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Israel ‘abducts’ Palestinian governor of East Jerusalem & intel chief suspected of ‘kidnapping’

Israel has confirmed detaining two senior Palestinian officials in charge of running Jerusalem’s affairs and suspected of aiding a kidnapping. The Palestinian leadership has condemned the detention as a “crime” and “abduction.” The detention of the Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, and the arrest of Jihad Fakih, Palestinian intelligence chief in the holy city, was confirmed by Israeli authorities on ...

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Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief

Facebook has confirmed it has hired the former leader of the UK’s former third largest political party — Nick Clegg of the middle ground Liberal Democrats — to head up global policy and comms. The news was reported earlier by the Financial Times. Clegg is also a former UK deputy prime minister, after the Lib Dems entered government in the ...

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Russian space boss ‘temporarily’ taken off sanction list so he can visit US – NASA chief

NASA managed to convince the White House to ‘temporarily’ lift the travel ban imposed on Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin so he could pay a visit to the US, the head of NASA said on Friday. NASA “succeeded” in temporarily “removing” the head of the Russian national space agency ‘Roscosmos’ from the sanctions list, Jim Bridenstine told TASS news agency. ...

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Snowden to speak at Israeli conference – with ex-Mossad deputy chief ‘responding’

Edward Snowden is expected to speak via video link at a closed conference held in Israel. The event, which expects to hear Snowden touching upon US spying on Israel, will be joined by a former top Mossad official. The NSA whistleblower is set to speak through a secure video system from Russia, at a conference organized by the local media ...

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Interpol chief missing, France launches an investigation – media

Meng Hongwei, the director of Interpol, is reportedly missing. His wife last had contact with him before he went to China about a week ago. Interpol and Chinese authorities have remained silent so far. Meng’s disappearance is being investigated by French police, according to media citing police sources. His wife, who lives in Lyon, France, the seat of the Interpol ...

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Russian security chief warns of ‘Syrian scenario’ in Afghanistan, urges settlement talks

The head of Russia’s main national security body has said that Islamic State seeks to destabilize the situation in Afghanistan and replay the Syrian scenario, adding that only political talks can prevent disaster. The secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, shared this information with other senior officials at the ongoing multilateral consultations on an Afghanistan ...

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Satellite pics show Syria strike as IAF chief goes to Moscow to explain Il-20 incident

Timely released satellite images have revealed the destruction left by IDF air strikes in Syria’s Latakia after Israel was forced to make a rare admission to the raid which resulted in the downing of the Russian Il-20 recon plane. On Wednesday, Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat released three photos of an “ammunition warehouse” in Latakia, showing it before and after ...

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‘Get your rifle, piece of trash’: Maduro lashes out at OAS chief after ‘military intervention’ quote

Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), calling him a “piece of trash” that belongs in “history’s dump,” for hinting at the possibility of military intervention against Venezuela. OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, should “prepare his rifle” if he wants to invade his country, Maduro said during a press conference in Caracas on ...

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Indian driver beaten up after asking govt chief about fuel price hike (VIDEO)

A video of an Indian driver being dragged away and beaten up after he dared to ask a government chief about the contentious issue of rising fuel prices has gone viral. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief in the south-Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Tamilisai Soundararajan, was being interviewed on camera when the driver standing behind her attempted to ...

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