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Dozens killed as Assad's jets target rebels' besieged base

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Dozens of people were killed by Syrian regime air strikes and artillery bombardment yesterday as Bashar al-Assad's forces appeared to be preparing an all-out assault on Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.


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Rescuers reach site of deadly plane crash

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Iranian search and rescue teams yesterday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.


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65 dead on crashed Iranian plane that had been grounded for years

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Officials fear all on board an Iranian commercial aeroplane that crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran have died.


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'Don't test us,' Israeli leader tells Iran in war of words

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Benjamin Netanyahu opened a war of words with the Iranian foreign minister as he used a speech to brandish a piece of Iranian drone destroyed in Israeli airspace and warn that Iran was the "greatest threat to our world".


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Iran plane crash: All 66 on board dead after plane crashed into mountain in foggy conditions

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:42:30 +0000

An Iranian commercial plane has crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.


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Israel's Netanyahu says will act against Iran if needed

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:43:37 +0000

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.


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Plane crash in southern Iran kills all 66 people on board - reports

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:08 +0000

A commercial plane carrying 66 people has crashed in southern Iran killing all on board.


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Doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:27:30 +0000

Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported on Saturday.


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Pakistan court sentences to death serial killer who murdered eight children

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:41:27 +0000

A Pakistan court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a seven-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation.


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As Netanyahu comes out punching over bribery probe, his legacy is to have left peace process on the floor

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

As Teflon politicians go, few compare to Israel's pugnacious Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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Netanyahu clinging on to power amid fraud claim

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A defiant Benjamin Netanyahu vowed last night to continue to lead Israel faithfully.


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Decades-long domination by 'Bibi' is now in real jeopardy

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi".


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US air strikes kill 'up to 100' Russian fighters in Syria

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

US air and artillery strikes have killed Russian combatants in the first lethal violence in Syria between the two nuclear powers, according to sources on both sides.


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Netanyahu must stand trial over bribery claims, say Israeli police

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Israeli police have recommended charging Benjamin Netanyahu with accepting bribes worth one million shekels (€225,000), dealing a potentially serious political blow to the long-serving Israeli prime minister.


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Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Benjamin Netanyahu

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:01:48 +0000

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery in two criminal investigations but the Israeli leader, calling the allegations baseless, vowed to remain in office.


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Isil leader 'still alive', but unable to command terror group

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isil, is still alive but injury and poor health has forced him to relinquish control of the terror group, according to an Iraqi intelligence chief and US officials.


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Netanyahu vows to 'press ahead' in Syria after loss of warplane

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for the first time in 36 years.


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Trump questions if Israel 'is interested in making peace'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

US President Donald Trump says he is not sure that Israel is interested in making peace with the Palestinians.


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Iranian newspaper website hackers 'from UK and US'

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:47:32 +0000

Hackers who accessed the websites of some of Iran's newspapers are from the UK and America, Iranian telecommunication officials said.


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Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria 'should send clear message'

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:22:01 +0000

An Israeli minister has said that by striking key Iranian sites in Syria, Israel sent a clear message to Iran that it would not tolerate an Iranian military foothold on its doorstep.


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Former hostage calls for trial for captured Isil militants

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Two captured British Isis militants should not be given the "satisfaction" of being put to death and becoming martyrs, a former hostage has said.


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War in Syria: The next phase?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria yesterday in the most serious confrontation yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border.


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Israel launches heavy Syria strikes after F-16 crashes

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:38:47 +0000

Israel launched heavy air strikes in Syria on Saturday, saying it hit air defences and Iranian targets, and the Syrian army claimed to have brought down an Israeli F-16 that crashed in northern Israel in a major escalation of tension.


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Last members of British jihadist gang 'the Beatles' held in Syria

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The last two surviving members of Isil's notorious British terror cell known as "the Beatles" have been captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters, according to US officials.


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Two Britons believed to be members of brutal Islamic State execution group dubbed 'The Beatles' captured - report

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:20:26 +0000

Two British extremists believed to have been members of Islamic State's brutal executions group dubbed "The Beatles" have reportedly been captured.


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One Turkish soldier killed, five wounded in attack in northwest Syria - army

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:25:33 +0000

One Turkish soldier was killed and five were wounded on Monday in a rocket and mortar attack by militants as the Turkish forces were setting up a military post in northwest Syria, Turkey's armed forces said on Tuesday.


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Russian pilot blew himself up to avoid capture by Syrian rebels

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A Russian pilot shouted "this is for our guys" before detonating a grenade and killing himself to evade capture by rebel fighters in Syria.


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U.S. forces begin reducing numbers in Iraq after 'victory' over Isis - Iraqi government

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:58:14 +0000

An Iraqi government spokesman has confirmed that the drawdown of American forces from Iraq has begun following Baghdad's declaration of victory over Islamic State (IS).


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'Why should we have to give terrorists a proper burial?' - battle over bodies rages quietly in Iraq's Mosul

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:23:51 +0000

The Iraqis who have come home to Mosul's Old City knew it would be hard living in the rubble left by the battle against Islamic State, but there is one aspect of their surroundings they are finding unbearable seven months on.


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'Up to 20 killed' in chlorine gas attack in Syria's Idlib province

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:39:17 +0000

Residents in the Syrian town of Saraqeb, Idlib province were hit by a suspected chlorine gas attack overnight.


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Saudis gamble on change

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

They say change happens at the speed of trust. And before he has officially assumed control as king, the young Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman - known colloquially as MBS - has hitched his future to a considerable reform agenda.


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Russian warplane shot down by rebels in Syria

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:56:17 +0000

Syrian rebels have shot down a warplane in the country's north-west where government forces and their allies are advancing under the cover of intense airstrikes, opposition activists said.


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Ban on Israeli goods threatens to leave Ireland out of the loop

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Relations between Ireland and Israel have long been rather strained with Israeli politicians and media commentators regularly accusing Ireland of being one of the most hostile countries in Europe.


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Earthquake shakes Afghan capital Kabul

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:12:03 +0000

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.


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Girls wearing short skirts and lipstick are asking to be gang raped, teacher tells her pupils

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:38:24 +0000

Pupils at an Indian school secretly recorded their biology teacher saying that girls who wear short skirts, jeans and lipstick are asking to be gang raped.


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Two killed after insurgents attack Afghan army unit in Kabul

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:34:33 +0000

Insurgents have attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul killing at least two soldiers and wounding 10 others.


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Death toll from Kabul ambulance bomb passes 100

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Kabul was in despair yesterday, a day after a Taliban suicide bomber killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235 in the worst attack in the Afghan capital in months.


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'How are we to live' - Kabul residents in shock after suicide bomber in ambulance kills 103 and wounds 235

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 08:52:35 +0000

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than 300 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months.


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US to end Kurd arms aid after Turkish pressure

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The United States has pledged to stop supplying weapons to a Kurdish militia in Syria, Turkey said yesterday, calling on Washington to immediately remove its troops from the Syrian town of Manbij that Turkish forces plan to target.


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US and Europe working on new Iran nuclear deal, says Tillerson

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that working groups on fixing what the US sees as flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal have already begun to meet.


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Bomb hidden in ambulance kills at least 95 at Afghan police checkpoint

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital Kabul when it blew up at a police checkpoint yesterday.


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Billionaire Saudi prince held in corruption probe released

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:40:50 +0000

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his associates.


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Syrian government and rebels agree ceasefire in Damascus suburb

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:33:36 +0000

Syria's opposition and government have signed a ceasefire agreement over fighting in the suburbs of Damascus, an opposition official said.


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Nato chief calls on Erdogan to ease attacks against Kurds

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Turkey has been urged to limit its use of force in northern Syria where its troops are battling a Kurdish militia that has been an important US ally in the fight against the Islamic State group.


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Saudi Arabia holds annual 'camel beauty contest' - and some are disqualified for Botox-use

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:10:09 +0000

Prize camels are keeping tradition alive in a changing Saudi, but there is one rule - "no Botox!"



Two dead, 14 injured in Isil attack on children's charity

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Isil has claimed responsibility for an attack on an office of British charity Save the Children in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad yesterday, which left two dead and 14 injured.


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Gunmen storm 'Save the Children' office in Afghanistan

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:10:06 +0000

Gunmen have stormed a Save the Children office in Afghanistan, killing one person, provincial officials said.


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Kremlin shares blame for chemical attacks by Syrian government, says Tillerson

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Russia bears responsibility for recent reported chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said yesterday.


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United States' embassy in Jerusalem to open next year, says Pence

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The US embassy in Jerusalem will be open by the end of 2019, Mike Pence said yesterday as he made the first visit to Jerusalem by a senior American leader since Donald Trump recognised it as Israel's capital.


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Turkey in attack on US-backed Kurd rebels inside Syria

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Turkish ground forces entered the Afrin province in Syria yesterday morning in a bid to oust US-backed Kurdish militias from the border between the two countries.


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Turkish troops invade Kurdish enclave in Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:14:17 +0000

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to oust from the area a US-allied Kurdish militia.


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Fourteen foreigners, four Afghans killed in Intercontinental Hotel attack in Kabul

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:53:54 +0000

Fourteen foreigners and four Afghans were killed after gunmen dressed in army uniforms stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.


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Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining Isis terror group

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:40:29 +0000

An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group.


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Intercontinental Hotel siege ends in Kabul, all gunmen killed

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:46:40 +0000

Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.



Turkey launches offensive against Kurds in Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province yesterday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war - and also raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and the US.


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Gunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:57:14 +0000

Gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said.


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At least 52 people dead after bus catches fire in Kazakhstan

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:52:06 +0000

At least 52 people have died after a bus caught fire in Kazakhstan, emergency officials said.


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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:34:22 +0000

A double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least 16 people, Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman said.


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No hope of survivors on oil tanker burning off China's coast, agency chief warns

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:18:30 +0000

There is no hope of survival for missing sailors on a burning oil tanker off China, the chief of Iran's maritime agency has said.


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Our soldiers massacred Rohingya - Myanmar

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Myanmar has admitted its troops were involved in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims who were found in a mass grave last month in the country's northern state of Rakhine, where its military has been accused of ethnic cleansing.


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Clerics keep grip on power as Iran labels US move a blunder

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Iran's state TV yesterday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a US move to call an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government protests was another Trump administration "blunder".


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Deadly protests sweeping across Iran could escalate in two ways - and both have very grave outcomes

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Does much of the unrest over the past week in Iran come down to the price of eggs? The cost of such a basic foodstuff has rocketed recently, with the country's Mehr news agency reporting last week that eggs were 50pc more expensive than usual. But the price of eggs is just one manifestation of Iran's economic travails, with the country's citizens feeling increasingly pinched and its youth struggling with unemployment rates of 40pc.


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Tourist who 'urgently' needs cancer treatment jailed in Dubai for carrying anti-depressants

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:43:15 +0000

A British man in urgent need of cancer treatment has spent five weeks in a Dubai jail after he was arrested for carrying anti-depressants, his lawyers have said.


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US plans to cut aid to 'deceitful' Pakistan

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

US President Donald Trump's administration has informed members of Congress that it will announce as soon as next Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan.


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Violent protests in Iran blamed on 'grotesque' US interference

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Iran's leaders have accused America of "grotesque" interference in its affairs in a searing letter to the UN.


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Iran threatens death sentences for protesters as it rallies support

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Iran's government has rallied tens of thousands of its supporters to counter anti-regime protests which have gripped the country for the last week.


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Palestinians accuse US of funding 'blackmail'

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Palestinian authorities have reacted with outrage and accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" after the US suggested it would temporarily stop funding humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees.


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Donald Trump threatens to cut off US aid to Palestine

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:30:57 +0000

Donald Trump has appeared to threaten to cut off US aid money to the Palestinian Authority.


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'Iran's enemies' behind unrest: Ayatollah

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Iran's leader has accused the US and Saudi Arabia of fomenting protests in the country as government forces struggled to contain increasingly violent and widespread unrest.


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'Palestinian Joan of Arc' (16) charged with hitting soldier

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl has been charged with punching an Israeli soldier in the face - an incident which has turned her into a hero for her people and viewed as humiliating by right-wing Israelis.


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Iranian police say one officer killed by protester, raising stakes in unrest

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 22:05:49 +0000

A protester shot and killed a policeman during demonstrations in Iran, police said on Monday, the first reported fatality among security forces struggling to contain unrest challenging the clerical leadership.


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At least 12 dead in Iran protests - state TV

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:11:56 +0000

At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported.


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Iran restricts social media as protesters die

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Two people are understood to have been killed after Iranian security forces reportedly opened fire on anti-government demonstrators on Saturday as the largest protests seen in the country since 2009 continued for a third day.


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Civilians bear brunt as Assad's forces shell rebel suburbs

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Shelling and rocket fire in the suburbs of Damascus have killed 19 civilians, according to first responders, the day after medical evacuations saved the lives of 29 others.


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Iran's president says people are free to protest after two activists killed at rally

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:58:17 +0000

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has said people are free to protest in his first comments since widespread demonstrations against the government began.


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Two protesters in western Iran 'killed at night rally'

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:35:00 +0000

Two protesters are said to have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of spontaneous protests over the country's weak economy.


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Cairo church gunman walked off after killing

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A gunman who shot dead at least nine people outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo calmly walked along the street unchallenged for nearly 10 minutes, video shows.


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Tension in Iran as rival rallies inflame streets

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Anti-government protests broke out in Iran for the third day running yesterday as separate state-sponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009.


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Gunmen kill nine in attack on Egyptian church

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Gunmen opened fire on a church south of Cairo yesterday, killing at least nine people in the latest attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt.


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Gunman kills nine people outside church in Egypt

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +0000

A gunman fired at worshippers and Egyptian police stationed outside a Coptic Orthodox church near Cairo on Friday and killed at least nine people before he was wounded and arrested, the interior ministry and church officials said.


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Isil claims Kabul attack that killed 41

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A brutal attack claimed by Islamic State (Isil) has devastated a Shiite Muslim cultural centre in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 41 people and wounding another 84.


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At least 35 killed and dozens wounded in attack on cultural centre in Afghan capital

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:19:23 +0000

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens wounded after attackers stormed a Shiite Muslim cultural centre in the Afghan capital.


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'Terrorist' Assad can't be part of Syria's future: Erdogan

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Syria's peace efforts cannot include President Bashar al-Assad, Turkey's leader said yesterday, calling him a "terrorist".


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Dying patients let out of rebel Syrian suburb

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's government has allowed a handful of some of the hundreds of desperate patients in a besieged area of Damascus out for treatment, after months of delays which left more than a dozen dead.


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Controversial Jerusalem rail tunnel to end at 'Trump station'

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims - and ending at the Western Wall with a station named after President Donald Trump.


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Minister wants train station named after Donald Trump at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:14:21 +0000

Israel's transport minister is pushing ahead with a plan to extend Jerusalem's soon-to-open high speed rail line to the Western Wall, where he wants to name a future station after President Donald Trump.


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British woman jailed over 'daft' smuggling of painkillers

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A British woman accused of smuggling painkillers into Egypt has been jailed for three years, her family has said.


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Pope Francis urges two-state solution to Palestinian conflict

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Pope Francis has used his Christmas message to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hours after Guatemala announced that it was becoming the first country to follow President Donald Trump's lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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10 killed in Yemen after Saudi-led coalition air strike

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:04:55 +0000

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed at least 10 people and wounded 25 others in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.


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Two Palestinians killed in further clashes over status of Jerusalem

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza's health ministry said yesterday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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U.S. has disqualified itself from Middle East peace process - Abbas

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:43:46 +0000

The United States has "disqualified" itself from the Middle East peace process due to its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday.


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Ireland delivers UN rebuke to Trump over Jerusalem

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Ireland reiterated its long-held position on the status of the city of Jerusalem at last night's vote at the UN General Assembly.


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My wife's Iran jail ordeal will be over soon, says husband

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A British mother in prison in Tehran has been told she is eligible for early release, in the most positive sign yet she may be freed on humanitarian grounds following pressure from the UK government.


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Ireland joins list of countries who defy Trump's threats by voting against Jerusalem declaration

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:42:58 +0000

More than 120 countries, including Ireland, defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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Suspect of young British diplomat murder 'is registered Uber driver'

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Lebanese authorities have detained a taxi driver suspected of the killing of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy and whose body was found near Beirut over the weekend, a police official said yesterday.


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Young British diplomat 'may have been sexually assaulted' before she was killed in Beirut

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:33:19 +0000

Lebanese police are investigating whether a British embassy worker strangled and left by the side of a motorway was sexually assaulted.


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Miss Iraq's family forced to flee country after beauty queen's selfie with Miss Israel

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:45:36 +0000

The family of Miss Iraq have been forced to flee the country after the beauty queen posted selfies with Miss Israel.


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Gunmen attack Christian church in Pakistan, killing at least eight people

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:02:35 +0000

Two suicide bombers have attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing eight people and wounding 42 others.


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Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:55:16 +0000

Sabih al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and the chairman of Jordan's largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.


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