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    Iraqi militia vows to back Hezbollah in war with Israel

    The head of the powerful Iraqi Shiite militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel.

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    Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

    Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in a pair of corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow.

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    US Syria strikes 'killed up to 200 Russian fighters' in Deir az-Zour

    US military forces reportedly killed scores of Russians fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime last week in deadly clashes in the oil-rich region of Deir az-Zour, according to one US official.

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    Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America,' says Iran's General Qassem Soleiman

    Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his hometown of Kerman on Sunday, Soleimani said Saudi Arabia and its allies "have sold everythig.

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    Saudi Arabia ignores hundreds of civilian death reports in Yemen inquiry

    The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen is investigating less than 15 percent of more than 300 alleged violations of international humanitarian law carried out by its forces in the country.

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    Iraq says reconstruction after war on ISIS to cost $88 billion

    Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.

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    Iran military official: The West used lizards for nuclear spying

    The former chief of staff of Iran's armed forces said on Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on the country's nuclear programme.

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    Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace with Palestine

    President Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published on Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

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    Filipino workers asked to leave Kuwait in 72 hours

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants Filipino workers out of Kuwait in 72 hours after a Filipino domestic helper was found dead, stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in the Gulf state.

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    Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

    Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

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    Iranians parade 'to disappoint enemies' in Revolution anniversary

    This year the massive turnout has a special meaning for the leadership as the rallies are held in the back drop of highly publicised sporadic anti government protests which hit several cities earlier this year

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    Modi pledges support for 'Independent','sovereign'Palestine

    Modi made the remarks during a visit to the occupied West Bank, adding that "the building of the state comes through peaceful means and through dialogue and understanding."

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    Israeli F-16 shot down during raid on Iran base in Syria

    Israel has shot down several drones that previously tried to infiltrate its territory from Syria. The targeting of an Iranian site in response, however, marks an escalation in the Israeli retaliation. 

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    Air India plans flights to Israel through Saudi airspace: reports

    Israeli cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz expressed hope on Friday that Saudi Arabia would allow Air India to fly to and from Tel Aviv over the kingdom, which would be the first time Riyadh.

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    Daish Brainchild of US: Ayatollah

    He drew attention to the upcoming nationwide rallies marking the 39th anniversary of the Revolution, saying there will be a stronger turnout this year against the backdrop of recent hostile positions of US

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    Defying US, Abbas seeks greater role for Russia in peace talks

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wants Russia to have a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as "the U.S. can no longer play a leading role," he said in an interview .

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    Modi set for 'historic' visit to Palestine

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Ramallah on Saturday, becoming the first top level Indian leader to visit Palestine, as his government steps up its outreach to the Arab world.

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    US soldiers possible targets in Syria operation:Turkey

    Turkey has warned that American soldiers risk being targeted in northwestern Syria as the Turkish military pushes ahead with its offensive against Kurdish militants supported by the United.

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    'Israel Using Tourism to Legitimize Illegal Settlements'

    According to a leaked EU report obtained by the Guardian, Israel is developing archaeological and tourism sites to legitimize illegal settlements in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beit-ul-Moqaddas.

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    More countries speed up funding for Palestinians after US cuts

    The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said that Russia, Kuwait and nine European countries have agreed to speed up their contributions to help fill a shortfall left by the Trump

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    Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to US 'terror list'

    The US State Department issued a press release on Wednesday saying that Haniya "has close links with Hamas' military wing" and "has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians". 

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    UAE-backed group to expel Saudi-backed govt in Yemen’s Aden

    Clashes between United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed groups and the Saudi-backed, internationally recognized government has intensified, with most of Aden now under control.

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    Fighting Flares in Yemen’s Aden After Coup Attempt

    Aden has served as the headquarters of Saudi-backed president Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government since it was forced out of the capital Sanaa by Houthi fighters three years ago, AFP reported.

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    Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal released after paying settlement

    Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody.

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