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Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires already ravaging the region.

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Iranian commanders hit back at Netanyahu’s recent threats

Days after the Israeli prime minister’s threat against Iran that the Israeli F-35 fighter jects can reach anywhere in the region, Iranian defense minister warns Tel Aviv of a crushing response if it start a military act against Iran. Meanwhile, a high-ranking IRGC commander says the enemies do not dare initiate any act against Iran.

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Oil tankers avoid Mideast refuelling hub after ship attacks

Oil tanker owners are avoiding sending their ships to the Middle East’s main refuelling hub after a spate of attacks on vessels in the past two months ratcheted up tensions and highlighted the growing risks of operating in the region.

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Hillary Clinton Suggests US Talks with Iran Amid Fears of War

The Former Secretary of State takes credit for curbing the Iranian nuclear program and says the US should continue its diplomatic efforts instead of escalating tensions in the region.

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AP source: Possible attack on US forces led to deployments

A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press.

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Disaster strikes twice: 160,000 at risk as floods follow Cyclone Kenneth

A second disaster has unfolded in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region’s main city from the outside world.

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US sends warship carrying fighter jets to disputed sea in signal to China

The US sent a fighter-jet-carrying warship to join drills near the disputed Scarborough Shoal for the first time, sending a pointed message to China as tensions simmer over territorial claims in the region.

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The geoeconomics of CPEC

GRAPPLING with a crippling economic crisis at home, Pakistan is compelled to tread slowly and carefully in the emerging geoeconomics and politics of the region.

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 26 al-Shabaab fighters

The U.S. said Friday it had killed 26 al-Shabaab fighters in an airstrike conducted in Somalia, adding to a mounting death toll since the U.S.

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Russia: US policy could lead to Israel-Lebanon war

Russia’s Ambassador to Lebanon warned on Saturday that the US policy in the region could spark a new conflict between Israel and Lebanon.

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Corruption ‘Key Threat’ To Middle East Economies, IMF Chief Warns

Corruption, poor governance and a lack of transparency are the key challenges facing Middle East economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned in a hard-hitting analysis of the region’s economic prospects.

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Iran, Turkey have cooperation on Syria, regional issues, says Rouhani

Tehran and Ankara have similar political views regarding the region and the world and the two countries are very close, Iran Press news agency quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as saying on Saturday.

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Pompeo: US Pullout From Syria Doesn’t Change ‘Counter-Iran Strategy’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the planned US withdrawal of troops from Syria won’t change the mission of destroying the Daesh terror group and stopping Iran from influencing the region.

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Syria pullout a sign of Washington’s weakness – Iranian military officials

A week after US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull American troops out of Syria, high-ranking Iranian officials clarify their position toward the move, emphasizing that Washington is now in a weak position in the region. Iran also believes that the US is not seeking to eradicate the threat of terrorism in the Middle East.

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Rescuers Find 8 Bodies of Workers in Solikamsk Mine – Authorities

The spokeswoman of the Perm Region’s government Daria Levchenko said earlier that little hope has been left of the possibility that the workers trapped in the Solikamsk-3 mine would be found alive.

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