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Muslim leaders have concluded the 8th two-yearly D-8 economic cooperation summit in Pakistan with a commitment to peace and democracy, as fighting continues to rage in Syria and a fragile ceasefire settles over Israel and the Gaza Strip following an 8-day escalation of hostilities.
The global summit established by former Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan in 1997, brings together an economic bloc of 8 developing Muslim nations including Egypt, Iran and Pakistan, in a bid to strengthen trade relations and economic development.

 

Speaking at the conference, Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, condemned Israeli airstrikes on Gaza which he described as “expansionist policies and atrocities”, calling on Muslim nations to create a “new world order”bringing an end to capitalism and capitalists.

 

Iran recently admitted to providing its Gazan ally, Hamas, with technology to build long-distance missiles, at least one of which militants claim to have fired at Tel Aviv during the recent violence.

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About 11,000 Syrian refugees flee Syria in 24 hours, making a total of 408,000 registered or assisted refugees in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

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Infolive.tv interviews Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, IDF’s Spokeswoman, who recalls the facts during the boarding of the Mavi Marmara boat.

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Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa warned against the “Israeli nuclear threat” and called for the improving of relations with Iran.

“We have to open a dialogue with Iran. I know there is a worry among Arabs regarding Iran but this situation confirms the necessity of a dialogue with Iran,” he said.

Moussa also proposed establishing a Mideast bloc which would include Turkey but not Israel. “Israel does not have a place among us as long as it considers itself above the law,” he said to a raging round of applause. blog it

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The series of attacks on Israeli targets in Turkey planned by Hezbollah, as reported in the Turkish media, which was foiled by Turkish security forces two months ago, is likely to have caused the tension between Israel and Hezbollah along the Lebanon border this past summer and fall.

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In the secret part of their talks in Tehran on Oct. 28, DEBKAfile‘s military sources reveal that Turkish prime minister Tayyep Recep Erdogan and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck military cooperation deals which promised Iran Turkish military intelligence and air force assistance against a possible Israeli attack on its nuclear sites.

 

Their understandings have bound Turkish to pass intelligence data to Tehran on potential Israeli preparations for a strike and on US military movements in the Middle East for providing backup. Our sources report that the details finalized in meetings between the Turkish and Iranian military specialists in Istanbul Monday, Nov. 9, were due to be sealed by presidents Abdullah Gul and Ahmadinejad Tuesday. The Iranian president is to be in Turkey as guest of the Islamic Conference.

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Israel’s military intelligence chief Brig. Amos Yadlin revealed Tuesday, Nov. 3, that the Palestinian Hamas had successfully tested a new 60-km range Iranian shore-to-sea missile firing it west from the Gaza coast. When fired north overland the missile could reach Tel Aviv.

Brig. Yadlin’s report to the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee confirmed DEBKAfile‘s Oct. 25 disclosure of intensive Iranian efforts to arm Hizballan and Hamas with extended-range missiles and rockets capable of reaching Israel’s strategic heartland. He revealed that Iranian arms were reaching Hizballah and Hamas through Syria and, for the first, time via Turkey.

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In this photo released by the Turkish military, Turkish commandos are seen with seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. The Turkish military said Saturday navy commandos aboard the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz, part of a NATO force patrolling the seas, have captured seven pirates. Commandos raided the skiff, left, Saturday morning upon a request to block it before it could attack a ship. It says a navy helicopter aboard a Turkish frigate also took part in the operation.

In this photo released by the Turkish military, Turkish commandos are seen with seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. The Turkish military said Saturday navy commandos aboard the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz, part of a NATO force patrolling the seas, have captured seven pirates. Commandos raided the skiff, left, Saturday morning upon a request to block it before it could attack a ship. It says a navy helicopter aboard a Turkish frigate also took part in the operation.

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Turkey’s military says navy commandos aboard a frigate have captured seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia’s coast.

The military says the commandos aboard the TCG Gediz raided the skiff early Saturday following a request to block it before it could attack two ships bearing the flag of Panama.