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  • Iran detains close ally of former president Ahmadinejad

    Date: 2018-03-17 21:02:57 GMT - Iran - Middle East - SN:84 - ID:7300941

    TEHRAN, March 17 (MENA) - Authorities in Iran have detained a close ally of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fox News reported Saturday. The office of Tehran prosecutors said police detained Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei for ....

  • Israeli forces target farmers, fishermen in Gaza Strip

    Date: 2018-03-17 08:28:04 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:12 - ID:7299576

    GAZA CITY, March 17 (MENA) - Israeli occupation forces opened fire on Saturday morning at Palestinian farmers and shepherds in eastern Gaza city and fishermen in northern the city. The Israeli troops stationed at the vicinity of Malaka military ....

  • Death toll of Turkish shelling on Syria's Afrin rises to 43 civilians

    Date: 2018-03-17 07:27:40 GMT - Syria - Middle East - SN:7 - ID:7299504

    DAMASCUS, March 17 (MENA) - The death toll from Turkish shelling on Syria's northwestern region of Afrin has risen to 43 civilians, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday. Head of the SOHR Rami Abdel Rahman ....

  • Liberman to seek death penalty for West Bank attacker

    Date: 2018-03-16 21:59:00 GMT - Israel - Middle East - SN:109 - ID:7299373

    GAZA CITY, March 16 (MENA) - Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed to seek death penalty for a Palestinian who carried out a ramming attack that left two Israeli soldiers dead and two more wounded in northern West Bank, The Jerusalem Post ....

  • Israeli forces injure 20 Palestinians at Gaza border clashes

    Date: 2018-03-16 17:27:41 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:76 - ID:7299055

    GAZA CITY, March 16 (MENA) - At least 20 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli forces' gunfire during clashes at many locations along the eastern and northern borders of the Gaza Strip on Friday, WAFA reported. The injured were moved to ....

  • Two Israelis killed, five injured in vehicle-ramming attack in W.Bank

    Date: 2018-03-16 17:05:22 GMT - Israel - Middle East - SN:70 - ID:7299060

    GAZA CITY, March 16 (MENA) - Two Israelis were killed and five others injured after a Palestinian drove his vehicle into them outside the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank on Friday, The Jerusalem Post reported. The attack occurred ....

  • Israeli forces arrest 7 Palestinians in West Bank

    Date: 2018-03-16 11:16:41 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:39 - ID:7298341

    RAMALLAH, March 16 (MENA) - The Israeli occupation forces arrested on Friday seven Palestinians after raiding various areas in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said. Of the seven detained, two young men were held in western Jenin, while four ....

  • 18 civilians killed, including five children, in Turkish shelling on Syria's Afrin

    Date: 2018-03-16 10:23:17 GMT - United Kingdom - Middle East - SN:37 - ID:7298248

    LONDON, March 16 (MENA) - Eighteen civilians, including five children, have been killed in shelling launched by the Turkish forces against Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The ....

  • Cyprus gov't: Eni committed to gas search despite Turkey's dissent

    Date: 2018-03-15 22:33:06 GMT - Cyprus - Middle East - SN:113 - ID:7297808

    ROME, March 15 (MENA) - The Cyprus government said Italian company Eni is committed to carrying on its search for gas off the east Mediterranean island despite Turkey's strong opposition, Fox News reported. A statement said Eni is "determined to ....

  • Israeli artillery targets sites of Palestinian resistance in Gaza Strip

    Date: 2018-03-15 10:27:29 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:29 - ID:7296051

    GAZA CITY, March 15 (MENA) - Israeli artillery fired on Thursday shells at sites of the Palestinian resistance in the east and north of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported in the bombardment, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry's ....

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