Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major ...
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Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

COGAT message to Hamas heads: 'Stop violent border disturbances. IDF will take harsher measures.'

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Vice President Mike Pence confirmed as AIPAC conference speaker

Vice President Mike Pence has been confirmed as keynote speaker for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference.

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Iranian wrestler temporarily banned after intentional loss to avoid Israeli opponent

Iran's youth and sports ministry is hailing the wrestler a hero, even though his decision resulted in suspension from international ...
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Israelis being terrorized by immigrants, top diplomat says

Right and left-wing lawmakers debate the fate of African asylum seekers to be expelled in a Knesset discussion on Israel's ...
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Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

By Angus McDowall and Tuvan Gumrukcu BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if ...
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British brothers jailed for attending militant training camp in Syria

Mohommod Hassin Nawaz is seen in this undated police custody image made available by the Metropolitan Police in LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Two brothers from London on Wednesday became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East. Finding them guilty of conspiracy to attend a terrorist training camp, the judge at London's Old Bailey sentenced Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 31, and his 23-year-old brother Hamza Nawaz, to four and three-and-a-half years in jail respectively. …


Russia vows support for Syria’s Assad to combat ‘terrorism’

By Denis Dyomkin and Gabriela Baczynska SOCHI, Russia/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in the Middle East, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with Assad’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, on the Black Sea as part of Moscow’s renewed diplomatic push to restart peace talks on Syria. …