Middle East

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    Iran suspends N-deal curbs to push for relief from US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Iran said Wednesday it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way...

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    Risks rise as US warns Iran with aircraft carrier

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Fears of conflict rose Monday as the US vowed to send a message to Iran by deploying an aircraft carrier strike group, amid a report...

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    Escalation in Syria’s Idlib rattles months-old truce

    Agence France-Presse . Kafr Nabl, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Air strikes and shelling killed eight civilians in northwestern Syria Tuesday after deadly clashes between pro-government forces and jihadists rattled a months-old truce and sparked...

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    Gaza-Israel border falls quiet as ceasefire takes hold

    Reuters . Gaza | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    A surge in deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt had mediated a ceasefire...

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    US deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: Bolton

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:03pm on May 06, 2019

    The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling ‘indications and warnings’ from Iran and...

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    Trump 100pc supports Israeli escalation in Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:59am on May 06, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington’s full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in...

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    Ramadan begins in Saudi Arabia Monday

    United News of Bangladesh . Riyadh | Updated at 02:36am on May 06, 2019

    Ramadan will begin in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries on Monday as moon observers said there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent...

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    Death toll rises as Israel-Gaza fighting surges

    Reuters . Gaza | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2019

    Rockets from Gaza killed three people in an Israeli city while five Palestinian militants died on Sunday in surging cross-border fighting that included a return...

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    With focus on Hodeidah, Yemen’s war rages on elsewhere

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2019

    With global attention on Yemen focused on a fragile truce in its main port of Hodeidah, fighting between rival forces in the country’s four-year war...

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    Palestinian killed in Israeli air strike

    Reuters . Jerusalem/Gaza | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2019

    Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Saturday and an Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian as hostilities flared across the border for...