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Defense Department Denies US Airstrike In Syria

An Israeli F-15.

WASHINGTON -- The US Department of Defense (DOD) tweeted on Monday that it was not carrying out air strikes in Syria, but that it continues "to support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable."

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New Zealand Calls For Environment-Friendly Maritime Trade To Help Halt Climate Change

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand on Monday urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to work towards a meaningful and effective outcome in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, reported Xinhua agency.

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Turkey's EU Minister Calls Greek Defence Minister a ‘Political Comedian’

 Omar Celik

Turkish Minister for European Union (EU) Affairs said on Sunday on twitter that EU behaved on the basis of “neighbourhood solidarity” with Greece instead of political values and that a principled EU should have condemned the words and actions of the Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos.

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Israel Strikes ‘Hamas Targets’ In Gaza

The IDF attack, which targeted a Hamas military compound, comes as retaliation for a breach of the border fence by a group of Palestinians, who allegedly brought improvised explosive devices into Israeli territory on Sunday.

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Red Crescent Found No Trace Of Previous 'Ghouta Chem Attack' Used By US To Blame Damascus & Moscow

A former US secretary of state famously blamed Moscow for being 'ultimately responsible’ for every chemical incident in Syria, after reports of a chorine attack in Ghouta in January. The incident, it now turns out, never happened.

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Turkish Dentist Sentenced To 7,5 Years Over NBA Star Kanter’s Selfie Taken On His Clinic Balcony

A Turkish dentist identified only as A.I.B. has been sentenced to 7,5 years in prison nearly one-and-a-half-years after he was detained because NBA player Enes Kanter took a selfie on the balcony of his İstanbul clinic.

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Forget About Gaza, Bomb Assad! Israeli Hawks Urge US To Strike Syria Over Douma ‘Chem Attack’

Israeli officials have called on the US to attack the Syrian Army, following what they called a “shocking attack” in Douma. Israel’s own crackdown on Gaza protesters was “self-defense” and not worthy of attention, they said.

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Syria Says U.S. Suspected Of Attacking Air Base But Pentagon Denies It

AMMAN - Syrian state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” as aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a rebel-held town.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tries To Tone Down Feud With Sean Hannity

NEW YORK — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.

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UN Chief Concerned About Alleged Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

Antonio Guterres

NEW YORK -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed grave concern about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, reported Xinhua news agency.

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