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Russia says embassy in Syria hit in mortar attack, no casualties – IS attacks Syrian army east of Homs – monitors

MOSCOW, Aug 2, (Agencies): Russia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that its embassy compound in Damascus came under mortar fire from “terrorist groups of fighters”, causing …

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Push for action on Iran – Trump, Tillerson disagree

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Aug 2, (Agencies): The United States, backed by France, Britain and Germany on Wednesday pushed for action at the UN Security …

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Guard said to use northern Gulf waters near Kuwait – Iran exploits new routes to arm Yemen rebels

LONDON, Aug 1, (RTRS): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies …

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Contingency air routes may open to Qatar – Doha in push for international corridors

MONTREAL, Aug 1, (Agencies): Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after a UN-led meeting …

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China will protect sovereignty: Xi – Beijing opens 1st overseas base in Africa

BEIJING, Aug 1, (Agencies): China will fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday, as the country …

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US-backed force ‘advances’ in south of IS bastion Raqqa – Syrian refugees hesitant to return despite opening: Lebanon

BEIRUT, Aug 1, (Agencies): US-backed forces battling to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian bastion Raqqa have advanced in the city’s south, seizing …

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Indian forces kill top Kashmir commander – Property law challenged

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 1, (Agencies): Indian forces killed a top militant commander in Kashmir on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which one protester was killed and …

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Amir condoles Saudi terror attack victims

KUWAIT CITY, July 31, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman …

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Time for talk on N. Korea is over: US – China tells Trump not to link trade to Pyongyang

WASHINGTON, July 31, (Agencies): The time for talk on North Korea is “over”, the United States said, spurning a UN response to Pyongyang’s latest ICBM …

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Iranian pilgrims return to Hajj in S. Arabia – After last years boycott

BEIRUT, July 31, (RTRS): Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj in Makkah this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, …

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