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    Houthi attack kills one, injures 21 in Saudi

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 01:39pm on June 24, 2019

    Yemen’s Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in...

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    Saudi launches special residency scheme to boost revenue

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:47am on June 24, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday launched a new special residency scheme aimed at luring wealthy expats as the petro-state seeks to boost non-oil revenue. The scheme...

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    Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten US troops

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of US troops, a senior Iranian military commander said on Sunday after...

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    Moroccans protest against US-led Middle East economic plan

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat, Morocco | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    Thousands protested Sunday in Morocco against a planned conference in Bahrain where the economic component of a US-led plan for peace between Israel and the...

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    Iran warns US attack would imperil interests across ME

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    Tehran warned Washington Saturday that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames after US President Donald Trump said...

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    7 killed in Iraq mosque blast

    Reuters . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    A bomb blast killed seven people at a Shia Muslim mosque in eastern Baghdad on Friday and wounded more than 20, police sources said.The explosion...

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    Netanyahu says world must back US against Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged ‘peace-loving countries’ to back the United States in the latest crisis with Iran after the Islamic Republic...

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    US senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh...

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    Trump approved Iran strikes but pulled back

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 04:27pm on June 21, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said on Friday he had aborted a military strike on Iran because such a response to Tehran’s downing of an unmanned...

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    Washington, Tehran in war of words after US drone shot down

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 06:37pm on June 20, 2019

    Iran on Thursday shot down a US military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory but Washington said the aircraft was...