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ISRAEL KILLS SEVEN PALESTINIANS IN COVERT GAZA RAID

Bodies of Palestinians who were killed on Sunday were brought to a hospital in Khan Younis [Abed Zagout/Anadolu Agency]     Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a clandestine raid targeting a Hamas commander and air attacks that provided cover for the commandos to escape back into Israel by car. The Israeli incursion…
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November 13, 2018 0

UK CALLS FOR END TO YEMEN WAR, KHASHOGGI JUSTICE

UK calls for end to Yemen war, Khashoggi justice Visiting Saudi Arabia on Monday, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urges Riyadh to halt the bloody war in Yemen. Millions of people in Yemen are facing famine as the three-year war drags on [Khaled Abdullah/Reuters] UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates…
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November 13, 2018 0

PAKISTANI POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS LEADER SAMI-UL-HAQ KILLED

  The octogenarian, who was known for his Afghan Taliban support, was found dead at his residence in city of Rawalpindi. A divisive figure, Haq, centre, served in Pakistan’s upper house of parliament for multiple terms [File: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters] A Pakistani political and religious leader has been killed by unknown attackers at his residence in…
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November 2, 2018 0

INDIA: EX-POLICEMEN GET LIFE TERM FOR 1987 MASSACRE OF MUSLIMS

Policemen guard the Delhi High Court building in New Delhi [File:Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo] A court in India has sentenced 16 retired policemen to life imprisonment for murdering 42 Muslim men in Hashimpura village in Uttar Pradesh state’s Meerut district in 1987. On Wednesday, a bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel at the Delhi High Court reversed a…
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November 1, 2018 0

DEATH OF KHASHOGGI AND ISLAM By Sanni Kay. Yusuf

  The veteran journalist – Jamal Muhammad Khashoggi – walked into the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Days later, it was officially confirmed that the America-trained pen pusher had given up the ghost, although that was after accusations upon speculations. How was he downed? Strangulated? Beheaded? Dismembered? Slaughtered? None can say for sure except experts in…
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October 23, 2018 0

IRAQ: PARLIAMENT ELECTS BARHAM SALIH AS NEW PRESIDENT

Salih is a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government [Reuters] Iraq‘s lawmakers have elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country’s new president, the state television reports. Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government.…
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October 2, 2018 0

SAUDI ARABIA GIVES YEMEN $200M TO HALT CURRENCY COLLAPSE

Saudi Arabia has given a $200m cash infusion to Yemen’s Central Bank to shore up its reserves after the war-torn country’s currency went into freefall over the past few weeks. The state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Tuesday the “donation” will help “achieve stability of the Yemeni economy and boost the local currency”, which has lost…
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October 2, 2018 0

GREAT MARCH OF RETURN: SIX MONTHS OF PROTESTS IN THE GAZA STRIP

The Great March of Return protests started on March 30, the commemoration of Land Day. They call for Palestinian refugees’ right of return to their villages and homes from which they were removed to make way for present-day Israel. They are also protesting the strict blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than a…
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October 1, 2018 0

PALESTINIAN LEADERS PLAN TO FIGHT US PUNITIVE MEASURES

Palestinians leaders are weighing retaliatory measures against the United States’s decision to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) diplomatic office in Washington, DC, including ending security cooperation. “It’s among possible steps we are thinking about,” Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, told reporters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah…
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September 13, 2018 0

ISRAELI FORCES TEAR DOWN PROTEST CAMP NEAR KHAN Al-AHMAR

Israeli forces have dismantled several shacks that were set up by Palestinianprotesters close to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. Activists had erected a number of huts near the village, home to nearly 200 people, in the occupied West Bank that is slated for demolition by Israel. Israeli forces arrived at the village before dawn…
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