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21 Daesh fighters escape Iraq jail – Middle East Monitor

21 Daesh fighters escape Iraq jail – Middle East Monitor

Twenty-one prisoners, most of them members of Daesh jailed on terrorism charges, broke out of a prison in northern Iraq, Kurdish security officials said today. Fifteen were recaptured. The fortified jail of Sosa is located near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya and includes mainly militants of the hardline Islamist group who were captured during […]

Egyptian man sues wife for subjecting daughters to FGM – Middle East Monitor

Egyptian man sues wife for subjecting daughters to FGM – Middle East Monitor

An Egyptian man has filed a case against his wife for subjecting his daughters to female genital mutilation (FGM) without his or his daughters’ consent. In a phone interview with TeN television channel on Monday, Nour Eddin Al-Hanafy said that he filed a case against his wife last month, accusing her of violating the law […]

Iraq seeks exemption from US sanctions on Iran, PM says – Middle East Monitor

Iraq seeks exemption from US sanctions on Iran, PM says – Middle East Monitor

Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an exemption from sanctions against Iran that would allow it to keep importing Iranian gas, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Washington gave Iraq a 45-day waiver for imports of gas from Iran when it reimposed sanctions on Iran’s oil sector […]

Lebanon thwarts 2 major bombing attacks – Middle East Monitor

Lebanon thwarts 2 major bombing attacks – Middle East Monitor

After ten months of “hard work,” Lebanon’s internal security forces have foiled two major bombing attacks, the country’s interior minister, Nohad Machnouk, announced yesterday. “A ten-month-long high-level security operation carried out by the country’s police intelligence was able to monitor and thwart two major attacks against Lebanon,” Machnouk told reports at a press conference held […]

Christian groups invested $65 million to Israeli settlements – Middle East Monitor

Christian groups invested $65 million to Israeli settlements – Middle East Monitor

Evangelical Christian groups have invested up to $65 million in projects in the “Biblical Heartland” over the past decade, however, that doesn’t include services they provide free of charge, such as volunteer laborers, according to a Haaretz investigation, Maan News Agency reports. Haaretz news outlet reported that about 1,700 volunteers were sent by Christian Evangelical […]

Jordan to rework controversial cybercrimes bill following protests – The Jerusalem Post

Jordan to rework controversial cybercrimes bill following protests – The Jerusalem Post

A protester holds up a Jordanian national flag during a protest in Amman, Jordan June 4, 2018.. (photo credit: MOHAMMAD HAMED / REUTERS) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like […]

Tunisians protest against Israeli settlements, call for Palestinian state – Haaretz

Tunisians protest against Israeli settlements, call for Palestinian state – Haaretz

Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia’s capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians. The protest on Saturday was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country’s named tourism minister is Jewish, which is unusual in this majority Muslim country. The protesters are angry about Israeli settlements and call for a […]

Washington's incoming UN ambassador sign of declining diplomatic clout – Middle East Eye

Washington's incoming UN ambassador sign of declining diplomatic clout – Middle East Eye

Nikki Haley has been described as moderate, pragmatic, powerful and fearless – and for two years, the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations spearheaded some of US President Donald Trump’s most nationalistic and controversial policies on the world stage. On Friday, Trump revealed Haley’s replacement at the international body, confirming that he intends to […]

Presidency welcomes Irish resolution calling for Middle East peace – WAFA – Palestine News Agency

Presidency welcomes Irish resolution calling for Middle East peace – WAFA – Palestine News Agency

Presidency welcomes Irish resolution calling for Middle East peace   RAMALLAH, Friday, December 07, 2018 (WAFA) – Palestinian Presidency Friday welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s approval of an Irish resolution calling for establishing comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved the Irish resolution, entitled “Comprehensive, […]

Suicide bomber kills three outside police station in Iran's Chabahar – Middle East Eye

Suicide bomber kills three outside police station in Iran's Chabahar – Middle East Eye

Iran’s Tasnim news agency said there were reports that women and children were among the injured (STR / Tasnim News / AFP) A suicide bomber has set off an explosion outside a police station in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar, killing at least three people and wounding 48, state TV has reported. “This […]

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