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    Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after US quit Iran deal

    Reuters | Updated at 10:54am on May 09, 2018

    Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after US president Donald Trump announced he was quitting...

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    Saudi says to lift driving ban on women June 24

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:02am on May 09, 2018

    Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the general department of traffic director general Mohammed al-Bassami said on...

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    Trump will announce decision on Iran nuclear deal Tuesday

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:12am on May 08, 2018

    US president Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday that he would announce his decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal...

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    Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:38am on May 07, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it ‘like never before’, as British foreign...

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    Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

    Reuters | Updated at 11:34am on May 06, 2018

    Lebanese began voting on Sunday in their first general election for nine years, one that is unlikely to upend the country's balance of power but...

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    HRW urges Dubai to ‘clarify’ status of runaway princess

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:00pm on May 05, 2018

    Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged Dubai authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a princess and daughter of the ruler, saying her case could...

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    UAE assistant minister visits Rohingya camp

    United News of Bangladesh . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 01:23am on May 05, 2018

    UAE assistant foreign minister for International Organisations’ Affairs Yacoub Al Hosani on Friday visited Kutupalong refugee camp and launched cooperation with UNHCR in nutrition programme...

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    350 injured as troops open fire on Gaza protesters

    Reuters . Gaza border | Updated at 12:05am on May 05, 2018

    Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinians thronging the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as part of a long-running protest, injuring about 350...

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    Iran won’t renegotiate nuclear deal

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 12:05am on May 04, 2018

    Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday US demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by president...

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    Palestinian killed

    Agence-France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:05am on May 04, 2018

    A 19-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during protests and clashes along the Gaza border last week died from his wounds Thursday, the health ministry...