Turkey: About 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey: About 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1574247578552390800 Wed, 2019-11-20 10:53 ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approval in Istanbul had left it since early July, when the government set a deadline for Syrians not registered in the city to leave for other provinces. As sentiment toward Syrian refugees […]

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Israel confirms strikes against military sites in Syria

Israel confirms strikes against military sites in Syria

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1574222565571375900 Wed, 2019-11-20 03:56 The Israeli army confirmed it carried out strikes on Syrian and Iranian “terror targets” near Damascus on Wednesday, in response to fire from Syria the day before. The Israel Defense Forces, who blamed Tuesday’s rockets on “an Iranian force,” said it holds Damascus responsible for […]

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Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

ALGIERS: An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate’s campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement.The court sentenced the four on Monday after protests on Sunday in the western city of Tlemcen, where one of the five candidates, Ali Benflis, was […]

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Kuwait’s emir appoints foreign minister as new PM

Kuwait’s emir appoints foreign minister as new PM

DUBAI: US comments effectively abandoning its 40-year old stance that Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank were inconsistent with international law drew widespread condemnation on Tuesday. The UN Human Rights Office in particular reaffirmed its long-standing position that Jewish settlements in West Bank “were in breach of international law.” Arab […]

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US declares Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land 'consistent' with international law

US declares Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land ‘consistent’ with international law

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were “inconsistent with international law.” The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sparked anger among Palestinians who say the settlements are the main barrier to their future state. The shift in […]

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Kuwait’s emir reappoints premier, removes defense and interior ministers

Kuwait’s emir reappoints premier, removes defense and interior ministers

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1574070992944144800 Mon, 2019-11-18 09:40 DUBAI: Kuwait’s ruling emir on Monday reappointed Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah as prime minister but removed the defense and interior ministers, both senior members of the ruling family, from their posts after the government’s resignation last week. Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah asked Sheikh Jaber […]

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Iraqi grand ayatollah: I support the people, and they want change

Iraqi grand ayatollah: I support the people, and they want change

BEIRUT: The popular protests in Lebanon for the 32nd consecutive day against the “corrupt authority” succeeded in liberating the elections of the bar association from party control, as the major parties’ supporters voted for independent candidates on Sunday. The result was a complete surprise.The winner was Melhem Khalaf, a civil society and social activist. Until […]

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Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

ALGIERS: Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests.Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, are among those running in the Dec. 12 election to succeed former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Big crowds took to the streets […]

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Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

article author:  AFP Author:  AFP ID:  1573984092183397600 Sun, 2019-11-17 08:37 TEHRAN: Authorities have restricted Internet access in Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after nearly two days of nationwide protests triggered by a petrol price hike. “Access to the Internet has been limited as of last night and for the next 24 […]

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