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    Israel heads to new election after Netanyahu stumbles

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was confronted with one of the biggest defeats of his political career Thursday after failing to form a coalition and...

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    No negotiations with US: Khamenei

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    Iran will not negotiate with the United States, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after president Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might...

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    Saudi seeks support against Iran ‘interference’

    Agence France-Presse . Jeddah | Updated at 02:25pm on May 30, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sought to rally support among Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran, demanding ‘firmness’ over attacks on Gulf oil...

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    Iran behind ship attack off UAE: US

    Agence-France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    US national security advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of ‘almost certainly’ being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this month,...

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    Fresh strikes on Syria jihadist enclave kill 13

    Agence-France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    The latest strikes in an unprecedented wave of regime bombardment on a jihadist enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 13 civilians on Wednesday, a...

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    Egyptian extremist held in Libya, sent back to Egypt

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 02:22pm on May 29, 2019

    One of the most-wanted Egyptian extremist who was captured in neighbouring...

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    Netanyahu could face election rematch

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to declare himself winner of last month’s Israeli election, but he now has until Wednesday to appease an erstwhile...

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    Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with US

    Reuters . London/ Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after US president Donald Trump said...

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    Makkah summits overshadowed by US-Iran tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:40pm on May 28, 2019

    Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia hosts Islamic, Arab and Gulf summits this week as tensions between Iran and the US raise fears of military escalation.The three...

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    Iraq condemns 4th French IS member to death

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    An Iraqi court on Monday condemned a fourth French citizen to death for joining the Islamic State group, despite France reiterating its opposition to capital...