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Instagram Suspends Iranian General’s Account After Fallujah Posts

The photo-based social media application Instagram appeared to shut down an account tied to Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani on Wednesday, hours after the account posted photos of the general in Fallujah, Iraq. The account is once again functional, after Iranian state media published a tirade condemning Instagram for allowing Sunni terrorists to use its site.

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In Gaza, Wall Of Silence Over Child Sexual Abuse

GAZA CITY (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) – Life has turned into a nightmare for Fatma’s family since her eldest son, 11, was sexually assaulted, a trauma which has damaged them all and forced them to move house.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah speaks at a press conference following a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of Asian African Conference in Jakarta on April 21, 2015.

Palestinian PM Dismisses Netanyahu’s Direct Talks Proposal

RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) – Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative, calling it an attempt to “buy time”.

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Hardliner Elected As Head Of Iran’s Top Clerical Body

DUBAI (Reuters) – A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran’s new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.