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The strikes on Sunday night come just days after an Israeli-owned commercial vessel was attacked by mines in the Gulf of Oman.
It appears that Iran, having helped the Iraqi government grab Sinjar from the Kurdistan region, doesn’t want Turkey entering Sinjar now.
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"This was indeed an operation by Iran. That is clear," Netanyahu told Kan radio.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on Monday for a blast aboard the MV Helios Ray, a vehicle-carrier ship.
Abraham Accords and a change in US administrations have all raised the level of uncertainty ahead of Israelis going to the polls.
The US was "disappointed" with the Iranian response, a White House official reportedly to Walla News.
"America does not have the right to bully a strategic regional ally," Khaled al-Malik wrote in local Al Jazirah newspaper.
Physicians for Human Rights Executive director said the vital and necessary gesture was better late than never.
The attack on Saudi Arabia on Saturday included video of an interception over the skies of Riyadh.
Their appearance in a public banqueting room, disregarding social distancing rules, added to widespread outrage at the hefty fines slapped on ordinary people while officials go unpunished.
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The helicopter was not fired at, the report added.
Umrah pilgrimage tours, which stop in Jerusalem, have been organized by Turkey since 2015.
Regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu, Gantz stated that "his presence interferes with the advancement of [these] relations."
Six drones aimed at targeting "civilians and civilian objects" were launched towards Jazan and Khamis Mushait, the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state media.
Tolerated by former President Saddam Hussein but persecuted by al Qaeda and then Islamic State, Iraq's Christians number around 300,000, one fifth of the total before 2003.
The ship is being sailed to Dubai and should arrive there on Monday for the UAE to assess the damage.
Israeli officials are concerned that increased pressure on the Saudis, will weaken the regional alliance against Iran.
Saudi Arabia only received a bit of credit for its reforms that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announced.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday condemned the US strikes as "illegal and a violation of Syria's sovereignty".
The PA government has purchased vaccines worth $10 million, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh revealed.
“America’s recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh (Islamic State) in the region.”
Recent attacks have targeted the areas of the Green Zone in Baghdad that host US troops, diplomats and contractors.
"You can't act with impunity. Be careful," Biden told reporters in Texas when asked what message he was sending Iran with the strikes.
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The murder caused a global uproar and tarnished the reformist image of Prince Mohammed, and strained the relationship between the US and its closest Arab ally.
Riyadh has denied any involvement by the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
She was stripped her of her British citizenship in 2019 on national security grounds.
Iran and US President Joe Biden's administration are now locked in a standoff over who should move first to save the unraveling 2015 deal.
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“Palestinians will vote for anyone who runs against Abbas and Fatah with a promise to end corruption and implement major reforms.”
The move came days after Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on Hamas to release more than 80 “political” detainees and prisoners.
Cannabis is mostly grown in the northern Rif mountains, which in recent years have seen protests over economic inequality.
Hassan Ghabash's comments, carried by state news agency SANA, did not specify which country provided the vaccines or how many doses had arrived.
As of Tuesday, over 2.5 million people have received their first dose across the country, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said.
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UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she had found no concrete evidence the plane was targeted intentionally but that Iran had not proven it was accidental.
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Foreign Ministry: “Without supervision, Iran will continue to act in the dark to promote its nuclear plan.”
Assad said in a condolence message to his family that Naccache "had spent his life a resistance fighter against occupation and a defender of Arab causes in both body and thoughts."
Eyad A.'s lawyers had asked for an acquittal, saying he had carried out the arrests in and around Damascus under duress by his superiors.
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For years the project was a distant prospect because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It is a rare direct denial and the first time the Kataib Hezbollah group, one of the Iraqi factions closest to Iran, has commented on the most serious incident this year.
“We urge Iran to stop and reverse all measures that reduce transparency and to ensure full and timely cooperation with the IAEA.”
This is an escalation, and it is not unprecedented.
Among the topics discussed in his visit were the threats being posed by Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies that have stationed themselves along Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria.
Because US policy is always compartmentalized and because the end goal is a “deal,” Iran knows that it can exert pressure through various means.
The Gulf state, one of Washington’s closest Middle Eastern allies, was promised a chance to buy the war planes when it established formal ties with Israel last year.
Funding has been an issue for the Palestinian Authority in general and specifically with respect to the vaccines, in both the West Bank and Gaza.
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According to the report, Tehran also wants “damages” from South Korea for the wait time accumulated while the assets were frozen.
Luca Attanasio died alongside an Italian soldier after their car was attacked as they traveled in a UN convoy in the eastern part of the Congo.
The new batch from China was the second shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine to Egypt. The country received its first 50,000-dose shipment in December.
A US State Department spokesman said Khamenei's comments "sounds like a threat" but reiterated US willingness to engage in talks with Iran about returning to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Gliding in a circle with their weapons pointed inwards, and lifting and lowering the guns in unison, the 20-member unit clad in black undergoes rigorous training.
"Americans and the European parties to the deal have used unjust language against Iran...Iran will not yield to pressure. Our stance will not change," Khamenei said.
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"This is the first and largest cooperation of its kind since the peace agreement signed between Egypt and Israel 40 years ago," Steinitz said.
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It will take months after a deal in principle is reached for Tehran to export all of the additional and excess enriched uranium it has illegally produced.
The Gaza health ministry sent out text messages to urge those eligible to come and get their shots.
The supreme leader was answering a question posed by a Telegram user, asking if observing compulsory hijab is necessary for characters in animated features.
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‘Jewish communities are being reborn in Arab lands which for the last 70 years have been practically cleansed of any Jewish communities in most of these countries’
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The Palestinians began vaccinations this month and have received small donations from Israel, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.
Members of religious minority reportedly requested their own court for personal issues, say their faith is thousands of years old.
Fathi Bashagha was a losing candidate to become prime minister of the unity government, but has made public statements of support for the new administration.
The two countries are at loggerheads over what comes first, the US removes sanctions it imposed – the Iranian demand – or the Iranians go back into full compliance with the JCPOA.
Israelis are furious that their taxes are funding vaccines for the enemy.
The PFLP stressed that its participation in the elections “does not mean that it is a partner in the consecration of the humiliating and disastrous Oslo Accords.”
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Russia has been an ally of the Syrian regime and of the Assad family for decades.
The betrayal of Turkey’s democratic activists has been a long, slow process.
"All our steps (to breach the deal) are reversible...The move on Feb. 23 is not abandoning the deal," Zarif said in a televised interview with Iran's English Language Press TV.
The Dubai-based WLP is a logistics loyalty policy initiative aimed at increasing trading opportunities between emerging markets.
“We’re prepared to reengage in negotiations with the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program,” Biden tells the Munich Security Conference.
Dutch government has accused Iran’s regime of assassinating two Iranian dissidents in Holland
Recently, Hamas officials said that some of their supporters were arrested or summoned for interrogation by the PA security forces.
Saudi Arabia has a history of not retaliating for drone attacks backed by Iran.
The contrast is strong between US rhetoric and how the US pushes democracy in some countries but not others.
The European Union is working on organizing an informal meeting with all participants of the Iran deal and the United States, a senior EU official said on Friday.
The find and Iran's response risk hurting efforts by the new US administration to restore Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.
Tehran said Washington's move was not enough to persuade Iran to fully respect the accord.
Ankara had ordered more than 100 stealth fighters and has been making parts for their production, but was removed from the program in 2019.
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Acting US Ambassador Richard Mills informed the 15-member body in a letter seen by Reuters.
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The Moroccan delegation proposed creating a parliamentary friendship group between the Israeli-Moroccan parliamentarians, the first proposed such group with a country included in the Abraham Accords.