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  • Turkish parliament strips 2 pro-Kurdish legislators of membership

    Date: 2018-04-19 19:44:20 GMT - Turkey - Middle East - SN:85 - ID:7359697

    ANKARA, April 19 (MENA)- The Turkish parliament announced Thursday that it stripped two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of their parliamentary status, the New York Times reported. This step led to ....

  • Erekat: US relocation of embassy destroys two-state solution

    Date: 2018-04-19 18:40:39 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:80 - ID:7359673

    RAMALLAH, April 19 (MENA) - Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat Thursday said the US administration’s resolve to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reflects its ....

  • 250 Israeli settlers storm into Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem

    Date: 2018-04-19 12:20:17 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:33 - ID:7358488

    RAMALLAH, April 19 (MENA) - Guarded by Israeli occupation forces, 250 settlers stormed Thursday into Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem in southern the West Bank. According to eyewitnesses, the settlers started to perform their Talmudic rituals as soon ....

  • UN discusses with Syria, Russia security for chemical weapons experts

    Date: 2018-04-19 10:02:47 GMT - United Nations - Middle East - SN:21 - ID:7358330

    NEW YORK, April 19 (MENA) - UN security officials said that a UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma to allow experts to deploy soon to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack, The Strait ....

  • SOHR: Raids on Daesh sites between Hasaka, Deir al-Zor

    Date: 2018-04-19 09:29:50 GMT - United Kingdom - Middle East - SN:16 - ID:7358195

    LONDON, April 19 (MENA) - The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the coalition warplanes struck outposts belonging to Daesh militants between Hasaka and Deir al Zor. Al Hurra news channel reported Thursday that nearly 20 ....

  • Israeli gunboats open fire at Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coasts

    Date: 2018-04-19 08:10:56 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:10 - ID:7358194

    GAZA CITY, April 19 (MENA) - Israeli gunboats opened fire on Palestinian fisherman sailing off the northern coast of the Gaza Strip on Thursday. None was harmed. Palestinian sources said the gunboats forced the Palestinian fishermen to return ....

  • Over 100 Israeli settlers storm Al Aqsa mosque under Israeli forces' protection

    Date: 2018-04-19 08:07:34 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:9 - ID:7358134

    RAMALLAH, April 19 (MENA) - A group of Israeli settlers stormed Thursday morning Al Aqsa Mosque, under the protection of Israeli occupation forces. The more than 100 Israeli settlers broke into the holy site precincts from Bab el Maghreba gate ....

  • Turkey to dismiss 3,000 people in military over links to cleric Gulen: Minister

    Date: 2018-04-18 22:07:38 GMT - Turkey - Middle East - SN:103 - ID:7357904

    ANKARA, April 18 (MENA) - Turkish authorities have identified 3,000 people within the armed forces believed to be linked to the cleric Ankara blames for a 2016 failed coup, Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said, adding the individuals would be ....

  • Trump wants to relocate US embassy to Jerusalem next month

    Date: 2018-04-18 21:39:22 GMT - USA - Middle East - SN:100 - ID:7357782

    WASHINGTON, April 18 (MENA) – US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wanted to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem next month. “Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month!” Trump posted on his Twitter ....

  • Turkish parliament approves extension of state of emergency for 3 months

    Date: 2018-04-18 20:28:18 GMT - Turkey - Middle East - SN:95 - ID:7357785

    ANKARA, April 18 (MENA) - The Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday the extension for another three months of the state of emergency, Russia Today reported. The emergency state was was declared after a failed military coup in July 2016. The ....

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