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    12 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

    A Saudi helicopter came down during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 officers aboard, Saudi media reported, and a Yemeni defense ministry news website said the cause was friendly fire.

    West Asia
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    US national security adviser discusses Afghanistan in India

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser discussed the situation in Afghanistan with India's prime minister on Tuesday, nearly a week after the US military dropped a massive non-nuclear bomb.

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    Ex-Taliban spokesperson Ehsanullah surrenders to Pak military

    Ehsanullah Ehsan, the mouthpiece of terrorist organisation Jamaatul Ahrar, has handed himself to Pak security forces, Geo news reported on Monday.

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    Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

    The hunger strike was called for in connection with Palestinian Prisoners Day, observed annually, but also ahead of commemorations this summer marking 50 years since the 1967 Six Day War and the start of Israel’s.

    West Asia
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    Bomber lured children to their deaths with food

    Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide bomber drew his explosives laden vehicle and detonated it near the convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya

    West Asia
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    Saudi woman's fear: 'They will kill me'

    Activists feared Friday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a case highlighting tight restrictions on women.

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    US misused Afghanistan as testing ground for dangerous weapons: Karzai

    Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai has blasted the US for dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb in the Asian country, saying Washington is using his country as a “testing ground” for its new weapons.

    Central Asia
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    400 Israeli settlers storm Aqsa Mosque again

    Nearly 400 Israeli settlers, guarded by regime forces, have once again stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds.

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    US agreed not to repeat Syria strike: Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the recent US missile attack against a Syrian airbase as an act of “provocation” and said that Washington has agreed not to repeat such strikes in the future.

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    US drops largest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan

    The US has dropped the "mother of all bombs" - the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military - on an area of eastern Afghanistan known to be populated by Isis-affiliated militants.

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    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    The presidents of the United States and Russia on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended.

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    India-Pak Track-2 Talks Held in Dubai

    India and Pakistan had been exchanging fire across Line of Control (LoC) while an alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav was given death sentence in Pakistan but the two countries were also engaged in track-2 diplomacy.

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    Iran discusses US raid with Russia, Syria

    The Iranian defense minister has in separate phone calls with his Russian and Syrian opposite numbers exchanged views about the recent US airstrikes against a Syrian army air base.

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    Growing risk of mass starvation deaths in Africa, Yemen: UN

    The United Nations warned on Tuesday of a growing risk of mass deaths from starvation among people living in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.

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    Hundreds in Syria capital protest US strike

    Hundreds of Syrian students gathered on Tuesday outside the United Nations headquarters in Damascus to protest last week’s US strike on a government air base.

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    US lawmakers raise doubts on sale of smart bombs to Saudi

    Thirty mostly Democratic lawmakers signed the letter to US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, citing expectations that the administration plans to go ahead with the sale.

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    Trump strikes in Syria: illegal, ineffective and dangerous

    The horrific images of the people exposed to toxic gas in Khan Sheikhun, Idlib have rightly inspired global revulsion and anger. We should not, however, allow our sympathy for the victims to be hijacked

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    Erdogan: 'Sick man' Europe collapsing'

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blasted at “crazy” European leaders for alleged opposing Turkey’s upcoming referendum on expanding his powers, saying Ankara will reconsider its bid for membership in the Europe

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    Conspiracy claims that Syrian gas attack was 'false flag' are unproven

    Bloggers, political leaders and even Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams all questioned the reason behind the toxic gas attack on April 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-controlled area in northwestern Syria.

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    Syria strikes add to list of 21st century US military forays

    The Trump administration opened a new military front Thursday when it ordered dozens of cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, adding to a growing list of recent U.S. military forays.

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    Emergency UNSC meeting after US attack on Syria

    The United States on Friday threatened further military action in Syria following its missile strikes on an air base in the war-wracked country in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack.

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    India:Muslim man killed by mob for dating Hindu girl

    Mohammad Shalik, 20, was set upon by dozens of people from the town where he lived after he was spotted dropping off his girlfriend on his scooter near her home in the Gumla district of eastern Jharkhand.

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    US strike illegal, seriously hurt Russia-US ties:Putin

    President Vladimir Putin believes a US missile attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs has violated international law and seriously hurt Russia-US relations, the Kremlin says.

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    'Syria did not and will not use chemical weapons'

    Syria’s armed forces “did not and will not” use chemical weapons, even against jihadist groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.Muallem spoke at a press conference in Damascus.

    West Asia

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