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Trump confirms calling off strikes against Iran

Iran will respond firmly to any US threat against it, a spokesman of the country’s Foreign Ministry has said after President Donald Trump warned it of “obliteration” if a full-scale conflict would ensue. Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Trump said the …

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Putin says US sanctions on Huawei intended to weaken China

Russia’s President has accused the US of attacking telecoms giant Huawei to weaken China, and called the possibility of a US war with Iran a “catastrophe”. Vladimir Putin made the comments during his annual question-and-answer session with the public. But much of the questioning focused on domestic issues. Al Jazeera’s …

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Japan's Abe urges Iran to play constructive role for peace

Japan’s prime minister is urging Iran’s leaders to play a constructive role in securing peace in the Middle East and to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal. Shinzo Abe has warned of accidental conflict in the region, during his two-day visit to Tehran. But President Hassan Rouhani also had this …

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US drone shot down: Iran protests over 'provocative act'

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi, in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the drone “was in full stealth mode as it had turned off its identification equipment and engaged in a clear spying operation.” “Despite repeated radio warnings, it entered into the Iranian airspace where …

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

The US says an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down one of its military drones in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. It’s believed the drone was being used for high-altitude surveillance This comes hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard made a similar announcement. But Tehran is disputing the location of …

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Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: State media

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media. The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. …

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Who will rule Istanbul? | Inside Story

The dominance of Turkey’s AK party’is put to the test in Istanbul’s re-run of its mayoral election. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been very aware that what happens politically to Turkey’s second city, could have a major and lasting impact on his own political future. The city’s crucially …

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