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Egyptian Judge Facing Corruption Charge Hangs Himself: Lawyer

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Egyptian judge arrested on corruption charges was found dead in his cell on Monday having hanged himself, his lawyer said.
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Criminal negligence suspected at Haifa oil refinery blaze

Preliminary report into last week’s fire leads to wide-scale investigation into variety of environmental violations...
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Bahrain cozying up to Israel?

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:...
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Oman confirms it is joining Saudi-led anti-terrorism alliance

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman, traditionally on friendly terms with Iran, confirmed on Thursday that it had joined a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries fighting terrorism, a move praised by other [Persian] Gulf Arab states as closing ranks with them against Iran....
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Mass graves of tortured civilians found in Aleppo – Russian MoD

Mass graves with dozens of bodies of civilians subjected to brutal torture have been discovered in Aleppo neighborhoods left by militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. ...
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[Persian] Gulf states ready for peace, says well-connected US rabbi

Marc Schneier, who has good ties with Bahraini royal family, urges Netanyahu to take a page out of the Sadat playbook and make the first public overture...
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Israel minister dubs French peace meeting new 'Dreyfus trial'

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday criticised an upcoming Middle East peace conference organised by France, calling it a new "Dreyfus trial" and urged French Jews to move to Israel....
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Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farmers in Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Yunis in the southern besieged Gaza Strip Sunday morning as farmers attempted to tend to their land, witnesses told Ma’an news agency....
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Egypt targets 5% economic growth by mid-2018

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt targets a five percent economic growth rate in the year to June 2018, the finance ministry said Sunday as the government seeks to revive an economy battered by political turmoil....
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Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday....
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