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Bahrain forces attack Independence Day rallies

Bahraini regime forces have attacked anti-regime protesters who took to the streets in several areas to mark the country’s Independence Day. On Monday evening, protesters staged demonstrations on Sitra Island and the villages of Barbar, Abu Saiba and Shakhoura on the anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain on August 15, ...

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50,000 stranded on Jordan-Syria border: UN

The United Nations (UN) says roughly 50,000 Syrians are stranded on Syria’s border with Jordan, expressing concern about their situation. The refugees reportedly comprise an estimated 4,000 people at the Hadalat border crossing and 45,000, mostly women and children, at the Rukban border crossing in Jordan’s extreme northeast. The Takfiri ...

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Iraqi Shia cleric Sadr visits UAE after Saudi Arabia

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has flown to the United Arab Emirates on a charter flight sent from Abu Dhabi, just two weeks after visiting Saudi Arabia in a string of controversial trips. The Sunday visit was the second by Sadr to the Emirates in as many months, Emirati paper The National reported. The ...

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Israel delays exit permits for 50% of Gaza patients: WHO

The World Health Organization says Israel has delayed giving permission to about half of Gazans who seek to leave the besieged strip for treatment in Israeli hospitals in May. According to the WHO examination, some 50.7 percent of the 2,282 requests submitted to the Coordination and Liaison Administration to the ...

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Saudi razes hundreds of houses in Shia-majority town

Saudi Arabia has reportedly laid waste to at least 320 houses in an eastern Shia-majority town, which it has placed under siege for about three months. Local activists reported the figure on Monday, saying the structures in Awamiyah had mostly been populated by Shia Muslims. They said Saudi forces also ...

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Militants begin evacuating from Lebanon’s Arsal to Syria

Hundreds of Syrian militants have started evacuating from an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria after the defeat of Takfiri terrorists during a Hezbollah offensive.  Buses carrying 300 Saraya Ahl al-Sham militants and 3,000 Syrian refugees left eastern Arsal on Monday at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Lebanon-based Arabic-language ...

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