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SYRIA: 30,000 Fighters From Over 100 Countries Joined Islamic State

SYRIA: 30,000 Fighters From Over 100 Countries Joined Islamic State

Tina S. Kaidanow, the State Department’s top counterterrorism official said: “The trend is still upward.”

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SYRIA: Russian President Vladimir Putin New Role In Syria

Vladimir Putin has repeatedly called for a broad-based alliance against Isis. But western diplomats doubt his ideas will receive a positive response.

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ISRAEL: Syrian War, Refugee Crisis Not Necessarily Bad News For Israel

No one will say this publicly, but the continuation of fighting in Syria as long as there is a recognized authority in Damascus, allows Israel to stay out of the swamp.

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IRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Wants Investigation Of Hajj Pilgrimage Stampede

President Hassan Rouhani described the crush as “heart-rending”.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj Pilgrims Catastrophe Beyond Human Control

The Hajj is one of five pillars of Islam, which each of the world’s more than 1.5 billion Muslims is expected to perform at least once in a lifetime.

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GERMANY: 30 Percent Migrants Claiming To Be Syrians

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said: “We’re seeing fake Syrian passports.”

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SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj Pilgrimage Stampede (More Photos)

Here are more photos of Hajj Pilgrimage stampede.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj Pilgrimage Yearly Disaster History

SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj Pilgrimage Yearly Disaster History

Here are some other fatal events at Hajj Pilgrimage in past years.

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SYRIA: US Planned To Destabilize Syria Back In 2006 – WikiLeaks Document Shows

Take a look at the full WikiLeaks document here.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Ali Mohammed Ali al-Nimr To Be Executed For Anti-Government Protests

“Saudi Arabia’s plans to behead and crucify someone arrested as a child are indefensible,” said Donald Campbell.

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LEBANON: The Mother Refugees

Four women refugees in Lebanon who have spent years raising their children in camps. Watch the video.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Opens Moscow’s Most Elaborate Mosque

“This mosque will become an extremely important spiritual centre for Muslims in Moscow and the whole Russia,” Putin said in a televised speech.

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SAUDI ARABIA: UN Appoints Faisal bin Hassan Trad Head Of Key Human Rights Panel

UN Watch director Hillel Neuer said that the choice is scandalous, saying that the country has beheaded more people in 2015 than the Islamic State has.

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SYRIA: U.S. Confused About Russia Long Term Goal In Syria

John Kerry: “Depending on Russia’s long-term decisions, the presence of Russian aircraft in Syria could raise some questions about Moscow’s intentions.”

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LEBANON: Schooling For Up To 100,000 Syrian Refugees Will Be Provided

LEBANON: Schooling For Up To 100,000 Syrian Refugees Will Be Provided

“A million and a half refugees for 4 million people in Lebanon – what do you think this has caused for us?” Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said.

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PALESTINE: 51 Percent Palestinians Oppose Two-State Solution With Israel, 48 Percent Support It

The poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, a leading research group in the Palestinian territories.

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

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

“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

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

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

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