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$1mn reward to locate journalist

$1mn reward to locate journalist

The United States is offering a reward of $1mn for information about Austin Tice, an American journalist missing in Syria since 2012.

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border yesterday, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation on Friday for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves.

Over 160 settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Over 160 settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

More than 160 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque from al-Maghareba gate, heavily guarded by the Israeli occupation forces.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake Thursday hit Iran's southern region of Bushehr, home to the country's only nuclear power plant, without causing casualties or damage, media reported.

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus ...

Iran will make or buy any weapons it needs: Rouhani

Iran will make or buy any weapons it needs: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by “invading powers”, as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day.

Syria probe mission on hold amid security fears

Syria probe mission on hold amid security fears

The world’s chemical arms watchdog froze its probe into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus yesterday, demanding “unhindered access” after a UN reconnaissance mission came under fire.

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally.

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Wednesday that a UN security team doing reconnaissance in Douma, Syria came under gunfire a day earlier, sources told Reuters.

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