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Heroine’s welcome home for Philippines’ Miss Universe

MANILA (AFP) – Confetti rained down as tens of thousands of shrieking fans paralysed traffic in the Philippine capital on Monday to welcome the newly crowned Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. The 26-year-old model and actress, looking regal in a flowing blue-green gown, waved the Philippine flag while perched on ...

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How similar are ISIL and Saudi Arabia?

How does America choose its friends?  Saudi Arabia has executed Shia scholar Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a critic of the Riyadh regime, along with 46 others, on vague charges of “terrorism” drawing international condemnation. The monarchy, however, has rejected all criticism, accusing critics of meddling in its internal affairs. And, despite claiming ...

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Saudi warplanes kill Yemeni judge, six members of his family in Sana’a

Saudi Arabia’s warplanes have killed a Yemeni judge and six members of his family in the Yemeni capital Sana’a while bombarding various regions across the impoverished country. Saudi fighter jets  attacked the judge’s house in Hay al-Nahzah district on Sunday, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported, adding that several others sustained injuries. ...

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Bibi pledges support for settlement construction in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his strong support for settlement construction activities in the occupied West Bank, in defiance of international calls on the Tel Aviv regime to end its illegal expansionist moves. Speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Sunday, Netanyahu said Israel “supports ...

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Bahrain summons jailed Salman for tweets, calling them ‘violations’

Bahraini authorities have summoned the jailed leader of the main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, over his recent tweets, calling them “violations.” On Sunday, Bahraini prosecutor general questioned senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ali Salman over alleged violations in what he has recently posted on his twitter account, the official Bahrain news ...

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Israeli helicopters target areas in besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli military helicopters have carried out two aerial attacks against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the blockaded coastal territory, reports say. Palestinian sources said the first airstrike struck an open area just southwest of the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Gaza ...

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