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    6 killed, 12 hurt in clashes in Yemen’s Aden

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 02:08pm on August 10, 2019

    At least six civilians were killed and 12 others wounded Friday during clashes in Yemen’s second city Aden, a security source said, as violence flares...

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    Egypt kills 17 linked to blast

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2019

    Egyptian security forces killed 17 ‘terrorists’ on Thursday during an operation against suspects in last weekend’s deadly car blast in Cairo that claimed some 20...

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    Over 2m Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 06:40pm on August 09, 2019

    More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop...

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    Muslim pilgrims descend on Makkah for Hajj

    Reuters . Makkah | Updated at 12:55am on August 09, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, many gripping umbrellas to ward off Saudi Arabia’s blistering summer sun, descended on Mecca this week ahead of the...

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    Iran says US Gulf mission will increase insecurity

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    Iran’s defence minister said Thursday that the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would ‘increase insecurity’ and any Israeli involvement would have ‘disastrous...

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    Afghan Taliban leader accuses US of creating doubts over pact

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    The leader of the Taliban said on Thursday the United States had raised a cloud of doubt and uncertainty about an expected deal aimed at...

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    Israeli soldier stabbed dead in West Bank

    Reuters . Ofra | Updated at 12:18pm on August 08, 2019

    Stabbed body of an Israeli soldier was found in the occupied West Bank on Thursday while the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he...

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    14 killed in Taliban bomb attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:58am on August 08, 2019

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday which the government said killed...

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    Iran asks UN to push against US sanctions

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Iran asked UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to push back against the United States after it imposed sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Mohammad...

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    Saudi prepares for Hajj

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 02:51pm on August 07, 2019

    More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop...