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    U.S. looks to bolster Saudis in Yemen

    The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, believing military pressure is needed to prod the militants into a negotiated end.

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    ‘Mad Dog’ brags of being anti-Iran in Saudi visit

    Known as "Mad Dog," the 66-year retired general held talks with members of the Saudi royal family during his second day in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday to relay US President Donald.

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    Israel: No talks with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

    Israel will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions, a government minister said Tuesday, adding that the organiser of the protest.

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    Opposition disputes Turkey vote as EU urges probe

    The European Union also urged a probe into the poll fraud claims after international observers voiced concerns, but US President Donald Trump showed no such scruples, calling Erdogan to offer his congratulations.

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    Copter with Turkish officials crashes, 14 die

    At least 14 people have been killed in an incident where a helicopter transporting senior police and judiciary officials crashed in southeastern Turkey.

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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.

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    Turkey extends emergency state after referendum

    The Turkish cabinet agreed late Monday to extend for another three months the state of emergency imposed after last July’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deputy premier said.

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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.

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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

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    Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum on Sunday that will tighten his grip on power, but the knife-edge result left the country bitterly divided and the opposition crying foul.

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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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    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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    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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    Iran´s Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

    Iran´s former hardline president Mahmud Ahmadinejad took the surprise move on Wednesday of registering for next month´s presidential election.Ahmadinejad had previously said he would not stand.

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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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    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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    Russia, Iran Say Trump Crossed 'Red Line'

    "A repeat of such an action could be very dangerous for the region. America did this once, but will it go unanswered next time? , President Rouhani said in Tehran.

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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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    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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    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.

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    US Warships Attack Syria, Israel Celebrates

    Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships fired 60 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea against the airbase controlled by Syrian army allegedly in response to the poison gas attack

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