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    Lebanon believes Hariri is being held in Riyadh against his will

    Lebanon believes Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, is being held in Riyadh against his will, a top Lebanese government official said on Thursday.

    West Asia
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    Iran Protecting Arba’een Pilgrims with Missile, Radar Systems

    Brigadier General Shamkhal Jafari, a senior commander at Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base, said the base is closely monitoring the country’s airspace during Arba’een religious ceremonies.

    West Asia
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    Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

    Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan's Army chief in Iran for security talks

    Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Tehran at the head of a delegation of ranking military officials for talks with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.

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    Kirkuk marks opening shot of new Iran-US rivalry. So far, Iran wins

    Iraq's lightning offensive to recapture Kirkuk - and other disputed areas - has been greeted with quiet approval in Tehran. Suppressing Kurdish expansionism in Iraq is a key Iranian national.

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    Iran denounces CIA 'fake news' in declassified Bin Laden files

    Iran has accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic Republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

    West Asia
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    Iran leader wants Putin to ditch dollar to Isolate US

    During the meeting which lasted one hour, Iran’s Supreme leader told Vladimir Putin that Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral

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    Iran, Russia To Link Persian Gulf To Europe

    Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia Wednesday moved ahead on North-South international transport corridor announcing their plan of linking Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas to Helsinki in Finland.

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    Russia's Putin arrives in Iran to discuss Syria, nuclear deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015.

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    Iran Navy chief to US troops: Don't exceed your limits

    Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says arrogant powers will not dare to invade the Islamic Republic as long as the country enjoys a high deterrence power.

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    What’s Behind the Saudis’ ‘Moderate Islam’ Announcement?

    After the Shia-Sunni disintegration, the foundations of a new disintegration, division are being laid in our region. Saudi Arabia’s, “We are switching to moderate Islam” announcement contains a dangerous game.

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    Iran Backs Iraq, Warns It Against Falling In US Trap

    Supreme leader "gave his support for measures taken by the Iraqi government to defend the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq", leader's office said in a statement after Abadi

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    US imposes new sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah

    The US House of Representatives has endorsed new sanctions on the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah. The new sanctions were passed by voice votewithout opposition on Wednesday on the pretext of the resistance group’s.

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    Iraq rejects US call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

    The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations.

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    Pasdaran Ignore Trump Warning, Flexe Muscle in Middle East

    Regional analysts say the emergence of Iran in Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Lebanon, where it wields influence through Hezbollah, means Tehran has become a front-line player in the region which Washington could not afford

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    Uzbekistan, Iran sign agreements worth $25.5M

    As part of the visit of Uzbekistan’s delegation to Iran on October 18 and following the business forum, the two countries’ entrepreneurs signed agreements worth $25.5 million.

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    Iran says will speed up missile program despite threats

    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has sharply denounced the US president’s hostile policies and insults against the Iranian nation, vowing that the country will speed up its conventional .

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    'If US rips up nuclear deal, Iran will tear it into shreds'

    Iran's Supreme Leader said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred it" if the United States pulled out, media reported

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    Worn down by censors, Iran's Facebook shuts down

    The Iran's oldest social media network announced on Monday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over.

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    With Syria Lost And Iran Deal On Block, Trump Turns Hard On Hezbollah

    Earlier this month, the leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused the Israeli government of intentionally pushing the Middle East towards war. He further

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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Iranians are all IRGC today: Zarif

    “Today, Iranians – boys, girls, men, women – are ALL IRGC,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the nuclear agreement.

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    Assessing Trump’s Criticisms of Iran and the Nuclear Deal

    The rationale Trump provided includes several misleading or incomplete statements about the terms of the deal, what he considers a violation of the agreement and Iran itself. Here is an assessment.

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    World leaders react to Donald Trump's speech on Iran

    World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to "decertify" an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme.The 2015 deal, reached between Iran and the United States.

    West Asia

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