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Israel strikes Syrian army positions, no casualties – State news agency

A Syrian army position in the south of Damascus was under Israeli air strike, SANA state news agency reported. Syrian air defences fired at and destroyed two Israeli missiles in the Kisweh area. An army commander told the agency that there were no casualties. Israel has not commented yet on the news. Read more A source in Beirut airport told ...

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That’s just Rudi: State Dept disowns Trump lawyer's comment on regime change in Iran

The US State Department has been forced to publicly distance itself from the US President’s old friend and new lawyer, Rudi Giuliani. He stirred controversy last weekend by saying the US leader is planning regime change in Iran. “[Giuliani] speaks for himself and not on behalf of the administration on foreign policy,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told AP on ...

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Putin rides in new, long-rumored state car at inauguration ceremony (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Published time: 7 May, 2018 09:40 Edited time: 7 May, 2018 09:51 The swearing-in ceremony of Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected as Russian president in March, was used to show to the public the new state car developed for top officials. It was rumored, but not officially confirmed, that the limousine would finally be unveiled during the ceremony. Developed in ...

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State Dept condemns journalist killings, except ones by Israeli soldiers

Speaking on World Press Freedom Day, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert preached freedom from oppression for all journalists – unless they are Palestinian and the oppressor is Israel. Nauert started her Thursday briefing by praising the State Department press pool and urging accountability for the “apparent assassination” of a BBC journalist in Afghanistan on Monday (one of the nine ...

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Al Qaeda richer than Islamic State, but US views Iran as bigger threat than terrorists – Moscow

The revenues that Al-Qaeda receives are now more than a dozen times higher than that of Islamic State, but the US still considers Iran and Hezbollah to be greater threats than terrorists, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said. The income of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), which once held vast parts of Iraq and Syria, dropped to $ 3 million ...

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‘You’re only supposed to buy NATO-compatible weapons’ – State Dept to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal

Being a NATO member apparently means you can only buy arms and military hardware that the US-led bloc approves. At least, that’s what the State Department said in its latest warning to Ankara over an S-400 air-defense system deal. The new warning came on Thursday from US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, who said that Washington has “serious concerns about ...

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‘Lack of learning skills:’ More than half of migrants fail German language test – state agency

Every second migrant attending integration courses in Germany fails to reach the expected level of language proficiency at the end of their training, authorities have said. About one in ten doesn’t have a basic command of German. Out of all migrants who attended integration courses in 2017, only 48.7 percent managed to reach the required B1 or “intermediate” language proficiency ...

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Israel 'only state in Middle East that actually has nukes’: Analysts denounce Bibi’s Iran WMD claim

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is the wrong person to accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons as his country has repeatedly refused to join any non-proliferation treaties which equates it to North Korea, Middle East experts told RT. Israel and its PM “are in no position to accuse Iran of anything, they’re not part of the nuclear deal, they’re not even ...

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Deal reached to evacuate Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp – state media

The Syrian government has struck a deal with rebel groups in southern Damascus, allowing them safe passage in exchange for the evacuation of civilians in two besieged towns, state media reported. Under the agreement, opposition fighters holed up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk can travel to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. Some 5,000 people besieged in the ...

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Military targets in Hama & Aleppo, Syria hit by missiles – state TV

Powerful explosions have been heard in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces, the Syrian state news agency reports. The state media says military bases there were hit by rockets launched by an unspecified enemy. The alleged attacks were reported by Syria’s Sana news agency on Sunday evening. Citing a military source, it said that “a new aggression with hostile ...

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