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Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday
By Arab News ·

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Pompeo says ‘quite possible’ Iran behind Gulf attacks

  • US response had made an impact but warned of continued risks, Pentagon warns
  • Sabotage of oil tankers off UAE and drone strikes on Saudi crude pipeline still being investigated
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Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions — prime minister

  • Abdul Mahdi said there were no Iraqi groups that wanted to push toward a war
  • The premier said Iraq ‘does not have the option of distancing itself’
By Arab News ·

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No need for more talks over draft budget: Lebanon finance minister

  • Lebanon’s proposed austerity budget may please international lenders but it could enrage sectors of society
  • Lebanon has one of the world’s heaviest public debt burdens at 150 percent of GDP
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Afghans fear end of golden age of press freedom

  • A recent televised news debate highlights how far media freedom has come in Afghanistan
  • Journalists alike worry a potential peace deal between the Taliban and the US could sound the death knell for a golden age of press freedom
By AFP ·