Category: Middle East

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Most Iranian protesters detained in Dec. unrest freed, 300 still in jail

The Iranian authorities have released most of the people arrested during December’s anti-government protests but around 300 remain in jail ...

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Indian Muslim preacher says women watching football un-Islamic

A senior preacher at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women ...

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Israeli army to unite command in occupied Jerusalem area

The Israeli army said Monday it was creating a unified command in Palestinian areas adjoining occupied east Jerusalem after a ...

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Tests link Syrian stockpile to largest sarin attack

The Syrian government’s chemical weapons stockpile has been linked for the first time by laboratory tests to the largest sarin ...

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Rocky start for Syria talks in Russia as some delegates refuse to leave airport

A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar ...

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Israel reopening Jordan embassy after diplomatic row

Israel said Tuesday it was reopening its embassy in Jordan which has been shut for six months, after the countries ...

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Hamas official dies three weeks after ‘accidental’ shooting

A senior Hamas official has died in Gaza three weeks after shooting himself in the head in what officials described ...

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Blast kills six family members in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt

An explosion ripped through a car on Tuesday killing six members of a family driving to a Pakistan village to ...

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Turkey orders detention of 11 top doctors over criticism of Syrian offensive

Turkish authorities Tuesday detained senior members of a medical association who have spoken out against Ankara’s military offensive in a ...

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staffJanuary 29, 2018

Turkish strikes damage ancient temple

Turkish air strikes have seriously damaged an ancient temple in Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region, the Syrian government and a monitoring ...