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No Peace Without Justice, No Justice Without Human Rights: Lebanon Pres. Speech on Jerusalem

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The OIC held an emergency summit meeting in Istanbul over Jerusalem; President Michel Aoun said Israel relies on force and the violation of human rights; He proposed filing a complaint to the Security Council and the United Nations on…

Trump 'Almost Rewarded' Israel for Terrorist Acts: Erdogan at OIC Summit


The OIC held a summit meeting in Istanbul over Jerusalem; Erdogan called Israel an "occupying and terrorist state"; Israel was "almost rewarded" by Trump for "terrorist actions"; Abbas said Trump gave Jerusalem to Israel as if it was a U.S…

It’s not Just Trump: Many Senators Supported his Jerusalem Move

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Trump's Jerusalem decision drew widespread condemnation; However, many U.S. Senators supported his decision; One poll shows most Americans disapproved of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital; In a first for Trump, one of his foreign…

OIC Summit in Istanbul to Call for East Jerusalem as Palestine's Capital

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are expected to call on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital during Wednesday’s Istanbul summit.

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Khloe Kardashian is Officially in Love with Basketball Player Tristan Thompson


Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian says her life changed when she met her boyfriend, basketball player Tristan Thompson.

This is Why Ed Sheeran Just Left Twitter


Singer Ed Sheeran finds it healthy that he deleted his Twitter account as he now steers clear from anything said about him.

Jada Pinkett Smith Has Tantrum at Golden Globes, Blames Racism


Jada Pinkett Smith is not taking the omission of her film and its breakout star (Tiffany Haddish) from Monday’s Golden Globe nominations lightly. The Girls Trip star took to Twitter on Tuesday to voice her discontent, alleging that the…

Shyma Jailed Over Licking a Banana in Banned Video (Watch Here)


An Egyptian court has sentenced a pop singer to two years in prison on charges of inciting debauchery for her raunchy performance in a music video that has triggered an outcry in the conservative country.


‘Trump the Kunafeh’: Palestinians See the Funny Side


His orange-tinted skin has seen him branded a “cheeto” by his critics in the U.S. But now one Palestinian boy has a new nickname for the American President.


Israel Airstrikes Continue, Target Hamas Bases in Gaza

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Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday following a rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, according to the Israeli military.

'We Can Talk About the Weather': Tillerson Says US Ready for N. Korea Talks Without Preconditions

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Tillerson said the U.S. is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions"; He said it is not realistic to talk only if North Korea gives up its nuclear program; Trump "is very realistic about that as well and encouraged the…

'Long Winter' for Taliban as US Destroys $80M in Drug Money

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American military officials said a U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan destroyed $80 million in narcotics money as part of a campaign to target Taliban revenue streams.


Russia Removes Diplomats from Yemen as Deadly Clashes Continue

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Russia withdrew all of its diplomatic staff from Yemen due to ongoing clashes; The ambassador to Yemen and others will temporarily work from Riyadh; The Russian government hopes external forces can influence parties in Yemen to cease…


Egypt's Ahly to Take on Atletico Madrid Under Slogan 'Peace Against Terrorism'


Cairo giants Ahly have reached an agreement with Spanish side Atletico Madrid to play a friendly at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium on 30 December under the slogan "Peace against Terrorism."


China's Oil Imports up 14 Percent as Government Tries to Demonopolize Sector


China's crude oil imports in November grew 14.5 percent from a year earlier to 37.04 million tons, or 9.06 million barrels a day (bpd), Chinese government data showed this week.


UAE Mulls New Taxes, Other Than VAT


The UAE is considering the implementation of new taxes as it prepares to introduce a 5 per cent value added tax (VAT) on January 1, according to reports.


Licenses to be Issued for Saudi Cinemas, Shows Must Abide by Social Values

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Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad on Monday presided over a meeting of the board of directors of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) at the commission’s headquarters in Riyadh, in a meeting which approved…


The Lebanese Bar Owner Who's Ready to Take on ISIS to Stay Open

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The Captain's Cabin is Beirut's longest running bar and has served beer since 1964; The watering hole was the only bar open during the Lebanese Civil War; The bar's owner Andre Toriz has has seen many incidents over the years; However, he…

Saudis Call for US Fast Food Boycott Over Jerusalem, But Who Would That Hurt More?


Calls for cutting ties with the U.S. and boycotting their goods have spread across the Middle East since its president declared Jerusalem the Israeli capital last week.

N. Korea says Dialogue with US 'Possible' Under Right Conditions

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A top North Korean diplomat has reportedly said dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington "is possible," given the right conditions.

Tuesday, Dec 12

6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the village of Hojedk near the town of Ravar located in the southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday.

Europe Actively Supports Migrant Abuse and Exploitation: Amnesty

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Amnesty International said Europe is "knowingly complicit" in migrant abuse in Libya; The group said the Libyan Coast Guard, detention authorities, and smugglers are responsible; Last month it was revealed migrants are being sold into…

The UN Must Pressure Israel to End Occupation: Palestinian PM

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Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday called on the U.N. Security Council to pressure Israel to end its decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.

N. Korea Says It's an Unmatched Nuclear State Headed for Victory

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North Korea says it has become "a matchless nuclear weapons state" headed for a victory over the United States, according to its state-run media on Tuesday.

Monday, Dec 11

New York Subway Explosion Injures 4, Suspect Arrested

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An explosion in a subway near New York City's Port Authority during the Monday morning commute was an attempted "terrorist attack," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

53 ISIS Militants Surrender to Iraqi Forces West of Mosul

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Scores of ISIS militants on Monday surrendered to Iraqi security forces west of Mosul, regional capital of the northern Nineveh province, according to an Iraqi military source.

Jordan Panel to Review 1994 Peace Treaty with Israel

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A Jordanian panel will review the 1994 peace treaty with Israel; The panel will examine Israeli violations under the deal; They will then compile a report to forward to other countries and organizations; 14 deputies signed a memorandum…

Sunday, Dec 10

Erdogan Calls Israel an 'Occupying State, a Terrorist State'

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.”

Could China Become the Next Target of Global Terror?

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There are Chinese jihadist sepratists in Syria; They pose a direct security threat to China; China's response has been to crack down on Uyghur Muslims in China; Its short-sighted strategy may end up backfiring, endagering the country…

Palestinian Artists Threaten to Declare Washington the Capital of Native Americans

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Away from the burning of tires, American flags and U.S. President Donald Trump's pictures, hundreds of artists expressed their solidarity with Jerusalem in their own way on Sunday.

5-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Rushed to Hospital After Being Hit by Israeli Army Vehicle

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A 5-year-old Palestinian child was injured Sunday after being struck by an Israeli military vehicle in the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Saturday, Dec 9

Lebanese PM Hariri Condemns Iraqi Militia Leader’s ‘Illegal’ Visit to Israel Border

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saturday blasted the apparent visit to south Lebanon by an Iraqi militia leader.

Iraq ‘Totally Liberated’ From ISIS, Says Prime Minister Abadi

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Iraqi forces have regained full control of the country’s border with Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday.

2 Palestinians Killed, 250 Injured in Clashes with Israeli Troops

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Israeli troops killed at least two Palestinian protester as clashes escalated over U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dozens Injured in Israeli Strikes on Gaza


Dozens of Palestinians were injured Friday after Israeli forces struck two locations in the Gaza strip, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Friday, Dec 8

Violent Clashes Between Palestinians and Israeli Troops as Protests Continue

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Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed Friday with Israeli security forces in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah while thousands protested following midday prayers, in a show of rage over the Trump administration's…

Settlers Accompanied by Israeli Army Converge on Palestinian Town

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Hundreds of Jewish settlers -- accompanied by Israeli army troops -- converged on the Palestinian village of Kasra on Friday morning in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian eyewitnesses.

Saudi-backed Yemeni Forces Take Key Military Camp from Houthis

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Government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, pushed Houthis from a military camp in the province of Hodeida, a day after taking control of Khokha region, military commanders said on Friday.

Travel Warnings for U.S. Citizens in Egypt, Sudan

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The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum on Thursday issued a travel warning for Americans living in Sudan to “avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.”