke anonymously due to security...

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Iranian passports no longer stamped in Lebanon

Iranian passports no longer stamped in Lebanon

 Passports of Iranian travellers entering Lebanon will not being stamped, the Lebanese General Security has announced. Instead, landing slips will be issued. The decision has raised eyebrows in the country where Iranian-influence seems to be at an all-time high. The...

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