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Trial of Bahrain’s top opposition leader resumes

The trial of Bahrain’s top opposition leader on charges of promoting a violent overthrow of the island nation’s political system is set to resume, in a case that has riled his supporters and heightened unrest in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab kingdom. Wednesday’s trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of al-Wefaq[…]

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Abu Khdeir’s name removed from terror victims’ list

Israeli authorities on Wednesday removed Muhammad Abu Khdeir’s name from an Israeli list of terror victims following demands by his family. Abu Khdeir’s father told Ma’an that on Tuesday the family called the Israeli National Insurance Institute, which administers the memorial wall in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, demanding that[…]

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Saudi-led coalition declares end to Yemen air strikes

The Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Yemen for almost a month says its military operation “Decisive Storm” has ended and a new campaign aimed at protecting civilians and preventing Houthi fighters from operating has begun. Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the coalition’s spokesperson, said on Tuesday that the coalition had achieved[…]

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US judge allows ‘Muslims killing Jews’ ads on buses

A United States federal judge has ordered New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite “terrorism” or imminent violence. In his ruling, published on Tuesday, US District Judge John Koeltl[…]

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Israel recognizes Abu Khdeir as terror victim

Israeli authorities on on Tuesday added Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Jerusalem teenager burned to death by Israeli extremists last summer, to a list of terror victims located in Mount Herzel, West Jerusalem. Israel marked Memorial Day on Tuesday to honor soldiers and civilians killed since the founding of the state[…]

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Migrant boat captain charged with manslaughter

Italian prosecutors have charged a Tunisian captain of an overcrowded migrant boat that sunk off the Libyan coast with multiple manslaughter. The captain of the vessel and a Syrian, allegedly a member of the ship’s crew, were taken from a group of 27 survivors who arrived in the Sicilian port[…]

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There are no Iranian troops in Syria: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he invited Hezbollah fighters to fight alongside his regime but has denied the presence of Iranian troops in Syria in an interview with French television. Assad also said that French security officials had been in contact with the Syrian government regarding the Islamic State of[…]

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Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

A Cairo court has sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison. Morsi was charged with inciting the killing of protesters, in connection to the deaths of 10 people outside the presidential palace in December 2012. He also faces serious charges in three other cases. Morsi was deposed by[…]

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