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Bahrain patrol boat fires on armed Iranian dhow

An Iranian-flagged dhow was fired upon by a Bahrain-based US patrol boat following a stand-off in international waters. The confrontation took place on Tuesday, when an inflatable reconnaissance boat was dispatched from the US Coa

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US seeks coalition against Islamic State

The US is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said.

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Expelled US diplomat invited to return to Bahrain

A senior US diplomat who was expelled from Bahrain for meddling in domestic affairs will be allowed to return, it has emerged. US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tomasz Malinowski was declared p

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US withdraws attack claim against Egypt, UAE

The US State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya. At a regular State Department briefing, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said:

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Al Khabeer acquires prime US office property

Al Khabeer Capital, a Saudi-based asset management and investment firm, has joined hands with its investment partner USAA Real Estate Company to acquire Lake Pointe Center III and IV, a prime office property in Indianapolis, US. T

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Masdar’s role in renewable energy in focus

Masdar’s role in the development and deployment of renewable energy and clean technology in the UAE and globally was the focus of a briefing to US Congressional delegates recently. The delegation of eight representatives fro

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US mulls taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday. Presi

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US condemns Russian convoy into Ukraine

The US demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbour and threatening more sanctions.

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Iran denies report linking Iraq co-operation to nuke talks

Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said

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Amid US air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the US military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washingto

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