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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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‘Entire Middle East’ should look like Israel – Pompeo

Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration’s approach to Iran as resembling a “Disney movie.” Speaking at the annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) dinner in Washington on Wednesday, Pompeo argued that Israel “is democratic and prosperous, it ...

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VIDEO: Motorway bridge collapses on railroad in Russian Far East

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:52 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:53 A motorway bridge has collapsed on top of a railroad in the Russian Far East, just as a truck was driving on the bridge and seconds after a train had passed underneath it. CCTV footage of the collapse has appeared online. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) ...

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Beijing slams US military ‘provocations’ after B-52 bombers fly over South & East China Seas

China said it is opposed to US jets taking “provocative actions” in the disputed South China Sea, a day after Washington confirmed that its B-52 long-range bombers flew near the contested territories. On Tuesday, a group of B-52 bombers “participated in a regularly scheduled, combined operation in the East China Sea,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn revealed on Wednesday. ...

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Steven Seagal was ‘half joking’ about desire to govern Russia’s Far East region – agent

Action star and martial arts icon Steven Seagal was apparently “half-joking” when he said he wants to become the governor of Primorsky Region in Russia’s Far East. Seagal earlier said he was Putin’s man and wouldn’t mind the job. Excitement erupted on Tuesday, when the actor arrived in Primorsky Krai (a type of federal district in Russia) to take part ...

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S-300s in, Patriots out: US to withdraw missiles from 3 Middle East countries – report

The Pentagon will remove four batteries of PAC-3 Patriot missiles from three Middle-Eastern countries, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report said the missiles are needed elsewhere to counter China and Russia. The US newspaper said Jordan and Bahrain will lose one battery of US long-range anti-aircraft missiles next month, while Kuwait will part with two. The systems are ...

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US ‘state terror’ in Middle East has ‘little to do with’ defending Americans, says former US marine

The US war in Afghanistan was built on a “profitable lie” and the “state terror” perpetuated by Washington in its foreign wars has little to do with protecting and defending Americans, a former US marine has written. There is a “chasm of awareness” that exists between American veterans and civilians who don’t know what war is really like, former marine ...

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LibDems crush ruling party rivals in Russian Far East & central regions’ governor elections

The populist nationalist Liberal Democratic Party candidate has won over two thirds of the vote in the run-off governor polls in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region, while another LDPR candidate took Vladimir Region with a 20-point lead. The Russian State Duma MP and the LDPR candidate, Sergey Furgal, has gained almost 70 percent of votes, the Russian Central Elections Committee confirmed. His ...

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Regional vote results in Russia’s Far East annulled over violations

Russia’s election commission has nixed the results of a regional election in the country’s Far East over violations. The date for a new vote is being considered at the moment. “I think it’s normal, because we had very convincing reasons for that,” Ella Pamfilova, the head of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CIK), has said. Authorities of the Primorsky Region, which ...

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Russian elections body recommends annulment of Far East vote over violations

Russia’s Central Elections Commission has advised to cancel the results of gubernatorial polls in Primorsky Krai Region and hold new voting in three months. Both frontrunners in the race are against the move. On Wednesday all members of the commission unanimously voted to recommend the elections re-run in the region. The commission’s statement reads that in current situation and on ...

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