‘Israel in Iraq’: Kurdish referendum blasted by Iraqi papers

One Baghdad resident describes the referendum as 'a black day in the history of the Kurds,' adding that the group ...
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Police crack down on road-blocking disabled protesters

For the first time, police ticketed disabled protesters blocking a major thoroughfare on Monday.

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Minister: I was unaware of infrastructure work on Rosh Hashana

Labor Minister Katz denies responsibility for permitting construction work in Tel Aviv over Rosh Hashanah.

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‘Nationality Law’ in exchange for Supreme Court bypass law?

Haredi parties condition their support of the 'Nationality Law' on approving legislation to advance Supreme Court bypass law.

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Explained: Who are the Kurds and why are they seeking independence?

Find out why Iraq's Kurds are holding an independence referendum, who opposes the vote and what the next step is ...
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Donald Trump expands travel ban to include North Korea

Donald Trump unveiled a revamped travel ban on Sunday just as his controversial immigration order covering six Muslim-majority nations was ...
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Egypt parliament adopts disputed law on churches

Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian minority, have long struggled to obtain official permission to build places of worshipThe Egyptian parliament on Tuesday adopted a law on regulating the construction of churches, despite opposition by some members of the Christian community which complains of discrimination. Egypt’s Copts, the Middle East’s largest Christian minority, have long struggled to obtain official permission to build places of worship. “The parliament adopted the bill presented by the government for the construction and restoration of churches by a two-thirds majority,” the parliament’s website reported.


Islamic State leader in charge of foreign attacks killed in Syria

A picture illustration of an Islamic State flagBy Angus McDowall and Yara Bayoumy BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Islamic State group announced on Tuesday that one of its longest-serving and most prominent leaders, responsible for attacks overseas, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, had been killed in Aleppo province in Syria. Adnani had been one of the last living senior members, along with self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that founded the group and stunned the Middle East by seizing huge tracts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. As Islamic State's spokesman, he was its most visible member.