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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

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    Iran has 'all options on table' if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

    Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

    West Asia
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    'Negative consequences' if Trump quits Iran deal: Kremlin

    Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan no longer dependent on U.S :PM

    Pakistan is no more reliant on the United States for military requirements and will reach out to others if one source [of military supplies] dries up, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said in an interview on Sunday

    South Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

    Central Asia
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    US says CPEC passes through disputed territory

    The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India.

    South Asia
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    US approves sale of $15bn missile defence system to Saudi Arabia

    The government of US President Donald Trump has approved a $15 billion sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems to Saudi Arabia, a move that the State Department.

    West Asia
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    If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim

    If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted “Allahu akbar” before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas. If only he were a member of ISIS.

    World
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    Trump on the Warpath

    Fifteen years after George W. Bush declared that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea formed “an axis of evil,” Donald Trump, in his maiden address to the United Nations denounced Iran and North Korea in similarly vitriolic.

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    Iran may drop nuclear deal if US withdraws

    Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar's al Jazeera TV in New York.

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    India seeks US drones to monitor China: report

    As the US and India try to move forward with a deal to supply the Indian navy with 22 Sea Guardian drone aircraft, experts believe New Delhi wants to monitor activities in the region.

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    Saudi woman named to senior government post for first time

    A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said on Wednesday shortly after a ban on women drivers was lifted as the conservative kingdom takes steps.

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    Pakistan sets new rules of engagement with US

    In her original itinerary, she was supposed to visit Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, but she had the sudden change of plan. Her office intimated the Foreign Office that the US president’s focal person.

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    Defying U.S., Iran unveils new missile during parade

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel.

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    Trump's 'Ignorant' UN Speech is 'Unworthy of a Reply': Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump's host of accusations levied against Iran in his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday was slammed by the Islamic Republic, who called the remarks “unworthy of a reply.”

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    Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working to “westernise” the Kingdom and change people’s mindsets when it comes to Israel, Twitter user Mujtahidd has reported.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan Prepares Tough Diplomatic Policy for US

    Pakistan is ready with a tough diplomatic policy if the US imposes any sanctions on it or lowers Islamabad’s major non-NATO ally status over failure to crack down on militants, according to a media report.

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    Leaked UAE emails: Saudi Arabia came close to 'conquering' Qatar

    In a May 2017 email thread with former US diplomat Elliot Abrams, Otaiba writes that conquering Qatar would “solve everyone’s problems. Literally. And King Abdullah of Saudi came pretty close.

    West Asia
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    Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

    Qatar's emir is persona non grata to four US-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops.

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    North Korea launches missile over Japan

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

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    EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    The European parliament voted by a large majority for an EU-wide ban on arms sales to the kingdom, citing the “disastrous humanitarian situation” as a result of “Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen”. 

    West Asia
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    'Architects of 9/11': Where are they now?

    Sixteen years after the World Trade center attacks, the case against the alleged ‘mastermind’ and his co-plotters looks as if it will drag on for years – if not decades, defence lawyers told Al Jazeera.

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    US evacuates 20 Daesh commanders from Deir ez-Zor:Report

    A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations.

    West Asia

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