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Palestinian teen killed, over 200 wounded by Israeli troops in Gaza border clashes

GAZA Israeli troops killed one Palestinian and wounded more than 200 others at a weekly protest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said. Protesters rolled burning tires and hurled stones toward the Israeli soldiers and the border fence, witnesses said. The Israeli military said that some threw firebombs …

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Russia, Turkey, Iran fail to agree on ceasefire for Syria’s Idlib

TEHRAN The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held Idlib province which the United Nations fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians. Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan, Russia’s Vladimir Putin …

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Iran, Russia can work together to ‘restrain’ America, says Supreme Leader Khamenei in meeting with Putin

GENEVA Iran and Russia can work together to restrain America, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, according to Fars News. Putin arrived in Tehran on Friday to attend a trilateral meeting with Iran and Turkey focused on the Syrian …

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Tehran smartphone surveillance operation targeted Iranians, claims Israeli cybersecurity firm

JERUSALEM Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point on Friday claimed a surveillance operation had targeted the smartphones of several hundred Iranian citizens via malware implanted in their handsets, indicating Tehran was responsible. “This is the first time to our knowledge that a technical analysis technique has highlighted the fact a government …

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Basra unrest intensifies as protesters torch Iranian consulate, storm oil facility; Sistani calls for regime change

BASRA/ERBIL (IRAQ) Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq’s political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday, as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield. After five days of deadly demonstrations in …

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Russia strikes kill five, rebel shelling around Syria’s Idlib kill 10 civilians as powerbrokers meet

BEIRUT Russian air strikes killed five people in Syria’s Idlib Friday, a monitor said, even as the brutal war’s top three power brokers discussed “stabilising” the last rebel-held province. Later in the day, shelling by hardline rebels killed 10 civilians in a neighbouring province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights …

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Erdogan meets Iran supreme leader Khamenei after Syria summit

GENEVA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Friday after a trilateral summit with Russia about Syria, Khamenei’s official website reported. The summit focused on a looming military operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, the last major stronghold of active opposition to …

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