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Iran shows defiance as Trump vows 'most biting' US sanctions

Iran's Zarif says the world is 'sick and tired of US unilateralism' as Trump issues warning against trading with Tehran.

Javad Zarif and Ri Yong-ho

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Iran: 'Psychological warfare' as US sanctions kick in

EU urges European companies to bolster trade despite American sanctions taking effect on Tuesday.

US sanctions

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Saudi group apologises after airliner post resembling 9/11

Tweet showing an aircraft heading towards Toronto's CN Tower with a warning deleted after social media backlash.

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Israeli strike kills two Hamas members in Gaza

At least 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of protests along the Gaza border in March.

A relative of a Hamas member

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Amnesty calls US coalition to probe deaths in Syria's Raqqa

Amnesty International urges the US-led coalition to dig deeper into the report of civilian deaths in the 2017 campaign.

civilian deaths

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Rouhani: Iran cannot talk to US while under sanctions

Iranian president says Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal proves that the US is 'untrustworthy'.

President Hassan Rouhani

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Report: Saudi-UAE coalition 'cut deals' with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Military alliance battling Houthi rebels negotiated secret deals and recruited al-Qaeda fighters, AP report says.

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Iran arrests central bank's top foreign exchange official

Arrest of Ahmad Araghchi, who was a vice-governor at the bank in charge of forex, comes as currency woes continue.

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Egypt's military says 52 fighters killed in the Sinai Peninsula

The announcement comes as the government continues to battle armed groups in the desert region.

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Russia confirms Syrian refugee proposal sent to United States

In a letter, Moscow said it was ready to discuss with Damascus safety guarantees for refugees stranded at Rukban.

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