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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs government's gasoline price hike, terms protesters 'thugs'
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs government's gasoline price hike, terms protesters 'thugs'

Since the hike, demonstrators have abandoned their cars along major highways and joined mass protests in the capital, Tehran, and elsewhere

US to review lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal
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US to review lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal

US Secretary of State said he had informed Congress of plans to review whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under the nuclear deal was in the United States' national security interests.

Baghdad: Car bomb attack claimed by Islamic State kills 55 people, injures over 60 others
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Baghdad: Car bomb attack claimed by Islamic State kills 55 people, injures over 60 others

A car bomb at a Baghdad auto dealership killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraqi officials said.

The battle for Mosul: Why it will be a long-drawn conflict between Islamic State and Iraqi forces
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The battle for Mosul: Why it will be a long-drawn conflict between Islamic State and Iraqi forces

This operation against the Islamic State in Mosul is the largest deployment of Iraqi forces since the 2003 US invasion.

Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city
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Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city

Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said.

UN concerned for 1.5 million civilians in Mosul as operations to retake Iraqi city begin
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UN concerned for 1.5 million civilians in Mosul as operations to retake Iraqi city begin

The UN deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief voiced grave concern at risks faced by civilians as operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul began.

Islamic State could use mustard gas to defend Mosul in Iraq: Pentagon
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Islamic State could use mustard gas to defend Mosul in Iraq: Pentagon

The Islamic State could use mustard gas against an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, the US Defense Department said on Monday.

Syria: Multiple bomb blasts inside govt territory kill at least 38 people
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Syria: Multiple bomb blasts inside govt territory kill at least 38 people

At least 38 people were killed in a string of bombings inside government territory in Syria, state media reported on Monday.

'Turkish James Bond' to take on failed coup plotters in new film
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'Turkish James Bond' to take on failed coup plotters in new film

A popular Turkish television and film thriller franchise staring an action hero dubbed the "Turkish James Bond" will make a movie about the failed coup.

VK Singh to leave for Saudi Arabia to assess problems of thousands of jobless Indians
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VK Singh to leave for Saudi Arabia to assess problems of thousands of jobless Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh will leave for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night to assess difficulties of thousands of Indians.

Wary Mideast states warn of Pokemon GO security dangers
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Wary Mideast states warn of Pokemon GO security dangers

Authorities in the Gulf Arab states of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates on Friday warned of security dangers to playing the wildly successful new smartphone app Pokemon GO.

Baghdad blast: Deadliest terror attack in Iraq's capital in 2016 kills at least 119
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Baghdad blast: Deadliest terror attack in Iraq's capital in 2016 kills at least 119

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district on Sunday, killing at least 119 people.

Francois Hollande postpones 30 May West Asia conference in Paris
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Francois Hollande postpones 30 May West Asia conference in Paris

A conference on the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, due to be held on 30 May in Paris, has been postponed, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

Huge fire erupts at Dubai hotel hours before New Year celebrations, 16 people injured
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Huge fire erupts at Dubai hotel hours before New Year celebrations, 16 people injured

A huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel, injuring 16 people, just a few hours before the emirate celebrated the new year.

Yet another case of alleged torture of Indian domestic help reported in Saudi Arabia
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Yet another case of alleged torture of Indian domestic help reported in Saudi Arabia

A fresh instance of alleged torture of an Indian domestic help in Saudi Arabia has come to light.

John Kerry: Video monitoring to ease Jerusalem holy site tensions
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John Kerry: Video monitoring to ease Jerusalem holy site tensions

Looking to reduce tensions at a Jerusalem holy site that set off weeks of Mideast violence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday that Israel and Jordan had agreed on steps, including round-the-clock video monitoring, to bring an end to the unrest.

Mid East violence flares, Palestinian driver rams car into group of Israelis
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Mid East violence flares, Palestinian driver rams car into group of Israelis

A Palestinian driver rammed a car into a group of Israelis in the West Bank Wednesday, before soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, the army said.

After Joseph’s tomb is torched, Israel-Palestine violence flares; 4 Palestinians shot dead
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After Joseph’s tomb is torched, Israel-Palestine violence flares; 4 Palestinians shot dead

Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.

Russia’s airstrikes helping Putin flex muscle where Obama falters
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Russia’s airstrikes helping Putin flex muscle where Obama falters

Whatever effect Russia's airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.

Time is ripe to push for Israel-Palestine conflict resolution: Obama
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Time is ripe to push for Israel-Palestine conflict resolution: Obama

US president Barack Obama says the time is ripe to press for a resolution of the long conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis