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How the West’s war in Libya has spurred terrorism in 14 countries

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Mark Curtis Eight years on from Nato's war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of...
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Israel adopts ‘controlled escalation’ policy for Iran

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Ben Caspit What started out in total silence, deep under the radar or the sea, is fast becoming a violent, dangerous clash attracting wide media coverage. Israel and Iran are...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (photo Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Iranian top diplomat accuses Israel of involvement in Natanz nuclear site incident

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TEHRAN, April 12. /TASS/. Israel was involved in the incident that occurred at Iran’s nuclear facility in Natanz on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,...
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Iran reports ‘power failure’ accident at Natanz nuclear site

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Iran reported an accident caused by a "power failure" Sunday at its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, with one lawmaker blaming the outage on an act of "sabotage". No-one was...
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Iraqi adviser says half of US advisers have left Iraq

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Some 2,700 military advisers out of 5,200 have left Iraq amid the ongoing US pullout, and any foreign troops remaining in the Middle Eastern state are there to advise...
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Bashar Al-Assad meets with Russian presidential delegation in Damascus

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Damascus and Moscow discussed on Thursday, the intensification of bilateral action and exerting efforts to alleviate the effects of Western sanctions imposed on the...
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Arab monarchies worried about U.S. exit from the region: Iraqi expert

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"They see that their strategically (the U.S.) is gradually withdrawing and that Biden has even frozen large arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the (United Arab) Emirates," Ali Fahim...
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Iranian commander vows to respond to the attack on Saviz ship in Red Sea

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The Iranian Armed Forces vowed on Thursday that they would respond without any doubt to the targeting of the Saviz ship in the waters of the Red Sea earlier...
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Unknowns target SDF patrol in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

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DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, unknown persons attacked a patrol of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of al-Shuhail in the eastern countryside of Deir...
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Iraq: Three IED attacks on US convoys

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An American convoy was targeted near Afak bridge in Diwaniyah, another convoy was targeted in Babil area and another convoy was targeted in Baghdad.The Ashab al-Kahf group claimed responsibility...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...