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Ans Boersma (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 22:00 GMT
Turkey has deported a journalist working for a Dutch financial newspaper over unspecified “security-related reasons,” as Ankara continues its crackdown on the press over two years after a failed coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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January 17, 2019 - 18:00 GMT
A group of activists in the United States and other countries have signed a petition, calling on European countries to boycott an anti-Iran summit set to be hosted by Washington in Poland next month.
Jeremy Corbyn  (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 14:46 GMT
Take the "no deal" option off the table, so we can start "serious talks” on Brexit, the leader of Britain’s main opposition party urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.
U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 14:39 GMT
U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday night dismissed a report by Israel’s Channel 13 on the so-called “Deal of the Century”, a backchannel U.S. Mideast peace plan details of which have yet to be made public.
 Suicide Bombing in Syria (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 14:33 GMT
At least 15 people have been killed, including four American soldiers, in a suicide bombing in northern Syria, media reports said Thursday.
Turkey’s foreign minister (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2019 - 14:29 GMT
Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday said a proposed safe zone in northern Syria is important both for the country's stability and displaced Syrians' return home.
PM Netanyahu  (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 11:22 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Chad on Sunday, according to an Israeli television channel.
A woman is evacuated from the the hotel by two men during the terror attack on Tuesday afternoon which saw 21 civilians killed by the group of men linked to Al-Shabaab (AFP)
January 17, 2019 - 11:19 GMT
The Somalian Islamist group who have claimed responsibility for the attack in Kenya which saw terrorists storm a luxury hotel and kill 21 civilians, say the launched the assault because of Donald Trump.
Israeli-Palestinian peace plan - the
January 17, 2019 - 11:09 GMT
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will hit a “dead end” after an Israeli TV report released what it called details of the so-called “deal of the century.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
January 17, 2019 - 10:58 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the recent deadly bomb attack in Syria’s flashpoint northern city of Manbij, which killed several American soldiers, would not impact US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from war-torn Syria.
Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:58 GMT
Denmark suspended arms sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its role in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to local media reports on Thursday.
Storm Miriam (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:44 GMT
Storm Miriam abated Thursday morning, but only after taking the lives of at least four people and injuring over 10 more.
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:42 GMT
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf Wednesday discussed a possible bilateral military agreement to support the Lebanese Army with Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne, who was in Beirut on an official visit.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov  (AFP)
January 17, 2019 - 09:39 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia and Japan are still “far from being partners” on the international stage, despite renewed efforts to resolve a decades-old conflict over a group of Pacific islands claimed by both sides.
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January 17, 2019 - 09:35 GMT
Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren think American Empire can do good. Only Bernie thinks otherwise.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
January 17, 2019 - 09:35 GMT
Lebanon’s foreign minister has decided to withhold a letter calling for Damascus to be readmitted to the Arab League ahead of this weekend’s economic summit, a senior political source said Wednesday.