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Bahrainis renew calls for political activists’ release

Bahraini anti-regime protesters have once again staged new demonstrations to voice their resentment at the continued imprisonment of leading opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman and other political activists. Demonstrators held a rally in the northwestern village of Diraz, located about 12 kilometers southeast of the capital, Manama, following the Friday ...

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Yemeni forces destroy Saudi Apache choppers: TV

The Yemeni army and popular committees have reportedly destroyed two Saudi Arabian Apache helicopters in Yemen’s east-central province of Ma’rib. The choppers were targeted with Tochka rockets in an operation, which also destroyed three Saudi missile launch platforms, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported on Friday. A large number of Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini ...

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Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

Cairo (AFP) – Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter. “Greece or Italy sell me an island, I ll ...

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Israel stages missile attack on north of Gaza Strip

The Tel Aviv regime has launched a missile attack on the north of the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media say. According to The Times of Israel, Israeli warplanes targeted a base belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas early Thursday morning. Two missiles were reportedly fired in the attack. There ...

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Major defense drills underway in Iranian capital

Tens of thousands of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces are participating in massive defense maneuvers held in the capital city of Tehran to boost the country’s security and counter enemy threats. Several commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as government officials are observing the exercises. The drills, code-named ...

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Four Turkish officers killed in Mardin bombing

At least four police officers have been killed in a bomb attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin, reports say. The officers were traveling on Thursday in a vehicle in the province when explosives believed to have been planted by Kurdish militants were detonated as they passed by, security sources told ...

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Drowning humanity drowns Syrian toddler

Face down on a warm beach of a devouring sea, the lifeless Syrian toddler seems to have symbolized the most horrible nightmare of the ultimate human tragedy on the face of the Earth. The water lapping around his little body, playing with his tiny red T-shirt and blue shorts, is ...

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