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    Iranian woman sentenced to 10 years for spying for UK

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Iran said on Monday it had sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some...

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    Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Clashes on the edge of a jihadist bastion in northwestern Syrian have killed 35 fighters in 24 hours, a war monitor said Monday, after weeks...

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    Qatar distributes Gaza funds after flareup

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Qatar began distributing millions of dollars in aid in the Gaza Strip on Monday in a fresh bid to restore calm after a flareup with...

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    Europe warns US against further escalation of tensions over Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Europe on Monday urged the US not to further escalate tensions over the Iran nuclear deal, with Britain issuing a stark warning of the risk...

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    Yemen govt blasts rebel for policy of ‘deception’ over port pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Yemen’s government on Sunday accused rebels of a ‘policy of deception’ after they announced a pullout from a string of Red Sea ports in a...

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    Gaza crossings reopened as calm restored

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:39pm on May 12, 2019

    Israel on Sunday reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month...

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    Eight ‘terrorists’ killed in KSA

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:55pm on May 12, 2019

    Eight members of a ‘terrorist’ cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold...

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    Palestinian killed by Israeli fire

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during new clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled enclave said.Abdullah Abd al-Aal,...

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    US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

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

    The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to...

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    Iran rejects talks with US after Trump offer

    Reuters . Dubai/ London | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran will not negotiate with the United States and denied any US attack was likely, a day after US president...