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US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz after ‘threats’

  • The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between US and Iran
  • The Pentagon said the incident happened at 10 a.m. local time Thursday
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Video released on Iran’s state TV shows seized fuel tanker matches MT Riah

  • Iranian state media earlier Thursday said a tanker was seized with crew of 12 aboard
  • US official expressed suspicion that Panamanian-flagged Riah had been seized in Iranian waters
By AP ·

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UN envoy for Yemen says ‘very concerned’ about Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

  • Griffiths also expressed shock at Houthi authorities sentencing thirty prisoners to death recently
  • The UN envoy called on the Houthis to respect laws concerning prisoners and detainees
By Arab News ·

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First group of Sudanese pilgrims arrives in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan
By Arab News ·

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Turkey, US at odds again over Ankara’s ouster from F-35 program

  • ‘F-35 fighter jet program cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform’
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

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Indian minister steps up calls to deport illegal immigrants

  • National Register of Citizenship will be extended across country, says Amit Shah
By Sanjay Kumar ·

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South Korea-Japan trade feud engulfs tech giant Samsung

  • Company begins testing non-Japanese material for semiconductors as dispute deepens
By Jeff Sung ·

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McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes British Open lead

  • American JB Holmes claims lead as championship returns to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951
  • Woods and McIlroy now face daunting tasks to try and make the cut
By AFP ·

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Netflix to roll out cheaper mobile-only plan for India

  • India is among the last big growth markets for the company
  • Netflix faces competition from Amazon’s Prime Video and Walt Disney Co’s Hotstar
By Reuters ·