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Probe Deadly Clashes in Gaza – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Says

Probe Deadly Clashes in Gaza – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Says

🕔11:23, 31.Mar 2018

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants “an independent and transparent investigation” into the violence, spokesman Farhan Haq said.

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15 Palestinians on Gaza Border Killed By Israeli Bullets

15 Palestinians on Gaza Border Killed By Israeli Bullets

🕔18:19, 30.Mar 2018

Ahmed Oudeh, 19, 33-year-old Jihad Farina and Mahmoud Sa’di Rahmi were all killed east of Gaza City as well. A 22-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim Abu Sha’ar, was also shot dead east of Rafah. Since 1948, the Israeli regime has denied Palestinian refugees the right to return, despite United Nations resolutions and international law that upholds people’s right to return to their homelands.

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Trump Says, ‘We Will Be Coming Out of Syria Very Soon’

Trump Says, ‘We Will Be Coming Out of Syria Very Soon’

🕔14:04, 30.Mar 2018

“But we’re going to be coming out of there real soon. Going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be. Let the other people take care of it now,” President Donald Trump said.

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Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

🕔16:03, 29.Mar 2018

Eastern Ghouta, an early centre of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, was until last month the biggest and most populous remaining rebel stronghold near the capital.

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Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) Isolated in Eastern Ghouta

Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) Isolated in Eastern Ghouta

🕔08:41, 28.Mar 2018

“More precisely, Jaysh al-Islam is a creature of Douma, and I don’t know how it would survive outside it,” especially in Idlib, where there is rebel rivalry, said Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Atlantic Council.

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Civilians, Rebels Exodus From Syria Eastern Ghouta In Progress

Civilians, Rebels Exodus From Syria Eastern Ghouta In Progress

🕔11:25, 27.Mar 2018

More than 13,000 fighters, their family members, and other civilians have been bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta region, Syrian state media said Tuesday.

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600,000 Civilians Dead, Injured By Saudi Bombings: Yemeni Ministry Says

600,000 Civilians Dead, Injured By Saudi Bombings: Yemeni Ministry Says Updated

🕔01:00, 26.Mar 2018

The Yemeni ministry concluded that the Saudi-led aggression has destroyed 600 mosques and tourist facilities, and damaged 393 archaeological sites.

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Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

🕔13:07, 25.Mar 2018

Five weeks since the Syrian regime launched an all-out assault on Ghouta, it holds more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold on the edge of Damascus.

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Human Rights Council Scorecard: 5 Israel Resolutions, Urges Arms Embargo

Human Rights Council Scorecard: 5 Israel Resolutions, Urges Arms Embargo

🕔10:53, 24.Mar 2018

In a major diplomatic blow to Israel, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has adopted five resolutions against Tel Aviv, urging an international ban on arms sales to the regime over its atrocities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Ahed Tamimi 17 Year-Old Palestinian Jailed For 8 Months By Israeli Authorities

Ahed Tamimi 17 Year-Old Palestinian Jailed For 8 Months By Israeli Authorities

🕔10:19, 23.Mar 2018

Ahed Tamimi was arrested on 19 December 2017 after her mother, Nariman Tamimi, also a prominent activist, posted the footage of her altercation with Israeli soldiers online. Nariman Tamimi was arrested later that day, while Ahed’s cousin, Nour Tamimi, was arrested the following morning.

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Ahrar al-Sham Rebel Ready to Leave Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Ahrar al-Sham Rebel Ready to Leave Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

🕔10:52, 22.Mar 2018

Harasta appeared in ruins in a broadcast from al-Ikhbariya, and apartment blocks in the town looked gutted. Monther Fares, a spokesman for the rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham, confirmed that his group’s fighters were preparing to depart.

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19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

🕔17:12, 21.Mar 2018

Human Rights Watch warned in November that the broad use of terrorism laws meant those with minimal connections to the Islamic State group are caught up in prosecutions alongside those behind the worst abuses. The group estimated a similar number of detainees and prisoners — about 20,000 in all.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Mounts Epic US Charm Offensive

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Mounts Epic US Charm Offensive

🕔11:24, 20.Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn’t do things by halves, and his meeting on Tuesday with President Donald Trump is just the beginning of a three-week US tour.

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EU Slams Turkey’s Offensive in Afrin, Syrian

EU Slams Turkey’s Offensive in Afrin, Syrian

🕔11:28, 19.Mar 2018

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition fighters allied with Ankara marched into Afrin, nearly two months after Turkey began its offensive on the enclave. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin a “terrorist” group and an extension of its own Kurdish insurgency within Turkey.

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Free Syrian Army, Turkish Forces ‘Capture’ Afrin in Syria

Free Syrian Army, Turkish Forces ‘Capture’ Afrin in Syria

🕔12:30, 18.Mar 2018

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group capture Afrin city. Turkish armed forces and President Erdogan announce that Turkish flag hoisted in the centre of the Syrian city of Afrin.

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