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Trump fails to explain how to revive Arab-Israeli talks

US President Donald Trump has concluded talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by promising to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal but gave little indication of how he could revive negotiations that collapsed in 2014. “It’s not easy. I have heard … Continue reading

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Richard Oakes: an activist for Native American rights

Richard Oakes was a leading Native American activist, best known for leading the ‘Occupation of Alcatraz’. A Google Doodle has marked what would have been his 75th birthday. Oakes was born in New York on May 22, 1942. He was a … Continue reading

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US-Israel relations

The US has provided Israel with unequivocal support and remains Israel’s largest benefactor since its inception. Most US assistance is military, in addition to large sums of economic assistance. The assistance has transfomed Israel’s armed forces into one of the most … Continue reading

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Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment in Russia probe

Michael Flynn, former national Security Adviser to US President Donald Trump, will invoke the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and decline to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena, according to several media reports. AP cited a source close to … Continue reading

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Indonesian police detain 141 men over 'gay sex party'

Indonesian police have detained 141 men including several foreigners in a weekend raid for allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna in northern Jakarta, Indonesian police said. Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement that those detained had … Continue reading

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Who and where are the Kurds?

Up to 30 million Kurds, who are mostly Sunni Muslims, do not have an official country or homeland. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago, Kurds dispersed into mostly four nations (Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran). … Continue reading

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Turkey opens trial of suspected military coup plotters

More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, have gone on trial accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Protesters outside Turkey’s largest courtroom in … Continue reading

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Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields

Tunisian security forces fired tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding jobs and a share in revenue from gas and oil companies, as weeks of unrest over jobs and funding in the country’s southern provinces escalated into … Continue reading

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North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korea has said it’s ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range ballistic missile after a weekend test that sparked a fresh chorus of international condemnation.  The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un … Continue reading

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Pakistani crackdown on online anti-army campaigners

Dozens of social media users in Pakistan have been detained or interrogated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for posting ‘anti-military’ content, opposition parties and activists say. On Friday, the FIA reportedly compiled a list of 33 social media users … Continue reading

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