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ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker

ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker 0

An Israeli minister Yoav Galant called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, likening his regime to the Nazis during World War II.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment 0

Trump’s administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican president after a rocky relationship with his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon

PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon 0

Palestinians on Monday marked 69 years since thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Israel Hacked Hezbollah Phones During Nasrallah Speech: Hezbollah

LEBANON POLITICS: Israel Hacked Hezbollah Phones During Nasrallah Speech: Hezbollah 0

Hezbollah said: “An unknown source manipulated the landlines of Hezbollah’s press office, calling a number of citizens and sending text messages,” which “included insults against the resistance and its leader.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza 0

“No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people,” said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul. “Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel

ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel 0

“They (Israelis) see the potency in this movement, which could not only spread across the prisons but actually trigger another intifada,” a journalist said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah 0

US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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IRAN POLITICS: Israel Impediment to Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons: Reza Najafi

IRAN POLITICS: Israel Impediment to Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons: Reza Najafi 0

“Israeli regime, with the indiscriminate support of US, is main obstacle to the establishment of a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons,” Reza Najafi.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Hunger Strike Escalates With Israel

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Hunger Strike Escalates With Israel 0

A hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners over their treatment in Israeli jails has turned into a heated dispute over whether the leader of the protest secretly broke the fast, and whether Israel tempted him to do so.

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IRAN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Will Be Razed Except for Mecca, Medina If It Attacks Iran: Defense Minister

IRAN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Will Be Razed Except for Mecca, Medina If It Attacks Iran: Defense Minister 0

“If they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina,” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups

SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups 0

Syria’s ambassador in Beijing, Imad Moustapha: “Our estimated numbers, because of the numbers we fight against, we kill, we capture, we wound, would be around 4-5,000 Xinjiang jihadists. China as well as every other country should be extremely concerned.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Riyadh Implementing Hostile Policies of US, Israel in Region: Iran General

IRAN POLITICS: Riyadh Implementing Hostile Policies of US, Israel in Region: Iran General 0

“There is nothing new with false claims made by some Saudi officials against Iran and independent countries in the region. Unfortunately, the Saudi regime carries out hostile measures against some Muslim countries in the region on behalf of the US and the Zionists,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Sunday.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: US Eager to Sell Arms Worth Billions of Dollars to Saudi Arabia: US Sources

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: US Eager to Sell Arms Worth Billions of Dollars to Saudi Arabia: US Sources 0

Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his maiden international trip, a sign of his intent to reinforce ties with a top regional ally.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography 0

Ismail Haniyeh was born 29 January 1963. He rose within Hamas as associate of its spiritual leader, the late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Ismail Haniyeh Biography.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief 0

Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh to lead its political office on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters in Gaza.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan

SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan 0

“The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones 0

“In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones are closed for their flights,” Kremlin’s envoy Kazakhstan Alexander Lavrentyev says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Fully Supports Russian Safe Zones Proposal: Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Fully Supports Russian Safe Zones Proposal: Foreign Ministry 0

UN’s Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, called on the militants to return to the negotiating table “because what is important is also to look at the possibility of an outcome on a de-escalation.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Marwan Barghouti Biography And Profile

PALESTINE POLITICS: Marwan Barghouti Biography And Profile 0

Marwan Barghouti was born June 6 1958 in Ramallah, married to lawyer Fadwa Barghouti. They have four children. Read Marwan Barghouti Biography And Profile.

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IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets

IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets 0

The fired investigators, Robert Cole and Kristie King, said they uncovered evidence Sallyport employees were involved in human trafficking for prostitution.

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