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    Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 08:15pm on September 22, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will put forward a peace plan, after arch-foe...

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    Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:23pm on September 21, 2019

    Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said...

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    Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on oil plants

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:17am on September 16, 2019

    Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry a day earlier knocked out more...

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    Sins of the Arab leaders

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    AN AMERICAN friend asked me the following question: How is it that the large Arab World that extends from the Persian Gulf east all the...

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    Over 2m Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 06:40pm on August 09, 2019

    More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop...

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    Iran says US Gulf mission will increase insecurity

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    Iran’s defence minister said Thursday that the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would ‘increase insecurity’ and any Israeli involvement would have ‘disastrous...

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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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    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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    Iran seizes 3rd foreign ship in less than a month

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 04:07pm on August 04, 2019

    Iran has seized a ‘foreign vessel’ in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid...

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    British navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:06am on July 26, 2019

    Britain on Thursday ordered its navy to escort UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the flashpoint entrance...