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US Senator: Temporary truce in Syria unlikely to work

US Senator: Temporary truce in Syria unlikely to work

The deal for a temporary truce in Syria is unlikely to bring any breakthrough since it foresees no consequence for violations by Russia and the Bashar al-Assad regime, US Senator John McCain has said. Read more

The most dangerous Palestinian...

The most dangerous Palestinian...

In the last week’s column, I wrote on the banned love story from the Israeli high school reading list. The Israeli education ministry claimed that young Jewish students might not comprehend “the significance of miscegenation” for “maintaining the national-ethnic identity of the [Jewish] people.” Read more

Saudi warplanes arrive in Turkey's Incirlik base

Saudi warplanes arrive in Turkey's Incirlik base

Saudi military jets have arrived in Turkey's Incirlik air base in southern Adana province to carry out missions against Daesh, a Saudi military spokesman said late Saturday. Read more

Malaysia checking Syrian refugees for Daesh links

Malaysia checking Syrian refugees for Daesh links

Malaysia says it is conducting background checks on all incoming Syrian refugees to ensure they are not involved with any Daesh-linked groups, while also guaranteeing them a peaceful stay. Read more

Turkey continues to shell PYD positions in Syria

Turkey continues to shell PYD positions in Syria

Turkish troops are continuing to shell positions of the PYD in Syria’s Azaz district located in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Turkish security sources confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Sunday. Read more

Daily life in a beseiged Syrian city

Daily life in a beseiged Syrian city

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES The besieged rebel-held city of Douma in Syria, located 10 kilometres northeast of Damascus, has been attacked countless times by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad both from the ground and from the air in the past three years. Read more

Israeli troops kill Palestinian girl in West Bank's Hebron

Israeli troops kill Palestinian girl in West Bank's Hebron

IMAGES A Palestinian girl was shot dead by Israeli army troops in the occupied West Bank after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier, the Israeli army announced Saturday. Read more

Egypt opens Gaza crossing for two days to limited traffic

Egypt opens Gaza crossing for two days to limited traffic

The Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah border crossing linking the blockaded Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for a two-day period in both directions, a Palestinian Authority source said Saturday. Read more

Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods

Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods

Israel has resolved a weeks-long diplomatic row with the European Union following an earlier decision by the latter to label products made in illegal Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Read more

Tunisia builds barrier along border with Libya

Tunisia builds barrier along border with Libya

The Tunisian government has started to build a barrier along the border with Libya, Almesryoon.com reported on Friday. The barrier is part of defence preparations for any potential military threat from the larger of the two North African neighbours. Read more

Assad does not rule out Turkey-Saudi intervention in Syria

Assad does not rule out Turkey-Saudi intervention in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad does not rule out armed intervention in the Syrian conflict by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, AFP reported on Friday. Assad stressed that his forces are ready to face such troops on the ground. Read more

Italy-Egypt relations at risk over student murder

Italy-Egypt relations at risk over student murder

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that the investigation into the death of an Italian student under torture in Egypt might affect friendly relations between the two countries, AFP reported on Friday. Read more

Daesh downs government warplane in Libya

Daesh downs government warplane in Libya

Daesh claimed on Friday that it shot down a Mig-23 fighter jet belonging to the Libyan government in Tobruk. A government official confirmed that an aircraft was hit while attacking targets of the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. An AFP report said that the jet was shot down in Qa... Read more

The wild beast of Israeli racism

The wild beast of Israeli racism

This week the prime minister of Israel slandered Arabs in disgustingly racist terms. This was nothing new for the man who, during the last election, warned the Israeli people that “the Arabs” were turning out to vote “in droves”. But the terminology he used was a notable new low, even for him. Read more

Journalists detained during peaceful protest in West Bank

Journalists detained during peaceful protest in West Bank

Israeli forces detained two Palestinian journalists on Friday while they were covering the weekly, peaceful, anti-settlement demonstration in the West Bank city of Qalqilia, Quds Press has reported. The men were named as cameraman Ayman Al-Nobani from Wafa, and Mohamed Turabi from 24 FM radio. Read more

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