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Saudi policeman killed, 2 hurt in attack: ministry

Saudi policeman killed, 2 hurt in attack: ministry
Riyadh - 

A Saudi lawman was killed and two others were wounded during an attack in a Shiite-dominated area of Eastern Province, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite
Tehran - 

France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, inviting President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, in a gesture that swiftly follows this month's historic nuclear deal.

Bomb blast kills two Bahrain police: ministry

Bomb blast kills two Bahrain police: ministry
Dubai - 

A bomb blast killed two Bahrain policemen and wounded six others Tuesday in an area often shaken by clashes between security forces and Shiite Muslim protesters, the interior ministry said.

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death
Tripoli - 

A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners.

Saudi FM slams 'aggressive' Iran comments

Saudi FM slams 'aggressive' Iran comments
Riyadh - 

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, intensifying the verbal sparring between the regional rivals following a global deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from Iran

Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from Iran

Dubai - 

Bahrain said it detained two men accused of trying to smuggle weapons from Iran, with which the small Gulf kingdom has strained relations, which was promptly denied by Iran on Sunday.

Iran FM urges Gulf Arabs to cooperate against 'terror'

Iran FM urges Gulf Arabs to cooperate against 'terror'

Kuwait City - 

Iran's foreign minister on Sunday called on Gulf Arab neighbours to cooperate against the common threat of "terrorism, extremism and sectarianism", but insisted that Tehran's regional policy will not change.

Pro-govt forces advance in south Yemen ahead of truce

Aden - 

Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen's second city of Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.

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