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Thursday, Oct 18

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Israeli Soldiers Arrest 10 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

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Israeli forces detained at least eight Palestinians, including former prisoners during predawn Thursday raids, throughout the occupied West Bank.

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Egypt Receives $155 Million From EU to Create Jobs, Combat Illegals

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Egypt signed on Thursday two agreements with the European Union amounting to a total of €135 million ($155 million), reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. The first agreement aims to help Egypt’s growth through providing job opportunities, while the…

U.S. Envoy Says Turkish-Russian Idlib Deal Froze 7-Year Syrian War

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A Russian-Turkish deal for a buffer zone around Syria's last opposition stronghold was a "major step" that has "frozen" the country's devastating seven-year war, a US envoy said Wednesday.

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Libya’s Parliament Sets 4 Conditions for New Executive Branch

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Libya’s House of Representatives set on Wednesday four conditions for agreeing to cooperate with the High Council of the State on the pre-amendment of the executive authority and the formation of a new presidential council, with a…

Turkish-Saudi Team Finalize Probe Into Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

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A joint investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was completed early Thursday.

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Iraq Postpones Local Polls Slated on 22 Dec. Political Chaos Likely Reason

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Iraq’s upcoming municipal polls -- initially slated for Dec. 22 -- have been postponed to sometime next year, Iraq’s official electoral commission announced Wednesday.

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Will it be 'Hard' or 'Soft' Brexit: UK Debate on Exit From Europe Extended

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European Union leaders have agreed to extend Brexit negotiations with Britain after an EU summit on a withdrawal deal on Wednesday produced no tangible results.

Jordan King Calls for Evaluation of Decentralisation Project in Kingdom

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King Abdullah on Wednesday ordered an overall evaluation of the decentralisation plan to “enhance the advantages and overcome the obstacles” facing the provincial councils elected under this project, a Royal Court statement said.

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Israeli Knesset Panel Snubs Lieberman for Calling Arab MP Haneen Zoabi 'Terrorist'

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A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rebuked Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for calling Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), a “terrorist”.

Khamenei Says Iran Must Turn Its Face to the East, Not to the West!

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Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran should reorient itself toward the East and fast developing countries in Asia.

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Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmer in Occupied West Bank

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A Palestinian farmer on Wednesday suffered fractures and bruises after being attacked by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.

Iraqi Government to be Announced Next Week

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Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new Cabinet and its program next week.

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UK Cabinet Admits Rise in Hate Crimes Against Minorities

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The government in Britain has officially admitted a significant rise in hate crimes against religious minorities, especially Muslims, saying such attacks increased in number by almost 40 percent over the past two years.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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20 Palestinians Arrested in West Bank Raids by Israeli Soldiers

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Israeli forces detained at least 20 Palestinians, including the mother of a Palestinian attack suspect, during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank.

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13 Officers of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Kidnapped on Pakistani Border - Media Reports

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At least 13 Iranian security personnel were kidnapped on Tuesday on the border with Pakistan, said state media.

Lebanese Iraqi Foreign Ministers Boastful of New Regional Relations

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks on Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

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Iraq Busy With Forming Cabinet to Worry About Regional Blocs

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Iraqi President Barham Salih reiterated on Tuesday a national rejection for taking sides as regional blocs form.Given its regional position, Iraq has responsibilities to fulfill including easing tensions and deepening regional mutual…

Russia Slams Latest U.S. Sanctions on Iran Businesses

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has repudiated new US sanctions on Iran’s businesses, saying Washington appears to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries it dislikes.

Explosion Kills Afghan Electoral Candidate in Helmand, Taliban Claims Responsibility

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A bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed an Afghan candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the war-torn country, with Taliban terrorists claiming responsibility for the deadly attack.

Fresh Israeli Airstrike On Gaza Leads to Palestinian Death

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A Palestinian man was martyred in a fresh Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Mohammed bin Salman’s Star is Crashing Down to Earth

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was billed to the world as a “young visionary reformer.” But his alleged role in the disappearance and apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has signalled to many in…

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Kill Mastermind of Deadly Attack on Ahwaz Military Parade

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahwaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards.The Guards said…

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U.S. Airstrike Kills 60 al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia

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The U.S. military carried out an airstrike last week against the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, killing at least 60 militants, the U.S. Africa Command announced Tuesday.

Pompeo in Turkey, Meets Erdogan, Khashoggi Case on Agenda

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara.

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'Wisdom Doesn’t Seem to be in Currency in Washington Nor Tel Aviv': Interview with Salameh Nematt

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The following interview is part of a series published by Al Bawaba News, exploring the viewpoints, convictions, partisanship and consensus that exists in Washington D.C. around Middle East issues.

Turkey Ratifies Agreement For UNIFIL Force in Lebanon

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The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the UN’s interim force.

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Wednesday Morning

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Israel conducted an airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, according to the Israeli army.

UN Calls for Lifting Immunity on Saudi Consulate Officials Over Khashoggi Case

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UN human rights chief on Tuesday called for lifting the immunity of the Saudi consul general and consulate workers in Istanbul to shed light on the case of a missing Saudi journalist.

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Trump Wants to Check What White House Calls Years of Chinese Aggression

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The administration of US President Donald Trump is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unchecked Chinese aggression, signaling a new and potentially much colder era in relations between Washington and…

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Violent Clashes in Lebanese Refugee Camps Leaves 2 Dead

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Two people were killed Tuesday in renewed clashes in Southern Lebanon's Mieh Mieh refugee camp, according to a local security source.