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Arabic Media Review

Window on Arabic media

Headlines and editorials from major Arabic-language dailies and news sites: Jan. 20, 2015

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Kurdish men sit near bonfire near a destroyed building, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 22, 2015.

Kurds destroyed 'thousands' of Arab homes in Iraq: Amnesty

Militias bulldoze, blow up and burn down communities in 'revenge for their perceived support' of IS

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Kuwait born "Jihadi John" appeared in grisly videos executing Western hostages

Islamic State confirms death of 'Jihadi John' in Syria air strike

US military said in November that it was "reasonably certain" that he was killed in a drone strike in Syria

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IS distributes Zakat in Syrian pounds American dollars in Raqqa province

Islamic State fighters hit with 50 percent pay cut

'No one will be exempt from this decision no matter his position, but let it be known that work will continue'

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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, shown in Tehran in 2013, will attend talks with the United States in Geneva aimed at bridging the gaps in negotiations for a deal on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme

Deputy Iranian FM Araqchi en route to Jeddah: Iranian media

Araqchi will attend an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

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Iraqi civilians gather at the site of the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the Shuala area of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on January 30, 2014

'Staggering' death toll for Iraqi civilians since 2014: UN

At least 18,802 people have been killed and another 36,245 injured

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Le guide suprême iranien, l'ayatollah Ali Khamenei, le 4 juin 2007 à Téhéran

Iran's Khamenei warns against US 'deceit' in nuclear deal

Khamenei has never endorsed repairing relations with the US

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Arabic Media Review

Window on Arabic media

Headlines and editorials from major Arabic-language dailies and news sites: Jan. 19, 2015

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Israel's Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz

Israeli Minister Yuval Steinitz visited Abu Dhabi: report

Reports in November suggested Israel planned to open a diplomatic mission in the UAE capital

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Le poste-frontière d'Oncupinar avec la Syrie, près de Kilis, le 22 juillet 2012

Fire from Syria kills one in Turkey border town: official

Female school cleaner dies, schoolgirl seriously wounded after rocket lands in schoolyard

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Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif with Saudi King Salman

Pakistan PM to visit Saudi and Iran 'to ease tension'

Sharif calls for peaceful settlement of differences in larger interests of Muslim unity

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Arabic Media Review

Window on Arabic media

Headlines and editorials from major Arabic-language dailies and news sites: Jan. 18, 2015

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Iraqi security forces stand in front of Turkey's embassy in Baghdad upon the arrival of a vehicle carrying Turkish workers, who had been kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago, on September 30, 2015

US seeks Americans missing in Baghdad: official

Americans are working with Iraqi authorities to locate the three missing Americans

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A Turkish police officers standS guard on January 15, 2016 near a makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of January 12 deadly attack at the Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet in Istanbul

10 suspects charged over Istanbul bomb attack

Ten German tourists were killed in bombing in the centre of Istanbul near Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

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Debris of a building in Deir Ezzor reportedly hit by a missile on September 26, 2013

IS abducts over 400 in east Syria after deadly assault

Abducted include women, children and family members of pro-regime fighters

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Pakistani demonstrators in 2015, supporters of former police bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri on death row in Pakistan for  assassinating a politician

Pakistan executed 332 after reinstating death penalty: report

Wave of executions comes as six-year moratorium on country's death penalty lifted

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Arabic Media Review

Window on Arabic media

Headlines and editorials from major Arabic-language dailies and news sites: Jan. 17, 2015

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran still intent on acquiring nuclear arms despite deal: Israel

US official hailed the deal's implementation as a diplomatic victory of historic proportions

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Syrian pro-government fighters hold a position near the Syrian village of Al-Najjarah, east of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on January 7, 2016 as regime forces have recaptured several areas in the north of the country from Islamist jihadists

IS carries out massacre of regime fighters and civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor

Monitor working to verify reports from source close to government that up to 250 fighters and civilians killed

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) called his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R), with whom he forged ties during negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal

Iran nuclear sanctions 'will be lifted today': Zarif

IAEA nuclear watchdog is expected to announce that Iran has fulfilled its side of deal

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The vast operation marks a new escalation in violence between members of the Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants after a fragile ceasefire with the PKK collapsed in July

PKK apologizes for killing children in Turkey car bombing

Three children were killed when a building collapsed due to damage from the blast

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L’aide humanitaire entrée, lundi 11 janvier, à Madaya, petite ville assiégée depuis l’été 2015 par l’armée syrienne et le Hezbollah libanais

Russia blasts UN for ignoring suffering Syrian civilians in rebel held areas

United Nations is struggling to deliver aid to about 4.5 million Syrians who live in hard-to-reach areas

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A video image of Islamic State jihadists in the Iraqi priovince of Anbar

Analysis: 2016 will determine the fate of the Islamic State

Internal conflicts in Arab world neutralize threat to Israel, but it's still considered the 'enemy of Arabs'

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) greets Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Tehran

Hamas rejects aid offer from Iran in exchange for support in Saudi row

Terror group's leader turns down offer over fears of losing support among Sunni Arab states