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Iraqis start voting in first election since defeating Islamic State – Middle East

An Iraqi woman casts her vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Baghdad, Iraq May 12, 2018. . (photo credit: THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS) BAGHDAD/KIRKUK – Iraqis began voting in the first parliamentary election on Saturday since defeating Islamic State, but few people expect its new leaders to deliver the stability and […]

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McCain’s daughter slams White House aide’s ‘he’s dying’ comments – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) WASHINGTON – Meghan McCain on Friday questioned how the White House aide who disparaged her ailing father, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, during a meeting, still has a job. Kelly Sadler, a White House communications aide, dismissed Senator McCain’s objection […]

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‘House of Cards’: a perfect name for Israel’s anti-Iran campaign in Syria – Middle East

House of Cards. (photo credit: REUTERS) Israel’s airstrikes on Syria overnight on Wednesday has been called “Operation House of Cards,” according to reports. On the surface the reference seems confusing. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired 20 rockets at Israel and in response Israel carried out a massive and complex retaliation targeting more […]

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Palestinian killed, 170 wounded in final ‘March of Return’ Gaza protest – Arab-Israeli Conflict

Share on facebook Share on twitter A Palestinian protester carrying a tire near the Gaza security fence. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT) Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and wounded at least 170 protesters in the Gaza Strip Friday, Palestinian medical workers said, bringing to 44 the number killed during a six-week protest […]

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PM May, President Trump condemn Iranian rocket attacks on Israel – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two leaders condemned Iran’s rocket attacks on Israel from Syria, the White House said in a statement. “Both leaders condemned the Iranian […]

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Russia, UN: violence can detonate over Gaza, US embassy’s Jerusalem move – Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov attends his annual news conference in Moscow. (photo credit: SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) The United Nations and Russia warned Friday that an outbreak of violence could follow Monday’s opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. “I’m particularly worried about today and the coming days with the US embassy move to Jerusalem […]

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Kerem Shalom border crossing vandalized in latest round of Gaza protests – Arab-Israeli Conflict

Kerem Shalom crossing burning on the Palestinian side after Friday protests . (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT) Kerem Shalom border crossing was burned again on Friday as roughly 15,000 Palestinians protested across the Gaza Strip.  Scores of violent protesters set fire and vandalized various locations on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom […]

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UK’s May and Trump agree talks needed over Iranian sanctions – Breaking News

Share on facebook Share on twitter Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that talks were needed to establish how U.S. sanctions would affect companies operating in Iran, as she again reiterated her support for the nuclear deal. […]

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IDF: 15, 000 Palestinians protest in Gaza, attempted to harm IDF soldiers – Arab-Israeli Conflict

Palestinian protester attempting to damage security infrstructure at the Gaza border fence . (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT) 15,000 protesters took part in the protests near the Gaza security fence Friday, reported IDF spokesperson. violent clashes occurred in five locations. Protesters threw grenades, pipe bombs and stones at IDF soldiers. The IDF used […]