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100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

December 8, 2017 11:59 pm
100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

A general view of Jerusalem shows the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem al-Quds’s Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) More than 100 Jewish studies scholars have condemned President Donald Trump’s […]

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Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

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Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

A general view of the city of Jerusalem al-Quds shows the Dome of the Rock mosque (C) in the early afternoon hours, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The broadcaster MBC, which is funded by Saudi Arabia, has suspended a TV program hosted by Jordanian presenter Ola al-Fares after she posted a […]

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Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

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Israeli air strike, artillery shells hit Gaza, 25 injured

The undated photo shows the moment of an explosion after an Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip. Over two dozen Palestinians have been injured in Israeli artillery and air strikes against the besieged Gaza Strip, amid escalating tensions in the occupied territories in the wake of the US president’s recognition of […]

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Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

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Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

Large groups of Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to protest against US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” Protesters in the capital city of Tehran and other cities across the country staged anti-Israeli rallies after Friday prayers. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defied global […]

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

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Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

An overview of the venue hosting the 31st Islamic Unity Conference in the Iranian capital of Tehran, December 7, 2018 (Photo by IRNA) Senior Muslim figures attending the international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have slammed a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” calling for a new […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo by AFP) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly used a minor member of the royal family as a ‘proxy’ to buy the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction last month, at a time when the kingdom was rounding up billionaire princes […]

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Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
Amid global outrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims ‘many’ states will move embassies to Quds

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo by AFP) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims “many” world countries will follow the US in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” turning a deaf ear to international condemnations of Washington’s move. “I would like to announce that we are already in contact with other countries […]

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US President Donald Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

December 6, 2017 11:30 pm
US President Donald Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem al-Quds from the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2017. (AFP photo) US President Donald Trump has officially declared the disputed city of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering […]

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Iranian capital of Tehran hosts International Islamic Unity Conference

December 5, 2017 10:54 am
Iranian capital of Tehran hosts International Islamic Unity Conference

The photo shows a view of the 31th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran, December 5, 2017. The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance. The event is […]

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Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudis warn against the US new policy on Jerusalem al-Quds to be “kiss of death”

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Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudis warn against the US new policy on Jerusalem al-Quds to be “kiss of death”

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s top representative in the US, Husam Zomlot The Palestine Liberation Organization’s top representative in the US says the formal recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital will be the “kiss of death” to so-called peace efforts. “That would be actually the kiss of death to […]

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Turkish authorities warned that Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds status change by the United States to lead to catastrophe

December 4, 2017 8:38 am
Turkish authorities warned that Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds status change by the United States to lead to catastrophe

This photo taken on October 27, 2016, shows Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag speaking during a press conference at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have warned that any change in the current status of Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, as proposed by the United […]

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Chemical arsenals threat to global peace, security: Iran envoy

December 1, 2017 6:00 pm
Chemical arsenals threat to global peace, security: Iran envoy

The director general for political and international security affairs at Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Gholam Hossein Dehqani A senior Iranian official has held certain countries liable for the use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, warning that chemical arsenals are a threat to global peace and security. “There is no […]

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Members of the European Parliament urge Saudi Arabia arms ban, blast European Union members for continued sales amid Yemen war

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Members of the European Parliament urge Saudi Arabia arms ban, blast European Union members for continued sales amid Yemen war

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session. (File photo by AFP) European Union lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the bloc to slap an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, which is leading a brutal military campaign against Yemen. The non-binding […]

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Syrian negotiators arrive in Geneva for new round of peace talks

November 29, 2017 2:34 am
Syrian negotiators arrive in Geneva for new round of peace talks

Syrian ambassador to the United Nations and head of the Syrian government delegation, Bashar al-Ja’afari (2nd, R) is welcomed arriving at his hotel prior to a new round of Syria’s peace talks in Geneva, November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Syrian government’s negotiation team has arrived in Geneva to […]

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Western media’s narrative about Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari disproven

November 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Western media’s narrative about Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari disproven

Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari Iran’s news network Press TV has obtained documents from the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary belying Western media claims that convicted Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari had merely traveled to Iran on a family visit. According to the documents, Zaghari had played an active and leading role in holding […]

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Gas exporters blast US use of sanctions as weapon

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Gas exporters blast US use of sanctions as weapon

A family picture taken during the 4th Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Santa Cruz, Bolivia November 24, 2017. (Photo by IRNA) Gas exporting countries have condemned the use of sanctions as a weapon against other nations, in an apparent jab at the United States. The Gas Exporting Countries Forum, which […]

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Hezbollah parliamentary group: Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon ‘positive’

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Hezbollah parliamentary group: Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon ‘positive’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during the annual Arab Banking Conference in Beirut, Lebanon, November 23, 2017. (Photo by AP) The parliamentary group of the Hezbollah resistance movement has welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon, who recently stepped back from his surprise resignation in Saudi Arabia. In a […]

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun warns Arabs against pushing Lebanon towards fire

November 22, 2017 7:30 am
Lebanese President Michel Aoun warns Arabs against pushing Lebanon towards fire

A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on November 21, 2017 shows Lebanese President Michel Aoun delivering a speech on the eve of Lebanon’s independence day at the presidential palace in Baabda. (Photos by AFP) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has warned Arab states that dealing […]

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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

November 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (Photo by Reuters) Human Rights Watch has strongly censured the Bahraini regime over keeping prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family and the Wahhabi ideology. Kenneth Roth, the executive director […]

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Victory over Daesh, defeat of divisive plots: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

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Victory over Daesh, defeat of divisive plots: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow division and wage a civil war in the Middle East. Ayatollah Khamenei […]

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extols regional efforts to uproot Daesh terror group

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extols regional efforts to uproot Daesh terror group

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a gathering in the capital Tehran on November 21, 2017. (Photo by President.ir) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lauded the defeat of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria, thanking all the nations and forces who pooled their resources to crush the remnants […]

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Collapse of Daesh terrorist group, great achievement for Iran, Turkey, Russia: Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani

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Collapse of Daesh terrorist group, great achievement for Iran, Turkey, Russia: Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (L) and Speaker of Turkey’s Grand National Assembly İsmail Kahraman Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the collapse of Daesh terrorist group is a great achievement for Iran, Turkey and Russia, urging more cooperation to counter moves against regional security. “The reality is that cooperation […]

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Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

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Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

Amer Salman Yaqoub, the former governor of Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala The Iraqi Commission of Integrity, a body responsible for investigating corruption and affiliated to the country’s parliament, says judiciary officials have sentenced a former governor of the eastern province of Diyala to jail after being found guilty of corruption. […]

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Arab League works as tool against Muslim nations: Syria

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Arab League works as tool against Muslim nations: Syria

This file picture shows a view of Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates building in the capital Damascus. (Photo by Sana) Syria has strongly denounced the closing statement of the latest Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo, saying the so-called league, backed by petrodollars of “sheikhdoms”, has been […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the latest victories achieved by the Syrian army against terrorists on the battlefield. The meeting between the two presidents took place on Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, which is to host a trilateral summit on […]

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