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Bahrain warns against challenging US over ‘side issues’

Bahrain's foreign minister has said it is unhelpful to "pick a fight" with the United States over "side issues", while there is a threat from Iran.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu slams Iran for forcing wrestler to avoid Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran forcing their wrestler to lose a bout in order to avoid competing against an Israeli perfectly summed up the regime’s hostility to the Jewish state.

Iran’ll restore ties if Saudi end ‘friendship’ with Israel – Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran is ready to restore its relations with Saudi Arabia if the kingdom end its “friendship” with Israel.

Iran denies US accusation of destabilising region

Iran’s foreign ministry denied on Wednesday US accusations that the Islamic Republic is playing a destabilising role in the region, state media reported.

Mauritania strengthens blasphemy law after blogger case

Mauritania has moved to strengthen a law criminalising apostasy and blasphemy, after a court in the West African nation ordered the release of a local blogger who faced the death penalty for allegedly criticising the Prophet Muhammad.

We’ll continue with Biafra struggle – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has said it will continue with the struggle to secede from the country despite what appeared to be a retreat by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra

Iran needs only 5 days to enrich uranium to 20% – Atomic chief

Iran warned on Tuesday that it needed only five days to enrich its uranium to 20 per cent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon, the state television reported on Tuesday.

Iranian court freezes asset of 152 BBC staff

A court on Tuesday barred 152 Iranian current and former BBC staff members and contributors from major financial transactions in Iran.

Rouhani vows to end isolation amid fresh US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue his efforts to end the country's isolation as he was sworn in for a second term, a day after US President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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