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Russian FM Lavrov: Delivery of S-300 to Syria regime has begun

Russia begins delivering S-300 missile system to Syria as Russian FM says relations with US are at 'all-time low'.

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US shuts down consulate in Iraq's Basra citing Iranian 'threats'

The move follows recent rocket attacks that Washington says were directed at the consulate in Basra.

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Egyptian activist jailed for posting sexual harassment video

Amal Fathy has been convicted of spreading 'fake news' through a Facebook video she posted in May.

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Iraq 'regrets' closure of US consulate, Iran rejects 'propaganda'

US on Friday said it will close its consulate in Basra following threats from Iran and Iran-backed groups.

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Syria FM: Our battle against terrorism 'almost over'

Syria slammed international interference and attacks on its sovereignty, while also accusing US of war crimes.

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Iranian mayor apologises over billboard showing Israeli troops

Two public relation officials in Shiraz reportedly fired after photoshopped image was put up marking Iran-Iraq war.

The annual commemoration of the Iran-Iraq War

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Power cuts hit Mecca as thunderstorms lash Saudi Arabia

Four days of thunderstorms across Mecca, a city that receives just 22mm of rain on average every year.

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Sanaa airport could be reopened soon: UN envoy to Yemen

The main airport, closed for two years due to civil war, could get commercial access, Martin Griffiths says.

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Iran dismisses Netanyahu's 'secret atomic warehouse' claim

Iran's foreign minister tells Israel to 'open its illegal nuclear weapons' programme to international inspectors.

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UN rights body votes to extend Yemen's war crimes probe

Nations vote 21 to eight in favour of extending probe despite opposition from Saudi Arabia and Yemen itself.

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