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Israel claims intent to replace al-Aqsa mosque

An official of the Israeli regime has proclaimed that Tel Aviv is contemplating the replacement of the al-Aqsa Mosque in al-Quds (Jerusalem) with a temple. The Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel called on Friday for the construction of what he claimed as “the Third Temple” to replace ...

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Thousands stage pro-democracy demo in Bahrain

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held a demonstration in northeastern Bahrain, calling for the democratization of the Persian Gulf country. The pro-democracy demonstration, dubbed People’s Cause, was held in the village of Sitra on Friday. The protest had been organized by the Bahraini opposition bloc al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. The ...

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Iran says free elections best solution for Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rohani said Thursday that fair elections would be the best way of ending Syria’s civil war. “The best solution is to organize free and fair elections inside Syria,” Rohani told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “No outside party or power should decide for the Syrian ...

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Syria peace talks kick off in Geneva with major differences expressed

[youtube youtubeurl=”vWAryWEjlU0″ ][/youtube] The Geneva II conference on the Syria crisis has revealed major differences of opinion between the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition from the very outset. The much-anticipated talks kicked off on Wednesday in the Swiss city of Montreux to discuss a transition plan ahead of direct ...

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