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Iran welcomes ceasefire plan in Syria

Iran has always underlined the importance of establishing a ceasefire in Syria since the outset of the crisis in the Arab country, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the government accepts the terms ...

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Israeli settler runs over Palestinian women, kills one

An Israeli settler has run over a sexagenarian Palestinian woman and her daughter, fatally injuring the former. The Tuesday incident took place in Fasayel Village, south of the al-Aqwar area on the outskirts of the city of Ramallah in Israeli-occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority’s official Palestine News Agency, also ...

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Palestinian prisoners abused by Israeli interrogators: NGOs

Palestinian prisoners have been abused in a systematic manner during interrogations by Israeli internal spying service, Shin Bet, two Israeli rights groups say. B’Tselem and Hamoked on Wednesday published a report detailing the abuses based on interviews with 116 Palestinians who were interrogated at Israel’s Shikma prison between August 2013 and ...

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Hollande vows support for political transition in Syria

French President Francois Hollande has promised to step up efforts for a political transition in Syria followig a ceasefire deal between warring sides in the war-hit Arab country. Hollande, who was speaking to reporters during a visit to Peru on Tuesday, said France, Britain, Germany, and the United States would join ...

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Ministry: Syria accepts ceasefire deal

Muslim Times The Syrian government says it accepts the terms of a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia on Monday. According to a statement released by the Syrian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, the government accepts the deal on the basis that military efforts against terrorist Daesh and ...

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Iraq sends reinforcements to liberate key areas in Anbar

Muslim Times The Iraqi army has sent reinforcements to a military base in the western province of Anbar in preparation for an operation aimed at retaking a key city from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. “Major military reinforcements… arrived today to the Ain al-Asad base,” located in the Hit district of Anbar Province, ...

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Israeli razing of Palestinian homes dramatically up

Muslim Times Israel has increased by more than five times the rate at which it tears down Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank’s biggest administrative division. According to the daily Ha’aretz, Tel Aviv was now demolishing 49 Palestinian residences in so-called Area C every week, compared to nine in 2015. The ...

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UN encouraging terrorists, their backers: Syria

Muslim Times Syria has written to the United Nations, complaining that its silence on the bloody acts of terrorism in the country serves to encourage both the terrorists and their patrons. Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry forwarded separate letters to the world body’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security ...

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Druze slam Israeli plan for town on Palestinian lands

Muslim Times Members of the Druze community have slammed Israel’s plan to build a new town for the minority on the site of two Palestinian villages that have been razed by the Tel Aviv regime. Israel’s National Planning and Building Council approved the plan in January, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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