Category: Middle East

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

Iraq parliament elects speaker, breaking deadlock

Iraq’s parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker Saturday, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

A lawyer said Saturday an American university professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to disrupt security forces ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

Nearly 100 Syrians arrested after entering Lebanon

The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested 96 Syrian nationals in the Bekaa for allegedly entering Lebanon illegally, alongside three alleged ...

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staffSeptember 15, 2018

Trump, Pompeo bash Kerry on Iran talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

Iraq’s prime minister indicates he will not seek second term

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi says he will not “cling to power,” after Iraq’s highest Shiite religious authority called for ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in Gaza protests

Israeli forces killed three Palestinians and wounded at least 30 others taking part Friday in weekly protests at the fortified ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

Dutch soon to pull fighter jets striking Daesh targets

Dutch F-16 fighter jets will end bombing missions against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria at the end of the ...

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Suspect arrested over Palestinian Embassy official assassination attempt

The Lebanese Internal Security Forces’ Information Branch Friday arrested a man suspected of involvement in a 2017 assassination attempt on ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

Turkish minister: Kurdish YPG may aid Syrian gov in Idlib

Turkey’s foreign minister said in a letter to New York Times editors published on Thursday that the Kurdish YPG may ...

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staffSeptember 14, 2018

Israel announces end to Syria humanitarian aid

The Israeli army on Thursday announced it was ending an operation it says was aimed at providing Syrian civilians with ...