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Saudi Arabia officially confirms deployment of US troops

20 July, 2019

The Saudi defence ministry has officially confirmed that US troops will be deployed to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran increase.

Iran Guards seize British oil tanker in the Gulf

19 July, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced on Friday they had confiscated a British tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules".

US hits Iran 'nuclear enrichment network' with sanction

18 July, 2019

The US Treasury named a group of companies in Iran, Belgium and China to its sanctions blacklist on Thursday for acting as a supply network for Tehran's nuclear enrichment program.

Argentina brands Hizballah as 'terrorist group', freezes assets

18 July, 2019

Argentina's government branded Hizballah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community centre.

Full food aid could be restored in Yemen: UN

18 July, 2019

The UN food agency has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of war-torn Yemen after suspending the aid last month.

Turkey court orders civil society leader to remain imprisoned

18 July, 2019

A Turkish court ordered businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala to remain in jail after his trial resumed on charges of seeking to overthrow the government.

Bahrain to host security conference amid Iran tensions

18 July, 2019

Bahrain said it would host a conference on "maritime and air navigation security" amid a series of incidents which have sparked fears of a conflict with Iran.

US Navy destroys Iranian drone in 'defensive action': Trump

18 July, 2019

The US military shot down an Iranian drone on Thursday that came within 1,000 yards of one of its naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump said.

Defying Trump, US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales

18 July, 2019

The US House voted on Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump.

Turkey slams US move banning Ankara from F-35 programme

17 July, 2019

Turkey on Wednesday lambasted an "unfair" US move to exclude the country from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet programme.

Norway jails controversial Iraqi preacher

17 July, 2019

Norway on Wednesday provisionally jailed controversial Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar, following a conviction in Italy for "terrorist conspiracy".

Taliban ambush kills more than 20 elite Afghan commandos

17 July, 2019

At least 20 Afghan commandos were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, marking yet another loss for the elite troops amid a push to end the war.

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