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    Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels

    Reuters . Amman | Updated at 12:11am on May 27, 2019

    Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed...

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    UN chief rejects Yemen president’s accusation of bias

    Agence-France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:07am on May 27, 2019

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has assured Yemen’s leader that the world body will remain impartial in efforts to resolve the country’s conflict, rejecting accusations that...

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    Iran will defend itself against any aggression: FM

    Reuters . Baghdad | Updated at 12:04am on May 27, 2019

    Iranian will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more...

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    Israel eases fishing ban on Gaza Strip

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 02:44pm on May 26, 2019

    Israel on Sunday said that it eased fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip...

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    US deploys more troops to counter Iran ‘threat’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2019

    The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter ‘credible threats’ from Iran in a move denounced by...

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    Iran, US tension a ‘clash of wills’

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    The standoff between Iran and the United States is a ‘clash of wills’, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting...

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    Libya committing suicide: UN

    Agence-Frarnce-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    UN envoy Ghassan Salame has bitterly denounced the conflict in Libya saying it is ‘committing suicide’ and plundering its oil wealth to pay for the...

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    Deadly strike hits Syria market

    Agence France-Presse . Maaret al-Numan, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Syrian government air strikes killed 15 civilians, 12 of them in a market, as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwest, a monitor said on...

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    UAE gives 6,800 investors permanent residency

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:56am on May 22, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday it will grant 6,800 foreign investors permanent residency under a new ‘Golden Card’ system after they invested a...

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    UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Naciones Unidas, United States | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    The UN envoy for Libya warned Tuesday the battle for Tripoli was ‘just the start of a long and bloody war’ and called for immediate...