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Aqsa escalation threatens to deepen M-E hostilities

AFP Jerusalem Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Friday's ..

Yemen situation 'shame on humanity': NGO

AFP Sanaa The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as"an absolute shame on humanity". The conflict in Yemen ..

Palestinian attacker's home raided by Israeli forces, brother arrest

(Adds Israeli Defense Minister comments) JERUSALEM, July 22 (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for ..

Reuters BEIRUT Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km ..

Istanbul, July 22, 2017 (AFP) -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced as"excessive"the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site. "I condemn Israel's ..

Sanaa, July 22, 2017 (AFP) -The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as"an absolute shame on humanity". The ..

Rabat, July 22, 2017 (AFP) -Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Saturday accused the Moroccan authorities of hindering coverage of unrest in the Rif region which has been shaken by protests for nine months. This year ..

AFP Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced as"excessive"the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site. "I condemn Israel's insistence on its ..

AFP Tehran Iran's government rejected US demands to release detained Americans on Saturday, saying it had no control over the judiciary. "The judiciary, courts and judges in Iran are completely independent, as in any other ..

Four German women, including a 16-year-old girl, who joined Islamic State in recent years are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday. It said diplomats had ..

President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked The New York Times and its"sick agenda,"alleging that one of the paper's reports thwarted a US bid to take out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."The Failing New York Times ..

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor after the death penalty was approved by the country's top religious authority, and it also jailed 15 others for ..

Reuters MOSUL On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Islamic State cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble. The temporary structure, known as ..

Reuters BEIRUT Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, ..

Reuters BEIRUT Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where US-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source. The ..

AFP Damascus Syria on Saturday announced a ceasefire in one of the last rebel strongholds near Damascus after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on a safe zone for the besieged opposition enclave. With many of its towns and villages ..

-Kuwait has protested to Lebanon over the alleged training by Hezbollah of 21 Shiites convicted last month on charges of forming a"terror cell"in the Sunni-majority emirate. It demanded that pressure be put on the Shiite militant ..

US President Donald Trump will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington next week for talks on issues including refugees and combatting terrorism, the White House announced Friday. Analysts also anticipate US aid ..

Reuters ASPEN, Colo One of America's most senior generals said on Friday he instructed the Kurdish YPG militia to change its"brand"a day or so before it unveiled an alliance with Syrian Arabs in 2015 under the name Syrian ..

Reuters ASPEN, Colo A US decision to halt a CIA program equipping and training certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not done as a concession to Assad ally Russia, a top US general said on ..