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PALESTINE: Blood, Death In Jerusalem’s Old City

Set between the walls of the Old City inside annexed east Jerusalem, Al-Wad may only be several metres (yards) wide.

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PALESTINE: Mobile Technology, Digital Literacy Helping Palestinians In Their Fight Against Israel Occupation

“With the spread of new media, “it’s much harder for the Israelis to control the narrative,” says Ali Abunimah, editor of the Electronic Intifada website.

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PALESTINE: Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi Biography And Profile

PALESTINE: Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi Biography And Profile

Hanan Ashrawi was born on October 8, 1946 in Nablus, Palestine now part of the occupied West Bank. Read Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi Biography And Profile

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SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad Forces Launches Attack In Homs Province

SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad Forces Launches Attack In Homs Province

Syrian army troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, launched an attack on rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs .

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ISRAEL: Bodies of Palestinian Attackers Killed By Israeli Forces Will Not Be Returned To Their Families

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan also proposed that the bodies of Palestinian attackers should be buried in Israel’s military cemeteries.

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PALESTINE: Palestinians New Generations Ready To Act

Do they really expect the Palestinians to accept Israel’s discrimination and dehumanisation?

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PALESTINE: Israel Sets Up Roadblocks In East Jerusalem And Deploys Soldiers

Israel’s security cabinet authorized crackdown hours earlier in an overnight session after Palestinians armed with knives and a gun killed three Israelis.

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SYRIA: Islamic State Militants Battle Rival Insurgent Groups North Of City Of Aleppo

“There are fierce battles between us and Daesh in Ahras, Tel Jabin, and rural northern Aleppo,” said Hassan Haj Ali, head of Liwa Suqour al-Jabal rebel group.

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SYRIA: Russian 41 Sorties In 24 Hours Attacked 40 ISIS Targets Of Iraq, Syria

In the attacks, Russia’s air force destroyed workshops near Aleppo used by terrorists to make explosive devices for suicide bombers, the Defense Ministry’s Igor Konashenkov said.

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SYRIA: Russian Sukhoi Su-30 Pilot Demands US Fighter Jet Identification

After establishing visual contact with the US aircraft, the Sukhoi Su-30SM rejoined the task force group to continue the mission.

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SYRIA: Preparing For The New Syria

SYRIA: Preparing For The New Syria

The situation in Syria is deteriorating.

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SYRIA: U.S. Forces Airdropped Arms Ammunition To Syrian Arab Rebels

SYRIA: U.S. Forces Airdropped Arms Ammunition To Syrian Arab Rebels

Washington shelved a programme to train and equip “moderate” rebels opposed to Assad who would join the fight against Islamic State.

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SYRIA: Amnesty Says US-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria Committed War Crimes

“We saw extensive displacement and destruction that did not occur as a result of fighting,” Amnesty Senior Crisis Advisor Lama Fakih said.

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IRAN: Iranian Lawmakers Approves Nuclear Deal Bill

“The bill to implement the JCPOA … was passed in a public session on Tuesday with 161 votes in favor,” IRNA said.

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SYRIA WAR: EU, President Putin Clashes Over Russian Airstrikes Against Moderate Syrian Rebel Groups

President Vladimir Putin said Russia’s military actions in Syria to “stabilise to create conditions for finding a political compromise.”

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IRAN: Iranian Judiciary Convicts Jason Rezaian Of Espionage

Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi confirmed the verdict in comments aired on state TV late Sunday night. Jason Rezaian is a Washington Post reporter.

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PALESTINE: ‘Israel Is A terrorist State’ – Hana Daher

Palestinian citizens of Israel are angered by Israel’s restrictions on access to al-Aqsa and Palestinian casualties.

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SYRIA: Russian 30 Air Strikes Hit Kafr Nabuda In Hama

SYRIA: Russian 30 Air Strikes Hit Kafr Nabuda In Hama

“These are the most violent battles in the northern countryside (of Hama) since the start of joint operations several days ago” between the Russian air force and Syrian ground forces.

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SYRIA: Syrian Army Advances From The Towns Of Mourek And Atshan In Hama

That brings Syrian government forces closer to insurgent-held positions along the main highway that links Syria’s principal cities.

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IRAN: Tehran Successfully Tested New Emad Long-Range Guided Ballistic Missile

“The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them,” Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said.

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