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Abbas slams Netanyahu’s link of Palestinians to Holocaust

October 28, 2015 6:25:55 pm

Abbas deplored Netanyahu's comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.

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Russia takes Syria lead after Bashar al-Assad’s surprise Moscow visit

October 22, 2015 11:04:46 am

Moscow announced afterwards that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would meet tomorrow with US Secretary of State John Kerry and their Turkish and Saudi counterparts to discuss Syria.

Mohammed’s Journey: A Syrian’s long quest for a normal life

October 21, 2015 1:07:30 pm

Mohammed's voyage was part of an historic movement of humanity as more than 600,000 migrants this year have crossed land and sea, seeking sanctuary in Europe.

Canada withdrawing fighter jets from Iraq, Syria: PM Justin Trudeau

October 21, 2015 8:15:08 am

While Canada remains "a strong member of the coalition against ISIL," Trudeau said he made clear to the US leader "the commitments I have made around ending the combat mission."

Israel razes West Bank home of jailed Palestinian: army

October 20, 2015 2:24:32 pm

Hashlamoun, a member of radical group Islamic Jihad, was given two life sentences by a military court in March for the November 10, 2014 murder of Dalia Lemkus, 26, and the attempted murder of two other people on a road in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, south of Jerusalem.

Russians support airstrikes in Syria, despite Afghan legacy

October 20, 2015 1:00:26 pm

"We've extended a helping hand and that's how it should be," said 70-year-old Tamara Vlasenko, a resident of the town 65 kilometers (40 miles) outside Moscow.

Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll stands at around 2,177

October 20, 2015 10:06:22 am

The toll keeps rising from the Sept. 24 disaster outside Mecca as individual countries identify bodies and work to determine the whereabouts of hundreds of pilgrims still missing.

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Haj stampede death toll shows 1,621 killed in deadliest tragedy in recent history

October 15, 2015 10:11:41 am

The Associated Press count is more than double Saudi Arabia's official tally of 769 killed and 934 injured in the September 24 disaster in Mina, a few miles from the holy city of Mecca.

In final step, top Iranian council approves nuclear deal

October 14, 2015 10:01:13 pm

Iranian state television reported that the Guardian Council, one of the top leadership bodies in Iran's cleric-ruled system, gave final approval to a bill passed by parliament to implement the deal.

Using Russia’s cover, Iran begins sending fighters to Syria

October 14, 2015 8:50:12 pm

Iran's arrival is almost certain to fuel a civil war in Syria which has already claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and displaced half of the country's population.

Last of 3 convicted Al-Jazeera journalists leaves Egypt

October 14, 2015 5:15:01 pm

Al-Jazeera spokesman Hasan Salim Patel confirmed Baher Mohammed's arrival in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Wednesday. He says he is in the country for a temporary visit.

Israeli Jew stabs another thinking he was Arab due to his appearance

October 13, 2015 9:40:18 pm

Later, police said they concluded the man was hoping to stab an Arab in revenge for a wave of violent attacks against Jews that has spread across Israel.

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Israel opens fire at Syrian target after rocket attack

October 13, 2015 3:58:53 pm

The Israeli army said Tuesday that it had determined the rockets were errant fire that spilled over from the Syrian civil war.

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Egypt court releases Hosni Mubarak’s two sons from prison

October 13, 2015 4:07:27 pm

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were sentenced along with their 87-year-old father, who was toppled in a popular uprising in 2011 and now resides in a Cairo military hospital, to three years in prison in a re-trial of the case last May.

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Qassem Soleimani: He plotted the Syrian assault in Moscow

October 12, 2015 7:08:22 am

Qassem Soleimani put the map of Syria on the table. The Russians were very alarmed, and felt matters were in steep decline and that there were real dangers to the regime.

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Ankara twin blast: Scuffles break out as police hold back mourners; Turkish PM hints ISIS link

October 11, 2015 7:31:20 pm

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Kurdish rebels and Islamic State militants were the most likely culprits.

Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

October 10, 2015 8:02:44 pm

The wave of attacks started in Jerusalem weeks ago and is linked to tensions over a sensitive holy site in the Old City that is sacred to Jews and Muslims.

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US halts Syrian rebel training effort; to focus on arms supply

October 10, 2015 11:51:45 am

Under the new policy, the US would provide equipment packages and weapons to a select group of "vetted leaders and their units" in their fight against ISIL (also known as ISIS or IS), he said.

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Clash at Gaza border kills 6, Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks

October 10, 2015 8:18:00 am

For the first time since the current violence began, clashes broke out along the Gaza border, six Palestinians were killed and a dozen were wounded.

Violence spreads to Gaza, Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians

October 9, 2015 10:22:27 pm

Islamist faction Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, had declared Friday a day of rage against Israeli actions in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

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