Category: Middle East

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staffJune 10, 2018

Trump envoy chastises Palestinian mediator for ‘false claim’

JERUSALEM – US President Donald Trump’s special Mideast envoy has lashed out at a veteran Palestinian official, saying his “false ...

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staffJune 10, 2018

Iraq’s parliament speaker calls for election rerun

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s outgoing parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri said on Sunday that a May 12 parliamentary election should be repeated ...

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staffJune 10, 2018

Kurd-Arab council ready for ‘unconditional talks’ with Syria regime

SYRIA – The political arm of a powerful alliance of Syrian Kurd and Arab fighters announced Sunday it was ready ...

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staffJune 10, 2018

Israel says it destroys land-to-sea Hamas tunnel in Gaza

JERUSALEM – An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip destroyed a Hamas tunnel giving frogmen unseen access to the ...

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staffJune 8, 2018

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Bassil under fire for halt on permits for UNHCR staff

An adviser to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Friday criticized a decision by caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to halt the ...

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staffJune 8, 2018

Daesh retakes parts of Albukamal in major attack

Daesh (ISIS) seized parts of a key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed ...

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staffJune 8, 2018

Iraqi suspect in murder of 14-year old German girl detained

The 20-year-old Iraqi man suspected of raping and murdering a 14-year old girl in Germany was detained early Friday in ...

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staffJune 8, 2018

Lebanese MP Gebran Bassil – Steps to be taken against UNHCR

BEIRUT – Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil lashed out at the United Nations’ refugee agency for “clearly defying the Lebanese ...

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staffJune 7, 2018

Israel – Iran behind Gaza border violence

Israel has accused Iran of fueling recent violence on the Gaza border that has seen more than 100 Palestinians killed ...

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staffJune 7, 2018

Iraq’s judiciary takes over election commission

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s top judicial authority says it is taking over the Independent Elections Commission as stipulated by a law ...