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US ‘will be IN TROUBLE’ if it makes ‘MISTAKE’ of interfering with Venezuela-bound tankers, Rouhani warns. The United States will face consequences if it takes action against Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed. It comes after the Venezuelan military said it would escort the ships to port.

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Separatists announce self-rule in southern Yemen. Yemen's southern separatists have announced plans to establish a self-ruled administration in regions under their control in a move the country's internationally-backed government said would have "catastrophic consequences".

Four women at forefront of Israel's Arab political surge. . Newly elected Israeli MP Iman al-Khatib, greeting supporters in Nazareth, shook hands with women but tapped her heart with her right hand for men. The gestures signalled the Muslim identity of the woman who is about to become Israel's first hijab-wearing MP and part of a group of Arab women poised to expand their voice in Israel's male-dominated politics.

‘Israeli missile strikes’ kill 4 Syrian civilians, including a toddler, injure 21 Syrian air defenses have responded to apparent missile attacks in the vicinity of Damascus and Homs, Sana reports, with its military source claiming that a number of ‘hostile targets’ have been intercepted.

US Senate votes to block Trump's $8bn Saudi arms sale The US Senate has voted to block the sale of billions of dollars' worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, striking a blow to President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump's UK visit: Middle East and China top diplomatic agenda Donald Trump is making a much-delayed state visit to Britain. Over three days the US president will be hosted by royalty and politicians. He will also take part in commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Revolutionary Guard Corps: US labels Iran force as terrorists US President Donald Trump has designated Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation

Slaughter in Gaza Israel frequently claims its ‘right’ to exist. In fact, states do not exist by right and neither do they have a right to exist. They continue to exist because they have a strong army, capable of taking land and imposing their rule on the native population.

Iraq Election Results Shock US and Iran. Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy

U.S. Soldiers Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen, Report Says U.S. Army Special Forces have been covertly aiding in Saudi Arabia's war against Zaidi Shiite Muslim insurgents in neighboring Yemen, where the rebels control the capital and often fire ballistic missiles, according to a new report by The New York Times.

US - Turkey Military Clash feared. A US-backed Kurdish militia has deployed fighters to the front line of Syria's Manbij to battle Turkey's military after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would be next after launching the cross-border Afrin operation.

Who Wants a War in Middle East? Among key players, practically everyone wants to fight, as long as someone else does the fighting.

Assad Meet Putin. Syria's Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to express thanks for Moscow’s help in the fight against terrorism

Terror Attack Foiled Near Saudi Royal Palace Several Twitter accounts posted photos which, they said, were made at the site of the incident near the Al Salam (Peace) palace. There has so far been no confirmation of the attack from Saudi authorities. The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia has issued a security warning to American citizens in Jeddah over the reported attack.

Iran and Saudi Arabia.  No doubt, Saudi Arabia has objectives and a plan, but in the short term they appear to create more problems for the kingdom than for its arch-rival. The growing anxiety over slump in the oil market and the ageing Kingdom becoming a threat for regional peace?

The waning Saudi Kingdom. The King is old, authoritarian and in a haste. The growing bloodshed of innocent people in Yemen is isolating the erst-while darling of Pakistan and the West.

Iran and nuclear weapons. Iran is back at the negotiating table. But trust in its diplomacy and in its theological utterances about nuclear weapons is fragile

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 Israel & Gaza: a tyrant is losing fast. America's secretary of state John Kerry had blamed Israel's settler lobby for failure of talks some two months ago. Sympathy factor for Jew has fallen and polls prior to Gaza destruction Israel was rated even below Russia and shades ahead of North Korea. No justification of lost lives yet US may have to find something for face saving in policy parameters.

Saudi Arabia prepares for diplomatic assault on Syria (August 2012)  

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