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Oslo Accords Signed With Israel ‘No Longer Stand’ – PLO Declares

Oslo Accords Signed With Israel ‘No Longer Stand’ – PLO Declares

🕔10:37, 16.Jan 2018

The PA says the only answer to more than 70-year-old conflict is the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. But since the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories has only intensified, making it difficult for Palestinians to envision such a solution.

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Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel: Here’s Why

Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel: Here’s Why

🕔10:19, 16.Jan 2018

Though Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital, the realities for those who live there cannot be more different. Israel’s settlement project in East Jerusalem, which is aimed at the consolidation of Israel’s control over the city, is also considered illegal under international law.

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After 35-year-Old Ban On Cinemas Lifted Saudi Arabia Begins Screening Films

After 35-year-Old Ban On Cinemas Lifted Saudi Arabia Begins Screening Films

🕔11:09, 15.Jan 2018

Regional and international cinema chains are also eyeing the Saudi market, keen to tap the spending power of the young people who make up roughly 70 percent of the population. “I want to see everything because it is something new for Saudi,” said 30-year-old movie-goer Ibtisam Abu Talib. “I hope everything is available – action, romance, children’s films, comedy. Everything, God willing.”

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Gaza Attack Tunnel Under Israel, Egypt Borders Destroyed – Israel Says

Gaza Attack Tunnel Under Israel, Egypt Borders Destroyed – Israel Says

🕔15:00, 14.Jan 2018

The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

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US to Sell 17 Black Hawk Helicopters Worth $200m to Saudi Arabia

US to Sell 17 Black Hawk Helicopters Worth $200m to Saudi Arabia

🕔12:44, 13.Jan 2018

The UH-60M Black Hawk, a medium-lift, rotary-wing helicopter, has been in use by military forces around the world since it was first introduced in 1979.

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Saudi Women-Only Motorshow Opens After Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Policy Change

Saudi Women-Only Motorshow Opens After Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Policy Change

🕔11:13, 12.Jan 2018

“I’ve always been interested in cars, but we didn’t have the ability to drive,” said Ghada al-Ali, a customer. “And now I‘m very interested in buying a car but I would like the payments and prices to not be very high.” Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, is the face of that change.

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US President Donald Trump to Extend Sanctions Relief Granted to Iran Under its 2015 Nuclear Deal

US President Donald Trump to Extend Sanctions Relief Granted to Iran Under its 2015 Nuclear Deal

🕔10:16, 12.Jan 2018

Trump in October chose not to certify compliance and warned he might ultimately terminate the accord. He accused Iran of “not living up to the spirit” of the agreement even though the International Atomic Energy Agency says Tehran is complying. Hardliners on Iran in the U.S. Congress have called for the reimposition of the suspended sanctions and an end to the nuclear deal, while some liberal Democrats want to pass legislation that would make it harder for Trump to pull Washington out without congressional consent.

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IRAN DEAL: Britain, France, Germany Tell Trump to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal

IRAN DEAL: Britain, France, Germany Tell Trump to Uphold Iran Nuclear Deal

🕔13:59, 11.Jan 2018

“We agree on this approach, we want to protect (the deal) against every possible decision that might undermine it,” Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel said alongside his French and British counterparts and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after meeting Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Trump formally rejected the Iran deal in October, although the United States has not yet pulled out.

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Syrian Government Slams French Criticism of Its Military Campaign in Idlib

Syrian Government Slams French Criticism of Its Military Campaign in Idlib

🕔12:54, 11.Jan 2018

Syrian state media, citing a foreign ministry source, said the French foreign ministry had shown “great ignorance about what was happening in rural Idlib province”, which it said the army was fighting to “liberate from the terrorism of the Nusra Front and the other terrorist organisations that belong to it”. The statement also denied the army had targeted civilians or hospitals, as alleged by France.

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Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense Units Used New Domestically-Produced Missile to Target Saudi-Led Warplanes: Report

Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense Units Used New Domestically-Produced Missile to Target Saudi-Led Warplanes: Report

🕔17:48, 10.Jan 2018

At least 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

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