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Israel says Iran missile test a ‘provocation’

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday denounced Iran’s testing of a medium-range missile as a “provocation” and said it was proof of Tehran’s ambition to become a world power. Iran on Saturday said it had successfully tested a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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Israel gets first joint US military base

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due …

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Togo postpones Africa-Israel summit

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Togo on Monday cancelled an upcoming Africa-Israel summit, citing lack of time to prepare, after days of anti-government protests targeting President Faure Gnassingbe. The summit was due to have been held in the capital, Lome, late next month and was billed as a chance for …

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Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Ismail Haniya travelled on Saturday to Egypt for his first visit there since his election, the group said. Hamas controls the small Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave and has been seeking to improve relations with neighbouring Egypt …

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Israeli defence chiefs warn Iran, Syria after air strike

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s defence minister on Thursday issued a veiled warning to Syria, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air strike on its territory. Syria’s army accused Israel of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack earlier the same day …

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Israel finalises deal for 17 more F-35 stealth fighters

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel has finalised a deal to purchase 17 more F-35 stealth fighters in addition to 33 of the ultra-high-tech jets already ordered, the defence ministry said Sunday. Israel has already taken delivery of five of the jets, made by US-based Lockheed Martin and the most …

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Netanyahu, Putin to meet over Syria conflict

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russia on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, mainly focussing on the war in Syria, his office said late Saturday. The two leaders will meet in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi to “discuss the …

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