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Tension over Beirut blast probe nudges Lebanon into new crisis
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Tension over Beirut blast probe nudges Lebanon into new crisis

BEIRUT, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Growing tension over a judicial probe into last year’s Beirut port blast threatens to push…
Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran
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Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister called for collective efforts Tuesday to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian…
Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one
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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return…
US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar amid Iran tensions
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US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar amid Iran tensions

The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a…
OECD cuts global growth forecast as US-China tensions rise
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OECD cuts global growth forecast as US-China tensions rise

The OECD on Tuesday cut its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the…
Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row
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Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with…
China rebuffs Philippines president’s South China Sea rebuke
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China rebuffs Philippines president’s South China Sea rebuke

BEIJING (Reuters) – China rebuffed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Beijing to rethink its conduct in the South China…
A look at escalating Saudi Arabia-Canada diplomatic spat
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A look at escalating Saudi Arabia-Canada diplomatic spat

A look at the escalating diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia.   How it started The dispute is centered…
Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism
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Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within…
Iran naval drills underway amid tensions with U.S.
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Iran naval drills underway amid tensions with U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States believes Iran has started carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf, apparently moving up…
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