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Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian man in West Bank

The Tel Aviv regime forces have shot and injured a Palestinian man during clashes between local villagers and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed on Monday that the man with chest injuries was brought to Rafidya hospital in Nablus in serious condition and was ...

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More protests held in Bahrain

New protests have been held in Bahrain against the ruling monarchy’s oppressive policies, especially its ill-treatment of a prominent Shia cleric. Protests were held in the village of Sanabis on the outskirts of the capital, Manama, in the capital’s Abu Sabi’ neighborhood, the Maqsha’ District, which lies nine kilometers from ...

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Turkey: US trial of gold trader meant to ‘corner’ economy

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has denounced as politically motivated a recent testimony given by Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab in a US court implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an alleged Iran sanctions-busting scheme. Speaking in Istanbul on Friday, Yildirim said he hoped Zarrab, a Turkish citizen of Iranian descent, ...

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Syria fires missiles at Israeli aircraft after Israeli missiles hit near Damascus

The Syrian army has fired at least four surface-to-air missiles at Israeli aircraft as the regime launched an attack against the western countryside of Syria’s capital Damascus, reports say. The Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency, citing an unnamed source, said the Syrian military’s anti-aircraft missiles were fired from the Mezzeh Airbase in rural Damascus ...

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Three officials of Swiss-French firm accused of financing Daesh in Syria

Three top managers of the Swiss-French industrial company LafargeHolcim have been accused of indirectly financing the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group through the company’s activities in war-ravaged Syria, judicial sources say. The trio, arrested in Paris on Wednesday, was charged on Friday with paying the terror outfit and other foreign-backed militant groups through ...

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HRW warns of health risks of Lebanon garbage crisis

Human Rights Watch has warned that the open burning of garbage in Lebanon is posing serious health risks for the residents. The New York-based organization on Friday reported a massive increase in the open burning of waste across Lebanon, saying the people and municipalities resorted to burning the garbage as ...

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