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Although Saudi Arabia and Israel have no official diplomatic relations, they share a common enemy in Iran , with both seeking to limit the Islamic republic´s expanding influence in the Middle East. Let's note, that recently Israel and Saudi Arabia show mutual readiness for rapprochement on a platform of joint opposition to Iran. Riyadh accuses its foe Iran of supplying Yemen's Huthis with advanced rockets and the Iran-backed Hezbollah militia of holding Lebanon and its coalition ...
  • U.S. to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

    U.S. to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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    This latest decision, although limited to one species in two African nations, might signal the Trump administration's intent to increasingly use regulated sport hunting as an global wildlife conservation strategy. Safari Club International , a hunting advocacy group that has consistently opposed any restrictions on importing trophies from overseas, broke the news of the rule change a day ahead of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes' - pope

    Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes' - pope

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    The alliance hopes to grow to more than 50 members by next year, in a clear challenge to countries like the US and Indonesia that have announced plans to expand coal use in the coming years. A couple of US states signed up as well, rebuking President Donald Trump , who pulled the USA out of the Paris climate agreement earlier this year.
  • Russia vetoes extension of Syria gas attacks probe

    Russia vetoes extension of Syria gas attacks probe

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    Thursday's resolution received 11 votes in favor and two against, with two abstentions. Haley tweeted after the vote that "by using the veto to kill a mechanism in Syria that holds users of chemical weapons accountable, Russian Federation proves they can not be trusted or credible as we work towards a political solution in Syria".
  • Striking Ontario college faculty reject offer that would have ended job action

    Striking Ontario college faculty reject offer that would have ended job action

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    The almost 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union walked off the job at the province's 24 colleges last month. If the deal had been accepted, it was expected that students and staff would have been back to classes either Tuesday or Wednesday. As a next step, the college bargaining team will be in touch with the provincially appointed mediator to seek his direction to the parties.
  • Trump and his awkward way of

    Trump and his awkward way of "staying hydrated"

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    Trump mocked Rubio during a campaign event previous year for his water drinking on live television, calling him a "total choke artist". Thirsty Trump reached for the bottle of water and sipped. Seeing Trump in the awkward position, Rubio did not miss a chance to take a jibe on the US President. Help!' This is on live television. "Unbelievable", Trump said in 2016.
  • Visiting Lebanese patriarch meets Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia

    Visiting Lebanese patriarch meets Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia

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    Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai met on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia with Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Riyadh on November 4, according to Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV. Hariri's father, Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in a vehicle bomb explosion in 2005, which officials believe was planted by Hezbollah agents, and Hariri said he feared the same fate.
  • United States delegation in Israel to soothe concerns over Syria ceasefire deal

    United States delegation in Israel to soothe concerns over Syria ceasefire deal

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    He added: "I've said many times that we have no quarrel with the people of Iran. Our quarrel is only with the tyrannical regime that holds them hostage and threatens our destruction", Netanyahu said. "And all of you can be proud of Israel's morals, and Israel's might". The offer, predictably, was rejected by Iran, which has also declined offers from all other parties in the worldwide community.
  • Shoebox-gift drop-off sites open November 13-20

    Shoebox-gift drop-off sites open November 13-20

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    Northbrook Team Leader Laura Cleveland told The Tribune that her church has no shortage of volunteers, saying, "I have dozens signed up, but we have people who are just going to show up, so.lots!" Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an global Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.
  • Russian Federation accuses USA coalition of hampering its anti-IS operation in Syria

    Russian Federation accuses USA coalition of hampering its anti-IS operation in Syria

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    Russia's Ministry of Defence has posted what it called "irrefutable proof" of the USA aiding so-called Islamic State - but one of the images was actually taken from a video game. This is a work in progress. The images were later deleted from the ministry of defense's Twitter and Facebook accounts, and the ministry said several hours later that there had been a "mistake", and published a different set of pictures, calling them "irrefutable proof" of U.S.
  • Australians Back Legalizing Gay Marriage in Nationwide Vote

    Australians Back Legalizing Gay Marriage in Nationwide Vote

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    Before announcing the postal survey, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged that if the result in the postal survey was a yes, then he'd seek to introduce legislation to legalise same-sex marriage by Christmas. Nevertheless, discussions are well under underway as to how same-sex marriage might be legislated. A second private bill, containing more protections for religious protections and conscientious objection, is being pushed by conservative coalition MPs, many of whom campaigned for ...