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Argentina govt embraces conspiracy theory in Nismans death

Argentina govt embraces conspiracy theory in Nismans deathPresidential Secretary General Anibal Fernandez said Friday he believes prosecutor Alberto Nisman was used as part of a conspiracy to harm the government that ultimately cost the prosecutor his life.

Injuries, violence mar latest Brazil transport protest

Injuries, violence mar latest Brazil transport protestAt least six people were detained and four injured, including a minor, in So Paulo on Friday night after a largely peaceful protest against recent price rises to public transit fares turned violent.

Israel PM agrees to address US Congress in early March

Israel PM agrees to address US Congress in early MarchIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accepted an invitation to address the US Congress about Iran and Islamic extremism.

French NGO completes protection projects in West Bank

French NGO completes protection projects in West BankA French NGO supported by the European Commission has completed five projects with village councils in the northern West Bank, the group said Thursday.

Israeli forces suppress West Bank marches

Israeli forces suppress West Bank marchesIsraeli military forces suppressed nonviolent marches in the occupied West Bank on Friday, witnesses said.

Abbas: Palestine to be active member of ICC by April

Abbas: Palestine to be active member of ICC by AprilPresident Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that Palestinian membership of the International Criminal Court would be fully active by April, the official Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa reported.

Israel ready for Hezbollah retaliation, says defense minister

Israel ready for Hezbollah retaliation, says defense ministerDefense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Friday that Israel was prepared for any retaliation by Hezbollah, after it carried out a deadly airstrike in Syria against the Lebanese Shiite militant group.

PA embassy: Hamas prevented students from leaving Gaza

PA embassy: Hamas prevented students from leaving GazaThe Palestinian Authority embassy in Cairo on Friday accused Hamas of preventing students in Gaza from leaving the territory after Egypt reopened the Rafah crossing for three days this week.

Zarif: New US sanctions would 'unravel' Iran nuclear deal

Zarif: New US sanctions would Iran warned the US Congress on Friday against imposing new sanctions, saying this would lead to a collapse of negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Saudi rights still urgent issue after king's death, says Amnesty

Saudi rights still urgent issue after kingAs the world's powerful mourn the deceased Saudi King Abdullah, don't forget about the horrors inflicted on blogger Raef Badawi, Amnesty International head Salil Shetty told AFP in an interview Friday.