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Blaming Iran for Attack on Gulf Tankers

Iran Tankers

A western intelligence report showing Qatar knew of Iranian plans to attack four ships off the coast of the UAE could have “devastating” legal implications for Doha, an international relations expert said. GhanemNuseibeh, the founder of the London consultancy Cornerstone Global Associates, also told The National the intelligence report, which …

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Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people …

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HUJI-B Attempts to Regroup in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

The recent mutiny within the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) border security force sparked concern about escalating instability in Bangladesh. The possibility that Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh (JMB) may have been involved in the rebellion heightened worries about the growing terrorism problem in Bangladesh. A series of events since the 2005 serial …

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Explosion at Afghan Mosque

Afghan mosque

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war. AttahullahKhogyani, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar …

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Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage and protests

Nassiriya attack

Iraq is declaring a curfew in Baghdad starting early on Thursday until further notice, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced, after two days of nationwide anti-government protests turned violent. At least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-government protests. Curfews were …

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Al Houthis attack Hodeida amid UN peace push

Al Houthi attack

Saudi-led forces have launched airstrikes north of the Yemen port city of Hodeidah, claiming they were targeting Houthi rebels’ capacity to mount remote-controlled assaults on shipping in the Red Sea. The Houthi rebels, battling Saudi support for the UN-recognised Yemen government for the past five years, claimed the airstrikes on …

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