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Hezbollah: New sanctions widen US assault on Lebanon

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says new US sanctions against some of its officials and lawmakers have widened Washington’s assault on the Middle Eastern country. “It has widened the assault on Lebanon and its people. It is rejected and denounced,” Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc said in TV comments Thursday, adding, “It …

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Saudi ups calls for Turkey boycott amid Khashoggi fallout

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian citizens in Turkey have been given a second security warning about traveling to the country in less than a week, prompting speculation that the kingdom is pushing for a boycott of Ankara amid tensions caused by the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi embassy in …

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UAE withdraws ‘large’ number of troops from Yemen

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has withdrawn large numbers of troops from the embattled country of Yemen allegedly in fear of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The withdrawal took place because Abu Dhabi wanted to have forces and equipment “on hand” following recent tensions in …

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Israeli forces evict Palestinian family from West Bank home

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces have evicted a Palestinian family from their home in East Jerusalem al-Quds near the Old City after a court battle that stretched for more than two decades. An Israeli court ruled on Wednesday in favor of the Israeli Elad foundation, which seeks to increase settler presence in …

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Yemeni missile strike kills dozens of Saudi mercenaries in kingdom’s Najran

SANA’A: Dozens of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed and scores of others sustained injuries when Yemeni army forces and their allies fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at their camp in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Najran. The spokesman for Yemeni Armed …

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Iran warns UK about ‘consequences’ of oil tanker seizure

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani warns the UK about the “consequences” of its recent seizure of an Iranian supertanker. “I remind [this] to the Britons,” Rouhani cautioned on Wednesday, “You are the ones initiating insecurity, and will come to realize its consequences in the future.” Rouhani, who was addressing a government …

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US intelligence service closely cooperating with MKO terrorists

TEHRAN: Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations says the anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), supported by some regional and European countries, is working closely with the US intelligence service in a bid to plunge Iran into chaos. “Even though terrorists and organized criminals differ in their motives and …

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Three IRGC servicemen killed in terror attack in NW Iran

TEHRAN: Three servicemen of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have lost their lives when they came under attack by terrorists in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan. The IRGC announced in a statement that a vehicle carrying forces from its Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shuhada base was attacked at the …

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