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 2018-09-22 21:59 

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Iran summons some European envoys over attack on military parade...

LONDON - Iran summoned the envoys of the Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain on Saturday night over the shooting at a military parade in which 25 people were killed, accusing them of harbouring Iranian opposition groups in their countries, IRNA reporte...

 2018-09-22 20:57 

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Official: Netanyahu's speech at UN to reveal new information on Iran...

An official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the prime minister's speech at the United Nations on Thursday is expected to be "amazing, interesting and include new information that will stun the whole world." Sources close t...

 2018-09-22 20:53 

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Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss shipping vessel in Nigerian waters...

ZURICH - Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters as it travelled between the west African country's commercial capital Lagos and the city of Port Harcourt, the ship's operator said in a stateme...

 2018-09-22 19:26 

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Israeli arrested in Taba for possession of bullet...

An Israeli was arrested after crossing into Egypt at the Taba crossing after a rifle bullet was discovered amongst his possessions. Apparently it belonged to his brother, a soldier. The Israeli Consul in Cairo is handling the situation....

 2018-09-22 18:48 

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Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons...

CAIRO -- Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in...

 2018-09-22 18:45 

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Likud official criticizes Olmert's meeting with Abbas...

A senior Likud Party official criticized the remarks made by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during the latter's visit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: "After Olmert offered Abbas the Western Wall, he has now become his faithful spokesm...

 2018-09-22 17:46 

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US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia...

JOHANNESBURG -- A US military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after US and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the US Africa Command said Saturday. No US or Somali forces were killed or injured in the attack, an ...

 2018-09-22 17:42 

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Afula attack foiled by anonymous tip...

Police have arrested a Palestinian who was planning to commit a terror attack in Afula following an anonymous phone call received from the Palestinian Authority. the accused, an unarmed 21 year old, was handed over to the Shin Bet....

 2018-09-22 17:39 

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Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards....

 2018-09-22 17:26 

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Incendiary balloon causes fire at Netivot park...

A fire broke out in the Nahal Bohu Park at the entrance to the southern city of Netivot as a result of an incendiary balloon sent from the Gaza Strip....

 2018-09-22 14:42 

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OPEC and allies struggle to pump more oil as Iran supply falls...

ALGIERS - OPEC and its allies reduced oil output in August as a drop in Iranian supply due to US sanctions derailed their attempts to raise production to agreed levels, delegates said on Saturday as the energy producers prepared to hold talks in Algiers. ...

 2018-09-22 13:13 

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Fires break out in Eshkol, Kibbutz Kissufim...

Fires broke out Saturday in Eshkol Regional Council and Kibbutz Kissufim amid incendiary balloon flown from the Gaza Strip. Firefighting crews gained control over the flame. No casualties were reported....

 2018-09-22 13:08 

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Iran suggests Saudi Arabia, Israel to blame for parade attack...

An Iranian military spokesman said Friday the gunmen responsible of the military parade attack were trained by two Gulf Arab states and had ties to the United States and Israel. "These terrorists... were trained and organized by two ... Gulf countries...

 2018-09-22 13:03 

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Anti-government Arab group claims responsibility for attack on Iran military parade...

An anti-government Arab group, the Ahvaz National Resistance, is responsible for Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, a spokesperson told Reuters. Yaghub Hur Totsari, spokesman for one of the two groups that...

 2018-09-22 13:02 

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ISIS claims Iran military parade attack, no evidence provided...

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack by gunmen on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to the group's Amaq news agency. Amaq said Islamic State fighters had carried out the attack in Ahvaz city. The group provide...

 2018-09-22 13:01 

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Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off Lebanon...

Lebanon's army says a child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants hoping to get to Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast. The army says Saturday all other passengers were rescued off the coast of Akkar. The army says the Syrian migra...

 2018-09-22 11:35 

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Iran Revolutionary Guard member: Attack on military parade signals weakness...

A senior figure in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran that killed 24 people was a continuation of the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. "This terror act is no...

 2018-09-22 11:34 

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Russia tells Iran it's ready to boost fight against terrorism after attack...

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Iran's president on Saturday after an attack on an Iranian military parade, saying Moscow was ready to boost joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, RIA news quoted the Kremlin as saying....

 2018-09-22 10:51 

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Death toll in Iran military parade attack rises to 24...

The number of people killed in a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday has risen to 24, the official state news agency IRNA said. "There are a number of non-military victims, including women and children who had come to...

 2018-09-22 10:16 

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Egyptian delegation arrives at Gaza...

A delegation of senior officials from the Egyptian intelligence arrived Saturday at the Gaza Strip for a visit which will last several hours. The delegation will meet with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The visit is being held as part of Egypt's efforts...

 2018-09-22 09:08 

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IDF: Pipe bomb thrown at Beit El...

IDF's Spokesperson's Unit said Saturday that a pimpe bonb was thrown overnight Friday at the Jewish settlement of Beit El, prompting the army to operate in the area....

 2018-09-22 09:04 

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Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, most rescued...

A boat with around three dozen Syrian refugees on board sank off the coast of Lebanon on Saturday and most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned, security sources said. The boat was ferrying the refugees illegally to Cyprus, som...

 2018-09-22 08:02 

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Semi-official Tasnim news agency says at least 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed in attack on Iranian military parade...

Semi-official Tasnim news agency said Saturday at least 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed in attack on Iranian military parade....

 2018-09-22 07:08 

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Several killed in attack on military parade in southwest Iran...

Several people were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported. "Shooting began by several gunmen from behind the stand during the parade. There are...

 2018-09-22 06:51 

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Rouhani: Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam...

President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the 1980s war between the two Middle Eastern powers, and vowing that Tehran will not aban...

 2018-09-22 06:12 

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Abbas meets with former PM Ehud Olmert...

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas met Friday with former prime minister Ehud Olmert in Paris, as reported by the Palestinian official news Agency Wafa. Earlier, Abbas met with French President Emmanuel Macron and told him the Palestinians...

 2018-09-22 06:05 

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Trump says he won't rush N. Korea deal...

US President Donald Trump says he won't rush into any deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump tells a rally Friday in Springfield, Missouri, that he received a "beautiful letter" two days ago from Kim. But he's not saying what the...

 2018-09-22 05:59 

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UN council support tough action for peacekeeping failures...

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday to support tougher UN action against peacekeepers who fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said after th...

 2018-09-21 21:01 

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Report: Kosovo to open Jerusalem Embassy if recognized by Israel...

Kosovo President Hashim Thai said in a TV interview Thursday that if Israel recognizes Kosovo's independence, he would be willing to open an embassy in Jerusalem....

 2018-09-21 21:00 

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Zarif: Trump administration destabilises global peace...

GENEVA - Iran's foreign minister tweeted on Friday that the administration of US President Donald Trump was a threat to the Middle East and to the global community. "It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace a...

 2018-09-21 19:06 

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Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel...

PARIS -- Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied US claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message...

 2018-09-21 17:57 

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Gazan killed near border; soldier wounded...

A Palestinian was killed during the weekly disturbance near the Gaza border. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting at several points along the border. An IDF fighter was lightly wounded by shrapnel during operations near Gaza. Palestinians are throwing...

 2018-09-21 17:20 

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Brazilian police arrest fugitive US has linked to Hezbollah...

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian federal police have arrested a fugitive accused of belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and of being a key financier of terrorism. Police said in statement that they took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the border city o...

 2018-09-21 16:53 

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Major powers try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive...

Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after US sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers...

 2018-09-21 16:26 

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Kremlin: too early to discuss our next step following plane downing...

A Kremlin spokesman has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was briefed on the discussions held with the Israeli Air Force and Intelligence delegation which flew to Moscow following the downing of a Russian aircraft by Syria during an Israeli raid ...

 2018-09-21 16:21 

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Haredi protest closes Highway 4...

Due to a protest by Haredim angered by Shabbat desecration being carried out by the construction company building the light rail line, Highway 4 has been closed between Morasha and Aluf Sadeh Interchanges....

 2018-09-21 16:13 

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Gazans protest at border; Fires caused by balloons...

Thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip are demonstrating along the border with Israel. IDF forces are using tear gas and other riot gear to disperse the rioters. Hamas has called for the continuation of the weekly protests until they succeed in att...

 2018-09-21 16:05 

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Nazi war crimes suspect, 94, faces trial in German youth court...

BERLIN - A 94-year-old German is to go on trial accused of being accessory to hundreds of murders in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, a court in the western city of Muenster said. The man, who has not been named for legal reasons, denies th...

 2018-09-21 15:36 

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Rescue units searching for missing hikers in Judean desert...

Emergency and rescue units are searching the Nahal Og creek in the Judean desert for nine missing hikers, two adults and seven children. They set out this morning and have yet to be heard from....

 2018-09-21 15:18 

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Netanyahu debriefed on Russia talks...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was debriefed Friday morning by the high-level delegation that returned from a trip to Moscow to present the Russians with the facts behind the downing of a Russian aircraft by Syria during an Israeli raid....

 2018-09-21 15:10 

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Israel warns it will cut Palestinian tax transfer if killer's family is paid...

Israel will cut the tax revenue it transfers to the Palestinian Authority if it pays the family of the killer of Ari Fuld, killed earlier this week, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Friday. Kahlon said he had instructed that any sum paid to the attac...

 2018-09-21 15:03 

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Turkish, Russian, Iranian ministers to discuss Syria in New York...

ISTANBUL - The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in New York to discuss Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu news agency on Friday. Turkey and Russia announced an agreeme...

 2018-09-21 14:07 

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FBI chief meets Lebanese leaders, expresses support to army...

BEIRUT -- Lebanon says FBI Director Christopher Wray has expressed support to the Lebanese army during a visit to Beirut. A statement released by the presidential palace in Beirut said President Michel Aoun received Wray on Friday and told him that Lebano...

 2018-09-21 14:04 

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Israel showed Russia proof Syria was responsible for downing plane -official...

Israel provided Moscow with proof it was not responsible for the downing of a Russian plane in Syria, an Israeli military official said on Friday. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when the IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on...

 2018-09-21 13:35 

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Polish police arrest suspect who vandalized synagogue on Yom Kippur...

Polish police arrested Friday a man suspcted of throwing rocks into a synagogue in Gdansk, Poland on Yom Kippur. Police say that the suspect, 27, was surprised by the sight of police officers and did not resist arrest....

 2018-09-21 12:58 

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Fire erupts in Kibbutz Nir Am...

A fire erupted Friday near Kibbutz Nir Am, near Gaza, as a result of an incendiary launched from the Gaza Strip. Firefighters are operating at the scene....

 2018-09-21 12:45 

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Kahlon to deduct Fuld's murderer allowance from PA funds...

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon ordered Friday the deduction of funds transferred to the family of terrorist Khalil Jabarin—who murdered Ari Fuld at the Gush Etzion terror attack—from the Palestinian Authority's funds. Kahlon added that he w...

 2018-09-21 12:37 

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Lavrov calls US sanctions 'unfair competition'...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that US sanctions that impact Russian plane manufacturer Sukhoi were "yet another act of unfair competition", Interfax news agency reported. The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a...

 2018-09-21 12:35 

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Russia's Lavrov says US is threat to Syria's territorial integrity...

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States' control over the eastern bank of the Euphrates river posed the main threat to Syria's territorial integrity, Interfax news agency reported. He also said that Russia...

 2018-09-21 10:44 

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Iran has never requested a meeting with Trump...

Iran has not requested a meeting with US President Donald Trump, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). A foreign news agency reported that Iran requested such a meeting during the U...

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