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Lebanon PM slams Iraq militia head visit to Israel ceasefire line

Beirut (AFP) - Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday criticised a visit by an Iraqi Shiite militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel, saying it violated local law.
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Manama's Moves against Sheikh Qassim Tantamount to 1st-Degree Murder: UK Analyst

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A political analyst and author based in London warned against the deteriorating health conditions of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority, saying that Al Khalifa’s move to deny medical treatment to the top cleric is nothing but “1st-degree murder”. ...
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Yemen’s Ex-President Saleh Dead, Houthi Ansarullah Confirms

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior official with Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement confirmed the death of the country's ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying he was killed while escaping from the capital Sana’a. ...
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Turkey's Erdogan says businessmen moving assets abroad are 'traitors'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday businessmen who attempted to move assets abroad were "traitors", and called on his cabinet to block any such moves....
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Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's years-long military campaign against a jihadist insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a devastating mosque attack last week....
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Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in the West Bank....
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Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince vowed to "pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth" as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance....
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Saudi-Israeli Friendship Is Driving the Rest of the Middle East Together

...The Saudi attempt to isolate Qatar has failed miserably, and the continuous effort to paint Iran as the main cause of tension in the region seems to have reached a point of no return......
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Hamas alleges Israeli spies used Bosnian passports for assassination

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hamas on Thursday alleged Israeli spies used Bosnian passports to enter Tunisia and assassinate one of its drone experts as the Palestinian movement announced details of its probe into the December incident....
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