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    Iran says will speed up missile program despite threats

    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has sharply denounced the US president’s hostile policies and insults against the Iranian nation, vowing that the country will speed up its conventional .

    West Asia
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    43 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    The Taliban has carried out yet another massive suicide bombing attack against a security forces facility, this time at an Afghan National Army base in Maiwand district in Kandahar province.

    Central Asia
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    Bahrain signs $3.8bn F-16 fighter jet deal with US

    The Bahrain Defense Force announced on Monday it signed the agreement with Lockheed Martin during a military exhibition in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom, AFP reported.

    West Asia
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    Daesh ‘caliphate’ crumbles but group remains potent threat

    The fall of Raqqa has boxed Daesh into a small “rump caliphate” straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border, a remote but strategically key area its enemies are keen to seize.

    West Asia
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    Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills 74

    The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 74 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

    Central Asia
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    India to close colonial-era military farms

    Under a hot afternoon sun workers scrub down cows at the Allahabad Military Farm, the latest hangover of India’s colonial past being forced into the 21st century.The 700-acre farm in the city of 1.1 million people.

    South Asia
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    Iraq retake airport, military base,oil field from Kurds

    Iraqi forces on Monday took control of a military airport from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk, following tensions over a controversial independence referendum, the military has said.

    West Asia
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    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties From US Airstrikes Up Over 50 Percent

    The latest quarterly report on Afghanistan civilian casualties from the United Nations once again is bad news, unsurprising since all other reports on the Afghan War for months have been worse and worse.

    Central Asia
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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Iranians are all IRGC today: Zarif

    “Today, Iranians – boys, girls, men, women – are ALL IRGC,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the nuclear agreement.

    West Asia
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    World leaders react to Donald Trump's speech on Iran

    World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to "decertify" an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme.The 2015 deal, reached between Iran and the United States.

    West Asia
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    Iranian foreign minister warned that Trump threats would backfire

    Two months into the new Trump administration, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that Washington's behaviour towards the nuclear deal threatened to "render the entire bargain meaningless".

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    Trump Defies the World on Iran

    Defying most of the world, President Trump announced on Friday that the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the U.S. interest, and took the first step toward unravelling it.

    West Asia
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    Azerbaijani Navy Visits Iran for First Time Amid Warming Ties

    Azerbaijan's navy has made its first-ever visit to Iran, signaling warming ties between the wary neighbors and Baku's growing desire to show that it has non-Western geopolitical options.

    Central Asia
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    Iraq launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise

    A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal government in Baghdad.

    West Asia
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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    South Asia
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    Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

    Pope Francis will talk peace on his to visit Myanmar, a Catholic church representative said on Thursday, a potentially highly charged trip during a refugee crisis that has seen 520,000 Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

    An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of members of the Kurdistan regional Government who organised a referendum on the region's independence last month, according to reports.

    West Asia
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    Iran has 'all options on table' if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

    Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan no longer dependent on U.S :PM

    Pakistan is no more reliant on the United States for military requirements and will reach out to others if one source [of military supplies] dries up, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said in an interview on Sunday

    South Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

    Central Asia
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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan army says state exploring how to integrate militant-linked groups

    The Pakistani army on Thursday said the government was discussing ways to try to integrate militant-linked groups into the mainstream of the country’s politics.

    South Asia

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