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  • Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (R) receives his French counterpart Catherine Colonna in Rabat, on December 16, 2022. [Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images]

    France denies the existence of a crisis with Morocco and says partnership is "exceptional"

    France denied yesterday the existence of a crisis with Morocco, stressing that the partnership between the two countries is "exceptional." The remark came in response to criticism by Moroccan MPs and an intense anti-Paris media campaign conducted by Moroccan media. "On the contrary, we have an exceptional partnership and...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army, in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestinians narrate details of Israeli attacks on Jenin

    Over the course of four hours, the Israeli Army carried out a large-scale military operation in the Jenin refugee camp, northern West Bank, which left nine fatalities, dozens of wounded and great damage to buildings and property. Residents and officials told Anadolu that the camp witnessed a "real battle"...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London, United Kingdom on September 18, 2022. [Wiktor Szymanowicz - Anadolu Agency]

    Canada names first Special Representative to combat Islamophobia

    Canada has appointed its first Special Representative to combat Islamophobia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Amira Elghawaby is a former journalist, a founding member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and was instrumental in creating the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the largest Muslim...
  • UNIFIL take measures as Lebanese soldiers prevent Israeli army's heavy duty machines to operate at the border near "Blue Line", which is under surveillance of United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon, claiming the Israeli army violate the Lebanese soil in Kfarkela, Lebanon on January 19, 2023. [Ali Abdo - Anadolu Agency]

    UN urges maintaining calm on border between Lebanon, Israel

    The United Nations has stressed on the importance of maintaining calm on the border between Lebanon and Israel, Anadolu News Agency reported. This came in a statement issued Thursday by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, during a visit to Lebanon where he met a number of...
  • Justice Law concept. [Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

    Saudi Arabia's judiciary sentences murderer of pilot Bandar Al-Qarhadi to death

    In an ongoing brutal murder case involving a young pilot that has shook the streets of Saudi Arabia, a Saudi court yesterday sentenced to death the defendant, Alkhaleej Online news website has reported. Lawyer and counselor Abdulaziz Al-Qulaisi said on his Twitter account: "After a month and a half of...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    Israeli occupation forces closes Jerusalem and offers security to march by far-right settlers

    Israeli occupation forces closed the occupied city of Jerusalem yestrday evening to allow a highly controversial march by far-right Israeli settlers to pass through the neighbourhood Ma'an news agency reported. Local sources said that occupation forces closed the main entrance to the Palestinian town of Silwan, the Ras al-Amud...
  • People, holding banners, gather to protest in Gaza City, Gaza after Israeli Forces killed 9 Palestinians in the raid on Jenin Refugee Camp in West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    OIC condemns Israeli aggression on Jenin, its refugee camp

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation yesterday condemned "in the strongest terms the continued crimes of the Israeli Occupation" in Jenin and its refugee camp and called on the international community to "assume its responsibilities," according to an official statement published on its website. The OIC's statement came after the...
  • The flags of US, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain are projected on the ramparts of Jerusalem's Old City on September 15, 2020 in a show of support for Israeli normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. - The decision by the UAE and Bahrain to normalise ties with Israel breaks with decades of consensus within the Arab world that a peace deal with the Palestinians is a prerequisite for establishing relations with the Jewish state. (Photo by menahem kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

    US Senators reveal Arab normalising countries' desire to expand security coordination with Israel

    Members of a bipartisan delegation of seven US Senators who visited the four signatory countries of the 2020 Abraham Accords, namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco and Israel, said the Arab leaders have a great desire to expand security cooperation with Israel. The delegation which visited the...
  • Palestinian flag in Gaza City, Gaza on January 22, 2023. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    On Palestinian unity on the ground

    There is one point that stands out recently, and that is the cessation of the demands to end the division or the demands to seek reconciliation. This is because the division that has occurred was a necessity and it was implemented on the ground. The Palestinian people would not...
  • A view of the damaged houses after Israeli forces raid on the Jenin Refugee Camp in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestine Islamic Jihad Movement condemns Israel massacre in Jenin refugee camp

    Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Ziyad Al-Nakhala, has condemned the Israeli aggression on Jenin refugee camp in the northern Occupied West Bank, which resulted in the death of nine people, including an elderly woman, on Thursday morning. "This is a day of jihad and a day...
  • Mohammad Sabaaneh discusses his book at the Palestine Book Awards on 3 November 2022 [Middle East Monitor]

    Palestine Journalists' Forum slams PA arbitrary dismissal of cartoonist

    The Gaza-based Forum of Palestinian Journalists criticised, on Thursday, the "arbitrary" dismissal of cartoonist in the official Al-Hayat Al-Jadida newspaper, Mohammad Sabaaneh, saying it reflects the Palestinian Authority's "strange insistence" on suppressing freedom of opinion and expression. The Forum considered, in a statement, the dismissal decision a "stab in...
  • German and Turkish flags flutter in Berlin, Germany [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

    Schengen Visa for Turks: Germany works 'overtime', Envoy says

    German Ambassador to Ankara, Jurgen Schulz, assured that his country is working overtime to process Schengen Visa applications from Turkish citizens, according to the German office on Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, the Visa issue is a "priority" for Germany, Schulz said: "We want to...
  • Palestinians stage a demonstration at the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem to protest after nine Palestinians were killed and 20 others injured by the Israeli army in the West Bank on Thursday, on January 26, 2023. [Saeed Qaq - Anadolu Agency]

    Saudi Arabia condemns Israel raid in Jenin

    Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, strongly condemned a raid by Israeli commandos on the Palestinian town of Jenin that killed seven people and injured two, state news agency, SPA, reported. The Saudi Foreign Ministry said it denounced Israeli forces' "storming of the city" that led to "the fall of a...
  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gives a speech in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2023. [Nathan Posner - Anadolu Agency]

    Blinken to visit Middle East amid heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine

    US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank from Sunday to Tuesday to discuss heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians as well as the war in Ukraine with regional leaders, the State Department said. The top US diplomat's visit was announced just...
  • Israeli soldiers take security measures in the area following a 45-year-old Palestinian’s death, who was wounded by Israeli soldiers around the western entrance of Silwad town, north of Ramallah, West Bank on January 15, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestine Authority to stop security coordination with Israel

    The Palestinian leadership ended, on Thursday, security coordination with Israel after the Israeli army aggression on Jenin refugee camp in the northern Occupied West Bank earlier in the day, which resulted in killing nine Palestinians, including an elderly lady. The Al-Ghad TV reported that the Central Committee of the...
  • Archeologist work in the historical Saqqara region, which is home to the majority of historical artifacts from ancient Egypt, in Giza, Egypt on January 26, 2023. [Mohamed El-Shahed - Anadolu Agency]

    Archaeologist hails possibly 'oldest' mummy yet found in Egypt

    Egyptologists have uncovered a Pharaonic tomb near the capital, Cairo, containing what may be the oldest and "most complete" mummy yet to be discovered in the country, the excavation team leader said on Thursday. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-metre shaft in a recently...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C), chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem [MENAHEM KAHANA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Netanyahu to hold security assessment meeting amid military operation in Jenin

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to hold a security assessment meeting late on Thursday after Israel's military offensive on the city of Jenin in the northern Occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports. Israeli public broadcaster, KAN, reported fears in the government that protests could escalate and...
  • Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman. [Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images]

    Thomas Friedman shows that liberal Jews have no reason left to defend Israel

    I watched the recent discussion between Thomas Friedman and Peter Beinart with great interest. Friedman, a New York Times columnist and arguably the journalist who has most shaped the US debate over Israel-Palestine in recent decades, was invited onto Beinart's podcast to talk about Zionism, the two-state solution and...
  • The Asian Football Cup trophy is pictured during a press conference to recognise Qatar as the host for the Asian Football Cup 2011 in Jakarta [AHMAD ZAMRONI/AFP via Getty Images

    Iraq looks to host 2027 Asian Cup following Gulf Cup success

    Iraq is reportedly looking to host the 2027 Asian Cup football tournament, following the successful hosting of the Arabian Gulf Cup, which the home side went onto win for a fourth time. According to Doha News, the President of Iraq's Football Association (IFA), Adnan Dirjal, said that "the new...
  • Israeli forces raze four water wells in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern West Bank [Ihab Alami/ApaImages]

    Israel Forces to uproot 100 trees belonging to Palestinian farmer in Masafer Yatta

    Israeli Occupation Authorities today issued notices to Palestinian landowners alerting them of their plans to destroy 100 trees based in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the Occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. Local Palestinian anti-Occupation activist, Rateb Jabour, said that Israeli Forces raided the village of Khallet...
  • Attendees at the Middle East Energy conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 26, 2021 [Tasneem Alsultan/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

    Middle East embraces multi-billion energy sector transition: US-based Market Research Company

    The Middle East embraces a major energy sector transition towards a decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised future with regional nations looking to improve energy security by reducing fossil fuel dependency, cutting CO2 emissions and enhancing segment-related investment resilience, according to a new report published by Frost & Sullivan, the US-based...
  • Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. [Alex Wong/Getty Images]

    The Abraham Accords expose international hypocrisy over Palestine

    US senators from the Democratic Party are claiming there is no contradiction between the Abraham Accords and the two-state compromise over Palestine-Israel. If we consider the two-state diplomacy to be obsolete as it stands, their point is made succinctly. The Abraham Accords halted Israel's intended annexation of Palestinian territory...
  • A view of military vehicles as Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after Israeli forces raided the refugee camp and killed 9 Palestinians in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Palestine President declares 3-day mourning on Jenin events

    Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared on Thursday three days of mourning for Palestinians who were killed in the Jenin camp raid by Israeli Forces, Anadolu News Agency reports. "The President declared mourning for three days, during which flags would be flown at half mast, to mourn the souls of...
  • People gather in front of the damaged houses after Israeli forces raid on the Jenin Refugee Camp in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023 [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel Army says its surveillance drone downed during offensive in Jenin, West Bank

    The Israeli Army radio, on Thursday, said an army surveillance drone was downed during Israel's offensive in Jenin, in the northern region of the Occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports. The radio, however, did not give further details on how the drone was downed in Jenin, adding that...
  • Israel forces intervene Palestinians, attending the olive trees planting event on the region in Hebron, West Bank [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel orders Palestinian farmer to destroy his olive trees

    A Palestinian farmer has been ordered by Israeli occupation forces to cut down olive trees that he planted on his land in Battir, west of Bethlehem, Wafa has reported. According to local activist Omar Al-Qaisi, the Israeli soldiers also left notices which were found by the landowner. They included...
  • Thousands of people gather to protest against the burning of the Quran in Sweden, [Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency]

    'Those who burn books will in the end burn people,' warn Jewish, Muslim communities in Sweden

    "Those who burn books will in the end burn people," Jewish and Muslim communities in Sweden have warned, quoting famous German-Jewish author, Heinrich Heine, following recent burnings of the Muslim Holy Book, the Quran, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a reference to book burning in Nazi Germany, the Official...
  • People attend funeral ceremony of 9 Palestinians who lost their lives in the raid by Israeli forces on the Jenin Refugee Camp in Jenin, West Bank on January 26, 2023. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Fatah calls for action after Israel kills 9 Palestinians in Jenin

    The Palestinian Resistance group, Fatah, has today declared heightened hostilities with Israel, following the Occupation army's operation in the Jenin refugee camp which has left at least nine Palestinians dead, including a 60-year-old woman, and several others wounded. The raid has been described as the deadliest day in years...
  • Lebanon's security forces . [Houssam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]

    US to provide $72m in salaries to Lebanon army, police

    The United States announced on Wednesday it would provide $72 million as cash stipends to Lebanon's security forces through a bespoke United Nations program after a currency meltdown slashed salaries, Reuters reported. Lebanon's currency has lost about 97 per cent of its value against the dollar since the country's...
  • Crowds gather to greet the crew of the Freedom Flotilla ships as they prepare to leave Spain

    Gaza: activists prepare new flotilla to break Israel siege

    Activists, civil society and human rights groups in Europe are preparing for a new "Freedom Flotilla" to sail to the Gaza Strip and break the Israeli siege which has been imposed for 17 years. The announcement was made by Zaher Birawi, president of the International Committee for Breaking the...
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    Historic sites in Yemen and Lebanon added to UNESCO's in danger list

      READ: Lebanon Court to release detainees linked to Beirut port blast...
  • Ancient city of Saba in Marib, Yemen [Photo by Pool DEVILLE/AFSM/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images]
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    UNESCO lists Yemen Kingdom of Saba on World Heritage Sites in Danger

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) listed, on Wednesday, the landmark ancient Kingdom of Saba, in Ma'rib, Yemen, to the World Heritage Sites in Danger. UNESCO said in a statement that it had "included the features of the ancient Kingdom of Saba in Ma'rib on the...
  • Israeli forces demolished house belonging to familie of Palestinian they killed in the West Bank, Jenin, West Bank. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel Occupation Forces kill 9 Palestinians, wound 20 others in Jenin

    Israeli Occupation Forces have killed nine Palestinians and wounded 20 others, as they raided the Occupied West Bank city of Jenin, Ministry of Health and Israeli sources said. Four of the wounded sustained serious injuries and one of the deaths is an elderly woman, the Ministry of Health said...
  • Palestinian youth killed by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
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    Palestinian youth killed by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem

    READ: Palestinians killed by Israeli army in Jenin refugee camp...
  • Aftermath of the blast at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, on 5 August 2020 [ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images]

    Lebanon Court to release detainees linked to Beirut port blast

    The Lebanese Court of Cassation decided, on Wednesday, to release all those who were arrested in the Beirut port explosion in 2020, Anadolu News Agency reported. Public Prosecutor of Cassation, Judge Ghassan Oueidat, issued a document that said "all those arrested in the port explosion case will be released...
  • Houthis group in Yemen

    Amnesty International to Yemen government, Houthis: 'end male guardianship restriction for releasing women'

    Amnesty International  called, Wednesday, on the internationally-recognised government of Yemen and the Houthi group to release detained women who have completed their prison sentences, "but they do not have a male guardian to release them to", Anadolu News Agency reported. "Prison authorities across Yemen keep women who have completed...
  • A view from an Ataa Refugee Camp, where civilians are displaced by the attacks of Bashar Assad regime as they struggle with harsh winter conditions in Idlib, Syria [İzzeddin Kasim - Anadolu Agency]

    Syria regime launches mass arrest campaign in Deir Ezzor

    The Syrian regime forces have carried out a massive campaign of arrests in the city of Deir Ez-Zor and its surroundings in eastern Syria, and taken the arrested young men to compulsory military service. Local sources said the Syrian forces raided homes, schools and markers, and even erected checkpoints...
  • A Yemeni flag waves in the city of Taez, on 18 July 2021 [AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images]

    Emirati infiltration in Yemen: company in Abu Dhabi provides Aden with surveillance cameras

    The Minister of State and Governor of Aden, Ahmed Lamlas, who is affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council STC (separatist), which is backed by the UAE, has signed an agreement on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, with a "specialised Emirati company to enhance the security system with modern surveillance cameras",...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron (R) meets with Algerian army chief of staff, General Said Chengriha at Algiers airport, in Algiers,[LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images]

    France promises to speed up handover of colonial archives and clean up nuclear test sites in Algeria

    France has promised to speed up the handover of its colonial archives to Algeria, and to clean up the sites where it conducted nuclear tests in the Sahara Desert in the 1960s, the ministry of foreign affairs in Algiers has announced. The announcement was made at the end of...
  • People stage a protest against the burning of the Quran in Sweden. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    Algeria: senior scholar calls for boycott of those who violate religious sanctities

    The head of the Association of Algerian Muslim Ulema (Islamic scholars), Abdul-Razzaq Qassoum, has criticised those who only condemn manifestations of Islamophobia and attacks on religious sanctities, such as the burning of copies of the Holy Qur'an in Sweden and the Netherlands under the pretext of "freedom of expression",...
  • An exchange dealer shows money at a currency exchange office as the value of the Lebanese currency against the US dollar continues to drop. [Houssam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]

    Lebanon: lira falls to record low against US dollar

    The Lebanese lira has fallen to a record low against the US dollar, it has been reported. The currency has lost more than 95 per cent of its value since the beginning of the country's economic crisis in 2019. On Wednesday, it hit a low of LL57,000 against the...
  • Gaza's arm wrestling championship gets underway, on 15 July 2022 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

    West Bank athletes take part in Gaza championship for first time

    At least 100 young male and female athletes from the Gaza Strip and West Bank took part in a championship in the besieged coastal enclave on Wednesday, Anadolu has reported. The head of the Palestinian Athletics Federation, Mazen Al-Khatib, pointed out that this was the first time that Palestinian...
  • The Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar, in the rural area of East Jerusalem on January 23, 2023. Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

    Khan Al-Ahmar residents pledge not to leave their homes

    Despite calls by extremist Israeli officials to evacuate Khan Al-Ahmar, Palestinians gathered on Wednesday in the village east of occupied Jerusalem and vowed to support its residents who have pledged not to leave their homes. Palestinian officials said that the Israeli occupation is to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar in order...
  • An old woman and a child try to stay warm by burning brushwood in front of a tent house as they struggle to survive in poverty under Israel's blockade during winter, in Gaza City, Gaza [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

    Gaza residents still endure difficult living conditions, says rights group

    A human rights group confirmed on Wednesday that the Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip are still enduring difficult living conditions under the strict Israeli siege which was imposed on the coastal enclave 17 years ago. In its annual report on the blockade, Euro-Med Monitor pointed out that the...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich (R) attend a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on January 25, 2023. [Photo by RONEN ZVULUN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

    Israel: Netanyahu warned about repercussions of transferring West Bank authority to Smotrich

    Senior legal experts in the Israeli security services warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday against transferring authority for the Unit for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) to far-right extremist Bezalel Smotrich, who is a minister in the Ministry of Security as well as Minister of...
  • People stage a demonstration, for supporting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Gaza City, Gaza on January 16, 2023. [Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel issued 12,000 administrative detention orders in 9 years

    The Israeli occupation authorities have issued 12,000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in the past nine years, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC) said on Wednesday. The most orders came in 2022, when 2,409 were issued. So-called administrative detention allows Israel to arrest and detain Palestinians with neither charge nor...
  • A view of The District Court of Nazareth as 6 Palestinians captured after escaping Gilboa Prison in Jerusalem [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

    Israel confiscates money and vehicle from released prisoners

    Israel's Minister of Security, Yoav Gallant, has signed an order to seize 500,000 shekels ($148,000) and a vehicle belonging to the families of released prisoners Karim and Maher Younis, Yedioth Ahronoth reported today. Gallant claimed that the money and the vehicle were obtained from the stipends allotted to them...
  • Palestinians killed by Israeli army in Jenin refugee camp
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    Palestinians killed by Israeli army in Jenin refugee camp

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced this morning that three more Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. "The death toll in the Jenin camp stands at three at the moment," Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila told Palestine TV....
  • UN diplomat, Abdoulaye Bathily in Dakar [SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images]

    Libya: UN envoy demands neighbours' support for dialogue between Libyan parties

    The envoy of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, has announced that he is visiting Algeria as part of a tour of Libya's neighbours to seek support for a dialogue between Libyan parties to overcome its political crisis, Anadolu has reported. Bathily was received by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune...
  • Members of a Ukrainian artillery unit, reload equipment and ammunition into a M109 self propelled artillery unit in Donetsk Region, Ukraine. [Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images]

    US asks Israel to send arms to Ukraine

    The United States has asked Israel to send American arms stored in the country since 1973 to Ukraine as part of the war effort against Russia, US and Israeli officials have revealed. South Korea has received a similar request. Last week, the New York Times reported the officials as...
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    Women & children choke on Israeli tear gas in hospital

      READ: Can Israel exist without America? The facts suggest a changing reality...
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