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Iraq: 300+ Given Death Penalty for Daesh Links

Iraqi courts sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group], judicial sources said Wednesday. The suspects are being tried by two courts, one near the former extremist stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq ...

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Cinema Opening in Saudi Arabia Coincided with 47th Beheading in 2018

As local and international media celebrated the opening of Saudi Arabia’s first ever cinema, the Kingdom carried out the 47th execution of 2018 by beheading. On April 18 2018, the Saudi government opened the country’s first cinema in 30 years at the King Abdullah Financial Centre in the capital, Riyadh. ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Court Sentences 24 Shiites to Jail, Revoking Citizenship

Continuing its crackdown against Shia citizens, a Bahrain court sentenced 24 of them to prison and stripped them of their nationality after claiming they are guilty of forming a “terrorist group”, a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday. Other claimed allegations included travelling to Iraq and Iran for “weapons and explosives ...

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Palestine Urges UN Probe into ’Israeli’ Murders in Gaza

Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour called on the UN Security Council to form an independent commission tasked with looking into the Zionist entity’s crimes including the martyrdom and wounding of Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip. Mansour said on Friday evening that the Palestinian Authority [PA] ...

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Hezbollah defending southern Lebanon against Israeli aggression: Nasrallah

The secretary general of Hezbollah says fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement have defended the southern sector of Lebanon against Israel’s acts of aggression. Addressing an election campaign ceremony via a televised speech broadcast live from the southern Lebanese city of Tyre on Saturday evening, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah described the ...

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Gazans hold new mass protest; Israel drops leaflets to warn people

Palestinians in Gaza are holding another mass demonstration against Israeli occupation for the fourth week in a row as part of the Great March of Return. Many protesters have since Thursday been staying in camps and sit-in tents near the fence separating the besieged Gaza Strip from the Israeli-occupied territories. ...

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Assad’s aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

The political adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has praised Syria’s air defenses for intercepting most of the missiles fired by the US and its allies at the Arab country on Saturday. Bouthaina Shaaban said in remarks published on the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen website that the victory marks the beginning of the end ...

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US-led strikes boost Syria’s resistance in face of terror: IRGC

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has strongly condemned a recent attack by the United States, Britain and France against Syria, saying it will boost the Syrian nation’s resolve in its fight against terrorism. In a statement released on Saturday, the IRGC said the US, Britain and France carried out ...

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