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Iran slams 'provocative' US warning over missile test

Tehran will not yield to "useless" threats from "an inexperienced person" over missile programme, official says.

missile test

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Abdullah bin Zayed: Trump's travel ban not Islamophobic

Abdullah bin Zayed says President Trump's order affecting citizens of Muslim-majority countries is not Islamophobic.

Legal challenges

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Israel authorises 3,000 more settler homes in West Bank

Netanyahu's government announces fourth batch of construction since Trump's inauguration.

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Iran confirms missile test that did not 'violate deal'

Tehran will not allow foreign 'interference', defence minister warns, as he insists test did not breach UN resolution.

Jean-Marc Ayrault

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Israel evacuates settlers from illegal Amona outpost

Israeli police move to clear West Bank settlement as construction of 3,000 new settler homes announced elsewhere.

Pro-settlement activists

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Abadi: Iraq will not retaliate against US travel ban

Haider al-Abadi rejects parliament's call for reciprocal ban on US nationals citing Washington's backing in ISIL fight.

 Mosul

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Iran: Missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal

US says missile test carried out in Semnan on Sunday, but Tehran insists its programme is not covered by nuclear deal.

Missile

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Yemeni civilians killed in first US raid under Trump

At least 10 women and children killed in operation targeting al-Qaeda in southern province of al-Bayda, medics say.

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Syrian army captures Wadi Barada near Damascus

The advance of government forces comes a week after fruitless negotiations between Damascus and rebels in Astana.

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Iraqi MPs call for reciprocal ban on US citizens

Members of parliament call on government to reply in kind to President Donald Trump's ban on Iraqis entering the US.

Iraqi members of parliament

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