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Three killed in UAE fuel truck blast, Yemen Houthis claim attack
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Three killed in UAE fuel truck blast, Yemen Houthis claim attack

DUBAI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Three fuel trucks exploded, killing three people, and a fire broke out near Abu Dhabi…
Iraqi president convenes new parliament for Jan 9 – decree
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Iraqi president convenes new parliament for Jan 9 – decree

BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Iraq’s new parliament will convene on Jan. 9, according to a decree issued on Thursday…
Lebanon’s Aoun calls for defence dialogue, hinting at friction with Hezbollah
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Lebanon’s Aoun calls for defence dialogue, hinting at friction with Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Monday for national dialogue on matters including a defence…
Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites seek Taliban protection
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Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites seek Taliban protection

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outside a Shiite shrine in Kabul, four armed Taliban fighters stood guard on a recent Friday…
Twin attacks kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden: sources
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Twin attacks kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden: sources

Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and…
Iraqi PM orders Iran-backed militias into army command
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Iraqi PM orders Iran-backed militias into army command

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi issued has issued a decree seeking to bring mostly Iran-backed militias under the command…
Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property
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Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property

BEIRUT (AP) — Mohammed Awwad and his fiancee, both Muslims, recently found an affordable apartment for rent online in a…
In Baghdad walls come down, ushering freedom in
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In Baghdad walls come down, ushering freedom in

Baghdad has been undergoing major changes since the “Islamic State” group was removed from Iraq, and safety returned to the…
Iraqi Shi’ite groups deepen control in strategic Sunni areas
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Iraqi Shi’ite groups deepen control in strategic Sunni areas

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The only sign that Sunni-majority Mosul’s newest and busiest marketplace is in Shi’ite Muslim hands is…
Bahrain king restores 550 citizens’ nationality
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Bahrain king restores 550 citizens’ nationality

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday ordered that 551 convicts have their nationality reinstated. The Gulf Arab…
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