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    Iran Sees Saudi Hand in Tehran Terror Attacks

    Iran, one of the few countries not to have been affected by relentless terrorist attacks plaguing the region, woke up to a new reality Wednesday, when two of its iconic symbols, nations Parliament and the masauleum

    West Asia
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    Trump Effect: Saudi Arabia Severs Ties with Qatar, Seals Borders

    Tensions have escalated between Riyadh and Doha since Qatar, reportedly criticised the United States, Saudi Arabia, and their client states for attempts to stir up tensions with ‘Islamic power' Iran.

    West Asia
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    'Western Terror Policies Have Backfired'

    “This is a fire that (Western powers) themselves ignited and now has backfired on them,” Ayatollah Khamenei told a gathering in Tehran at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the death of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini.

    West Asia
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    800 Days of War: Yemen Heads Toward Total Collapse

    Meritxell Relaño, another UNICEF Representative in Yemen, said the situation in Yemen is “teetering on the verge of disaster. Over 27 million Yemenis are staring at an unforgiving humanitarian catastrophe.”

    West Asia
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    Saudi-Qatar Rift Deepens

    Earlier in the day, descendants of the founding father of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi brand of Islam published a statement in Saudi media distancing themselves from Qatar's ruling family.

    West Asia
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    Trump ‘Cozying Up to Gulf Despots Blamed for Deaths in Bahrain

    Human Rights Watch issued a statement following Tuesday’s raid in Diraz, saying that the timing of the operation, two days after Trump’s friendly meeting, “can hardly be a coincidence.” 

    West Asia
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    Bahrain crackdown: 5 killed in raid on sit-in

    At least five people were killed and scores other injured when regime forces opened fire on a protesters holding a sit-in outside the home of a highly revered pro-democracy religious figure in Bahrain on Tuesday. 

    West Asia
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    After Fake News, Fake Speech

    Trump talked of peace but was preparing the Arabs for a Sunni-Shia war. The fawning leaders of the Muslim world, needless to say, clapped away when the mad president of America had finished speaking. But did they underst

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    Saudis Shower Gold on Trump, Receive Arms

    President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington.

    West Asia
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    Rouhani Rides To Victory On His Own Terms

    Iranian people have indicated through this election that they "want to live in peace and friendship with the world, without accepting any humiliation or threat,” Hassan Rouhani said in his televised victory speech

    West Asia
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    UN body aghast at Saudi move to demolish ancient town

    “The area is of importance not only to local people and the entire cultural landscape of Awamiya, but also has national significance for the history and cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia,” said the UN Special Rapporteur

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    Iran warns will hit militant 'safe havens' inside Pakistan

    "We cannot accept the continuation of this situation," General Mohammad Baqeri said, adding, "We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases."

    West Asia
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    Iran says Saudis seeking tension in Middle East

    Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting on Wednesday to comments made by Mohammed bin Salman, who rejected the possibility of normalization of ties with Iran.

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    Iran Candidates Face Off in Live TV Debate

    Live televised debates, introduced in the runup to the 2009 presidential poll, are a must-see for many Iranians curious to know more about their would-be presidents. The candidates' performance in these debates is a seen

    West Asia
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    Ex-Pakistani general in Riyadh to head Saudi-led bloc

    Retired Pakistani army general Raheel Sharif, 60, has departed for Saudi Arabia to take charge as the commander-in-chief of a Saudi-led military bloc.

    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.

    West Asia
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    May gets top Saudi honor as British bombs rain on Yemen

    Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis.

    West Asia
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    Pak to assuage Iran’s fears on Raheel’s role

    Pakistan and Iran appear to be at odds over the possible role of a former army chief in a Saudi Arabia-led counter terrorism alliance as Tehran has voiced its concerns over Islamabad’s.

    West Asia
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    Saudi, China militaries agree to boost bilateral ties

    China and Saudi Arabia have agreed to implement the consensus reached between heads of the two states and promote bilateral relations between two countries and two militaries to a new level.

    Southeast Asia
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    Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

    A short film that tackles extremism has won the top prize at the Saudi Film Festival, organisers said on Sunday, in an ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas.

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    Iran concerned over Raheel's appointment as head of Saudi-led Military Alliance

    Iran has expressed its reservations regarding the appointment of the former army chief, retired Gen Raheel Sharif, as head of the Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military alliance, saying it is not 'satisfied'.

    West Asia
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    Saudi airstrike kills 10 civilians in Yemen

    Four people were also injured in Wednesday’s airstrike that hit a residential area in Sa’ada, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

    West Asia
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    Maldives fights rumours of Island sales to Saudi with a clampdown on the media,critics

    In the island state of the Maldives, which consists of 20 island clusters or atolls, Faafu is often called the 21st atoll. In other words, at the very bottom of the government’s priority.

    South Asia
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    Saudi carrying out 'open-air massacre' in Yemen

    Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country.

    West Asia

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