Israel Agrees to Release Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike
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Israel Agrees to Release Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike

A Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 141 days to protest being imprisoned without charge has agreed to end his fast after reaching a deal with Israel to be released next month, his lawyer said. Hisham Abu Hawwash, a 40-year-old…
Hezbollah Leader Accuses Saudi Arabia of Terrorism
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Hezbollah Leader Accuses Saudi Arabia of Terrorism

Hezbollah claims Saudi Arabia provided both ideological and material support to ISIS during the early stages of its war against the Syrian and Iraqi governments. Hassan Nasrallah, a Shi’a cleric who has led the Hezbollah militant group and…
U.S. hopes to build on Iran nuclear talk progress this week
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U.S. Hopes to Build on Iran Nuclear Talk Progress This Week

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 - Nuclear deal talks with Iran in Vienna have shown modest progress and the United States hopes to build on that this week, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday amid efforts to revive a 2015 agreement. The…
Iraqi Catholic Leader Warns Against Extremists Exploiting Religion
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Iraqi Catholic Leader Warns Against Extremists Exploiting Religion

ROSARIO, Argentina (Crux) — Iraq’s top Catholic leader hopes the new year will help  the citizens of this violence-torn country overcome divisions and tensions, and lead to the much needed reform of the country. “Peace is achieved…
Austin to testify on Afghanistan next week
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Austin to Testify on Afghanistan Next Week

WASHINGTON ― U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to testify in Congress next week on the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan ― but the hearing is set to happen out of public view. Austin, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken,…