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Iran remembers 1953 US-led coup against then Iran PM

Iran is remembering the anniversary of the 1953 coup against the government of then democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq. In August 1953, the British and American intelligence agencies initiated a coup by the Iranian military, setting off a series of events, including riots in the streets of the capital, Tehran, ...

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250 Palestinian detainees begin mass hunger strike

Some 250 Palestinians being held in Israel’s Negev prison have begun an open-ended hunger strike in protest to their administrative detention. The hunger strike will go on “until Israel’s policy of administrative detention comes to an end,” a prisoner representative was quoted as saying by the Ma’an News Agency on ...

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Abadi delays China trip to address domestic priorities

Iraq’s prime minister has indefinitely delayed a planned visit to China, saying he needs to address the security situation as well as the implementation of reforms at home. Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Monday that he had “decided to postpone his visit to China, which was scheduled for the 19th ...

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Bahrain protesters demand release of activists

People have poured into the streets in Bahrain, demanding reforms and the release of all political prisoners in the Persian Gulf Arab state. According to reports on Tuesday, Bahraini security forces attacked anti-regime protesters in the village of Ma’ameer, firing tear gas to disperse them. The village is known for its Industrial ...

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Indonesian rescuers find 54 bodies at plane crash site

Rescuers have discovered the bodies of all the 54 people who had been on board a passenger plane that recently crashed in rugged terrain in Indonesia’s east over the weekend. “There are no survivors. All 54 bodies have been found,” Indonesian Transport Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata said on Tuesday. Search ...

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Turkish border guards gun down 3 Syrians: Report

Turkish border guards have shot dead three Syrians who were trying to cross into Turkey, a report says. According to the report released by the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), two women were among those killed on Friday, while attempting to cross into the Turkish territory from the ...

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Iraq air force strikes kill 125 Takfiri Daesh terrorists

At least 125 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been killed in multiple airstrikes carried out by Iraq’s air force in the country’s conflict-stricken northern province of Salahuddin. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Friday that the terrorists were ...

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Iran warns of enemy’s moves against Islam

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warns that the enemy seeks to create divisions in the region and portray Islam as the religion of violence and extremism, urging resistance against such plots. “The enemy intends to turn the religion of morality and brotherhood into a religion of violence, extremism, killing, discord and rifts and we ...

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Israeli settlers beat Palestinian worker with steel rods

A group of Israeli settlers have attacked a Palestinian worker in occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem), landing him in hospital with a broken hand and a number of other injuries. The Palestinian man, identified as 31-year-old Loay Bakri, was repairing a traffic light in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, which is ...

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