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Iran widens cash handout cancellations

Iran has cancelled cash handouts to another one million wealthy citizens who received the monthly allowance as part of the targeted subsidy program.  They will not receive the stipend at the end of the current month on August 22, joining the ranks of the first one million well-off Iranians and ...

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Israelis abduct 8 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces have abducted at least eight Palestinians and injured another in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and the town of Beit Ummar. Local sources said four Palestinians were abducted after Israeli forces stormed and ransacked a number of Palestinian homes and stores in the Old City ...

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52 arrested across Egypt during anti-government protests

Dozens of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement and Anti-Coup Alliance have been arrested during fresh anti-government protest rallies across the country, Press TV reports. The demonstrations took place on Friday and covered several provinces across the North African country, including the capital city, Cairo. During the rallies, protesters chanted slogans ...

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Rockets fired from Yemen kill three Saudi soldiers

RIYADH: Rocket fire from war-wracked Yemen on Friday killed three Saudi soldiers and a member of a paramilitary force, in the deadliest border incidents for several weeks, the interior ministry said. The three soldiers died and seven border guards were wounded as a barrage of rockets crashed into the Asir ...

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Taliban leaders swear allegiance to Mullah Mansour

ISLAMABAD: Amidst reports of divisions in Taliban ranks over the choice of their chief, the group’s supreme council notified Mullah Akhtar Mansour as successor to the late Mullah Omar and named his two deputies on Friday. “The supreme council agreed that he is the appropriate and eligible person, according to ...

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OPEC says able to accommodate Iran return

OPEC Secretary General Abdullah al-Badri says the organization will be able to make room for Iran’s barrels when the country restores production to the levels before sanctions.  Tehran exported around 2.3 million barrels of oil per day before sanctions cut them to around 1 million. With finalized nuclear negotiations having ...

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30 Turkish F-16s bomb PKK camps in northern Iraq

At least 30 Turkish military aircraft have bombarded the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. According to reports published by Istanbul-based NTV and CNN-Turk satellite television networks, at least 30 F-16 fighter jets operated by the Turkish Air Force pounded five locations in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on ...

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Palestinians slam Israeli law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

Palestinians have blasted an Israeli law that allows the Guantanamo-style force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike in Israeli jails. On Thursday, Israel’s parliament (Knesset) passed into law the legislation to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike. The move has met fierce condemnations, with critics insisting that it is a form of ...

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