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EU ministers, Abbas to study ways to back two-state solution

Related Articles BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top diplomat says EU foreign ministers will study ways to support a two-state solution in Israel and the Palestinian territories in talks Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.Federica Mogherini said that the EU is ...

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25,000 FSA fighters ‘support Turkish force in Syria’

Related Articles AMMAN: Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters are joining the Turkish military operation in northern Syria with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG Kurdish militia almost two years ago, an opposition ...

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Protesters demanding jobs clash with police in Tunisian town

TUNIS: Tunisia police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding jobs in the southern town of Metlaoui on Sunday, witnesses said, days after violent protests across the country against price hikes subsided.The protesters closed roads and burned tires to demand ...

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Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

HASSA, Turkey: Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation and the United States urged Ankara to show restraint.Turkey on Saturday launched operation “Olive Branch” ...

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Syria opposition to visit regime ally Moscow

Related Articles BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition group said it will send a delegation Monday to regime ally Russia to discuss with officials Moscow’s “real stance” on the Syrian political process.The visit by the Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC) comes as Moscow ...

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Iraqi court rules elections must take place on May 12

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Parliamentary and provincial elections in Iraq must take place on their scheduled date of May 12, the Federal Supreme Court ruled on Sunday.The order ends a two-month debate on the issue after Sunni and Kurdish parliamentary blocs ...

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Deadly Siege at Kabul's Largest Hotel

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A 12-hour gun battle at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital left five civilians and four assailants dead, and wounded another six people. NYT > Middle East

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