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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has barred government officials from commenting on Monday's Kurdish independence vote, despite endorsing the referendum in September as one of its sole

Mladenov stressed that the UN considers Israel's settlement activities illegal under international law

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence and a state of their own, writes Roger Hercz.

Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

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Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to ...

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Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

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'Israeli strikes' hit weapons depot near Damascus airport

Two rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, an attack probably carried out by Israeli jets from outside Syria’s borders, the ...

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Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared he would "look for alternatives" if the two-state ...

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to ...

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and several world ...

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Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea. Who else?

Few expected Donald Trump to offer an olive branch to North Korea during his debut UN General Assembly speech, but even by the hotheaded ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> reiterates anti-Iran deal case to UN

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Netanyahu reiterates anti-Iran deal case to UN

Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahhu tried once again to convince the UN to act tough on Iran, and echoed Trump's call to end the nuclear deal.

Israel shoots down 'Hizballah drone' then strikes Lebanon-Syria border

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Israel shoots down 'Hizballah drone' then strikes Lebanon-Syria border

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.

First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

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First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

Israel has inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said.

Sisi meets <em>Netanyahu</em> at UN in first public talks

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Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process in the first ...

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Netanyahu expected to lobby Trump over Iran

The future of the Iran nuclear accord will take centre stage in talks between the US and Israeli leaders, amid ongoing discussions in Washington about its viability.

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Palestinian prime minister to make rare visit to Gaza

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will visit Gaza, to speak with Hamas officials about reconciliation talks.

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Iraq's vice-president warns against 'second Israel' emergence in Kurdistan

Hugely influential former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that a Kurdish state 'established on ethnic or religious grounds like ...

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Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally establish ties ...

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

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#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

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In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and ...

Israel 'sole supporter' of independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan

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Israel 'sole supporter' of independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan

Israel is the first country to come out in support of the upcoming Kurdish referendum, while Western powers fear a split could provoke a new ...

Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

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Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.

<em>Netanyahu</em> backs far-right party plan to 'annex West Bank'

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Netanyahu backs far-right party plan to 'annex West Bank'

In a pre-recorded video message played to attendees who took part in National Union-Tkuma's conference, Netanyahu said he was "pleased" ...

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