Some important facts and figures about Israeli elections

JERUSALEM: The Israeli elections have divided Palestinians between those who feel there is little or no difference between the leading Zionist Israeli parties (Likud and Blue and White) and those who insist that the failure of Netanyahu is of utmost importance. The largest selling Palestinian daily Al Quds led with an editorial on Monday titled […]

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Saied and Karoui to face off in second round of Tunisia's presidential election

Saied and Karoui to face off in second round of Tunisia's presidential election

article author:  AFP Tue, 2019-09-17 17:25 TUNIS: Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui are set to advance to the next round of Tunisia’s presidential elections, the electoral board said Tuesday. Saied gained 18.4 percent of votes and Karoui 15.6 percent, it said, giving them places in a runoff likely to be […]

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Iraqi PM tightens government grip on country’s armed factions

Iraqi PM tightens government grip on country’s armed factions

ANKARA: The leaders of Turkey, Iran and Russia gathered in Ankara on Monday for the fifth trilateral summit on the Syrian conflict since 2017.  The Astana guarantor countries discussed the developments and peace settlement in Syria, with the last opposition-held bastion of Idlib, safe zone creation, the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee and the mass […]

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Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

KABUL: An American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Monday, the latest US fatality after talks between Washington and the Taliban crumbled.“A US service member was killed in action today in Afghanistan,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a brief statement.The death brings the number of US military personnel killed […]

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Lebanon tribunal charges Hariri suspect over three other attacks

Lebanon tribunal charges Hariri suspect over three other attacks

RIYADH: Iran provided the weapons used to strike two Saudi Aramco facilities in the Kingdom, the Arab coalition fighting in Yemen said Tuesday. “The investigation is continuing and all indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran,” coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki told reporters in Riyadh, adding they were now probing “from where […]

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Afghan, US forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

Afghan, US forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

TUNIS, Tunisia: A jailed media magnate and an independent outsider appeared likely to face off in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, after a roller coaster first-round race in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Official preliminary results are expected in the next couple of days from Sunday’s voting, in which corruption, unemployment and Islamic […]

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Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

CAIRO: Egypt says negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any “breakthrough.”Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks over the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have stopped for more than a year before restarting in Cairo on Sunday.The long-running dispute centers on the filling and operation […]

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Thousands return to government-seized areas in northwest Syria: state media

Thousands return to government-seized areas in northwest Syria: state media

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government approved a new settlement in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, his office said, just two days ahead of closely fought general elections. Netanyahu’s cabinet agreed to turn the wildcat settlement of Mevoot Yericho in the Jordan Valley into an official settlement, the premier’s office said. All settlements […]

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Libya airport hit by drone and rocket fire; 2 Haftar troops killed

Libya airport hit by drone and rocket fire; 2 Haftar troops killed

article author:  AFP Reuters Author:  Sun, 2019-09-15 01:46 TRIPOLI: An airport near the Libyan capital was hit by a new round of rocket fire and airstrikes, the Tripoli-based government said on Saturday, two weeks after it was closed due to repeated attacks. Separately, two commanders of the Libya National Army (LNA) were killed in a […]

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Arab Parliament president praises King Salman’s position on Israel’s Jordan valley threat

Arab Parliament president praises King Salman’s position on Israel’s Jordan valley threat

AP NEW YORK: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected a Nigerian general on Friday to lead a UN investigation into attacks on hospitals and other civilian sites in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest amid protests that its findings will be kept secret. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced that the three-member board of inquiry to start […]

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