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SYRIA POLITICS: 65 Daesh Takfiris Killed in Iran Missile Attack: IRGC

SYRIA POLITICS: 65 Daesh Takfiris Killed in Iran Missile Attack: IRGC

Daesh weapons and munitions cache in northern Dayr al-Zawr was “precisely struck and completely annihilated,” the statement said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

Trump’s international envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will join meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General

“The ruling establishment in the US is a hegemonic, expansionist, bullying and blackmailing regime and the root of hostilities with us is based in these things,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.

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SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Strips Crown Prince of Prosecution Oversight

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Strips Crown Prince of Prosecution Oversight

Saudi ruler relieved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his duties and renamed Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) as Public Prosecution office.

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QATAR POLITICS: US, Qatar Sign $12bn F-15 Fighter Jet Deal Amid Persian Gulf Row

QATAR POLITICS: US, Qatar Sign $12bn F-15 Fighter Jet Deal Amid Persian Gulf Row

Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country had signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from Washington for $12 billion.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

“Leaders in the region were saying to me personally, and to the president, President Obama, you should bomb these guys,” John Kerry said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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YEMEN POLITICS: ‘10,000 Yemeni Patients Died Because of Saudi Seige’

YEMEN POLITICS: ‘10,000 Yemeni Patients Died Because of Saudi Seige’

Saudi-led coalition also blocks the entry of medicine into Yemen, now hit by a cholera spread, which has killed hundreds of people, said the official.

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QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

Taliban opened a “political office” in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. Taliban leaders are still said to be in Doha, however.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates say they may allow some Qatari nationals to stay in their countries as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home amid a diplomatic crisis.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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IRAN POLITICS: Tehran Attack: Terrorists Photos Released

IRAN POLITICS: Tehran Attack: Terrorists Photos Released

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) blamed the sponsors of the Takfiri Daesh for the attacks and pledged to retaliate.

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UAE POLITICS: 15 Years Jail Terms For Qatari Sympathizers: United Arab Emirates

UAE POLITICS: 15 Years Jail Terms For Qatari Sympathizers: United Arab Emirates

Fifteen nations, led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have severed or downgraded diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar after accusing the Gulf kingdom of supporting terrorism.

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IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed

IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed

The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” a Guards statement said.

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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar in Talks With Iran, Turkey For Food, Water Supplies

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar in Talks With Iran, Turkey For Food, Water Supplies

Qatar has also been using Iran’s air space after the diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and several other regional Arab states broke out.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Used UK Bombs in 81 Attacks in Yemen: Activists

YEMEN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Used UK Bombs in 81 Attacks in Yemen: Activists

In its “devastating aerial campaign” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has used bombs and cluster munitions made in the UK, worth £3 billion, over the past two years, The Independent reported.

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QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Revokes Qatar Airways’ Licence

QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Revokes Qatar Airways’ Licence

Saudi Arabia ordered Qatar Airways offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all Qatari planes from landing at its airports.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 100,000 Children in Dangerous Conditions in Mosul: UNICEF

IRAQ POLITICS: 100,000 Children in Dangerous Conditions in Mosul: UNICEF

“In some cases, they have been forced to participate in the fighting and violence,” Peter Hawkins, representative of UNICEF in Iraq added.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Key Arab League States Dump Qatar Over Supporting Terrorism’

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Key Arab League States Dump Qatar Over Supporting Terrorism’

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

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IRAN POLITICS: London Terror Attack ‘Wake Up Call’:  Iran Says Urges Uprooting Terrorism Sources

IRAN POLITICS: London Terror Attack ‘Wake Up Call’: Iran Says Urges Uprooting Terrorism Sources

“To uproot terror, it is necessary that they (Western states) address the root causes as well as the main financial and ideological sources of extremism and violence, which are clear to everyone,” Qasemi was quoted as saying by Press TV.

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