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    Fight global extremism

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:29am on May 22, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Sunday urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against...

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    Trump joins Saudi sword dance

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:05am on May 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump on Saturday briefly joined Saudi King Salman in a traditional male-only sword dance before a state dinner in his honour...

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    Rouhani wins re-election

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:47am on May 21, 2017

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy...

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    Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

    Reuters | Updated at 11:35am on May 20, 2017

    President Hassan Rouhani has an unbeatable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and...

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    Egypt 'uncovers burial chamber of pharaoh's daughter'

    BBC | Updated at 05:45pm on May 11, 2017

    The 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh's daughter is believed to have been found near the remains of a recently discovered pyramid in Egypt...

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    Two dead in Saudi raid on Shia activists

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:52am on May 11, 2017

    Two people were reportedly dead and several people were injured in eastern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, residents and activists said, when Saudi security forces entered...

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    Clashes in northwest Syria after de-escalation zones take effect

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on May 06, 2017

    Syrian government forces and rebels clashed in the northwestern province of Hama on Friday shortly after a Russian-led deal to establish de-escalation zones took effect,...

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    Syria safe zones to be shut for US, coalition planes: Russia

    Reuters | Updated at 02:55pm on May 05, 2017

    The safe zones which are being created in Syria will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the US-led coalition, Russian...

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    At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:37am on May 04, 2017

    The bodies of at least 21 miners trying to help colleagues trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran have been recovered,...

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    At least 21 killed in Iranian coal mine explosion

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 01:04am on May 04, 2017

    An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday killed at least 21 workers and injured 69 others, state media reported. ‘Twenty-one bodies...

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