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    Netanyahu warns of 'resounding blow' if Iran attacks Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 05:45pm on January 08, 2020

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would strike a ‘resounding blow’ if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the...

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    Iran fires missiles at US bases in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:12am on January 08, 2020

    Iran fired a volley of missiles on Wednesday at Iraqi bases housing US and other foreign troops, the Islamic republic’s first act in its promised...

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    Ukraine plane crashes in Iran killing all 176 on board

    Agence France-Presse. Tehran, Iran | Updated at 10:35am on January 08, 2020

    A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday killing all 176 people on board, mainly Iranians and Canadians. Search-and-rescue teams were combing...

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    Israel approves more than 1,900 new settler homes

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:50pm on January 07, 2020

    Israel has approved the construction of 1,936 new settler homes on occupied Palestinian territories, watchdog Peace Now said Monday. The green light was given on...

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    Zarif says informed by UN that US has denied him visa

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:44pm on January 07, 2020

    Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday he has been informed by UN chief Antonio Guterres that Washington has denied him a visa for a trip to...

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    Iranians gather in Kerman for burial of Qasem Soleimani

    Agence France-Presse . Kerman | Updated at 02:13pm on January 07, 2020

    Iranians gathered in Kerman for the burial Tuesday of top general Qasem Soleimani in the final stage of funeral processions after he was killed in...

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    Iran to forego limit on centrifuges

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:49am on January 07, 2020

    Iran announced a further rollback of its commitments to the troubled international nuclear accord Sunday amid anger over the US killing of a top commander...

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    Iran ex-Guards chief vows to turn Tel Aviv ‘to dust’

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:08am on January 07, 2020

    A former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threatened on Sunday to turn the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv ‘to dust’ if the US...

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    Yemenis protest in Huthi-held Sanaa over Soleimani killing

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa, Yemen | Updated at 12:04am on January 07, 2020

    Hundreds of Yemenis took part Monday in a protest in Sanaa called by Tehran-backed Huthi rebels to vent anger over the US assassination of Iranian...

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    Iran announces rollback of its commitments to nuclear treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 03:03pm on January 06, 2020

    Iran announced a further rollback of its commitments to the troubled international nuclear accord Sunday amid anger over the US killing of a top commander...

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