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    US acting alone as allies ashamed: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    The US is acting alone against Tehran and its allies are too ‘ashamed’ to join its forces in the Gulf, Iran’s top diplomat said Monday,...

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    Yemen rebel drones target Saudi airports

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Saudi air defences intercepted Yemeni rebel drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, as the rebels ramp up cross-border attacks. The...

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    Air strike on south Libyan town kills 43

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 06:16pm on August 05, 2019

    A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said...

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    UN finalises accord with Yemen rebels to resume food aid

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:00am on August 05, 2019

    The United Nations and Yemen’s Huthi rebels announced Sunday an agreement to resume delivery of food aid suspended for six weeks in areas controlled by...

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    Iran seizes 3rd foreign ship in less than a month

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 04:07pm on August 04, 2019

    Iran has seized a ‘foreign vessel’ in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid...

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    Blast kills 12 regime fighters at Syria airbase

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2019

    A blast of unclear origin killed 12 regime forces at a military airport in central Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for...

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    Iran to reduce commitments to nuclear deal

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2019

    Iran will take another step to reduce its compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday without...

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    Iraq’s ancient city under threat as Turkey begins dam project

    Agence France-Presse. Ankara, Turkey | Updated at 11:49pm on August 02, 2019

    Turkish authorities have started filling a controversial dam whose artificial lake will submerge a 12,000-year-old town and which is the source of tension with Iraq,...

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    No air strikes in Syria’s NW as ceasefire declared

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Syrian and Russian warplanes mounted no air strikes in the rebel-held northwest on Friday after a ceasefire was announced, a war monitor said, after three...

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    Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male ‘guardian’ approval

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:40pm on August 02, 2019

    Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male ‘guardian’, the government said Thursday, ending a restriction that drew international censure...