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Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

Turkey defied on Friday a plea by European leaders to release the former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from prison. A Turkish court ruled on Friday that Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and one of Turkey's best known politicians, will rema

Russia to Receive Hamas, Fatah Officials in December

Russia to Receive Hamas, Fatah Officials in December

Russian Foreign Ministry sent an official invitation for Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh to visit Moscow next month. The office of Haniyeh said the invitation was conveyed by the head of Russia’s mission to the Palestinian National Authority, Aidar Aganin, during a meeting in Gaza.

SKorea to Buy Israeli Radar Systems in $300-Million-Worth Deal

Israel's ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, has won an order worth around 300 million dollars to sell two advanced radar systems to South Korea. Informed sources said that under the deal South Korea would adopt the two Green Pine Block C radar to boost its capa

Argentina Arrests 3 Hezbollah Members

Argentina Arrests 3 Hezbollah Members

Israeli intelligence sources said Tuesday that the Mossad Israeli intelligence agency has contributed to thwarting a "terrorist operation" that Lebanon’s Hezbollah party was planning against Jewish targets in Buenos Aires. The sources said that the Mossad had obtained “verified and accurate” info

US Efforts to Merge UN Resolutions on the Palestinian Cause

US Efforts to Merge UN Resolutions on the Palestinian Cause

Arab diplomats told Asharq Al-Awsat that US President Donald Trump’s administration was seeking to reduce the number of UN resolutions on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through efforts to "merge" a number of them, as well as negotiate a new draft-resolution aimed at condemning Hamas and its terror

European Court Accuses Turkey of Violating Kurdish Leader’s Rights

European Court Accuses Turkey of Violating Kurdish Leader’s Rights

Turkey violated the right to speedy trial of former head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, Selahattin Demirtas, announced the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday. “The Court found that the judicial authorities had extended Mr.

Senior Israeli Officer Reveals Corruption, Chaos in Army

Senior Israeli Officer Reveals Corruption, Chaos in Army

Israeli Colonel Alon Madanes, of the army’s Central Command, criticized corruption within the military in a rare detailed letter written to his chief Major General Nadav Padan. The letter raised issues and problems the officer said had cost lives and compromised the army’s moral values. Madane

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