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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of clerics, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil. The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of HormuzAn oil tanker from the UAE traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Alhakim at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Baghdad, Iraq. Zarif for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S. - if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast, Monday night, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harborAn Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there
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Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plotA federal prosecutor says emails, recorded telephone calls and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a global scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars
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Saudi forces intercept Yemeni rebel drones targeting citiesA Yemeni human rights group says civilians are paying the human cost of the country's five-year war
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Saudi business hours extended, leaving prayer rules in placeSaudi Arabia's Cabinet approves measure to allow shops to remain open for 24 hours, but the move stops short of explicitly peeling back the mandatory closure of stores during daily Muslim prayers
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Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition dealSudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal
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Lebanese parliament convenes on budget amid tight securityLebanese lawmakers discuss draft 2019 budget amid tight security, limited protests against austerity measures
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Gen. Khalifa Hifter and the Libyan National Army have been waging an offensive against rival militias in the capital and surrounding areas since April. ;
Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention centerA Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling up with migrants again, and work has resumed at a weapons workshop in the compound
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PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in BaghdadThe newly confirmed prime minister of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region is meeting with top officials on his first visit to the Iraqi capital since he was named to the post last month
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US defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off trackerUS defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off tracker
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Reports: Airstrikes hit market in Syria's north, kill 9Paramedics and a war monitor say at least nine civilians have been killed in Syrian government airstrikes on a residential area in the northwestern province of Idlib
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, a Turkish police officer patrols the dock, backdropped by the drilling ship 'Yavuz' that was dispatched to the Mediterranean, at the port of Dilovasi, outside Istanbul. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, July 10, 2019 it rejects the European Union's statements condemning its efforts to drill for gas in waters off the coast of Cyprus and says the EU cannot be considered an impartial mediator for the divided island. Cyprus says Turkey is encroaching in waters where the country has exclusive economic rights while the European Union warned Turkey of sanctions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Turkey: EU sanctions over gas drilling 'worthless'Turkey has downplayed as "worthless" an initial set of sanctions approved by the European Union against Ankara and vowed to reinforce its efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus by sending a new vessel
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Turkey says ship attacked off Nigeria, 10 crew kidnappedTurkey's state-run news agency says an armed gang has attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of vessel's crew members
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Rights Group: Kuwait deports arrested Islamists to EgyptHuman Rights Watch: Kuwait deports arrested Egyptian members of Muslim Brotherhood wanted at home on terrorism charges
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Iran state TV: 18 people die, 14 injured in road accidentsIran's state TV says 18 people killed, 14 injured in separate road accidents in the country
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