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 A group of lawyers from Turkey went to the Gaza Strip in order to gather evidence of war crimes committed by the Israeli army against the people of Gaza, Anadolu agency reported on Monday, says Trend.Lawyers from Turkey will cooperate with lawyers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia as part of an international committee set up to investigate any crimes committed by the Israeli army.

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IAEA delegation to visit Tehran on Wednesday

 The IAEA delegation will visit Tehran on Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, speaking live on Iranian television, Trend reported.According to Mehmanparast, one of the Deputy head of IAEA will be the one visiting Iran.Mehmanparast also added that Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi, along with delegation will visit Tehran as well, in the near future.Recently, chief of the IAEA Yukiya Amano said he is not optimistic about talks with Iran next week on getting access to Parchin military complex in Iran. 

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Gazprom and Sintez to buy DEPA

 Gazprom and Sintez (both Russian) may be the only companies willing to buy DEPA (Greece) for 1.5 billion euro, an essential sum in the light of economic recession.The EU and US may express disappointment over the purchase. Scrapping of privatization may result in freezing of aid from the three largest creditors.

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Synagogue in Grozny

Yaniv Naftaliyev: “More Jews will visit not only the synagogue, but the whole Chechen Republic”

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Israeli parliamentary polls will not affect relations with Azerbaijan

 Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Raphael Harpaz said that Israeli parliamentary elections will not affect 20 years of diplomatic ties with Azerbaijan.The official reminded that the states were fruitfully cooperating in IT developments, agrarian, water and medical industry. Israel had rich oil and gas supplies and wanted to study Azerbaijani experience in petroleum development, the ambassador noted.Israel will have parliamentary elections on January 22. 

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Hurriyet published an article by Barcin Yinanc entitled 'Turkey needs active ambassadors to pacify PM and FM'. "I asked last week whether Turkish ambassadors would hold genuine brainstorming sessions in their annual meeting. And I had expressed the wish that they would not get together just to talk about the greatness of Turkish foreign policy," the article begins. 

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Israeli millionaire to buy Torah copy in Turkey

by Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for Vestnik KavkazaAn anonymous israeli millionaire plans to buy a Torah manuscript found by Turkish police officers for hundreds of thousands or maybe millions of dollars.The Torah copy is aged about 500 years. The police arrested the four people who brought the copy to an antique shop, suspecting them of theft. It is believed to be a manuscript of Jews fleeing Spain in 1490.

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Israel completes border fence with Egypt

Israel has completed the construction of a 230-kilometer (143 mile)-long security fence along the Egyptian border, a spokesman for the country’s prime minister said on Wednesday

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