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    Israel eases fishing ban on Gaza Strip

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 02:44pm on May 26, 2019

    Israel on Sunday said that it eased fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip...

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    US deploys more troops to counter Iran ‘threat’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2019

    The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter ‘credible threats’ from Iran in a move denounced by...

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    Iran, US tension a ‘clash of wills’

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    The standoff between Iran and the United States is a ‘clash of wills’, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting...

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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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