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Iranophobia at heart of accusations by Saudi Arabia, West: FM

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected accusations that Iran was in a quest to resurrect the Persian Empire, saying the accusations are in line with the Iranophobia project. “The narrative and formatting of some media and writings that Iran is seeking to revive its ancient empire and expand its territorial ...

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Lebanon keeping Saudi ambassador at the door

Lebanon has been delaying the official reception of the new Saudi Arabian ambassador apparently over recent standoffish behavior by Riyadh that included holding Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia against his will and forcing him to resign from his post, a Kuwaiti newspaper says. While Prime Minister Hariri later ...

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Iran strongly condemns Saudi killing of Yemeni women

Iran has strongly condemned recent attacks by Saudi aircraft on civilian targets in various Yemeni cities as well as the kingdom’s Saturday bombing of a wedding ceremony in northern Ma’rib province. “The intensified bombardment of residential areas, the continued blockade and closure of maritime, ground, and air entry points, and ...

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Trump says won’t fire Robert Mueller despite email debacle

US President Donald Trump says he will not fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, although some in his team are “very upset” about the counsel’s decision to obtain thousands of their emails as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged collusion with Russia. It was reported on Saturday that Mueller ...

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Mayor of Libya’s Misrata kidnapped, killed

The mayor of Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city, has been abducted and killed shortly after returning from a foreign trip. Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street, security sources said on Monday. He had been kidnapped by unknown assailants upon leaving the airport in the western coastal city late ...

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