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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Khaled bin Salman Who Bombed ISIS, Yemen Now Ambassador to US

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Khaled bin Salman Who Bombed ISIS, Yemen Now Ambassador to US

Prince Khaled bin Salman position will allow Trump direct line to Saudi monarchy, signalling warmer relations after a cooling following Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with regional rival Iran.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas

“We are besieged in the Resala area. There are stray bullets from other areas where there is fighting; three children have died,” said Mohamed Sobhi.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

Pressure both economic and military such as sanctions and displacement from Syria and Libya shows that Washington uses any chance to prevent Putin from being elected in 2018.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

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PALESTINE POLITICS:  IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

PALESTINE POLITICS: IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

The hunger strike across Israeli prisons began Monday as Palestinian inmates protested against their conditions of incarceration.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

“Many families have even named their sons Putin. And it is no secret that the President’s own children are learning Russian,” said the official.

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IRAN POLITICS: Here’s the Final List of Presidential Candidates

IRAN POLITICS: Here’s the Final List of Presidential Candidates

Iran will hold the 12th presidential election, 5th City and the Village Councils Elections on May 19. Iran’s Interior Ministry eligible candidates list are:

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: 52 Activists Sentenced to Over 313 Years in Prison

BAHRAIN POLITICS: 52 Activists Sentenced to Over 313 Years in Prison

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said 52 detainees received prison sentences between April 10 and 16, according to the Bahrain Mirror news website.

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YEMEN POLITICS: USA, NATO Created Crisis in Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: USA, NATO Created Crisis in Yemen

Red Cross warns that if solution to the conflict is not found, Yemen may run out of food. Humanitarian crisis has been provoked by US action in the Middle East.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

Each year, on 17 April, in Palestine and around the world, Palestinians and supporters of justice in Palestine review the situation of Palestinian prisoners and demand their freedom.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘US in No Position to Talk About Human Rights’: Iran’s Bahram Qassemi Says

IRAN POLITICS: ‘US in No Position to Talk About Human Rights’: Iran’s Bahram Qassemi Says

“The US government, due to its failed domestic and international record, is not in a position to comment or act on the human rights situation in other countries,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Friday.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ WAR: Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that the humanitarian plight of war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM

SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM

“There’s growing evidence that this was staged,” Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Publications including in the U.S. and the U.K. have highlighted “many inconsistencies” in the version of events in Syria’s Idlib province that was used to justify the American airstrikes, he said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, Syria, Iran to US: ‘No Further Strikes on Syria’

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, Syria, Iran to US: ‘No Further Strikes on Syria’

“We call on the US and its allies to respect Syria’s sovereignty and refrain from actions similar to what happened on April 7, and which have serious ramification not only for regional, but also global security,” he added.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death

YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death

Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi was arrested on Sept. 2016, had received 4,500 Saudi riyals ($1,200) a month for his services since 2010.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.

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