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Abbas annouces long postponed Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years, setting legislative polls for May 22 and a July 31 presidential vote. Abbas’s Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority based in the occupied West Bank, and the Hamas group, who hold …

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Iran threatens to attack UAE over Israel deal

Iran issued an explicit threat on Saturday to launch an attack against the UAE over its agreement to normalize ties with Israel. President Hassan Rouhani said the UAE had made a “huge mistake” and condemned what he called a betrayal. Supreme leader The Iranian hard-line daily Kayhan, whose editor in …

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United Arab Emirates Shows Off Its Military Might

By Deborah Amos – Source: www.npr.org – The United Arab Emirates has been building its military strength for decades, but in 2014 it came out in the open as an ambitious regional power — and one that’s openly allied with the United States. The tiny country, perched on a peninsula …

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