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A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war several months ago.

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

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Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

US <em>Navy</em> veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

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Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his ...

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Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

A fourth Iranian tanker has arrived in Venezuela amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between the two countries.

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Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

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US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

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Funeral held for 19 killed in Iran navy accident

Fifteen Iranian sailors were also wounded in the incident, which raised new questions about the readiness of the Islamic Republic’s armed forces amid heightened tensions with US

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Trump dismisses concern over virus spreading in White House

US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns over the possible spread of coronavirus in the White House but said he may limit contact with Vice ...

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Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

A missile accidentally struck a support vessel that was sailing too close to a target in a training exercise, the Iranian armed forces said.

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Iran ready to swap prisoners, waiting for US response

Iranian government spokesperson, Ali Rabiei reportedly said Iran is waiting on a green light from Washington to proceed with a prisoner swap.

Trump vetoes congressional resolution restricting Iran war powers

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Trump vetoes congressional resolution restricting Iran war powers

The bipartisan resolution said the US president cannot commit his military to hostilities against Iran or any part of its government or military ...

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Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

Iran has had tense encounters at sea for years with the US Navy in the Persian Gulf, through which 20 percent of its oil passes.

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

US to seek 'all ways' to extend Iran embargo

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US to seek 'all ways' to extend Iran embargo

The US will use all means available to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Iran must not give in to US provocations: Russia

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Iran must not give in to US provocations: Russia

Moscow has urged Tehran to exercise restraint and not to be drawn into 'provocations and aggressive rhetoric'.

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