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MBS, Austrian Chancellor Discuss Bilateral Relations Over Phone

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz phoned Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday. The two discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them in various fields.Later on that evening, Crown Prince Mohammed…

UN Libya Envoy Condemns Derna Terror Pockets, Calls for Elections by Year End

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United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh reiterated on Monday his call to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in the war-torn country before the end of the year.Speaking at the UN Security Council, he drew a bleak…

Erdogan is Cooling Towards Syrians in Turkey as Elections Loom

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Hostility towards Syrian refugees in Turkey has spiked as campaigning for a snap election is getting underway. This has left Syrians in fear of backlash during the campaign itself, and of what may happen afterwards. At the centre of it all…

Riyad Al-Malki Makes ICC Appeal to Underline Israeli Bloody Actions in Gaza

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki will submit a referral to the International Criminal Court on the Israeli crimes and violations of the Palestinian peoples’ rights.Maliki is scheduled to meet prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in The…

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UAE, Bahrain Fully Supports Pompeo's 'Right Approach' on Iran

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The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, said on Monday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was taking the right approach on Iran.

Arab Coalition Spokesman Says Turkish Ship Carrying Wheat Missiled by Houthis off Hodeidah Port

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Saudi-led Coaltion spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said during a press conference on Monday that a Turkish ship carrying wheat was attacked by a missile recently off the port of Hodeidah.


Pentagon Spokesman Says U.S. Will Take Necessary Steps Against Iran's 'Malicious Activities'

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The Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning on Monday said the U.S. will take all necessary steps against Iran's alleged malicious activities in the region.


Taliban Warns Afghan Civilians to Stay Away From 'Military Bases' in Kabul, Attacks Expected

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The Taliban have warned Afghan civilians to stay away from “military bases” in Kabul as the militant group prepares to launch more attacks in the capital.


Venezuelan Maduro Celebrates Re-Election With Fireworks

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When the results were released, Maduro’s supporters gathered outside his Miraflores presidential palace in downtown Caracas, celebrating his re-election with fireworks.


Iran Prepares Negotiations For Nuclear Deal With Europe, Add-ons Contemplated

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As Iran prepares for a new round of negotiations with the remaining parties of the nuclear deal, there were conflicting European reports on a European, Russian and Chinese plan aimed at discussing a new agreement that includes economic…


Probe Launched Against Paris Diner Refusing Reservations of Arab, African and Veilled Customers

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An investigation has been launched against a renowned Paris restaurant that has been declining reservations from Arab, African or veil-wearing customers.


300 Israeli Settlers Stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Around 300 Israeli settlers stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, taking advantage of Jewish holidays, amid tight security measures and Palestinian rejection. The wave of intruders provoked worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan, and…


In Great March of Return 112 Palestinian Killed, 13,192 Injured Through Israeli Bullets

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The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza issued an updated count of Palestinian casualties since the “Great March of Return” began on March 30th in the besieged Gaza Strip.


British-Iranian Woman Jailed in Tehran Appears in Court to Face New Charge

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for two years, has appeared in court to face a new charge, her husband said on Monday.

Israeli Navy Fires on Palestinian Fishing Boats off Gaza Coast

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Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City on Monday morning.

Hezbollah Demands New 'Service' Portfolios in Next Lebanese Cabinet

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As the race for cabinet portfolios accelerates before the appointment of a new Prime Minister, “Hezbollah” has made new demands on political and service portfolios, contrary to its previous shares in governments since 2005.

Monday, May 21

Paraguay Relocates Embassy to Jerusalem From Tel Aviv

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Paraguay officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the third country to do so after the U.S. and Guatemala.

In Bizarre Move U.S. Republican Urge Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

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A member of Congress has urged the US to recognize Syria’s Golan Heights as an Israeli territory after Washington's relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds last week.

Everything Trump Has Learned is Setting Him Up to Fail in Iran

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In Beirut, Police Presence Lurks Outside LGBTQ Community

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Beirut Pride was canceled and its lead organizer was arrested in Beirut; Lebanon's morality police have concistently targeted the country's LGBTIQ+ community; Although small steps are being taken, Lebanon still appears combative to its…

Sunday, May 20

Three Bombs Detonated at Cricket Match in Afghanistan Kill 8, Wounds 45

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Terrorists murdered eight people and wounded another 45 by detonating three bombs at a cricket match in Afghanistan.

Experts Differ on Recent Sanctions Slammed on Hizbollah by United States, GCC

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Opinions differ in Lebanon on the issue of US and Gulf sanctions against Hezbollah, the latest of which target members of its consultative council. However, everyone agrees that Hezbollah can always find ways to bypass the “American fist”…

Safadi, Shukry, Jubair Confer in OIC Istanbul Meet, Call For Probe in Gaza Massacre

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Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Friday stressed the need to provide protection to Palestinians and meet their legitimate rights of establishing an independent state on the pre-1967 lines,…

Paraguay Moves Embassy to Occupied Jerusalem Tuesday, Decision Taken 8 Months Ago

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Paraguay's Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga Caballero has said that his country will open the country's new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Tuesday, following similar steps by the United States and Guatemala.But the minister denied that…

Saturday, May 19

Merkel, Putin Defend Gas Pipeline Project in Sochi

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President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Friday that Russia would continue gas transit through Ukraine after the construction of the Nord Stream 2.

Friday, May 18

Al-Aqsa: Thousands Converge for First Friday Prayer of Ramadan

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Thousands of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Arab communities inside Israel have converged on East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the first Friday prayers of the Ramadan fasting month.

Trump Dismissed Application of 'Libyan Model' in North Korea Negotiations

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President Donald Trump dismissed the idea of applying the "Libyan model" for denuclearizing North Korea, as previously proposed by national security adviser John Bolton.

Muqtada Al-Sadr Advocates for Government Independent of US, Iran

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Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Thursday that the Iraqi people would make decisions for themselves without interference from the U.S. or Iran.

Thursday, May 17

Jordan is Key Player in Israel's Energy Equation in Region

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Jordan is a key player in Israel's energy equation in the region as it could either make or break the Jordan-Israeli gas sales and purchase agreement that is vital to Israel's success as a regional energy player, according to the director…

Republicans May Veto Trump's Haspel Nomination for CIA Director Because of Torture Program

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that he will not vote to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA.

President Al-Sisi Says U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Relocation has Negative Consequences

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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi launched on Wednesday the fifth National Youth Conference, in the attendance of youth from different backgrounds, along with political and public figures.

Trudeau Demands Probe of Why Israeli Soldiers Shot Canadian Doctor in Gaza

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an investigation into why Israeli soldiers shot a Canadian doctor in Gaza.