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Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

US interference in Venezuela

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line: US interference in Venezuela  The US government has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s chief judge and seven other members of its supreme court to punish the country for annulling the opposition-led congress. ...

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Netanyahu greets Trump on his first trip to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel. Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday and were welcomed by Netanyahu and his wife on the red carpet during a grand welcoming ceremony, attended by all Israeli ...

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Iran asks US to stop arming ‘main terror sponsors’

Iran has urged the US to stop supplying arms to “main sponsors of terrorism” after President Donald Trump clinched a massive $110 billion military deal with Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the Middle East.  Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington on Monday to abandon its “warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and ...

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Israel signs $630-mln defence deal with India

JERUSALEM  – Israel announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India s navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month. The new contract will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems for four ...

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‘Palestinian hunger strike will bear fruit’

Author and Middle East expert Kevin Barrett has described the Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli jails as “a Gandhian tool” which has already attracted much attention internationally and is going to eventually have an impact on the status quo. “The hunger strike is drawing attention to the issue of the ...

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Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

The weekend deaths appear to be related to altitude sickness. KATHMANDU  – Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago. More than ...

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Roadside bomb kills 5 in northwest Pakistan

A roadside bomb has killed at least five people and wounded several others in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Mohammad Iqbal Khan, who is a Pakistani government official, said on Monday that a remote-controlled bomb was detonated in Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region as volunteers from a ...

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