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    Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity govt

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a standoff over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election...

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    Iran warns against war

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Iran warned US president Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil...

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    10 killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:16pm on September 19, 2019

    A car bomb attack targeting intelligence services building in the southern Afghan city of Qalat on Thursday left at least 10 people dead and 85...

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    Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after a general election, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of a...

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    Russia accuses US, Syria rebels of blocking refugee evacuation

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Russia on Wednesday accused the US and Syrian rebels of blocking the evacuation of a refugee camp in southern Syria, where the UN has described...

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    Iran warns of crushing response

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said...

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    KSA joins maritime protection mission

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 02:03pm on September 18, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has joined an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas, Saudi state media reported on...

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    Netanyahu’s invincibility shaky in Israel polls

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:14pm on September 18, 2019

    Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dubbed as ‘King Bibi’ by his supporters, was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election...

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    Khamenei rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US ‘at any level’, as tensions mounted between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for...

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    Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of...

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