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    Heavy fighting near Yemen’s Marib leaves 96 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:15am on April 17, 2021

    Heavy fighting near the Yemeni city of Marib has killed 96 combatants over the past two days as Huthi rebels press their offensive on the...

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    Production of 60pc enriched uranium under way: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:12am on April 17, 2021

    Iran said Friday it has begun producing uranium at 60 per cent purity, in another breach of its commitments to the international community which is...

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    Biden urged to waive intellectual property rules

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:24am on April 16, 2021

    Over 170 former heads of states and Nobel laureates in an open letter on Thursday requested United States president Joe Biden to support a waiver...

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    Huthi missile debris sparks fire at Saudi university

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:26pm on April 15, 2021

    Debris from missiles fired by Yemen’s Huthi rebels into Saudi Arabia caused a small fire on a university campus in the kingdom’s south, the Riyadh-led...

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    Iran nuclear talks positive despite enrichment, sabotage

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:19pm on April 15, 2021

    Russia said Thursday that the latest talks in Vienna to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal were positive despite fresh tensions, with Tehran preparing to...

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    Drone blast hits Iraq airport in new tactic against US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Arbil | Updated at 11:16pm on April 15, 2021

    An explosives-packed drone slammed into Iraq’s Arbil airport in the first reported use of such a weapon against a base used by US-led coalition troops...

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    ‘Immunised’ Muslim pilgrims in Makkah as Ramadan begins

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 11:26am on April 14, 2021

    Pilgrims immunised against COVID-19 circled Islam’s holiest site in Saudi Arabia’s Makkah city on Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first...

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    Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:25am on April 14, 2021

    Saudi Arabia fervently denies involvement in Jordan’s royal feud, but the arrest of an advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has stirred unease in...

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    Iran, Russia show united front against West on nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:21am on April 14, 2021

    Russia put on a united front with Iran against the United States and Europe Tuesday amid talks in Vienna on bringing Washington back into a...

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    Iran’s Zarif warns US against sabotage, sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 03:16pm on April 13, 2021

    Iran’s foreign minister warned on Tuesday that ‘acts of sabotage’ and sanctions will give the United States no extra leverage in talks on reviving a...