Category Archives: Middle East

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro Sunday two days after Washington abstained in a vote on a UN resolution against Israeli settlements. Their…

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Putin's victory? Russia's role in recapturing Aleppo

Moscow (AFP) – When Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the Kremlin's bombing campaign in Syria last year to back up leader Bashar al-Assad, the regime's forces were being pushed back….

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Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt's Copts, targeted in a church bombing that killed 23 people in Cairo on Sunday, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority community, & moreover one of…

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Israeli air strike kills four Islamic State-linked gunmen on Golan

(Reuters) – Israeli aircraft killed four Islamic State-linked gunmen on Sunday after they fired mortars & shot at troops patrolling along the occupied Golan Heights, the military said. Israel has…

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Italian police hope for Christmas reunion between migrant child and mother

By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother & her four-year-old daughter who were separated after fleeing the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Ivory Coast may…

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Israel accuses Iran of sending Hezbollah arms on commercial flights

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel has accused Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of using commercial airline flights to ship weapons to the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group…

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Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla visit UAE mosque on tour

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles & his wife Camilla arrived Sunday in the United Arab Emirates as part of their three-nation tour of the Gulf,…

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Iraqis kept in the dark about Mosul Dam emergency plans

By Stephen Kalin & Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Despite intense U.S. pressure to act to keep Iraq's largest dam from collapsing, Baghdad has done little to prepare Iraqis for…

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