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Top-ranking IRGC officials have congratulated Khodadi for his "martyrdom" and offered condolences.

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Dozens of Taliban killed in Afghan <em>air</em> strikes: ministry

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Dozens of Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: ministry

The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children.

Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

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Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

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Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

The US's upcoming declaration to continue sanctions against Iran will likely be met with opposition from Iran and its allies.

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

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Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq <em>air</em> strike

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Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq air strike

Basim Razzo lost four family members after the Dutch military said it bombed a house where IS militants were believed to be located.

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Iran begins war games near tense Strait of Hormuz

Iran is conducting an annual military drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz aimed at 'improving readiness in confronting any possible invasion'.

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'massive drone attack' on Saudi airport

The Houthis claimed a 'massive attack' on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, although the kingdom has yet to confirm the reports.

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Trump called American war dead 'losers', report claims

Donald Trump elicited the ire of Americans after he said those who soldiers who died in war are 'losers'.

UN calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centres

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UN calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the 'horrendous conditions' at migrant detention centres in Libya.

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Netanyahu: direct Israel-UAE flights will continue

Israeli planes "will be able to fly directly from Israel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and back," Netanyahu said, after Saudi announced it would allow ...

Kushner visits US <em>air</em> base during Israel-Emirates trip

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Kushner visits US air base during Israel-Emirates trip

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump visited the Al-Dhafra Air Base during the delegation's visit following the ...

Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's Sirte: GNA

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Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's Sirte: GNA

Haftar's forces are gathering hundreds of foreign fighters and equipment in central Libya, indicating an offensive on Sirte is imminent, in ...

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

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