Zionist regime grabs Palestinian land, isolates villages in Jordan Valley

Zionist regime’s authorities have confiscated thousands of square meters of private Palestinian land and isolated five villages in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with land expropriation and settlement construction policies in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. According to Press TV, Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors Zionist regime’s settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Arabic-language Voice of Palestine radio station on Tuesday that officials had seized 51,000 dunams (51 kilometers meters) of Palestinian-owned land, isolated 5 villages…

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EU rejects Israeli claim to Golan, other occupied territories

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories. Speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, Mogherini stressed that the EU’s position on the status of Golan “has not changed.” “The EU has a very simple and clear position,” she said. “The EU does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over any of the territories occupied by Israel since…

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Bahrain: Regime forces detain journalist over criticizing media ‘misinformation’ on Yemen war

Bahraini police have detained a journalist, who works for a pro-government daily newspaper, after he criticized the media’s “misinformation campaign” surrounding the devastating Saudi-led war on Yemen. Ibrahim al-Shaikh, a writer with Akhbar al-Khaleej, was arrested on Monday after he authored an article which said journalists and analysts had been peddling lies about advances by Saudi-led coalition forces in war-torn Yemen, Arabic-language Lua Lua TV reported. The journalist has bee previously known for his support of the bloody campaign and often favorable coverage for parties to the coalition, including Bahrain. The public…

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Trump administration’s neocon war hawks target Venezuela: US Congresswoman

US President Donald Trump is surrounded by neoconservative war hawks who have a history of supporting regime change wars in the past and now are calling for the overthrow of the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, an American Congresswoman says. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii – a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate – said in an interview with MSNBC television network on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s foreign policy is highly influenced by the “neocon war hawks” who once supported regime change wars in Libya, Iraq and Syria,…

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Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

Environmental activists in the UK vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. Climate group Extinction Rebellion has ratcheted up its protests in recent weeks, blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge, smashing a door at the Shell building and shocking lawmakers with a semi-nude protest in parliament. A total of 290 people were arrested on Monday and…

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On Rahul Gandhi’s ‘U-turn’ remark on tie-up with AAP, Arvind Kejriwal’s comeback

Amid the uncertainty over an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday that a tie-up between the two parties would rout the BJP and offered four of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats to AAP. The Congress boss nudged his AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal saying that he has to act quickly to seal a poll pact. “An alliance between the Congress & AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give…

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Zionists attack Palestinian school children with tear gas in West Bank

Zionist regime forces have attacked young Palestinian students in al-Khalil and Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, with tear gas canisters and sound grenades. The Palestinian Ma’an news agency, citing local sources, reported on Sunday that Israeli regime soldiers in al-Khalil physically attacked several Palestinian schoolchildren on their way to school, attempted to arrest one of them and hurled tear gas canisters towards parents who wanted to intervene and save the children. The sources confirmed that Israeli forces also used tear gas and sound grenades near the Tariq bin Zayed…

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Study: Saudis look for way out of Yemen, Ansarullah fighters invincible

The International Crisis Group has urged the United States to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, to find a way out of its deadly war on Yemen that has left the kingdom sapped of resources and reputation. According to Press TV, the group, which is committed to resolving conflicts, said in a study on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition “needs to stop thinking about how to eke out some notional victory.” The International Crisis Group added that the alliance should “instead commit itself wholly to finding a political exit, regardless of whether…

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Trump calls Omar’s statements ‘anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful’

US President Donald Trump has censured House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for defending Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, saying the Minnesota Democrat is “out of control.” According to Press TV, Trump tweeted “Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made.” “She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” he added. Earlier on Monday, an adviser Trump’s reelection campaign…

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German, Spanish MPs protest outside UK jail holding Assange

Three European politicians have held a protest outside a British jail where press freedom activist Julian Assange is being held pending a trial on his extradition to the United States. According to Press TV, Spanish Member of Parliament Ana Miranda joined German lawmakers Heike Hansel and Sevim Dagdelen in the vigil outside the Belmarsh Prison to demand British and European Union officials to prevent an extradition of Assange to the US where he could face a hefty prison sentence or even death for alleged attempts to access classified military information.…

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