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    Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid: Amnesty

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 01:28am on September 20, 2019

    Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms...

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    Yemen rebels threaten to attack Dubai, Abu Dhabi

    Agence France Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the skyscraper-filled city states of Dubai...

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    Kuwait army prepares amid regional tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Kuwait’s army said Wednesday it was raising its readiness levels and carrying out military exercises, amid soaring regional tensions after neighbouring Iran was accused of...

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    Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity govt

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a standoff over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election...

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    Iran warns against war

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Iran warned US president Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil...

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    10 killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:16pm on September 19, 2019

    A car bomb attack targeting intelligence services building in the southern Afghan city of Qalat on Thursday left at least 10 people dead and 85...

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    Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after a general election, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of a...

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    Russia accuses US, Syria rebels of blocking refugee evacuation

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Russia on Wednesday accused the US and Syrian rebels of blocking the evacuation of a refugee camp in southern Syria, where the UN has described...

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    Iran warns of crushing response

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said...

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    KSA joins maritime protection mission

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 02:03pm on September 18, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has joined an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas, Saudi state media reported on...

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