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Palestinian NGOs decry global silence on Israeli crimes

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By Hamdi Yildiz GAZA – A representative of a conglomerate of Palestinian non-government organizations (NGOs) on Sunday called on the international community to investigate the murder of 21-year-old Palestinian paramedic Razan al-Najar. Aid Yagi, health coordinator of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organization Network, said: “We want the international community and related NGOs to investigate the martyrdom […]

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US veto allows Israel to continue assaults: Analysts

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By Hedaya al-Saeedi GAZA CITY, Palestine – The U.S. bias for Israel is encouraging the self-proclaimed Jewish state to pursue its assaults against defenseless Palestinians, analysts believe. “Israel will halt its crimes against Palestinians if Washington ceases its unwavering support for it,” Akram Attalah, a Palestinian political analyst, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday. On Friday, the […]

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DPRK slams S. Korean military for joining war drills with U.S.

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PYONGYANG, June 3 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday slammed the South Korean military for running counter to the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration by joining two military drills with the United States. The official DPRK daily Minju Joson said in an article that the South Korean military has dispatched […]

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Syria demands U.S. withdrawal from Tanf base ahead of deal in southern Syria

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DAMASCUS (Xinhua) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Saturday that the U.S. should withdraw from the al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria ahead of any agreement reached in the south of the country. “Don’t believe the remarks about a deal in southern Syria unless the U.S. withdraws from al-Tanf,” al-Moallem said. “The U.S. presence […]

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India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead, 8 wounded

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SRINAGAR, India: Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and eight civilians wounded Sunday when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, Indian officials said. The fighting comes barely a week after the two nuclear-armed rivals agreed to stop trading fire along the volatile frontier and uphold a cease-fire […]

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North Korea to get relief only after “verifiable and irreversible step to denuclearization“: Mattis

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SINGAPORE: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and irreversible steps to end its nuclear program, adding it would be a bumpy road to a summit between US and North Korean leaders. The comments sought to address concern the United States may be rushing […]

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US Army to launch war games on NATO’s eastern flank

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WARSAW: Some 18,000 troops from 19 mostly NATO countries begin annual US-led military exercises in Poland and the Baltic states on Sunday to boost combat readiness on the alliance’s eastern flank as it faces an increasingly assertive Russia. The eighth Saber Strike maneuvers, which will run until June 15, come after it was revealed Poland […]

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Arab League accuses Israel of murdering Gaza paramedic

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CAIRO: The Arab League on Sunday accused Israel of intentionally killing a 21-year-old Palestinian paramedic in the Gaza Strip. Razan al-Najar was shot in the chest by Israeli snipers on Friday while running to a wounded Palestinian’s aid in Khan Younis city in southern Gaza Strip. “The Israeli occupation authorities are fully responsible for the medic’s […]

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Al-Sadr warns Iraq gov’t over deteriorating utilities

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BAGHDAD: Iraq’s most popular Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has given the Iraqi government a few days to solve water and electricity problems in the country. Al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition won most seats in Iraqi parliament during last month’s parliamentary election. “If our [electoral] victory is the beginning for revenge from the Iraqi people, I will not allow […]

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123 Palestinians martyred by Israel in Gaza since March

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GAZA CITY, Palestine: A total of 123 Palestinians have been martyred and 13,000 others injured by Israeli army fire since the start of anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip late March, according to the Health Ministry. “The martyrs include 13 children, two medics and two journalists,” ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told a press conference in Gaza […]

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