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Israeli air force strikes Hezbollah in Qalamoun, Syria
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Israeli air force strikes Hezbollah in Qalamoun, Syria

Syrian opposition sources claim the Israeli air force conducted airstrikes against Hezbollah positions in the mountainous Qalamoun region, along the border with Lebanon.   The alleged strikes were first reported by Syrian opposition outlet 7alpress, which claimed on Twitter that “two consecutive Israeli raids” targeted Hezbollah positions outside the town […]

Former president admits Iran pursuing nuclear weapons
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Former president admits Iran pursuing nuclear weapons

Iran’s former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani reportedly admitted that Iran began its nuclear program with the intention of pursuing nuclear weapons capability.   In a lengthy interview with state-run IRNA news agency – which does not appear on the agency’s English-language website – Rafsanjani recounted how the decision to […]

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Putin Considering Unilateral Airstrikes Against ISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen his country’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday.   Putin’s […]

PA Unity PM Hands Resignation to Abbas
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PA Unity PM Hands Resignation to Abbas

The Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government of Hamas and Fatah was said to be on the brink of resigning Wednesday in a deepening rift with Gaza as its de facto rulers Hamas hold separate, indirect talks with Israel.   A Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official said the government of technocrats […]

Yazidis Kill Arab Villagers in Revenge Attack
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Yazidis Kill Arab Villagers in Revenge Attack

Members of the Yazidi community, one of the Iraqi minorities hardest hit by jihadist atrocities including mass rapes and executions conducted by Islamic State (ISIS), killed 21 Sunni Arab villagers in a January revenge attack, Amnesty International said Wednesday.   The London-based watchdog investigated attacks carried out on January 25 […]