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    Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state...

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    Iran has no plan for Rouhani-Trump meeting: foreign ministry

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 03:32pm on September 16, 2019

    Iran has not made any plans for president Hassan Rouhani to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General...

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    Saudi races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:14am on September 16, 2019

    Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US...

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    Taliban revokes ban on ICRC

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its...

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    Sisi rebuffs videos alleging corruption

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday allegations of corruption within the army and government were ‘lies and slander’, in his first public response...

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    Houthi drones hit 2 Armaco plants in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as...

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    Yemeni rebel drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:27pm on September 14, 2019

    Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as...

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    Ex-Turkey PM to launch new political party

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

    Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday said he would launch a ‘new political movement’ in the latest challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

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    West Bank annexation would violate int'l law: UN

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank would violate...

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    Israeli warplanes hit Hamas following Palestinian rocket fire

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:33pm on September 12, 2019

    Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire, a military statement said early Thursday...

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