Three Israeli soldiers detained for suspected revenge attack on Palestinians

  • JERUSALEM: Three Israeli soldiers were detained on Monday, the military said, after allegedly hurling an improvised bomb at Palestinians near the West Bank city of Bethlehem as revenge for the seizing of the body of a teenager last week. On Wednesday, in the occupied West Bank, which has seen ...
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‘Stateless’ Turkish Cypriots protest over lack of formal IDs

  • NICOSIA: Turkish Cypriots of mixed marriages protested on Saturday over what they say are inexplicable delays in gaining Cypriot citizenship, a contentious issue on the ethnically-split island. Campaigners say thousands of people are rendered effectively stateless because they are unable to ob...
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Mourners hit streets as Iran protests take bloody turn

  • PARIS: Hundreds of mourners poured onto the streets of a flashpoint Iranian city Thursday, defying a lethal crackdown on protests over Mahsa Amini’s death that shows signs of turning even bloodier. This week’s protests coincide with the third anniversary of “Bloody Aban” — or Bloody November —...
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Palestinian resistance operations add to Israel’s security headaches

  • RAMALLAH: The killing of three Israelis on Nov. 15 by a Palestinian teenager has placed into question security arrangements provided by the army and Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet. It has also given rise to speculation as to what steps the next far-right government under Benjamin ...
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Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli forces after knife rampage leaves 3 dead

  • RAMALLAH: A Palestinian teenager fatally stabbed three Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday before he was shot and killed by Israeli forces. The Israeli Magen David Adom emergency services said three other Israelis were seriously injured during his rampage. The person responsible for ...
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Bodies of 2 girls found in Syria camp housing Daesh families

  • BEIRUT: The beheaded bodies of two Egyptian girls were found Tuesday in a sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Daesh group, an opposition war monitor and local officials said. The bodies of the girls were found in the sewage system ...
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US says Iran threats to ex-officials Pompeo, Hook persist

  • WASHINGTON: The Biden administration has determined that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his former top aides remain credible and persist nearly two years after they left office. The State Department notified Congress last week that both Pompeo and Bria...
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Qatar, Kuwait commit to Afghanistan aid

  • LONDON: Qatar and Kuwait reaffirmed their commitment to provide aid to Afghanistan at a UN General Assembly session on Thursday. UN Permanent Representative of Qatar Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani said that her country had made long-term diplomatic and political efforts to facilitate ne...
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Flowery facelift for heart of revolt in Iraqi capital

  • BAGHDAD: Three years ago, Fadel Abbas marched with tens of thousands of fellow Iraqis chanting for the “fall of the regime” in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, meaning “liberation” in Arabic. The epicenter of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement, the square is now transformed and boasts a...
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Popular Istanbul mayor on trial, could face political ban

  • ISTANBUL: A Turkish court resumed the trial of Istanbul’s mayor Friday on charges of insulting members of Turkiye’s Supreme Electoral Council, a case critics allege is an attempt to remove a key opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the political scene. Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a member...
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