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Palestinians dismayed by Israel-Turkey deal

Palestinians have expressed dismay at Turkey’s normalization of ties with Israel, with one Palestinian Authority official calling the deal a political trick by which Ankara and Tel Aviv were using Gaza to serve their interests. “The Turkish president wanted to get Ankara out of its international isolation, which was caused …

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Bahrain move against Sheikh Isa Qassim “Clearly Unjustified” – UNHR

GENEVA- The United Nations human rights office slammed Bahraini regime decision to revoke nationality of a leading Shia Cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim. Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shi’ite Muslim majority is “clearly unjustified” under international law, a spokeswoman for the UN human …

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NATO appoints first woman as deputy head

Brussels: NATO on Monday appointed Rose Gottemoeller as deputy head of the US-led alliance, the first woman to hold the post, a statement said. Gottemoeller is a career US diplomat whose nomination to the NATO post in March by President Barack Obama ran into stiff Republican criticism that she was …

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Erdogan apology for downing jet too little, too late: Russian official

A senior Russian official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology for the last year’s downing of a Russian military jet is too late and too little, and is the result of his failed foreign policies. “If you follow normal sensible logic, all this should have happened immediately after the …

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Military helicopter crash kills leaves 17 dead in Colombia

COLOMBIA (Web Desk)- At least 17 military personnel have been killed in Colombia after an army helicopter crashed apparently due to “bad weather.” The MI-17 military helicopter went down in Caldas Department on Sunday while it was travelling from the western department of Choco to the central Tolemaida military base, …

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German politicians held at Istanbul gay demo

ISTANBUL – Two German politicians were detained in Istanbul on Sunday as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city’s Gay Pride parade. Authorities in Turkey’s biggest city had banned the annual parade earlier this month citing security reasons, sparking anger …

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12 Palestinians Injured as Israeli Occupation Forces Raid Al-Aqsa

Israeli occupation forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday morning, clashing with worshipers, injuring at least 12 Palestinians and detaining four, as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan entered its final ten holiest days. AL-Aqsa mosqueThe Palestinian Red Crescent said Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets …

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Terrorists Positions Razed by Syrian Army in Kabani

TEHRAN (Web Desk)- The Syrian Air Force and artillery units pounded the terrorists’ positions inside the strategic town of Kabani in rugged areas of Northern regions of Lattakia Province, as they prepare to retake the town from the terrorist groups. “Several positions of militant groups across Kabani were razed by …

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Iraqi PM promises to recapture Mosul city

  Baghdad(Web Desk)- June 26, IRNA — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a message on Sunday vowed that his country’s armed forces will seize back the city of Mosul as they did with the city of Fallujah. ‘I vow the liberation of Daesh (the ISIS) stronghold of Mosul in …

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Israel, Turkey work to finalise deal on restoring ties

JERUSALEM( Web Desk)- Israel and Turkey were expected to work towards finalising a deal on Sunday aimed at ending years of acrimony and restoring normalised ties that soured after a deadly 2010 raid on an aid flotilla. Negotiators were said to be meeting in Rome, where Israeli Prime Minister Benja­min …

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