Tuesday , October 17 2017


Abbas freezes Israel contacts – New security cameras installed at holy site

RAMALLAH, July 23, (Agencies): Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day. Abbas said in a speech that the freeze would stay in place until Israel lifted …

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Iran inaugurates new missile production line

BEIRUT, July 22, (Agencies): Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad-3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 …

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Six dead in Israel, Palestinian clash – Three Israeli civilians stabbed to death

JERUSALEM, July 22, (Agencies): Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed …

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Mattis believes Baghdadi alive

WASHINGTON, July 22, (Agencies): Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead. “I think Baghdadi’s alive … and I’ll believe otherwise when we know we’ve killed him,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters. “We are going …

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Army firing kills Kashmir man – Anti-India strike held

SRINAGAR, India, July 22, (AP): Indian soldiers fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and wounding another after some threw rocks, police and residents said. Police said soldiers on patrol were pelted with rocks near the main mosque in Beerwah town, where worshippers …

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Egyptian forces slay 30 extremists in Sinai

CAIRO, July 22, (Agencies): Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday. The Egyptian authorities are battling an insurgency by the Islamic State (IS) group in North Sinai that has killed …

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DAESH falling fast, says Trump – US ends arms support to anti-Assad rebels

WASHINGTON, July 20, (Agencies): The Islamic State group is falling “very fast,” US President Donald Trump said Thursday as he visited the Pentagon for a military strategy meeting. “We’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast, very fast,” Trump said, using another acronym for IS. Trump’s comments come …

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Israelis and Palestinians dig in – US urges ‘good faith’ effort to resolve rift

JERUSALEM, July 20, (Agencies): Israelis and Palestinians dug in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there, as international efforts were underway to try and stave off a major conflagration after Muslim clerics called for mass protests at the site on Friday. Israel’s public …

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First Saudi jobs website set to ‘boost’ women workforce – ‘Alajnabia’ free for job seekers

BEIRUT, July 20, (RTRS): An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi Arabia by creating the first job-searching website for females in the deeply conservative kingdom. Australian-born Naziha Deriche, 23, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, realised after completing …

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