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    Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

    Agence France-Presse . Zarzis, Tunisia | Updated at 12:24am on June 17, 2019

    The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift...

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    Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now...

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    Saudi forces intercept Yemeni rebel drone

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    Saudi forces on Saturday intercepted a Yemeni rebel drone targeting the southern city of Abha, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, the latest in a series...

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    Saudi crown prince warns against ‘exploiting’ Khashoggi murder

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:11pm on June 16, 2019

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against ‘exploiting’ the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a...

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    Prince Mohammed blames Iran for attacks on twin tanker

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:22pm on June 16, 2019

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman accused rival Iran of attacks...

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    35 fighters, 10 civilians killed in Syria fighting

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria,...

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    Bombardment kills 28 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:54am on June 15, 2019

    Regime and Russian air strikes and shelling have killed at least 28 people including seven civilians in embattled northwest Syria, a war monitor said Friday,...

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    Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 08:00pm on June 14, 2019

    Iran dismissed as ‘baseless’ on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of...

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    Tens of thousands join Mideast's biggest gay pride fest

    Agence France-Presse . Tel Aviv , Israel | Updated at 07:32pm on June 14, 2019

    Tens of thousands of revellers lined the streets of Israel's seaside city of Tel Aviv on Friday for the largest gay pride event in the...

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    Khamenei rejects Trump talks despite Abe’s mission

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:15am on June 14, 2019

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday categorically ruled out talks with US president Donald Trump, despite an unprecedented Japanese mission aimed at defusing tensions...