Month: March 2018

Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon – Middle East Affairs

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An Israeli drone crashed in southern Lebanon overnight between Friday and Saturday, the Israeli military and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported. “An unmanned Israeli spy plane crashes between the villages of Beit Yahoun and Baraachit,” Al-Manar reported. A statement from the Israeli military said the drone had crashed because of a technical malfunction. “The incident is […]

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Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

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The Associated Press Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, March 30, 2…

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Gazans ready for new protests after bloodiest day in years – Middle East Affairs

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Palestinians prepared for further protests near the Gaza border Saturday, a day after a major demonstration led to clashes that saw Israeli forces kill 16 people in the bloodiest day since a 2014 war. Protesters began returning to a tent city erected near the border with Israel to resume the demonstration […]

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Why Did Yemen’s Iran-Backed Houthis Fire Missiles Into Saudi Arabia?

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Forbes By Heshmat Alavi , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. An image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen’s Huthi rebels on March 27, 2018 shows what…

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Is the Patriot system good enough for missile defense?

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A recent failure in Saudi Arabia has led to questions over the reliability of the US-made system with some countries opting for a Russian alternative By Stephen Bryen The Patriot missile system see…

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Russian diplomat expulsions signal crude side of Western intention

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It is firmly believed that accusations levied by one country to another that are not the end results of a thorough and professional investigation should not be encouraged. Simultaneously expelling diplomats is a form of uncivilized behavior that needs to be abolished immediately.

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Qatar, UAE spend heavily on lobbyists amid a war of words

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A diplomatic crisis tearing at the Middle East has ignited a multimillion-dollar battle for influence in Washington between bitter rivals Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Both …

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