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Israeli team spotted in Gaza was installing advanced surveillance system, says Hamas

An undercover Israeli team that clashed with Hamas in Gaza on November 11 —an incident that brought the region to the brink of war— was installing an advanced surveillance system, according to Palestinian sources.

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Pence subs for Trump at summits with skeptical Asian nations

U.S. President Donald Trump’s absence at several international summits in Asia this week isn’t a snub, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters en route to the region.

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Khalilzad returns to region to jump-start Afghan peace talks

The United States is once again sending its special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, to Pakistan and Afghanistan to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the State Department announced on Friday. Mr Khalilzad, who will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, is coming with an inter-agency delegation on his third trip to the region in less than two months. He will stay in the region from Nov 8 to 20 and will meet Afghan government officials and other interested parties to “advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and lead to a sustainable peace,” the State Department said.

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Israel Seeks Closer Cooperation with Persian Gulf States over Fears of Iran – Report

The visit of Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz to Oman earlier this week has signaled a change of policy in the region, observers say.

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Iran to maintain regional influence despite U.S. demonization: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that his country will maintain its influence in the region despite U.S. demonization.

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Unpunished atrocities against women show ISIS mentality alive

Most Yezidis who fled the ISIS massacre and arrived in Turkey were first brought to this camp, and then dispersed to other camps in the region.

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Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region.

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US rejects Putin’s Ukraine referendum idea

The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader.

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EU FEARS ‘Russian AGGRESSION’ in Ukraine amid World War 3 fears ahead of crunch Nato talks

RUSSIA has been told it should “immediately release” Ukrainian political prisoners as the EU heavily criticises the Putin regime following high numbers of deaths in the region.

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Pakistan hampering US peace efforts in Afghanistan: Voice of Karachi chief

Voice of Karachi Chairman Nadeem Nusrat has said that at a time, when Pakistan’s military establishment, its spy agency ISI in particular, is inflicting one wound after another on Afghanistan, the United States needs reliable partners in the region.

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SCO creates new model for regional cooperation: Xi

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has created a new model for regional cooperation and made new contribution to peace and development in the region, President Xi Jinping said Sunday.

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Mattis accuses China of ‘intimidation and coercion’ in South China Sea

China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, the US defence secretary James Mattis has said, laying out a sharp criticism of Beijing at an international security forum.

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Tehran reacts to the reports about alleged Iranian-Israeli negotiations on Syria

Some regional news outlets claimed recently that Iran has had indirect talks with Israel over the situation in southern parts of Syria. Reacting to these reports, Iran says the claims have been made to legitimize the Israeli regime’s illegal activities in the region.

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China calls for ceasefire in Myanmar border fighting

China’s defence ministry has called on armed groups in northern Myanmar to show restraint and declare an immediate ceasefire after conflicts in the region killed three Chinese citizens.

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Trump’s Mideast policies fuel global worries for the region

The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem amid bloodshed in Gaza has fueled global concern that U.S. policies are roiling the region.

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French president Emmanuel Macron says he called Trump about Iran nuclear deal withdrawal

French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Trump to say he’s very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Macron’s office said the two leaders spoke Saturday and the French leader expressed his “great concern about stability” in the region.

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