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SYRIA: Vladimir Putin Sends Ground Troops To Begin Battle Against Syrian Islamic State 0

Russia’s military commitment to Syria sent the Obama administration scrambling to adjust a policy battered by both Democrats and Republicans.

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PALESTINE: Hamas Calls Egypt To Stop Pumping Salty Water Along Gaza Strip Border 0

“The move represents a major threat to groundwater and a large number of houses on the Palestinian side of the borders,” said Abu Zuhri, adding that Hamas.

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YEMEN: Houthis Flew U.S. And British Citizens Hostages To Oman 0

The three Westerners had been held by the Houthis since the early days of a Saudi-led military campaign in March.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Bombing Omani Ambassador’s Home In Sanaa Yemeni Capital

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Bombing Omani Ambassador’s Home In Sanaa Yemeni Capital 0

Omani foreign ministry summoned the Saudi ambassador in Muscat on Saturday and handed him a protest letter.

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IRAN: Iranians ‘Death To America!’ Chants Not Real – President Hassan Rouhani Assures Americans 0

“This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against American people. Our people respect the American people,” President Hassan Rouhani insisted. Read more.

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad Is Here To Stay? Russia Takes Center Stage 0

Russia, not the United States, will shape the contours of a Syrian settlement. Read more.

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SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad Orders Military To Use Russian New Types Of Air, Ground Weapons

SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad Orders Military To Use Russian New Types Of Air, Ground Weapons 0

“The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely,” the source said in response to a question about Russian support. Read more.

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PALESTINE: Here’s Why President Abbas UN Speech May Shock The World

PALESTINE: Here’s Why President Abbas UN Speech May Shock The World 0

President Mahmoud Abbas: “I will drop a bombshell at the end of my speech.” Read more.

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PALESTINE: Jerusalem Holy Sites Are ‘Ours’, We’ll Defend Them From ‘Filthy Feet’ Of Israelis – President Mahmoud Abbas Declares 0

President Mahmoud Abbas declares: “There will be no Palestinian state without Jerusalem,” Read more.

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YEMEN: Saudi-Led Coalition Bomb Yemen Rebels Near City Of Marib To Take Back Sanaa

YEMEN: Saudi-Led Coalition Bomb Yemen Rebels Near City Of Marib To Take Back Sanaa 0

The provincial capital itself is under control of loyalists to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Read more.

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad To Europe: If You Are Worried About Refugees, Stop Supporting Terrorists

SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad To Europe: If You Are Worried About Refugees, Stop Supporting Terrorists 0

“As long as they follow this propaganda, they will have more refugees,” Bashar al-Assad said. Read more.

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PALESTINE: Mohammed Dahlan And The Future Of Palestinian Politics 0

The Americans and British liked Mohammed Dahlan style. Read more.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Bin Laden Group Banned Over Crane Crash At Mecca’s Grand Mosque 0

All Bin Laden Group members will be banned from travelling until the investigation is over. Read more.

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SYRIA: Russian Intervention Will Not Defeat Islamic State, It Might Save Bashar al-Assad Regime 0

Josh Rogin: “The options are to try to confront Russia inside Syria or, as some in the White House are advocating, cooperate with Russia.” Read more.

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IRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Wishes Jews Happy Rosh Hashana 0

Rouhani Twitter account message says, “May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding. L’Shanah Tovah.” Read more.

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SYRIA: Russian Forces Expanding The Tarmac Of A Major Airport In Latakia, President Bashar Assad Stronghold 0

“It could mean there will be more supplies or that they want to turn it into an international airport,” Abdurrahman said. Read more.

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JORDAN: Jordanian Government Condemns Israel For ‘Storming’ Of Muslim Holy Sites In Jerusalem’s Old City 0

“Jordan will spare no effort to contact world powers and international organizations to put an end to the recurring Israeli violations.” Read more.

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SYRIA: Aylan Kurdi Father Abdullah Kurdi Worked With Smugglers, Drove Capsized Boat – Witnesses Revealed 0

“The story (Aylan’s father) told is untrue. I don’t know what made him lie, maybe fear,” Ahmed Hadi Jawad and his wife, Iraqis who lost their 11-year-old daughter. Read more.

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IRAN: Tehran Discovers Huge Reserve Of Uranium And Will Soon Begin Extracting 0

Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi: “I cannot announce (the level of) Iran’s uranium mine reserves.” Read more.

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PALESTINE: UN Overwhelmingly Voted To Raise Palestine Flag At Its New York City Headquarters 0

General Assembly passes resolution allowing flags of Palestine and the Holy See alongside full member states. Read more.

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