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    Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 08:15pm on September 22, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran would put forward a peace plan, after arch-foe...

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    IS claims bomb attack near Karbala that left 12 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 02:01pm on September 22, 2019

    The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed a bomb blast that killed 12 people near the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala the previous day...

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    Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests

    Agence-France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed...

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    Iran questions US plans for coalition for peace

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned US plans for a coalition for a ‘peaceful resolution’ in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives....

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    Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    The Saudi-led coalition said it launched a military operation against Tehran-linked Yemeni rebels Thursday, in its first known strike since an attack on the kingdom’s...

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    Israel vote deadlock confirmed by results

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Israeli vote results on Friday confirmed a deadlock in the country’s general election and put prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party as the second-largest, leaving...

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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...