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Inmates End Own Lives to Protest Rebel Kurdish Leader’s Treatment in Turkey

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At least four Kurdish activists have died in prisons across Turkey since last week, in what lawyers and officials have called suicides over the poor prison conditions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan.The series of alleged suicides by Kurdish prisoners started on March 17 when Kurdish officials confirmed that Zulkuf Gezen took his own life, followed by the deaths of Ayten Becet and Zehra Saglam by similar attempts last weekend. Officials of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) also confirmed on Monday the death of the fourth Kurdish activist, 24-year-old inmate Medya Cinar."Today, those who refused to listen to us caused the death of the fourth prisoner," HDP co-chair Sezai Temelli said during a public gathering Monday in Adana."For 139 days, we have been call...

Israel’s PM to Meet Trump 3 Weeks Before Election

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JERUSALEM, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump this week in Washington. The meeting comes as Netanyahu's Likud party is lagging in opinion polls ahead of elections next month.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, former chief of staff, Benny Gantz are speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting this week in Washington.But only Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump and attend a state dinner at the White House.Trump announced a change in American policy on the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in 1967 and later annexed. Trump tweeted last week that the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the territory, and later explained in the move in an interview with Fox ...

39 Big Screens Broadcast Daily Events of Riyadh Int’l Book Fair

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Riyadh, The Riyadh International Book Fair 2019 is displaying images and videos, depicting its events, through big screens, with so many sizes.The 39 led screens which display more than 22 videos and 40 images per day. These images and videos provide a daily summary of the events of the Book Fair as well as the other related activities, held at the exhibition.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Thousands of IS Escapees in Dire Straits at Syrian Camp

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GENEVA, The United Nations reports thousands of people, mainly women and children, are continuing to flee to al-Hol Camp from Baghuz amid reports that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have seized control of Islamic State's last stronghold in eastern Syria.According to the U.N., more than 74,000 people, 90 percent of them women and children, now are residing at the al-Hol Camp. Many are family members of IS fighters. Spokesman for the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Jens Laerke said many of an estimated 2,000 people who recently arrived were in very poor health.Most of the new arrivals show signs of distress and suffer from malnutrition, fatigue, medical conditions and war injuries, which is caused by months of hostilities and lack of access to food, medical assistanc...

Thousands of IS Escapees in Dire Straits at Syrian Camp

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GENEVA, The United Nations reports thousands of people, mainly women and children, are continuing to flee to al-Hol Camp from Baghuz amid reports that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have seized control of Islamic State's last stronghold in eastern Syria.According to the U.N., more than 74,000 people, 90 percent of them women and children, now are residing at the al-Hol Camp. Many are family members of IS fighters. Spokesman for the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Jens Laerke said many of an estimated 2,000 people who recently arrived were in very poor health.Most of the new arrivals show signs of distress and suffer from malnutrition, fatigue, medical conditions and war injuries, which is caused by months of hostilities and lack of access to food, medical assistanc...

39 Big Screens Broadcast Daily Events of Riyadh Int’l Book Fair

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Riyadh, The Riyadh International Book Fair 2019 is displaying images and videos, depicting its events, through big screens, with so many sizes.The 39 led screens which display more than 22 videos and 40 images per day. These images and videos provide a daily summary of the events of the Book Fair as well as the other related activities, held at the exhibition.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Trump Unilaterally Declares IS in Syria ‘100 Percent Eliminated’

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WASHINGTON, U.S. President Donald Trump declared the end of the Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate Friday, saying the terror group had been "100 percent defeated" � a claim that was quickly refuted by U.S.-backed forces on the ground.Trump made the announcement following a briefing from Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan aboard Air Force One en route to Florida. Trump then showed reporters onboard a map with no IS presence in Syria."The territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria," added White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.At its height in 2014, IS ruled over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, boasting dual capitals in Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.Since then, the U.S.-led international coalition, along with partners on the ground, have rolled back the terror gro

Egypt, Gulf countries regret Trump call to recognize Israeli rule of Golan Heights

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Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967 Mideast War.In a statement carried by state news agency MENA, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry cited U.N. Security Council resolution 497 of 1981 which rejected Israel's annexation of the territory.The ministry "stressed the importance that everybody should respect the resolutions of international legitimacy and the United Nations Charter in respect of the inadmissibility of acquiring land by force," the statement said.Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council regional group of six Arab monarchies also expressed regret Friday at President Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan ...