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Deaf Teenager Succumbs to Wounds Bringing Death Numbers to 41 in Gaza's Return March

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Two Palestinians, including a deaf teenager, succumbed to wounds sustained during the ongoing “Great March of Return” protests in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Youth Exclusion Prompts Calls for New Economic Framework in Jordan

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While Jordanian youth make up nearly two-thirds of the population, they remain largely excluded from decision-making processes. With every government reshuffle, the youth agenda — including the long-awaited National Youth Strategy — seems…

Macron Urges U.S. to Maintain Diplomatic Presence in Syria

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said the U.S. should at least maintain a diplomatic presence in Syria, ahead of a visit to Washington.

Trump Asks Netanyahu "If he Really Wants Peace or Not" in the Middle East

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U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he actually cares about establishing peace in the Middle East, according to a report.

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U.S. Keeps Strike Carrier Ship in Europe Instead of Middle East

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The United States military is reportedly considering keeping an aircraft carrier strike group in Europe instead of deploying it to the Middle East, a move that Pentagon sources say is aimed at deterring Russia.


Airbnb, Smartphones: UAE Millennials More Selective in Their Ways of Travel


Amid the rise of disruptive technologies and changing habits, millennials are reshaping the travel sector, according to a number of industry executives.

Lebanese Ambassador to France Lobby's Paris Politician Against Further Syria Strikes

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Lebanese ambassador to France, Rami Adwan, has reportedly “met with French Socialist Party member, Boris Fallu,” asking him to “launch a campaign against the Western strikes on Syria,” in which France participated, An Nahar daily reported…


Holiday Inn Express Debuts in Saudi Arabia, With 10 Hotels in Next 15 Years


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate, Al Hokair Group, which will see the debut of Holiday Inn Express…


Zarif Warns if Trump walks out of the 'Iran deal' Tehran will vigorously pursue nuclear enrichment

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will "vigorously" resume the activities it halted under the 2015 nuclear agreement if the United States scraps the multilateral accord.


EU Holds Brussels Conference on Syria, 85 States and NGOs Attend

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Egypt will attend a second international conference organised by the European Union and the United Nations on “supporting the future of Syria and the region,” which is scheduled to take place in Brussels from 24-25 April.


Turkey 'Deeply Disappointed' With U.S. Report on Human Rights

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Turkey on Sunday criticized the U.S. State Department Human Right Report for privileging the views of terrorist-linked sources and ignoring the facts.


Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Families, Attempt Homes Takeover in Hebron

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A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family and attempted to take over two homes on Saturday in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.


Saudi Authorities Impose Fresh Restrictions on Drones

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Saudi authorities on Sunday ordered drone enthusiasts to obtain permission before flying the devices, one day after a drone was shot down near a royal palace in the capital Riyadh.


Yemeni Forces, Arab Coalition Regain Control of Houthi Military Sites in Mokha, Barah

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The Yemeni National Resistance and Arab coalition forces took control of military sites from the Iran-backed Houthi militias on Sunday, UAE state-news agency WAM reported.

Mohamed Hamaki to Perform a Concert in St. Petersburg's Egyptian Team Matches Venue


The official sponsor for premium package tours for the World Cup event in Egypt Mohamed Al-Shaer announced that Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki will be performing a concert on June 18 in one of St. Petersburg’s most prestigious venues,…


Al Abadi Says Iraqi Jets Chase 'Terrorists Beyond Border'

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Iraqi warplanes are hunting “terrorists beyond Iraq’s border”, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Sunday.


Lebanon: Safe Shia Seat Almost Certain to Secure 'Electoral Threshold' to Hizbollah

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Hizbullah is currently seeking to secure the electoral threshold needed for the win of its Shiite candidate Hussein Zoaiter in Jbeil, a media report published Sunday said.

Israel Detains 15 Hamas Members After Malaysia Assassination of Palestinian Professor

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Up to 15 Hamas operatives were arrested in an overnight raid in the West Bank, the Israeli military said on Sunday.

Bomb on Voter Registration Center Kills 31 in Kabul, ISIS Claims Responsibility

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A Sunday morning suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul killed over 30 people trying to register for fall elections, officials confirmed.


Egypt Welcomes North Korea's Plans to Freeze WMD Programs

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Egypt has welcomed the announcement by North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday that the Asian nation plans to freeze its program of ballistic-missile and nuclear tests.In a statement issued on Saturday, the Egyptian Ministy of Foreign…

Sunday, Apr 22

Dubai’s Economy Slows in 2017: Report


Dubai’s economic growth slowed last year, figures released by Dubai Statistics Centre on Saturday indicated.

Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Refusing to Sell Weapons to Ankara While Arming Kurds

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the US and its allies have been providing free weapons to Kurdish militants operating in northern Syria in a move that poses a threat to Turkey's security.

Mousavi Warns Iran Will "Annihilate" Israel Within 25 Years

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Iran's military head said Saturday that forces are preparing to "annihilate" Israel's Zionist regime within 25 years after recent threats between the foes.

OPCW Experts Fly Collected Samples from Douma to Holland Labs

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International chemical weapons inspectors retrieved samples Saturday from a Syrian town two weeks after the suspected attack.

Saturday, Apr 21

Corbyn Calls for Peace in Syria Before Cold War Begins

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The leader of Britain’s Labour Party says there is a strong need for a political solution in Syria as military action raises the specter of a new Cold War.

Another 4 Palestinians Killed in Protests on Gaza-Israeli Border

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Four Palestinians were killed in protests on Friday at the Gaza-Israel border, the health officials said.

Palestine to Seek UN Protection from Israeli Attacks

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Palestine will approach the U.N. Security Council to demand international protection for Palestinians under Israeli occupation, a spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday.

Russia Calls on UN for Greater Presence in Syria

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Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday called for a greater U.N. presence in Syria.

Friday, Apr 20

In Iran-Israel Tension, Netanyahu Warns of 'Heavy Price'

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday warned Iran that Israeli would “exact a heavy price” from whoever sought to harm its people.

Gaza Strips Mourns Casualties, After 'New Weapons' Fired into Protests

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The Israeli army appears to be using new weapons -- including exploding bullets and mysterious gases -- against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip’s eastern border.

UK, China Discuss Chemical Attack on Syria's Douma

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday reiterated an independent international mechanism be formed to attribute responsibility to the perpetrators of attacks such as the one in Syria’s Douma.

Fighting Erupts Between Different Factions in S. Sudanese Army

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Fresh clashes erupted Thursday between South Sudanese army troops and rebels loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar in country's north, said an army spokesman.

Thursday, Apr 19

Franco-German Roadmap on "Debt-Pooling" Expected Before EU June Summit

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Much of Germany’s resistance against Macron’s reform proposals is based on deep-seated German wariness of any measures that could result in debt pooling, or the streaming of German taxpayers’ money to spendthrift neighbors.

Sudan Lodges Complaint With UN Over Last Egyptian Election in Disputed Region

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Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Wednesday that his country had lodged a complaint to the United Nations, accusing Egypt of holding presidential elections that took place in March in a disputed region between the two…

Jordan's King Abdullah and Austrian President Hold One-to-One Meeting on Bilateral Cooperation

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His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday discussed with President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen means to enhance bilateral cooperation and the latest regional and international developments.

European Union Mull over Idea of New Sanctions on Iran to Persuade Trump to Stick to Nuclear Deal

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European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.

Wednesday, Apr 18

E.C. Head Says Brexit Decision Is Causing Problems for Irish Border, Solve it Please!

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Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has caused the problem of the Irish border and Britain will have to solve it, the head of the European Council said on Wednesday.

OPCW's Mission to Look Into Douma Chemical Attack Delayed Further Because of Gunfire

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A mission by experts with the U.N. chemical watchdog, who were supposed to enter the Syrian town of Douma to examine the circumstances surrounding an alleged chemical attack, has been once again delayed due to unexpected gunfire at the…

Four People Injured in Israeli Artillery Attack in Gaza Strip, 1 in Critical Condition

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Four people were injured early Wednesday in an Israeli artillery attack on the town of Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip.

Malaysia in Talks to Buy JF-17 Thunder Aircraft from Pakistan

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The Malaysian government is in “preliminary talks” with Pakistan to buy the multi-role JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft developed jointly by China and Pakistan.