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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...

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    Iran warns of ‘painful consequences’ if US escalates tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States of ‘painful consequences for everybody’ if there is an escalation in tensions with the...

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    Saudis intercept Houthi missiles in Makkah province

    Reuters . Jeddah | Updated at 05:25pm on May 21, 2019

    Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had intercepted two missiles in Makkah province fired by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, who earlier denied...

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    Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the ‘genocidal taunts’ of US president Donald Trump will not ‘end Iran’, as tensions spike between the...

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    Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan

    Agence France-Presse . Jerash | Updated at 02:09pm on May 20, 2019

    For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes...

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    Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Iran’s top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region at a time of escalating confrontation with the United States, saying Tehran did...

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    Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:02pm on May 19, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the...