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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura told Russia’s RIA news agency in an interview published on Tuesday that the Kurds should not be ignored and their representatives must be allowed to take part in producing the initial version of such a document.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

The often disproportionate and imprecise use of deadly force by the coalition fighting terrorists in Mosul has prompted major criticism from Amnesty.

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ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

“Israel reserves its complete freedom of action, regardless of any understandings or developments,” minister of military affairs Avigdor Liberman said.

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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Wants Compensation From Saudi-Led Blockade

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Wants Compensation From Saudi-Led Blockade

“This committee will receive all claims, whether from the public sector, private sector or individuals,” Qatar’s AG Ali bin Fetais al-Marri announced.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Pro-Zionist Lobbies Against Peace in Palestine: Analyst

PALESTINE POLITICS: Pro-Zionist Lobbies Against Peace in Palestine: Analyst

Dean said lobbying groups, which are seeking to exert influence on Israeli and US officials, want the prolongation of conflict in Palestine.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Vow to Punish Qatar Harder

Saudi Arabia completely shuttered the land border with Qatar in order to cripple the neighboring country’s food supply.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

“If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Tillerson said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Fall of Mosul Won’t Stop Islamic State Spreading Fear

IRAQ POLITICS: Fall of Mosul Won’t Stop Islamic State Spreading Fear

“Several dozen people directed by Islamic State may be currently present in Europe with a capability to commit terrorist attacks,” the EU warned.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

Ultra-Orthodox parties in Netanyahu’s coalition administration and the religious authorities that manage the site protested the agreement.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: 48 Hours Only to Accept 13 Demands: Saudi Arabia, Allies to Qatar

Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the stiff demands – including closing Qatar-based al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there – are so draconian that they appear designed to be rejected.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Appears on Syrian Currency for First Time

SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Appears on Syrian Currency for First Time

President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time, his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on Sunday.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

Guterres said: “Generations of Palestinians have grown up in crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

“The only light at end of the tunnel is complete regional agreement. Full diplomatic and economic relations. Not under the table, but on table,” Lieberman added.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

US ultimate goal is to separate Iraq and Syria from Iran to stop Baghdad and Damascus from being part of the axis of resistance against Israel and America.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

Faris, 18, chose to study the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian equivalent in the hope that it will open more doors at colleges in Israel and help him get work there.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Damascus Preparing for Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Baseless’: Syria’s Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: Damascus Preparing for Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Baseless’: Syria’s Foreign Ministry

US moves could be aimed at derailing the fifth round of Syria peace talks brokered by Moscow, Tehran and Ankara, in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, on July 4-5, the Russian official concluded.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Under House Arrest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Under House Arrest

The guards at Mohammed bin Nayef’s palace in Jidda have reportedly been replaced by guards loyal to Mohammed bin Salman and Nayef has not been allowed to leave his palace since then, the report said.

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IRAN POLITICS: US Playing With Fire in Syria: Senior Iranian Official Warns

IRAN POLITICS: US Playing With Fire in Syria: Senior Iranian Official Warns

“Undoubtedly, the US’ unwise and adventurous behaviors in Syria are clear examples of playing with fire,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria

Kurds had earlier opened fire on the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in the Maranaz area south of the town of Azaz in northern Syria.

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