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Bahrain taken off US human trafficking watch list

Bahrain has been removed from a US human trafficking ‘watch list’ and praised for its ‘significant efforts’ in preventing the illegal practice. The latest US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report,

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US plans to end Cuba travel and trade restrictions

Republican and Democratic US senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters. The measures being put forw

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Oil falls to lowest close since March, down a 4th week

Brent and US crude futures settled on Friday at their lowest since March and posted their fourth straight weekly decline as weak economic data from China and a rise in US oil drilling rigs applied pressure. US energy firms added 2

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Al Qaeda operational commander killed in US air strike

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking Al Qaeda operational commander, the US military said on Friday. The US military named the target of the strike as Abu Khalil Al-Sudani, saying he was killed in a July 11 str

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Yemen's ex-president in rare talks with UAE, US, UK

Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have held rare meetings with diplomats from his adversaries the United States, United Arab Emirates and Britain, a member of his party said on Thursday. Diplomats and Yem

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US, Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal. In Washington, Kerry told sceptical lawmak

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Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theatre, kills 3, injures 7

A lone gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring seven others before taking his own life, police said. The gunfire erupted during a 7 pm CDT (00

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Iran threat is shared concern: Pentagon chief to Saudi

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Saudi Arabia that Iran's ‘potential for aggression’ was a shared concern as he moved to bolster defence ties with Riyadh following a nuclear agreement with its arch-foe.

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Iran rejects nuclear curbs beyond 10 years

Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions beyond 10 years, an official said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt by its pragmatist government to sell a nuclear deal with world powers to skeptical hardliners. Abbas Araqchi, on

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US defence chief in Saudi to reassure after Iran deal

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew into Saudi Arabia for meetings on Wednesday (July 22) with King Salman and his security leadership to reassure the kingdom of America's support after Washington struck a nuclear deal with its arch-rival I

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