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Trump may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress’ approval: Senator

Reuters WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump’s administration plans to use a loophole and rising tensions with Iran to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, even though Congress blocked such sales for months over concerns about civilian ..

Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after fire balloons

AFP Jerusalem Israel reduced the offshore fishing limits it imposes for vessels operating out of Gaza from Thursday after Palestinians floated balloons fitted with incendiaries over the border, officials said. The cut came just ..

Palestinians won’t attend US-led peace meet in Bahrain next month

AFP Ramallah The Palestinian leadership confirmed Wednesday they would not attend a US-led peace conference in Bahrain next month. The White House announced Sunday it would co-host the June 25-26 conference in Manama focusing on ..

Reuters GENEVA The standoff between Iran and the United States is a “clash of wills”, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy “adventurism” would meet a crushing response, ..

WASHINGTON: - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump may soon have a face-to-face meeting, either in Turkey or on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month, a senior Turkish official said on ..

GAZA: The head of the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades hit back on Thursday at a US proposal to have host countries take over the services it provides across the Middle East. The ..

AFP New York A young man threatening to blow up Trump Tower and the Israeli consulate in New York was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey, the state’s federal prosecutor said. Investigators found a series of threatening message posted ..

AFP Khartoum Sudan’s protest leaders said Thursday they will seek advice from demonstrators camped outside army headquarters on how to break the deadlock in talks with the military council on installing civilian rule. Talks ..

AFP Riyadh Saudi Arabia on Thursday shot down a bomb-laden drone deployed by rebels in neighbouring Yemen to attack an airport in the kingdom, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting on the side of Yemen’s government said. “An ..

Reuters WASHINGTON The US Department of Defense is considering a US military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two US officials said on Wednesday. Tehran and ..