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In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands

QALB LOZEH (SYRIA) An arched entrance flanked by two towers, elaborate carvings and a broad-aisled nave: a 5th century limestone church in northwestern Syria is the architectural forerunner of France’s famed Notre-Dame cathedral. Hemmed by the village of Qalb Lozeh (Arabic for Heart of the Almond), the cathedral which goes …

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Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows French support in fight against Islamic State

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had in late March flushed out IS from their last bastion in Syria …

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Israel razes family apartments of accused Palestinian killer in occupied West Bank

HEBRON (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Soldiers surrounded the apartment block in the flashpoint southern city of Hebron beginning late on Thursday. They …

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Iran armed forces are not a regional threat: Rouhani

LONDON President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s armed forces did not pose a threat to its neighbors as he addressed a display on Thursday of Iran’s latest military equipment, including domestically produced fighter jets and Russian-made missile systems. The parade to mark Army Day came as U.S. President Donald Trump pursues …

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Saudi Arabia, Iraq to cooperate on security, intelligence: Report

DUBAI Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in the fields of security and intelligence, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Thursday citing the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Mohammed Ali al-Hakim. The announcement came during a state visit by an Iraqi delegation to Saudi Arabia led by Iraqi Prime Minister …

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Torture ongoing in Mosul jail despite documentation, HRW says

BAGHDAD Iraqi officers at a detention facility in the onetime jihadist stronghold of Mosul have continued to torture detainees despite rights defenders’ efforts to intervene, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. HRW documented new torture allegations early this year at the Faisaliya prison in northern Iraq, around six months after publishing …

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How Iraqi tribal customs rob women, girls of rights

BASRA (IRAQ) Two weeks into Mariam’s forced marriage to her cousin according to Iraqi tribal custom, she desperately doused herself in fuel, flicked on a lighter and attempted suicide by self-immolation. The 22-year-old spent three days in hospital in Iraq’s southern Misan province last summer before succumbing to her wounds, …

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