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YEMEN: Houthi-Led Bloc Sets Up 10-Member Governing Council

YEMEN: Houthi-Led Bloc Sets Up 10-Member Governing Council

The U.N. envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has slammed the proposal saying it gravely violated U.N. Security Council resolutions on how to solve the conflict.

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SYRIA: Manbij: Women Burn Their Burkas After Liberation From Isil

SYRIA: Manbij: Women Burn Their Burkas After Liberation From Isil

Watch Syrian women burning their burqas in glee at liberation from ISIS.

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ISRAEL: Ayelet Shaked Believes Government Will Survive

ISRAEL: Ayelet Shaked Believes Government Will Survive

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked believes, “The coalition will survive in its current make up and even pass the state budget despite the recent upheavals.”

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SYRIA: ‘Moderate Rebels’ Used Toxic Gas In Aleppo Attack – Russian Military

SYRIA: ‘Moderate Rebels’ Used Toxic Gas In Aleppo Attack – Russian Military

Syrian fighters from a rebel group considered moderate’ by Washington are responsible for using toxic gas shells that killed seven and injured 23 in Aleppo.

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IRAQ: Nouri al-Maliki Biography And Profile

IRAQ: Nouri al-Maliki Biography And Profile

Nouri al-Maliki was born on June 20, 1950, in Hindiya, Iraq. Read Nouri al-Maliki Biography and Profile.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Adel Jubeir Says Kingdom Keen To Build Best Relations With Russia

SAUDI ARABIA: Adel Jubeir Says Kingdom Keen To Build Best Relations With Russia

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir described Russia as an important country which is home to more than 20 million Muslims.

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IRAQ: Nouri al-Maliki Says No Right To State For Kurds

IRAQ: Nouri al-Maliki Says No Right To State For Kurds

Nouri al-Maliki alleges that Sunni politicians in Iraq have sided with “terrorists”, and arguing that Iraq’s Kurds had no right to call for independence.

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SYRIA: Russian Mi-8 Helicopter Shot Down

SYRIA: Russian Mi-8 Helicopter Shot Down

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry: “All those inside the helicopter, as far as we know from information available from the Defense Ministry, died.”

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SYRIA: Manbij Fatalities: US-Led Forces Massacre Take Center Stage

SYRIA: Manbij Fatalities: US-Led Forces Massacre Take Center Stage

Syria has appealed to the UN claiming that 45 civilians were killed and 50 injured in US-led coalition airstrikes outside the city of Manbij near Aleppo.

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SYRIA: Russian Starts Large-Scale Humanitarian Operation In Aleppo

SYRIA: Russian Starts Large-Scale Humanitarian Operation In Aleppo

“On behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, today, (we will) start a large-scale humanitarian operation together with the Syrian government to help civilians in Aleppo,” Shoigu said.

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SYRIA: Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty To Rebels

SYRIA: Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty To Rebels

Bashar Assad offer coincides with a government offensive which has completely encircled rebels in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo.

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BAHRAIN: Ayatollah Isa Qassim On Trial For Money Laundering

BAHRAIN: Ayatollah Isa Qassim On Trial For Money Laundering

A prosecution statement said Ayatollah Isa Qassim and two others accused in the same case did not appear in court despite having been informed of the trial.

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ISRAEL: Haneen Zoabi Biography And Profile

ISRAEL: Haneen Zoabi Biography And Profile

Haneen Zoabi was born May 23, 1969. Zoabi is a member of the Israeli Knesset—and the first woman to have been elected to the Knesset on an Arab party list. She bravely advocates for equal citizenship rights for the Palestinian

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ISRAEL: MK Yaakov Peri Submits Bill To Prevents Palestinians Prisoners Financial Rights

ISRAEL: MK Yaakov Peri Submits Bill To Prevents Palestinians Prisoners Financial Rights

The descendants of prisoners are also targeted by this bill since they would not benefit from theses allocations either.

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PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

PALESTINE: Palestinians To UNSC: Act Against Israeli Settlement Building Plans In East Jerusalem

“This is opportunity for the international community to show its real commitment for the two-state solution,” PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said.

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SYRIA: Manbij: Islamic State Rejects Ultimatum

SYRIA: Manbij: Islamic State Rejects Ultimatum

Manbij lies on key supply route to Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa; losing it would be strategic defeat for militants.

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ISRAEL: Mahmoud Darwish Poetry Broadcast Terrifies Israeli Right

ISRAEL: Mahmoud Darwish Poetry Broadcast Terrifies Israeli Right

The outrage over Darwish’s poem joins the ongoing perversion of anything rejected by the worldview of the right-wing regime in Israel.

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SYRIA: Russia Bombs American Base In Syria

SYRIA: Russia Bombs American Base In Syria

Moscow’s said that U.S. Central Command had never provided coordinates of their bases, so it had no precise way of knowing that it was an American facility.

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SYRIA: Russia’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 Bombers Destroyed Islamic State Facilities

SYRIA: Russia’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 Bombers Destroyed Islamic State Facilities

“The airstrike destroyed two command posts of the terrorists, IS manpower and military equipment in a shelter,” the Defense Ministry said.

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SYRIA: Syrian National Coalition Calls For Suspension Of US-Led Air Strikes

SYRIA: Syrian National Coalition Calls For Suspension Of US-Led Air Strikes

“UNICEF estimates that 35,000 children are trapped in and around Manbij with nowhere safe to go,” the agency’s representative in Syria, Hanaa Singer, said.

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