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More Victims in Iraq Demonstrations

More Victims in Iraq Demonstrations

At least two protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa on Sunday, a police official said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption. “Hundreds of people tried to storm a courthouse.

Russian Warplanes Set Stage for Quneitra Battle

Russian Warplanes Set Stage for Quneitra Battle

Syrian regime forces extended on Sunday their operations in the southwest to Quneitra province that lies near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a move that observers considered a prelude to a battle in the area after a near completion of the Daraa offensive. Rebels and the Syrian Observatory fo

UN Envoy Meets Libya Parties ahead of Security Council Briefing

United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh held talks over the weekend with various Libyan parties ahead of holding a briefing on the North African country to the Security Council later on Monday. He will detail the Council on the latest developments in the political process and the si

Putin Receives Abbas in Moscow, Acknowledges ‘Difficult’ Regional Situation

Putin Receives Abbas in Moscow, Acknowledges ‘Difficult’ Regional Situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin received in Moscow on Saturday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as the situation in the Gaza Strip deteriorated with Israeli strikes on the coastal enclave leaving at least two dead. Abbas was in Moscow days after Putin received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Thought Dead, Iran-Allied Houthis Mistakenly Release Tortured Activist

Thought Dead, Iran-Allied Houthis Mistakenly Release Tortured Activist

Houthi militias in Yemen released an activist they detained a year ago, local activists reported on Friday. Believing that he had died after torching his body, Houthi militants cast the captive’s body on the streets earlier this week in Dahmar, where he was found.

Israel Strikes Gaza, ‘Hamas’ Responds with Rocket Fire

Israel Strikes Gaza, ‘Hamas’ Responds with Rocket Fire

The Israeli military struck several “Hamas” sites in the Gaza Strip early Saturday after which the group fired rockets and mortars toward Israel. There were no reports of casualties on either side but the exchange threatened to spark a further conflagration after weeks of tensions along the volat

Positive Atmosphere Surrounds Hamas Talks in Cairo

Positive Atmosphere Surrounds Hamas Talks in Cairo

A Hamas delegation visiting Cairo this week said a positive climate surrounded “comprehensive and constructive talks” over the reconciliation between the Palestinian factions, political developments of the Palestinian cause and the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. A Hamas delegation led

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