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Donald Trump says there are 'many options short of war' with Iran, after US accuses Tehran of 'unquestionably sponsoring' Saudi Arabia attacks
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Donald Trump says there are 'many options short of war' with Iran, after US accuses Tehran of 'unquestionably sponsoring' Saudi Arabia attacks

Donald Trump said there were many options short of war with Iran after US ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was 'unquestionably sponsored' by Tehran

Saudi Arabia promises to show 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attacks as tensions escalate in West Asia
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Saudi Arabia promises to show 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attacks as tensions escalate in West Asia

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions

Saudi Arabia's costly western military hardware no match for low-cost drones, missiles used in Aramco attacks
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Saudi Arabia's costly western military hardware no match for low-cost drones, missiles used in Aramco attacks

Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September after attacks on two facilities slash production by half
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Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September after attacks on two facilities slash production by half

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled energy markets after attacks on two instillations that slashed its production by half

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, says US official; Tehran denies involvement as Houthi rebels claim responsibility
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Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, says US official; Tehran denies involvement as Houthi rebels claim responsibility

The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a US official told Reuters on Tuesday

Saudi Aramco oil refinery drone strikes a wake up call for India: Just matter of time before jihadis go high-tech
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Saudi Aramco oil refinery drone strikes a wake up call for India: Just matter of time before jihadis go high-tech

For India, the Saudi attacks should be a wake up call: the next strike on Indian military complexes in Kashmir, or the next 26/11, could involve DIY-drones using components available off the shelf.

Donald Trump’s threat in response to drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plant raises regional tensions with Iran
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Donald Trump’s threat in response to drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plant raises regional tensions with Iran

A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the US released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal.

Defending blasphemy laws and seeking peace talks with militants: Five of Imran Khan's most controversial public posturings
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Defending blasphemy laws and seeking peace talks with militants: Five of Imran Khan's most controversial public posturings

Imran Khan sparked outrage in January when he lambasted feminism as 'a Western concept', saying in an interview that it had 'degraded the role of mother.'

Pakistan Army chief Qamar Bajwa slams US for drone strike, calls it counterproductive
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Pakistan Army chief Qamar Bajwa slams US for drone strike, calls it counterproductive

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has lashed out at the US for carrying out drone strikes "unilaterally" on a militant hideout in the tribal Orakzai Agency

Donald Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists
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Donald Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists

US President Donald Trump has given the CIA the authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, a role previously assigned exclusively to the Pentagon, a media report said.

Pakistan raises protest over drone attacks, seeks support from UN Human Rights Council
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Pakistan raises protest over drone attacks, seeks support from UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan has demanded before the UN Human Rights Council that its mechanisms should respond to human rights violations and the loss of precious lives due to drone strikes on its territory

Illegal US drone strikes resulting in human rights violation: Pakistan to UN
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Illegal US drone strikes resulting in human rights violation: Pakistan to UN

Pakistan on Wednesday said it has raised at the UN Human Rights Council the issue of US drone strike in the country.

China backs ally Pakistan, says international community must respect its sovereignty
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China backs ally Pakistan, says international community must respect its sovereignty

China on Friday said the international community should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan.

People 'were killed that shouldn't have been': Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drone strikes
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People 'were killed that shouldn't have been': Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drone strikes

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that "civilians were killed that shouldn't have been" in past US drone strikes, but said the administration is now "very cautious" about striking where women or children are present

US to transition control of 'secret' drone strikes from CIA to Pentagon after hostage mishap
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US to transition control of 'secret' drone strikes from CIA to Pentagon after hostage mishap

The vast majority of drone strikes since Obama's May 2013 speech have been carried out in Yemen and Pakistan by the CIA.

I take full responsibility: Obama apologises for CIA drone strike that killed US, Italian hostages
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I take full responsibility: Obama apologises for CIA drone strike that killed US, Italian hostages

An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the militant group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.

Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar
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Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar

Last week, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched the operation to retake Sinjar.

US drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan: Intelligence officials
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US drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan: Intelligence officials

A suspected US drone fired four missiles at a vehicle carrying Uzbek and local militants in the country's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

Islamic State supporter warns US and allies of attacks
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Islamic State supporter warns US and allies of attacks

The posting used religious language and said the author was speaking from a "blessed pulpit" but it was not clear what influence he had on the actions of Islamic State.

Why are al-Qaeda-inspired groups like Islamic State growing?
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Why are al-Qaeda-inspired groups like Islamic State growing?

Al-Qaeda's core leadership has been diminished by American drone strikes and the US raid that killed bin Laden two years ago in Pakistan. However, the group's affiliates operate more autonomously today.