Israel Moves Toward Coalition Deal That Could Sideline Netanyahu

The longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history, Benjamin Netanyahu, faced the most potent threat yet to his grip on power Sunday after an ultranationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett, said his party would work with opposition leaders…
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US-led anti-Daesh coalition in Iraq shifts mission

The United States-led coalition against the Daesh terror group has shifted its mission in Iraq it said Sunday, announcing that it will no longer engage in direct combat and that it will provide support to the Iraqi army instead. "The International…
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Outgoing Mossad Chief Urges Israeli Government to Boost Activity Against Iran – Report

The chief of the Israeli spy agency Mossad has called on the government to further expand activities against the Islamic Republic. Activity against the Iranian regime must be stepped up so that it understands that crossing the lines will cost…

Russia’s envoy says there are no plans for the next round of JCPOA negotiations in progress in Vienna

Russia’s Permanent Representative of the International Organization of Vienna says that the fifth round of negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is currently taking place in Vienna and the sixth round is…
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$400 million Chinese power project on the cards in Afghanistan

A group of Chinese investors has met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, expressing their interest to establish a coal-powered power plant in Afghanistan, a statement from the Afghan Presidential Office confirmed the possibility of setting up a…
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Pro-Palestinian Rally in Washington Seeks End to US Aid to Israel

More than 1,000 people rallied Saturday in Washington in support of Palestinians and called for an end to U.S. aid to Israel. The demonstration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial came as a cease-fire that ended 11 days of intense fighting…
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FM Qureshi reaffirms Pakistan’s ties with Iraq during official visit

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday reaffirmed Pakistan’s long-standing and friendly ties with Iraq and expressed Islamabad's desire to further enhance existing bilateral ties. The foreign minister conveyed these sentiments…
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Yemen Sheds Light on Mysterious Military Island Base

Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak has refuted claims about any agreements to establish foreign military bases in his country, specifically an airbase of the United Arab Emirates. Such agreements must be approved by the Yemeni parliament,…
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Afghanistan ready to purchase arms and equipment from Russia – ambassador

Kabul is ready to purchase weapons from Moscow, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Russia Said Tayeb Jawad said in an interview with TASS. "We are hoping that Russia will consider repairing the existing Russian equipment, especially helicopters,"…
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US recognizes India is important part of conversation on Afghanistan: Jaishankar

There is a recognition in the US that India is an important part of the conversation when it comes to talk about the future of Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said. Jaishankar, who is in the US on an official trip, said…