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    Afghan Taliban leader accuses US of creating doubts over pact

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    The leader of the Taliban said on Thursday the United States had raised a cloud of doubt and uncertainty about an expected deal aimed at...

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    Israeli soldier stabbed dead in West Bank

    Reuters . Ofra | Updated at 12:18pm on August 08, 2019

    Stabbed body of an Israeli soldier was found in the occupied West Bank on Thursday while the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he...

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    14 killed in Taliban bomb attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:58am on August 08, 2019

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday which the government said killed...

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    Iran asks UN to push against US sanctions

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Iran asked UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to push back against the United States after it imposed sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Mohammad...

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    Saudi prepares for Hajj

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 02:51pm on August 07, 2019

    More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop...

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    Iran favours talks despite Trump snub

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favours talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat...

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    US acting alone as allies ashamed: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    The US is acting alone against Tehran and its allies are too ‘ashamed’ to join its forces in the Gulf, Iran’s top diplomat said Monday,...

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    Yemen rebel drones target Saudi airports

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Saudi air defences intercepted Yemeni rebel drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, as the rebels ramp up cross-border attacks. The...

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    Air strike on south Libyan town kills 43

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 06:16pm on August 05, 2019

    A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said...

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    UN finalises accord with Yemen rebels to resume food aid

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:00am on August 05, 2019

    The United Nations and Yemen’s Huthi rebels announced Sunday an agreement to resume delivery of food aid suspended for six weeks in areas controlled by...