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Erdogan: Afrin's Operation Olive Branch 'Close to Victory'

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey's ongoing operation in northwestern Syria is getting closer to "victory" with each passing day.

Kuwait Rally Championship Concludes


Bassel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club concluded Saturday the 3rd Round of Kuwait Rally championship, held amidst fierce competition among the riders.

US Justice Department Indicts 13 Russian Individuals for Meddling with 2016 Elections

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The Department of Justice announced indictments Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups that charges them with criminally interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Trump Doubting Israeli-Palestinian Relations: 'Palestinians are not Looking to Make Peace'

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s “concerns” about Israeli colonies in the occupied territories and his doubts about Tel Aviv’s seriousness to achieve peace with the Palestinians do not reflect a change in America’s policy vis-a-vis the…

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Iran to Face Libya in Friendly in Vienna


Iran national football team will play Libya in Vienna, Austria on March 27.

Syrian Karate Referee Qazma Gets New International Referee Badge


Syrian international karate referee, Hafez Qazma, has got the international referee badge in Kumite competition during his participation in the international referee course which was held as part of the International tournament of Karate…

Iran Likely to Face Suspension from International Wrestling Competitions


The case on Alireza Karimi, the Iranian wrestler who intentionally lost a match at the U23 World Championship in Poland to avoid facing off an Israeli rival, is about to be wrapped up, with the final verdict likely to bring Iran a one-year…

Iranian Wrestler Karimi Banned for Six Months


Iranian wrestler Alireza Karimi has been handed a six months ban for deliberately losing a bout to avoid facing an opponent from Zionist regime (Israel).

QFA President Backs Iraq to Host Gulf Cup


Qatar Football Association and Gulf Football Federation president Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani has affirmed that Qatar would willingly vote for Iraq at the meeting of the GCC associations to determine the host country for…


Benzema Should Never Start Another Big Game for Real Madrid


Karim Benzema is running out of lives at Real Madrid. The French forward was whistled again by his own fans during Los Blancos' 3-1 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night and it was no surprise that the team won the game…


'Well, it's too late now!" Ellen DeGeneres Jokes About Jennifer Aniston's Marriage (With Video)


Jennifer Aniston was forced to put a brave face on when good friend Ellen DeGeneres unwittingly made a joke about her marriage during an interview.

Christina Aguilera Poses Nude for Bathtub Photo Shoot! (With Picture)


Music superstar Christina Aguilera went nude for a new bathtub photo shoot.


Rebecca Gayheart files for Divorce from Grey's Anatomy's Eric Dane, After 14-year Marriage and 2 Daughters


Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart filed for divorce Friday in their native Los Angeles, wrapping up a 14-year marriage that produced two daughters.

What Happened to Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole on Valentine's Day?


Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne's relationship is 'strained' as he is spending nights away from home while she looks after their baby son, a friend has claimed.

Netanyahu: Golan Heights will 'Forever' Remain Under Israeli Control

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday declared that the occupied Golan Heights would “forever” remain under Israeli control.


'We are Partners in NATO': Turkey, Germany Agree to Mend Relations After Ankara-Berlin Tensions

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The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany agreed Friday to work towards improving bilateral relations after a period of tensions between Ankara and Berlin.

UK, Germany Intend on Maintaining Relationship after Brexit


Prime Minister Theresa May met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Friday to discuss a number of issues, including the ongoing Brexit negotiations and NATO security cooperation.Speaking later at a joint news conference, May and…

Friday, Feb 16

Anti-Netanyahu Demonstrations for his Resignation over Possible Indictment in Tel Aviv


Israeli protesters rallied in Tel Aviv Friday to demand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation, due to a potential indictment on bribery charges.

4 Palestinians Injured in West Bank Clashes with Israeli Army


At least four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli army troops after the latter stormed the Old Quarter of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.

What a Bush-era appointment to U.S.-Syria Envoy means for the MENA region


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Russia: US 'Provoking Turkey,' Arming Kurdish Forces Across Iraq


Russia on Thursday accused the U.S. of arming Kurds across Iraq. Speaking at news conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said: “Provoking Turkey, Americans keep sending the Kurds new and new convoys with…

Thursday, Feb 15

Violence in Afghanistan Killed, Wounded 10,000 People in 2017: UN

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Raging violence in Afghanistan killed and wounded over 10,000 people last year, with a dreadful rise in the number of women and child casualties, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office stated on…

More Children Than Ever Are Living in Conflict Areas: Save the Children

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More children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence; 357 million children - or one in six worldwide - were living in conflict zones; This is an increase of 75 percent from the early 1990s;…

Israeli Forces Demolish 2 Palestinian Houses in Hebron

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Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished two Palestinian homes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, reportedly citing unpermitted construction as a pretext, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news…

Russian Airstrikes Kill at Least 7 Civilians in Idlib

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At least seven civilians were killed in airstrikes carried out by Russian aircraft in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, local civil defense officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Kuwait Pledges $2 Billion for Reconstructing Iraq

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Kuwait will earmark $1 billion in loans and another $1 billion in direct investments to neighboring Iraq, the country’s emir announced Wednesday.

Will Japan be the New Broker of Peace in the Middle East?

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Israeli Forces Detain 29 Palestinians in Overnight Raids

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Israeli forces rounded up 29 Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian activists.

France to Strike if Proof of Chemical Weapons Emerges in Syria

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French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he would order a military strike if any evidence emerges that the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Israel Doubles Down on its Military After Facing Newfound Isolation

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Israel is losing international partners; Its biggest ally, the U.S. is withdrawing from the region; As a result, Israel is relying more on its military; This could have deadly consequences for the region

Kuwait Will Allow Stateless People to Join its Army

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Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament) on Tuesday passed a bill to draft ‘stateless people’ into the country’s army.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Will Visit Jordan on Wednesday

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit Jordan on Wednesday, according to official sources.

Egyptian Security Forces Kill 10 and Arrest 400 in Sinai Operation

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Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants and arrested 400 people, including foreigners, as part of a major security operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to the military.