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    OIC Gathers for Jerusalem Today, Most Arab Leaders to Stay Away

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is set to convene an emergency summit in the Turkish city of Istanbul to discuss a coordinated response to US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”

    West Asia
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    OIC member states decide to shun Western countries

    After a two-day brainstorming session to become scientifically and technologically independent, member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have decided to share scientific equipment.

    World
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    Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

    Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has said.

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    Amid Political turmoil, Turkey signs deal worth 18.6 million euros with Israel

    Anadolu Isuzu produces 25 different models within five segments in Turkey. While the greatest capital is spared to the midibus, which compromises one-fourth of the production share, the D-Max pick-up.

    West Asia
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    Russia urges India to join China's Belt and Road initiative

    Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing.

    South Asia
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    Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

    President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during his surprise visit to the Russian air base in the war-torn country Monday.

    West Asia
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    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 War with Syria, Egypt and Jordan; the western half of the holy city had been captured in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

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    Hezbollah's Gains In The Middle East Are Trouble For Israel

    When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.The praise, contained in a top general's letter to Iran's.

    West Asia
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    Bahraini king sends delegation to Israel for 'peace': Paper

    A Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel with a message from the country's king, in the latest instance of warming ties between the two sides, The Times of Israel reports.

    West Asia
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    Iran to embrace Saudi if it cuts Israel ties: Rouhani

    President Hassan Rouhani says Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its military aggression on Yemen and cut its friendship with the Tel Aviv regime.

    West Asia
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    Palestinians observe 'day of rage' after Trump's decision on Jerusalem

    Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    West Asia
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    Qatar, France sign fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

    Qatar's ruling emir and French President Emmanuel Macron signed 12 billion euros ($14 billion) in deals during the French president's visit to Doha on Thursday, including the purchase of 12 French-made .

    Southeast Asia
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    Hamas calls for new intifada over Trump's Jerusalem move

    Leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh called for new intifada, Arabic for "uprising," Thursday, saying U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem was.

    West Asia
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    China says Indian drone 'invaded' its airspace, crashed

    An Indian drone has ‘invaded’ China’s airspace and crashed, China’s Defence ministry said on Thursday, months after the neighbours ended one of their worst border standoffs in decades.

    South Asia
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    Iran reacts to Trump's 'very dangerous' Jerusalem decision

    Amid US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Iranian leaders have stated that Tehran won’t tolerate any aggression against holy Islamic sites.

    West Asia
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    The Saudi King Has a Problem: The Crown Prince

    In Yemen and in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia's all out war against Iranian influence has come to precious little. Will the crown prince be able to make a difference? This week his policy suffered two painful blows

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    Saudi king warns Trump over 'dangerous' Jerusalem embassy move

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has warned US President Donald Trump that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds would be a dangerous and provocative move.

    West Asia
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    Turkey could cut diplomatic ties with Israel over Jerusalem: Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    West Asia
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    CIA chief: Saudi, Israel may set up 'joint military headquarters'

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia is working directly with Israel on confronting "challenges" in the Middle East, suggesting that the two sides could go as far as setting up "a joint military headquarters." 

    West Asia
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    Qatar minister meets Gulf counterparts for first time since siege

    The meeting is the highest official encounter between Gulf foreign ministers after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE imposed a blockade on Qatar six months ago.

    West Asia
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    Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

    Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there.

    West Asia
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    US defense secretary, Pak PM discuss US policy in South Asia

    US defence chief James Mattis arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase, Pakistan on Monday afternoon where he was received by officials from the Pak defence and foreign ministries. 

    South Asia
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    Bahrain's topcleric hospitalized in 'critical condition'

    Bahrain's most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim has been taken to a private hospital in critical condition after weeks of suffering from deteriorating health.

    West Asia
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    Muslims mull emergency meetings on Trump's move against al-Quds

    President Donald Trump reportedly plans to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in a speech on Wednesday in an apparent bid to offset his pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

    West Asia

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