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    Yemen govt blasts rebel for policy of ‘deception’ over port pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Yemen’s government on Sunday accused rebels of a ‘policy of deception’ after they announced a pullout from a string of Red Sea ports in a...

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    Gaza crossings reopened as calm restored

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:39pm on May 12, 2019

    Israel on Sunday reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month...

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    Eight ‘terrorists’ killed in KSA

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:55pm on May 12, 2019

    Eight members of a ‘terrorist’ cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold...

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    Palestinian killed by Israeli fire

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during new clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled enclave said.Abdullah Abd al-Aal,...

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    US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to...

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    Iran rejects talks with US after Trump offer

    Reuters . Dubai/ London | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran will not negotiate with the United States and denied any US attack was likely, a day after US president...

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    More than 500 foreign IS members convicted in Iraq

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

    The Iraqi judiciary has tried and sentenced more than 500 foreigners since the start of 2018 for joining the Islamic State group, the country’s Supreme...

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    More than 150,000 displaced in NW Syria in one week: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kafr Nabl | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Violence in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said Tuesday, as the regime...

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    Iran suspends N-deal curbs to push for relief from US sanctions

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

    Iran said Wednesday it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way...

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    Risks rise as US warns Iran with aircraft carrier

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Fears of conflict rose Monday as the US vowed to send a message to Iran by deploying an aircraft carrier strike group, amid a report...