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Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt

A recent religious edict allowing ordinary Egyptian citizens to illegally excavate and keep antiquities and treasure from their own land has triggered an uproar from the country’s government officials and moderate religious scholars. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/egypt-religious-fatwa-antiquities.html#ixzz4uvGKsGBp
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Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organised by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds' neighbours and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East....
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Qatar provides $1.6bn aid to Syrian people

To support the protection of human rights in Syria, Qatar has provided $1.6bn in aid to the Syrian people....
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Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The Times of Israel reports: The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which starts Wednesday evening....
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U.S. announces near $700 million in humanitarian aid to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria, bringing total U.S. assistance since 2012 to more than $7 billion....
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Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Mercenaries with Homegrown Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The missile command of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees announced that it has targeted the positions of the Saudi mercenaries in the northwestern province of al-Jawf with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2”, local sources said. ...
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School in Christian town of Bartella named after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – A school recently opened in the Christian town of Bartella east of Mosul in northern Iraq has generated anger among the local population due to its controversial name and origin....
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Hamas Dissolves Gaza Government, Prepares for Elections

Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said on Sunday it has dissolved its administration that runs Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end a long-running feud with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement....
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Imprisoned pro-Kurdish leaders in Turkey nominated for Sakharov Prize

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The European Parliament (EP) on Friday announced that the pro-Kurdish leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, currently held in Turkish jails, were among the nominees for its prestigious Sakharov Prize, awarded each year in the name of freedom of thought....
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Turkey Tries To Scare Voters With Warning About Jews Ahead of Kurdish Referendum

A number of Turkish media outlets supportive of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have begun proliferating apparently false news reports claiming rival Kurdish groups entered into a secret deal with Israel to gain their independence by resettling Jews to the region....
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