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Iran’s Khamenei warns UK that Iran will not leave ‘piracy’ unanswered

  • The Iranian supertanker, carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil, was seized with the help of British Royal Marines
  • UK says ship was carrying oil to Syria in breach of international sanctions
By Reuters ·

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Italian police seize 'Qatari' missile from far-right sympathizers

  • Police have carried out several raids in recent weeks on far-right targets around Turin, with a man arrested earlier this month for advocating fascism and possessing illegal weapons
By AFP ·

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Qais Al-Khazali: A militant in politician’s disguise

  • Al-Khazali derives his influence mainly from his status as the leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia
  •  Al-Khazali began to don the hat of a politician after the liberation of Mosul from Daesh in 2017
By Arab News ·

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Saudi Arabia says Arar border crossing with Iraq to reopen in October

  • The border had been closed since 1990
  • Kingdom and Iraq had been in discussions about opening border crossing for several years
By Arab News ·


13 killed as minibus plunges into gorge in Iran

  • The accident took place between Buin va Miandasht city and Khansar
By AFP ·


UK core pay growth strongest in nearly 11 years, but jobs growth slows

  • Core earnings have increased by 3.6 percent annually, beating the median forecast of 3.5 percent
  • The unemployment rate fell by 51,000 to just under 1.3 million
By Reuters ·


Amir Khan says agreement made for Manny Pacquiao Riyadh bout in November

  • The two boxers came close to a fight in 2017, but negotiations fell through
  • The two boxers are known to be good friends and spent years sparring with each in the US
By Arab News ·


Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

  • Ramez Azimi, director of the Samaa station in the city of Ghazni, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, says he received phone calls as well as written warning notes
  • The station was closed four days ago; its third closure in the past four years
By AP ·