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Netanyahu under Police Investigation for Power Abuse and Bribery

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The Israeli police are set to interrogate the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over multiple abuses of power charges. He is accused of bribery and media manipulation. Israeli analyst Avraham Diskin told Sputnik what the consequences of such an investigation could be for the leader and his country. “This to me looks like a new phase of an old investigation. A number of times before,... 

Egypt Seizes Massive Weapons Haul from North Korean Smugglers

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Egyptian port authorities seized a North Korean ship stuffed with rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) that was part of an illegal weapons smuggling scheme in August 2016, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The incident is the apparent root of tensions between Egypt and the US, allies who have been at odds in recent months for ambiguous reasons. The North Korean ship, Jie Shun, was travelling through... 

Turkish Court Sentences 31 to Life in Prison for Plotting Coup Attempt

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According to reports, Turkish court started issuing verdicts on Wednesday in the trial of soldiers accused of attempting to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s coup. Turkish Mugla province court on Wednesday sentenced 31 people accused of preparing an assassination attempt on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the 2016 failed coup attempt, to life imprisonment, the NTV... 

UAE to build $132mn mock ‘Martian City’ in the desert

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The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to build a ‘Martian City’ on Earth in preparation for humanity’s planned colonization of the Red Planet. The 1.9 million square foot (176,5151 square meters) Mars Science city project was launched by the UAE earlier this week and is estimated to cost AED 500 million ($136 million). Once completed, the Mars Science city will be the largest simulated... 

Saudi King issues decree allowing women to drive

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree ordering that women be allowed to drive, Saudi state media has reported. Under the conservative kingdom’s previous laws, women were banned from driving. The decree orders the Saudi interior minister to draft and adopt necessary amendments to the traffic regulations and to form a special commission consisting of the ministers of interior, finance, labor... 

Baghdad says it won’t tolerate ‘2nd Israel’ as 1,000s of Iraqi Kurds hold independence rally

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Crowds filled the streets of the Iraqi Kurdistan capital, rallying ahead of an independence vote this month. While some were waving the flag of Israel, which backs the Kurds’ aspirations, Baghdad says it won’t allow the creation of a “second Israel.” On Saturday, the city of Erbil saw thousands of protesters turning up at a pro-independence rally, ahead of the scheduled September 25 vote.... 

'Women have quarter of a brain’, Saudi cleric claims

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A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women don’t deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, “The evils of women driving.” Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative... 

9 arrested after Orthodox Jews clash with police in Jerusalem over military draft

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Nine ultra-Orthodox Jews have been arrested following violent clashes with security forces in Jerusalem during protests against conscription into the armed forces. Last week, the Israeli Supreme Court annulled a law which exempted ultra-Orthodox believers from the draft. On Tuesday, Israel’s Supreme Court nullified the law that exempted ultra-Orthodox Jews from being conscripted into the armed forces,... 

US Keep Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria

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Recently, the Syrian Arab Army has achieved quite a lot in fighting against ISIS in Deir Ezzor – vast territories near the city are liberated, the Euphrates crossed, a lot of terrorists and vehicles eliminated and destroyed. Meanwhile, an offensive towards Deir Ezzor is carried out by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces aided by the International Coalition. The Kurds have captured a number... 

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region, a top Iranian commander claims. The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh on Friday during a TV interview. “We have documents showing the behavior of the... 

Israel’s religious military exemption law is unconstitutional, Supreme Court

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Israel’s Supreme Court has annulled a law which exempted ultra-Orthodox Jews from being conscripted into the army, drawing furious responses from community leaders and some politicians. The decision to repeal the law was made Tuesday. Eight of the nine-judge panel ruled that parts of the conscription law were “unreasonable and unconstitutional.” The measure will take effect within a year. Members... 

At Least 39 Muslims Die During Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

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At least 39 Muslims have died since the beginning of this year’s Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, local media reported Saturday. Most of the victims, a total of 16, came to Mecca from Egypt and Algeria, the Okaz newspaper reported, citing the Saudi General Authority for Statistics. All of the deceased pilgrims were elderly people, who died of “natural causes,... 

Netanyahu Vows to Expel Africans from Tel Aviv: "We Will Return it to the Israelis"

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One Jewish woman was so happy with the announcement that she even kissed his hand live on camera! Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited a rundown Tel Aviv neighbourhood with a large African population and pledged to rid it of illegal “infiltrators” and return control of the suburb to Jews after the non-Jews were expelled. According to a report in the Israeli Haaretz newspaper,... 

Man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for being atheist

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First and foremost, sorry for reporting about this only now, this actually happened all the way in April but we just recently found out about it and we considered this to be a major story so we couldn’t let it go unnoticed among our readers. Among many things described in this article, what I find fascinating is that most Muslim Arabs were cheering this on Twitter and saying that this is what... 

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran must leave Syria or "we will act"

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel is prepared to intervene in Syria to counteract the Iranian influence in the conflict. Moscow, which views Iran as key to resolving the crisis, said it will note Israeli interests. When the two leaders met in Sochi on Wednesday, Netanyahu told Putin that any peace deal in Syria must entail the full withdrawal of... 
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