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At least 29 killed, 53 wounded in attack on military parade in southwest Iran

  • Paramedics could be seen helping someone in military fatigues laying on the ground
  • Saturday's attack comes after a coordinated June 7, 2017 Daesh assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran
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Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, won't abandon missiles: Rouhani

  • Iran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports
  • Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the US after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May
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Qatari tribe continues campaign for justice at UN in Geneva

  • Al-Ghufran tribe present their case in front of the international community to hold Qatar accountable
  • The tribe revealed the crimes against humanity committed by Qatari authorities
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Array of national day activities delight Saudis and visitors

  • Special events will also take place throughout Jeddah where residents and visitors can visit the various parks, public squares, waterfront and beaches to get into the celebratory spirit.
  • Saudi flags and green billboards, often bearing the face of King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed, have gone up across Riyadh this week, and at night skyscrapers are flooded in green light — the national color.
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Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, most rescued

  • The boat was ferrying the refugees illegally to Cyprus
  • Most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned
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India succumbing to ‘extreme pressure,’ experts say

  • Cite upcoming elections as reason for cancelation of high-levels talks with Pakistan
  • PM Khan blasts New Delhi for its “arrogant and negative” response 
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China cancels trade talks with US as tariff threats escalate

  • A mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu’s visit, but the trip has now been abandoned
  • China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods
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Iran looms large over OPEC summit

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‘No sign of waning appetite for oil’

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Pakistan beat Afghanistan in last over finish

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi missed out on a maiden hundred by a mere three runs but still steered Afghanistan to a challenging 257-6
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Titanic battle for Sky culminates in auction

  • Sky is currently trading at $20.57 a share — above Comcast’s latest offer price of $19.14
  • Sky’s subscription base of 23 million and rights to English Premier League football make it one of Europe’s most profitable and powerful TV companies
By AFP ·