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Report: ‘Foreign bodies’ enter Syrian airspace from Israel

Syrian state media is reporting that “foreign bodies” have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the country’s south. Continue reading

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Fmr CIA chief of station: ‘Encouraging’ that Iran is unloading missiles from its boats

Iran’s decision to remove missiles from two of its boats indicated the rogue nation was de-escalating tensions surrounding its nuclear program, former CIA Chief of Station Daniel Hoffman said on Saturday. Continue reading

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Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions

Lebanon’s health minister, who was appointed by the country’s Hezbollah group, says he has “overcome” U.S. concerns that his ministry’s funds could go to the militant group by gaining public trust and ensuring transparency. Continue reading

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Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group’s efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

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Sudan’s army says talks to be resumed with protesters

Sudan’s ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month over a transfer of power to civilian rule. Continue reading

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ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq

Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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Group says arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown in Egypt

An international rights group says the recent arrests of a rights lawyer and an activist have raised fears of a fresh crackdown by Egyptian authorities on dissent. Continue reading

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Libyan officials: Militants kill 3 troops at LNA checkpoint

Libyan officials say Islamic State militants have killed at least three troops in an attack on a checkpoint in a desert town. Continue reading

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Yemeni officials say troops retake key district from rebels

Yemeni security officials say forces loyal to the internationally recognized government have recaptured a key district in the southern Dhale province. Continue reading

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Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder

Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. Continue reading

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US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Continue reading

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UN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all countries to implement an arms embargo against Libya, saying preventing the proliferation of weapons is important to de-escalate the current fighting and restore stability in the country. Continue reading

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Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside. Continue reading

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Explosions heard in Syrian capital apparent Israeli strikes

Syrian state media is reporting that several explosions were heard in the capital Damascus as the country’s air defenses opened fire on “objects” coming from the direction of Israel. Continue reading

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UN aid chief fears northwest Syria ‘humanitarian nightmare’

The U.N. humanitarian chief says his worst fears that a full-scale military onslaught in northwestern Syria would “unleash a humanitarian nightmare unlike any we have seen” in Syria are now coming true. Continue reading

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Israel claims its troops didn’t kill paraplegic Palestinian

The Israeli army has closed a criminal investigation into the death of a paraplegic Palestinian man shot while demonstrating along Gaza’s border with Israel in 2017, saying the probe found “no evidence” that its soldiers fired the fatal bullet. Continue reading

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Israeli disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election

A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online has found that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February 2019 Nigerian presidential elections. Continue reading

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UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters

A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Continue reading

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UN urges public inquiry into abuse by British troops in Iraq

A U.N. committee is calling for an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and torture by British troops in Iraq. Continue reading

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Turkey: 14 get life over 2016 bombings near Istanbul stadium

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment without parole over two bombings near an Istanbul soccer stadium in 2016 that killed 47 people. Continue reading

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