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More than 30 killed in Baghdad attack as blast hits ice-cream shop in Ramadan

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More than 30 people have been killed and wounded dozens more in twin Baghdad bombings in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadan fast.

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US lawmakers work to overturn Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s multibillion sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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More than 28 dead as gunmen open fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

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At least 28 people have been killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians who were headed to monastery in Minya province.

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Trump receives extravagant welcome on his visit to seal a multi-billion arms deal to Saudi-Arabia

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Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia kicked off on Saturday in his first international tour as president. Saudi Arabia, home to some of Islam’s holiest sites, warmly welcomed the man who has declared “Islam hates us” and said the United States was “losing a tremendous amount of money” defending the Kingdom.

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Trump blames Iran for terrorism and the spread of radicalization

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In his weekly address, President Donald J. Trump talked about his first foreign trip and noted that many Muslim leaders “have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both.”
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OPEC deal backfires: Saudis lose market share to Iran, Iraq

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Since the start of OPEC’s production cuts, oil market analysts and experts have been focusing on how US shale would respond to the relatively higher and stable oil prices, possibly eating up some of the cartel’s global market share while the cuts last.

The market share war is also going on a micro level within OPEC itself – a diverse group of producers, with each pushing and pursuing their own agenda in every meeting and collective decision. This time around it is no different.
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Twitter suspends the page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

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The official account of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was suspended by Twitter without any explanation.

The social network Twitter has suspended the account of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian spiritual guide, on which one could find news and events in Arabic concerning his personality, informs the Iranian news agency Mehr.

European intelligence source revealed to RadioØsten claiming that the Saudi Arabia have direct pressed and supported the suspends the twitter page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

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Planning to secure key border road between Iraq and Jordan

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Iraq is trying to revive the Trebil border crossing between Iraq and Jordan, which was closed in 2014 after the Islamic State (DAESH) took control of Anbar province. But the highway from Baghdad toward the crossing is not safe and has been the stage of terrorist attacks for a while, most recently the IS attack on an Iraqi security forces’ convoy April 22 in the Al-Sakkar area east of Rutba on the highway near the Jordanian border. As a result, 10 security officers were killed and 20 others were injured. Following the incident, soldiers of the Eighth Brigade deployed in Rutba appealed to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for equipment and weapons to secure the international highway between Ramadi and Rutba to avoid surprise attacks by IS sleeper cells.

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Iraqi commander says Mosul to be liberated in May

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According to state-run newspaper al-Sabah, the Iraqi army expects to force the Islamic State out of Mosul within three weeks, despite heavy resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

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Fierce inter-rebel fighting near Damascus as Syrian Army advances

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The fierce infighting between the rival rebel groups of the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman in alliance with members from an al-Qaida linked group has entered its second day.

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