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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)
The Latest: Trump says 'no doubt' Iran drone was destroyedPresident Donald Trump says there is "no doubt about it" that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone, despite Iranian denials that it lost an unmanned aircraft
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a media briefing. China is calling on Washington to “correct” sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. The foreign ministry spokesman on Friday, July 19, said U.S. pressure on Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against companies in third countries is the “root cause” of tension with Tehran.(AP Photo/File)
Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian droneIran has denied President Donald Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.
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Lebanon lawmakers vote on budget, protesters up the pressureLebanese protesters rallying against a proposed austerity budget have broken through a security cordon outside parliament, where lawmakers were voting on the controversial draft bill
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Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people
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Egypt: At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern SinaiEgyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting Islamic militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insurgents
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Sudanese opposition seeks postponement in deal with militarySudanese pro-democracy movement seeks delay in signing of second part of power-sharing deal with military
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Tripoli parliament warns of airstrikes by Hifter's alliesLibya's parliament based in the west says it has gathered intelligence warning of the use of possible airstrikes on Tripoli by allies of commander Khalifa Hifter
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Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat's deathTurkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there
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Yemeni officials: Attack blamed on al-Qaida kills 5 policeYemeni officials: Gunmen attack police checkpoint in country's south, killing at least 5 policemen
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Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economyAs Lebanese crisis deepens, so does public distrust in political class, widely seen as corrupt, steeped in rivalries
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IS claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's SinaiIslamic State group claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolvedIran's foreign minister says he believes the Islamic Republic and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month
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Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budgetDozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security forces guarding the country's parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial austerity budget
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Lawyers gather inside a court room before the start of a final trial session for suspects charged in connection with killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, in Sale, near Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The three main defendants in the brutal slaying of two female Scandinavian hikers have asked for forgiveness from Allah ahead of a verdict. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayingsThree men have been convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains
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