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    Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over sin

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2018

    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his ‘sinful projects’, in a bulletin released Friday...

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    US should learn lesson of Iraq: Assad

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 01:12am on June 01, 2018

    The United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and leave Syria, president Bashar al-Assad said in an interview, responding to US president Donald Trump’s...

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    Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

    Reuters | Updated at 05:07pm on May 31, 2018

    The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to...

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    Attack in Saudi city of Taif kills at least one

    Reuters | Updated at 04:58pm on May 31, 2018

    Two assailants stabbed to death a traffic policeman in the western Saudi Arabian city of Taif and then exchanged gunfire with security forces at...

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    UN warns Gaza on the brink of war

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:10am on May 31, 2018

    The latest escalation of fighting between Israel and Palestinian Hamas has pushed Gaza to the brink of war, the UN envoy for the Middle East...

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    Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:35pm on May 30, 2018

    Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of...

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    Qatar council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:12am on May 30, 2018

    Qatar has moved closer to granting permanent residency to foreigners after its senior legislative body approved a draft law, first announced in the wake of...

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    Tensions soar as Israel hits Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:01pm on May 29, 2018

    Israel carried out strikes against militant bases in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after a barrage of mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave further boosted...

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    Israeli defense system shoots down Gaza mortar fire

    | Updated at 01:09pm on May 29, 2018

    Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile shield shot down a barrage of mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after sirens sounded in...

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    Chelsea owner Abramovich takes Israeli citizenship

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on May 29, 2018

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea soccer club who has found himself without a visa to Britain, took Israeli citizenship on Monday and...