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    Khamenei orders producing more advanced weapons

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,...

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    Imran Khan reaches Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday following a request from the United States and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse...

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    Turkey steps up assault on Kurds defying sanctions threats

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by...

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    Iran vows response to attack on tanker off Saudi coast

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

    Iran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to go unanswered, the...

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    Turkey to continue assault against Syrian Kurdish forces

    Agence France-Presse . Ras Al-Ain | Updated at 02:12pm on October 12, 2019

    Battles raged in Syria as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press on with a deadly assault against Kurdish forces, while the Pentagon said...

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    Man arrested after five stabbed at UK shopping mall

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:27am on October 12, 2019

    Five people were stabbed at a shopping centre in the northern English city of Manchester on Friday and police said counter-terrorism detectives were leading the...

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    US migrant policy sends thousands of babies, toddlers back to Mexico

    Reuters . Tijuana, Mexico | Updated at 01:25am on October 12, 2019

    Since January, the US government has ordered 13,000 migrants under 18, including more than 400 infants, to wait with their families in Mexico for US...

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    United Nations calls for greater heat protection for workers in Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:21am on October 12, 2019

    Improved safeguards and working hours are needed to protect labourers in Qatar from the effects of heat and humidity, the United Nations said Friday, as...

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    Turkey pounds Syrian border towns

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain, Syria | Updated at 12:15am on October 12, 2019

    Turkish and allied forces faced stiff Kurdish resistance on Friday as they battled to seize key Syrian border towns, on the third day of a...

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    Saudi rules women can join armed forces

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:39am on October 11, 2019

    Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme...