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Palestinian leaders urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Related Articles RAMALLAH: Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The vote ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation to ...

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Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 38

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Abadi called for the elimination of Daesh “sleeper cells” on Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 38 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.There was no immediate claim ...

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Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

LONDON: Iran has freed 440 people arrested in Tehran during anti-government protests, a judiciary official said, amid continuing uncertainty over how many were detained around the country.The demonstrations, which began over economic hardships in late December, spread to more than ...

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Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race

Related Articles CAIRO: A former Egyptian lawmaker said Monday he will not run in the March presidential election, saying the political “climate” wasn’t conducive to campaigning.Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt’s late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters his decision was ...

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Egypt’s leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia

Related Articles CAIRO: Egypt’s president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them.In televised comments Monday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi ...

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Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

Advertisement BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers killed more than two dozen people in Baghdad on Monday, mostly street vendors and day laborers gathered at dawn in hopes of finding work at an open-air market, in the first major attack in ...

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