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A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

The US president claimed that Tuesday's tragedy in Beirut was caused by 'a bomb'.

Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

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Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is doing 'well' after being moved to Iran's 'worst prison' for women, Australia's ambassador to Tehran ...

Israel launches air <em>strikes</em> on Syrian army positions

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Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an attack ...

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Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

Israel said on Sunday night a "projectile" fired from Gaza had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-rocket system.

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12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

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Yemen's Houthis down 'US spy drone' near Saudi border

A US spy drone was downed by Yemen's Houthis near the border with Saudi Arabia, the rebels said on Sunday.

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Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

The Israeli army said on Monday that it had thwarted an attempt by a militant cell in Syria to plant explosive devices along its northern border ...

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

Israel says repelled attempted Hezbollah attack

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Israel says repelled attempted Hezbollah attack

Israel said it had repelled an attempt by Hezbollah fighters to penetrate its northern border, but the Lebanese group denied any involvement in ...

Israeli military 'in combat' with Hezbollah on Lebanon border

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Israeli military 'in combat' with Hezbollah on Lebanon border

Tensions have been on the rise after Israel killed a Hezbollah fighter in Syria last week.

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Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

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Israeli drone falls in Lebanese territory

The Israeli army said Sunday one of its drones had come down in Lebanese territory, following a reinforcement of its presence at its northern ...

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Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

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Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border unrest

The Israeli army said that helicopters struck military targets "belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces", including observation posts and ...

Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

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Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

Israel is reinforcing its northern border after the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for an airstrike near Damascus which killed ...

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Iraqi prime minister warns against attacks on Iran

It comes as the Iraqi premier visited Iran for the first time on an official visit.

Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria: monitor

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Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria: monitor

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes targeting Iran-backed forces in Syria but rarely acknowledges such operations.

Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor said hit ...

Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

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Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

Iran has sent the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane which its armed forces accidentally shot down in January to France after a long ...

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