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Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte

Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said.   It was the third confirmed strike by t

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Saudi beefs up security at borders, oil facilities

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia plans to beef up security at its borders and around oil and industrial facilities, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday, citing a statement by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Prince Moha

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Saudi beefs up security at borders, oil facilities

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia plans to beef up security at its borders and around oil and industrial facilities, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday, citing a statement by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Prince Moha

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Bahrain sends warplanes to Jordan to fight IS

Bahrain has deployed war planes to Jordan, the state news agency BNA said on Sunday, becoming the second Gulf Arab country to send warplanes to help in the fight against Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. Jordan has taken a lea

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Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosi

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Iraq slows rebel advance, regains some territory

A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad's Shi'ite-led governmen

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Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian copter

Turkey said its warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it crossed into Turkish airspace and the government warned it had taken all necessary measures to defend itself against any further such violations. Turkey sc

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Syria ‘could make surprise response to Israel strike’

Syria's ambassador to Lebanon said on Thursday that Damascus had the option of a "surprise decision" to respond to what it said was an Israeli air strike on a research centre on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Wednesday.

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50 Syrian security men killed in suicide blast

An Islamist suicide car bomber killed at least 50 Syrian security men on Monday, an opposition group said, in what would be one of the bloodiest single attacks on President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Syrian state media reported

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Rafale warplane deal unworkable says UAE

A long-awaited French deal for Dassault to sell at least 60 Rafale warplanes to the UAE appeared to hit a roadblock on Wednesday after the country's crown prince said proposed terms were "uncompetitive and unworkable."     

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