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    Saudi vows to de-escalate India-Pak tension

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 10:45am on February 18, 2019

    Saudi Arabia vowed to ‘de-escalate’ rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as crown prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares...

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    Zarif says Israel looking for war

    Reuters . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behaviour and that of the United States was increasing the chances of...

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    Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression,...

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    Salman seeks allies on Asia tour

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but...

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    US general eyes long term IS threat in Iraq

    Reuters . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    The general overseeing US forces in the Middle East flew into Iraq on Sunday for talks with US and Iraqi officials expected to focus on...

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    Trump urges Europe to put IS fighters on trial

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared...

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    US-backed SDF nears victory over IS in Syria

    Reuters . Near Baghouz | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will capture Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria ‘in a very short time’, the battle commander said on Saturday....

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    Iran asks Pakistan to move against militants who killed 27 Guards

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 03:42pm on February 16, 2019

    Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the border or...

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    US House votes to end help

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

    The US House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to end American involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war effort in neighboring Yemen, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump...

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    Netanyahu hails common front with Arabs

    Agence France-Presse . Warsaw, Poland | Updated at 11:48pm on February 14, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday hailed as a breakthrough a conference in Warsaw where he is standing side-by-side with Arab powers to confront...

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