Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of settlements warned of the dangers …

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Internally displaced people flee Raqqa, Syria on May 19, 2017. © Rodi Said / Reuters

‘Staggering Loss of Civilian Life’ During US-Backed Siege of Raqqa – UN

The ongoing siege by Syrian Kurdish militia, supported by airstrikes of the US-led coalition, on terrorist stronghold Raqqa has been marred by at least 300 civilian fatalities and the displacement of some 160,000 people, a UN commission says. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of militias dominated by ethnic Kurds, launched their offensive on …

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Then There Were 8: Eurasian Powerhouse SCO Expands After India & Pakistan Join

India and Pakistan put aside their long-running tensions, as they were officially confirmed as members of the increasingly influential Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), during a summit in Kazakhstan capital Astana. “I thank the SCO for making India a part of this esteemed organization, which now represents 40 percent of humanity and nearly 20 percent of …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Blame Saudis for Tehran Attacks, Riyadh Rejects Accusation

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, a claim which Riyadh has denied. Islamic State previously claimed responsibility for the attacks which killed at least 12 people. "This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) …

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Syrian War Report – June 7, 2017: Battle for Raqqah Started

Late on June 6, the US-led coalition once again bombed pro-government forces in the area of At Tanf in southern Syria near the border with Iraq. According to the coalition statement, warplanes targeted a group of over 60 soldiers with battle tanks, technical vehicles and artillery pieces “posing a threat to Coalition and partner forces …

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US-led Coalition Destroys Pro-Government Forces within Deconfliction Zone in Syria – Pentagon

The US-led coalition inside Syria says that it has destroyed pro-government forces that entered the deconfliction zone established around a coalition training facility. The coalition last struck a pro-government convoy in the area on May 18. UPDATE: On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the US’ justification for the attack, saying Moscow does not …

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Qatar Hits Back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic, Transport Ties

Qatar has slammed the decision of three Gulf states, Egypt and the Maldives to sever ties with it on Monday, saying they were "unjustified" and aimed to put Doha under political "guardianship" as Turkey called for dialogue. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut their ties with Qatar and expelled the Gulf …

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‘Terrorism, Meddling in Affairs’: Arab Countries Cut Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of backing terrorist groups. Qatar has called the move a "campaign of incitement" which is "based on lies." https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.06/5934fa7fc36188c6408b45be.mp4 Bahrain announced early Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with neighboring Qatar and cutting air and …

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