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    Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Aden

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen’s Aden at dawn on Saturday near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of...

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    Iran tanker could leave Gibraltar

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West could sail free from British territory Gibraltar on Friday, unless a last-ditch push...

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    Israel permits Rashida Tlaib to visit West Bank

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    Israel decided on Friday to allow US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib - a critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians - to visit family in the...

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    US ‘piracy’ attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Iran’s top diplomat said a US attempt at ‘piracy’ had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian...

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    Thousands rally in Aden to support separatist takeover

    Reuters . Yemen | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of...

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    Clashes kill 59 fighters in Syria

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

    Clashes between regime loyalists and insurgents in rebel-held northwest Syria killed 59 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group...

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    Israeli forces swoop on Palestinians at Al Aqsa during Eid prayers

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 06:59pm on August 11, 2019

    Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers clashed at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Sunday as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holidays led to tensions there. Separately...

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    Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated across the world

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:24pm on August 11, 2019

    Muslims around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe, North America, and China are celebrating the Eid ul-Azha, one of the biggest Islamic festivals,...

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    Fighting rages in Aden as UN calls for dialogue

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    Fierce fighting broke out on Saturday in Yemen’s southern port of Aden between nominally allied forces that have turned on each other, exposing rifts in...

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    Khamenei urges Hajj pilgrims to oppose US Israeli-PA plan

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday condemned a US blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and called on haj...