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French firm Orange plans to sever ties with Israel's Partner

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Stéphane Richard, the chief executive and chairman of the French telecommunications corporation Orange. The French telecommunications group Orange plans to end its cooperation with Israeli operator Partner Communications Company over the latter’s illegal activities in the Palestinian territories. “Our intention is to withdraw from Israel. It will take time… [but] for sure we will do it,”... 

Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Strip

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Several massive explosions rocked the Gaza Strip on Thursday night amid multiple reports of Israeli jets buzzing the area. It follows reports that two rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel but failed to cause any damage. At least three major blasts rocked Gaza city as Twitter got flooded with reports of residents waking up to the sounds of airstrikes and Israeli F-16 jets flying over. The strikes... 

Le Pen's anti-immigration stance unchanged after meeting top Sunni cleric in Egypt

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The leader of France’s right-wing National Front party said her recent visit to Egypt did not soften her views towards Arab and Muslim immigration to France. Marine Le Pen was in Cairo to meet with the nation’s religious and political leaders. The National Front leader arrived in Egypt last week for a meeting with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar (Sunni Islam’s highest authority), the... 

​Netanyahu demands 'up to $45 bn' from US to stop Iran

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Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran and oil-rich Middle East states that have been re-arming rapidly, a senior Israeli source has told Defense News Under a 10-year deal signed in 2007, Israel receives just over $3 billion a year in American aid, with stipulations that over 70 percent of that aid... 

Israel thanks US for blocking UN nuclear disarmament move

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Israel’s nuclear weapons facility in the Negev desert viewed from satellite. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the United States for blocking a UN measure that could have forced Israel to disclose its arsenal of nuclear weapons. More than 150 countries participated in a month-long conference in New York reviewing the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) aimed at preventing... 

ISIS Says Could Obtain Nuclear Bomb in Less Than 12 Months

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According to the latest issue of ISIL’s propaganda magazine, Islamic State jihadist group (ISIL) could obtain a nuclear weapon within 12 month. The Islamic State jihadist group (ISIL) could obtain a nuclear weapon within 12 month, according to the latest issue of the ISIL’s propaganda magazine Dabiq. “The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilayah in Pakistan... 

'This land is ours, All of it is ours' - New Israeli Minister

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Tzipi Hotovely gives speech to Israeli diplomats in which she says she will try to achieve global recognition for West Bank settlements. Israel’s new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people. The... 

Osama Bin Laden Was a "9/11 Truther"

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Around half of the books recovered after the alleged 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound were about conspiracies, 9/11 and the Illuminati, according to newly declassified documents, begging the question – why would Bin Laden be interested in books about 9/11 conspiracy theories if he had masterminded the attack? The following books were all recovered after the raid; – America’s “War... 

Israel ordered to pay Iran $1.1 billion

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An Israeli oil company has been ordered by a Swiss court to pay $1.1 billion to Iran in compensation in a long-standing legal battle related to a joint venture before the Islamic Revolution, the IRNA news agency says. Citing an “informed source” at Iran’s Presidential Center for Legal Affairs, IRNA said the ruling relates to the Israeli company’s sale of Iranian oil and withholding the money. Iran... 

FIFA slammed over migrant workers abuse in Qatar

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A prominent campaigning group has criticized soccer’s international governing body FIFA for its inaction over the plight of migrant construction workers in Qatar who are busy preparing venues for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf state. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the world’s largest trade union federation, urged FIFA sponsors, including Coca-Cola, Visa and McDonald’s,... 

Saudi Arabia to purchase nuclear arms from Pakistan

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Saudi Arabia’s nuclear medium-range ballistic DF-3A missiles in a military parade. Saudi Arabia has made a “strategic decision” to purchase “off-the-shelf” nuclear weapons from Pakistan, a US official says. “There has been a long-standing agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward,” British newspaper Sunday... 

Ex-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Gets Death Sentence

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First democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi, has been sentenced to death on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets to Qatar and escaping from prison during the country’s revolution against long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The sentence was issued on Saturday in the capital of Cairo... 

Israel threatens African migrants to leave or face "indefinite jail time"

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Israel is offering illegal immigrants $3,500 and a one-way ticket home as it begins to crack down on refugees, who face prison if they don’t take up the deal. Rights groups are appalled at the move, saying Israel should be doing more to protect them. Israel says the tough move is necessary to send a message to migrants that making the journey is not worthwhile in the first place. As deterrents it... 

Men with Jetpacks Soaring Above Dubai at 120mph

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A breathtaking video has been shot over Dubai, as ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossy and his partner soared into the skies using jet-powered wings that can accelerate up to 200kph (124mph). On Monday, the legendary aviation enthusiast Rossy introduced his protégé, 31-year-old skydiver and base jumper Vince Reffet. Award-winning Reffet became the second person in the world to be granted the honor of... 

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, Israel angry

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The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has switched its diplomatic allegiance from the Palestinian Liberation Organization... 
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