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Time to destroy Syrian President Assad & Iran: Israeli minister

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An Israeli minister has bluntly called for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings. He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next. “The reality whereby Syria executes people, intentionally uses chemical weapons to hurt them and, now, in the most recent move of extremism,... 

Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback

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The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son. “Prepare diligently to inflict crippling losses on those who have disbelieved,” Hamza bin Laden, scion of the Sept. 11, 2001,... 

Coptic Christians bombed in Egypt again, dozens dead including children

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Gunmen opened fire on two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt on Friday, killing at least 28, including children. Some 24 people were also injured in the attack. The group of between eight and 10 gunmen, reportedly dressed in military uniforms according to eyewitnesses, approached the convoy in three four-wheel-drive pickup trucks before opening fire, according to local media... 

Iran dares Trump to talk about 9/11 with Saudi Arabia

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US President Donald Trump should discuss how to avoid “the likes of” the 9/11 terrorist attacks with his Saudi Arabian partners during his first official visit abroad, Iran’s foreign minister said in an opinion piece. Tehran and Riyadh have recently engaged in a war of words, accusing each other of undermining security across the Middle East, sponsoring fundamentalist organizations, and seeking... 

German Woman Among Two Killed, Finnish Woman Kidnapped In Kabul

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Two people were reportedly killed in Afghanistan and another abducted from a Kabul guesthouse late Saturday, the BBC reported citing a spokesman for the interior ministry. Among the two people dead, are a German woman and an Afghan guard. The woman abducted meanwhile is reportedly from Finland. This comes after an Australian aid worker was kidnapped in the capital of Afghanistan, last November. In... 

Turkish guards go unpunished after attacking American protesters in Washington

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The US State Department has confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail was behind the attack on Kurdish protesters in Washington, DC on Tuesday. Police believe “there could be a diplomatic immunity issue.” The US is communicating its concern to the Turkish government “in the strongest possible terms,” the State Department said in a statement about... 

Erdogan Wants to Change Trump's Mind on Arming Kurds

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Washington DC on May 16 in an attempt to change US President Donald Trump’s mind about arming the Pentagon’s most effective allies on the ground in Syria and Iraq. Erdogan, flush with new executive powers following a recent referendum in the country granting him expanded authority, will arrive in Washington on May 16 to meet with embattled... 

This Is What Scares Israel’s Army Far More Than Missile Attacks

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Responding to the massive global cyberattack that used stolen NSA spying tools and affected some 200,000 Windows servers in more than 200 organizations, including large medical networks, a senior Israeli Defense Force (IDF) official suggested that hacking is more dangerous than missile attacks. Although the IDF military network was not thought to have been affected, a widespread cyberattack using... 

Should Israel be home only to Jewish people?

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The parliament of Israel has given a preliminary reading to the draft law on the Jewish character of the State of Israel. As many as 48 MPs voted for the bill, 41 voted against it. The document says that the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, where they realise their desire for self-determination in accordance with cultural and historical heritage. The right to national self-determination... 

Saudi cleric calls on FIFA to ban sign of cross, Twitter fires back

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A hardline Saudi cleric has called on football’s governing body, FIFA, to prohibit players from making the sign of the cross in celebration on the field. As expected, not only have his calls fallen on deaf ears, but he has also been lambasted online. Mohammed Alarefe boasts 17.5 million Twitter followers, which, though impressive, is unlikely to hold any sway with FIFA’s elite. “I’ve seen... 

Israeli ministers pushing bill to delist Arabic as official language

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A ministerial legislation committee has approved a controversial bill that seeks to enshrine Israel’s status as a nation state of the Jewish people, but critics say it would undermine democracy and could lead to discrimination of non-Jews. The proposed bill would become a new Basic Law, which serve as Israel’s constitutional legislation. It would declare Israel a Jewish nation state and a unique... 

Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Troops in Iraq and Syria

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Following Turkish dictator Erdoğan’s snatching of more powers in Turkey, reports are coming out that more than 30 U.S.-backed troops in Syria and Iraq have been killed in a series of bombings carried out by Turkish jets last night. Fox News reports: U.S. and Russian troops in the areas of the attacks were warned about an hour before 24 Turkish jets and two Turkish drones bombed locations in northern... 

Trump shows lack of interest in keeping promises: Syrian president Assad

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US President Donald Trump was initially “promising” until he attacked a Syrian military airfield this month, demonstrating that Washington is not committed to promises, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik. During his election campaign and after winning the election, Trump criticized the Barack Obama administration Syria policy, saying that the fight against terrorism, not removing... 

False Flag: Israeli-American Teen Hacker Topples US Anti-Semitic Narrative

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On Monday a court in Jerusalem charged a teenager with dual citizenship in the US and Israel, with making 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in in the country, part of an estimated 2000 bomb threats worldwide the youth made for hire against organizations. The unnamed teenager is also charged with attempted blackmail against Delaware Republican state Senator Ernesto Lopez, after the latter... 

Israeli Warplanes Launch Missile Attack on Syria

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Israeli aviation launched a missile attack on Syrian army’s positions in the province of Quneitra bordering Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a Syrian military source told Sputnik. “Enemy warplanes of Israel launched two missiles from the occupied territory [Golan Heights] at 18:45 [local time] on one of the positions of our army. It caused material damage,” the source told Sputnik. According... 
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