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Israeli parliament passes law that allows expulsion of critical MPs

Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has passed a controversial bill that allows authorities to suspend legislators critical of the Tel Aviv regime’s policies toward Palestinians, with critics arguing that the law is meant to target opposition Arab lawmakers. The law, which was supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was passed on ...

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Turkey blocks access to Wikileaks after e-mail leaks

Turkish authorities have blocked access to WikiLeaks following a move by the website to publish a cache of nearly 300,000 purported emails from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials in the wake of a failed coup attempt in Turkey. Turkey’s telecommunications authority described the move in a statement ...

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Saudi airstrikes leave 21 civilians dead across Yemen

Nearly two dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a string of Saudi aerial attacks against several areas across conflict-stricken Yemen. At least one civilian was killed and another injured on Tuesday, when Saudi warplanes struck two oil tankers parked at a crossing in the ...

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How Erdogan survived but Morsi did not

Egypt and Turkey enjoy uncanny similarities: the majority of both nations are Muslim; they are the largest countries in the eastern Mediterranean; and share centuries of common history and culture as part of the Ottoman Empire; but how does a seemingly paralleled politico-military narrative — say a coup attempt — ...

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Latest advances prove Iraq ability to defeat Daesh: UN

A United Nations official says recent strategic gains by Iraqi armed forces against Daesh indicate that the troops are capable of defeating the Takfiri terrorist group. Speaking at the UN Security Council on Friday, Jan Kubis, the special representative of the UN secretary general for Iraq, referred to the victories ...

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