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Israeli academics promoting campaign to boycott Israel: Report

A new report has revealed the leading role played by top Israeli academics in promoting a growing international campaign that calls for boycotting Israel. According to a report released Thursday by the Zionist group Im Tirtzu, prominent Israeli professors encourage, legitimize and often promote anti-Israel boycott efforts. The report said ...

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Saudi FM urges Assad departure as part of transition in Syria

The Saudi foreign minister has insisted again that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must quickly step down from power as part of a political transition in the violence-torn country. Riyadh’s position on Assad “has not changed” and the Syrian leader “should leave, as soon as the transition period starts,” Adel al-Jubeir ...

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Bahrainis hold demo to demand release of imprisoned activists

Bahraini demonstrators have taken to the streets in the tiny Persian Gulf country to demand the immediate release of political prisoners, especially prominent opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman. Protesters demonstrated in the village of Buri, located 13 kilometers (eight miles) southwest of the capital Manama on Thursday, demanding the freedom of Salman, who is the secretary general of Bahrain’s ...

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Israel puts 37 Palestinians under ‘administrative detention’

The Israeli military has placed more than three dozen Palestinians under administrative detention, sending them to prison without charge or trial. Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Wednesday that 10 detainees were placed under administrative detention for the first time, while the orders were extended for 27 others. Among the detainees was ...

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Lebanon arrests senior Daesh commander in Arsal

Lebanon has arrested a senior commander of the Daesh Takfiri group in the country’s northeastern region near the border with Syria, local media report. Lebanon’s National News Agency said the army detained Sameh al-Breidy in an operation in the strategic town of Arsal on Tuesday. Lebanese soldiers also raided several ...

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Daesh uses civilians in Raqqa as human shield: Activist

A Syrian activist says the Daesh Takfiris  are using civilians in the Syrian city of Raqqa as human shields during their fight against an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters – began an operation on Tuesday to take control of ...

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