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    Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

    Israel’s government on Sunday approved plans to install a cable car to Jerusalem’s Old City, a project likely to anger Palestinians and much of the international community.

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    Saudi court sentences 14 Shia activists to death

    A Saudi court has given death sentences to over a dozen young Shia activists from the restive Qatif region, which has been the scene of peaceful protest rallies against the ruling Al Saudi regime in recent years.

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    US admits over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

    A US military investigation acknowledged on Thursday that more than 100 civilians were killed in a US air strike on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March during operations against the militant Islamic State.

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    Al Jazeera blocked by Saudi Arabia

    The website of the Qatari-owned international news broadcaster could not be accessed in either country on Wednesday. Al Jazeera confirmed it had been blocked, but gave no further details.

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    US boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the US has increased its military aid to Tel Aviv by tens of millions of dollars."Three days ago, the US added another $75 million to the aid package.

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    Trump ‘Cozying Up to Gulf Despots Blamed for Deaths in Bahrain

    Human Rights Watch issued a statement following Tuesday’s raid in Diraz, saying that the timing of the operation, two days after Trump’s friendly meeting, “can hardly be a coincidence.” 

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    Why international laws matter

    Two Indian citizens have recently been victims of the violation of international law by men in uniform but officials of the government of India, and the nation at large, seem to be fighting only for the rights of one

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    Bahrain crackdown: 5 killed in raid on sit-in

    At least five people were killed and scores other injured when regime forces opened fire on a protesters holding a sit-in outside the home of a highly revered pro-democracy religious figure in Bahrain on Tuesday. 

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    India considering punitive actions against Pak: US official

    India is moving towards isolating Pakistan diplomatically and is considering punitive actions against Islamabad for its alleged support to cross border terrorism, a top American defence intelligence chief has said.

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    Bahrain sentences top cleric to suspended jail term

    A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced revered Muslim cleric Sheykh Isa Qassim to a suspended one-year jail term for alleged fundraising, a move that is likely to inflame passions across the volatile region.

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    Saudis Shower Gold on Trump, Receive Arms

    President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington.

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    US to announce USD 110 billion arms sale to Saudi as Trump visits region

    US officials say the Trump administration plans to announce USD 110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country.

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    Rouhani Rides To Victory On His Own Terms

    Iranian people have indicated through this election that they "want to live in peace and friendship with the world, without accepting any humiliation or threat,” Hassan Rouhani said in his televised victory speech

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    India diverting nuclear materials to make weapons: Pakistan

    Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear materials it had obtained for peaceful purposes under the NSG waiver to make weapons.Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria yesterday told reporters.

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    Iranians vote in first key poll after nuclear deal

    Iranians have begun voting in a presidential contest which pits President Hassan Rouhani against a serious challenger, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, in what is believed to be a close race.  

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    UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian man accused of spying

    The UN court ruled that a death sentence against Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer, should not be carried out until it could formally examine an appeal lodged by the Indian government. Pakistan.

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    US maintains Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

    The United States decided not to reimpose sanctions on Iran's nuclear program Wednesday despite President Donald Trump's criticism of the deal Tehran signed with the previous US administration.

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    Iran’s presidential campaign intensifies as Qalibaf withdraws

    With a few days left for the presidential vote (May 19), Tehran mayor and a candidate in Iran’s 12th presidential election, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, withdrew from the race and threw his support behind the Principlist.

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    Cholera death toll rises to 209 in Yemen: UNICEF

    The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) says some 209 people have been killed in recent weeks in a cholera epidemic that threatens the lives of many people in Yemen, which has been under Saudi airstrikes.

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    Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday highlighted the significance of preparing for a peaceful and secure election while the rest of the Middle East region is gripped with insecurity and conflict.

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    India Committed to Independent Palestine, Modi Tells Abbas

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas of India's "unwavering support" to the Palestinian cause, saying it hopes to see a sovereign, united and an independent Palestine.

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    Iran's first VP quits the presidential race, backs Rouhani

    Eshaq Jahangiri, Iran’s first vice president, said on Tuesday he was quitting the race to be president, backing instead current President Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking a second term in Friday’s vote.

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    6th round of Syria peace talks to start in Geneva

    The sixth round of Syrian peace talks is to begin under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday in an attempt to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in theArab.

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    India, Pak face-off at The Hague

    India and Pakistan on Monday crossed swords at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad.

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