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Middle East is not someone’s backyard: China spokesperson

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The people of the Middle East are the masters of the region, and the Middle East is not someone’s backyard, let alone a so-called “vacuum,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Friday. Wang made the remarks at a routine press briefing when asked to comment …

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Blinken: Israel, US to cooperate to prevent nuclear-armed Iran

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel and the United States will “work together” to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons despite their disagreements over the emerging nuclear deal, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Sunday after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “We have disagreements between us about …

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Israel approves former top general as cyber security chief

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua| Israeli cabinet approved on Sunday the appointment of the former general Gaby Portnoy as the country’s head of cyber at the National Cyber Directorate. A statement issued by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said the ministers voted in favor of the appointment. Portnoy, a 52-year-old former …

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Israeli army to build laser-based shield against missiles

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel will start using a laser-based system to intercept missiles within a year, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday. “Within about a year, the IDF (Israel Defense Force) will bring into action a laser-based interception system, first experimentally, and later operationally,” Bennett told …

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Israeli PM urges US to halt nuke talks with Iran

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel on Thursday called on the United States to halt the nuclear talks with Iran immediately, accusing Iran of having begun to enrich uranium with advanced centrifuges. The call was made during a phone talk between Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. Secretary of …

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First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | A first-ever commercial flight of Egypt’s flagship carrier EgyptAir landed in Israel on Sunday after taking off from Cairo, according to a report by Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news. EgyptAir’s new route will include four weekly round-trip flights between Cairo International Airport and Ben Gurion Airport …

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