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Israeli Military Bombs Iranian Targets in Syria

Israeli Military Bombs Iranian Targets in Syria

🕔08:59, 10.May 2018

The blistering Israeli assault was by far the most intensive Israeli action in neighboring Syria since the civil war broke out there in 2011.

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Trump’s Speech Against Iran ‘Silly and Superficial’ – Khamenei Says

Trump’s Speech Against Iran ‘Silly and Superficial’ – Khamenei Says

🕔10:10, 9.May 2018

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says, “Mr. Trump I tell you on behalf of the Iranian nation: You are making a damn mistake.”

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Stop Celebrating Palestinian Dispossession!

Stop Celebrating Palestinian Dispossession!

🕔09:32, 8.May 2018

When top Israeli government officials and military generals can openly and brazenly state that “There are no innocents in Gaza” and justify the targeting of children, there is nothing left for anyone who embraces social justice and humanity to ponder.

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Sanctions Or No Sanctions Iran Will Stand Own Its Feet – Rouhani Says

Sanctions Or No Sanctions Iran Will Stand Own Its Feet – Rouhani Says

🕔08:00, 8.May 2018

“If we are under sanctions or not, we should stand on our own feet. This is very important for the development of our country,” Rouhani said in a meeting with oil managers in Tehran.

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US Embassy Road Signs Now Appear in Jerusalem

US Embassy Road Signs Now Appear in Jerusalem

🕔11:08, 7.May 2018

“By taking Jerusalem off the table, I wanted to make it clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and as for specific boundaries, I would support what both sides agreed to,” Trump told newspaper Israel Hayom.

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‘We Have Capacity to Defeat Your Donald Trump’s Bullying’ – Iran Says

‘We Have Capacity to Defeat Your Donald Trump’s Bullying’ – Iran Says

🕔11:18, 6.May 2018

“This is an international agreement … and we certainly have the capacity to defeat your [Donald Trump’s] bullying,” Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), told senior police commanders in Tehran.

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Lebanon General Election Now Takes Center Stage

Lebanon General Election Now Takes Center Stage

🕔10:14, 6.May 2018

Parliament seats are divided evenly between Muslims and Christians, and further subdivided among the various sects of those religions. Lebanon’s president must always be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the parliament speaker a Shi’ite.

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Hezbollah Takes Center Stage In Lebanon Election

Hezbollah Takes Center Stage In Lebanon Election

🕔11:10, 5.May 2018

The vote is expected to be a test for the country’s Western-backed Sunni prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his Iran-backed Shiite militant opponent, Hezbollah, which is looking to tighten its grip and expand its presence in the 128-seat parliament — likely at Hariri’s expense.

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Saudi Arabia’s 48 Executions

Saudi Arabia’s 48 Executions

🕔15:26, 4.May 2018

Earlier last week, there has been reports of the continued abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia. The country has been criticised for carrying out 48 executions so far since the beginning of 2018.

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Gaza Unrest Mirrors Israeli Mishka Ben-David’s Novel ‘The Shark’

Gaza Unrest Mirrors Israeli Mishka Ben-David’s Novel ‘The Shark’

🕔10:13, 4.May 2018

“Unfortunately, quite a few things seem realistic now, more than they seemed before,” Ben-David said. The ongoing weekly border protests in Gaza present the most immediate challenge.

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Iran Vows to Quit Nuclear Deal If US Walks Away

Iran Vows to Quit Nuclear Deal If US Walks Away

🕔15:11, 3.May 2018

“If the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal, then we will not stay in it,” Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as saying by the state television website.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Endorses Iran Deal

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Endorses Iran Deal

🕔09:22, 3.May 2018

“If one day there is a better agreement to replace it, it is fine, but we should not scrap it unless we have a good alternative,” Antonio Guterres said.

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Trump Strongly Believes Netanyahu Proof Shows Iran Has Robust Nuclear Weapons Program

Trump Strongly Believes Netanyahu Proof Shows Iran Has Robust Nuclear Weapons Program

🕔09:54, 1.May 2018

The Trump White House, which has long sought to amend or scrap the nuclear deal with Tehran, wasted no time in welcoming Netanyahu’s “revelations,” and was among the first to react to the explosive report delivered via a combination of MS Paint and Powerpoint.

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26 Killed In Missile Attack, Mostly Iranians – Syria Monitor

26 Killed In Missile Attack, Mostly Iranians – Syria Monitor

🕔12:50, 30.Apr 2018

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the late Sunday night attack appears to have been carried out by Israel and targeted an arms depot for surface-to-surface missiles at a base in northern Syria known as Brigade 47. The Observatory said four Syrians were also among the casualties.

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Iraq’s Islamic State Trials Bring Swift Verdicts, Almost All Guilty

Iraq’s Islamic State Trials Bring Swift Verdicts, Almost All Guilty

🕔11:31, 29.Apr 2018

The heavy-handed, broad-brush crackdown in the courts threatens to further alienate Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority. Sunnis were the main community living under the Islamic State group’s rule, both its recruiting base and its victims.

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