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Kingdom Signs ‘Riyadh Agreement’ For Political Settlement In Yemen

Salman

Addressing the Shoura Council meeting, the Saudi Arabian King Salman has expressed his hopes of now the recently signed agreement with Yemeni people might bring peace to the nation. The legitimate government in Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) recently signed the “Riyadh Agreement” under the auspices of Saudi …

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Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people …

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Iran Releases Long Term Prisoners To Save Face

Ali Khamenei

In a surprising move, the supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has granted pardon to almost 3500 prisoners on which 32 were being held on “security” charges. These were essentially university students and journalists. Those convicted of armed opposition against Iran were not granted a pardon.  The announcement came following the Islamic holiday …

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Civilians Second Sistani Sentiment, Want Iran Out Of Iraq

Karbala

The anti-government sentiment in Karbala, Iraq has been heightened with an anti-Iran shout. The civilian population has reportedly attacked the Iranian consulate in Iraq, as a mark of retaliation and protest against Tehran’s involvement in Iraqi politics, in an attempt to favour the present government. Slogans speaking against the Iranian …

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French Anti Terror Magistrate Pushes For Fair Trial At Home For French Origin Syrian Militants

David De Pas

The French anti-terror magistrate is keen that militants be sent back to their countries of origin and be given a fair trial, instead of being refused entry. A similar thought has been doing rounds in Malaysia when militants of Malaysian origins had expressed a desire to return back home, after …

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Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests

Nassiriya attack

Iraq is declaring a curfew in Baghdad starting early on Thursday until further notice, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced, after two days of nationwide anti-government protests turned violent. At least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were …

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