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    Iran rejects talks with US after Trump offer

    Reuters . Dubai/ London | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran will not negotiate with the United States and denied any US attack was likely, a day after US president...

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    More than 500 foreign IS members convicted in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    The Iraqi judiciary has tried and sentenced more than 500 foreigners since the start of 2018 for joining the Islamic State group, the country’s Supreme...

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    More than 150,000 displaced in NW Syria in one week: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kafr Nabl | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Violence in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said Tuesday, as the regime...

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    Iran suspends N-deal curbs to push for relief from US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Iran said Wednesday it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way...

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    Risks rise as US warns Iran with aircraft carrier

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Fears of conflict rose Monday as the US vowed to send a message to Iran by deploying an aircraft carrier strike group, amid a report...

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    Escalation in Syria’s Idlib rattles months-old truce

    Agence France-Presse . Kafr Nabl, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Air strikes and shelling killed eight civilians in northwestern Syria Tuesday after deadly clashes between pro-government forces and jihadists rattled a months-old truce and sparked...

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    Gaza-Israel border falls quiet as ceasefire takes hold

    Reuters . Gaza | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    A surge in deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt had mediated a ceasefire...

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    US deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: Bolton

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:03pm on May 06, 2019

    The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling ‘indications and warnings’ from Iran and...

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    Trump 100pc supports Israeli escalation in Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:59am on May 06, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington’s full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in...

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    Ramadan begins in Saudi Arabia Monday

    United News of Bangladesh . Riyadh | Updated at 02:36am on May 06, 2019

    Ramadan will begin in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries on Monday as moon observers said there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent...