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U.S. assault ship downs Iranian drone: Trump
WASHINGTON/DUBAI: U.S. President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying within 1,000 yards of it.

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Turkey launches airstrike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed
Agence France Presse
ANKARA: Turkey Thursday launched an air attack on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country's defense minister said.

The Turkish vice consul t
Moscow denies sending special forces to Idlib
Reuters
AMMAN: Moscow, a staunch ally of President Bashar Assad, denied Thursday that it had sent special forces to Idlib, maintaining that Russia has no ground troops in Syria. The denial came after senior rebel commanders asserted
Sudan police fire tear gas as rallies held for 'martyrs'
Agence France Presse
KHARTOUM: Sudanese police fired tear gas Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators marched on a prominent Khartoum square to honor comrades killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country.
Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike
Reuters
DUBAI: The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic Thursday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.

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Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers
Agence France Presse
SALE, Morocco: A Moroccan court Thursday condemned three suspected militants to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in Morocco.

Suspected ringleader Abde
UN food chief says full food aid could be restored in Yemen
Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS: The head of the U.N. food agency says it has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of Yemen after suspending the aid last month.
Kuwait arrests stateless protesters demanding citizenship
Agence France Presse
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti authorities have arrested more than a dozen people, including a leading rights activist, in a crackdown on protesters demanding greater rights for stateless Arabs, Amnesty International said
Syria abuses terror law to freeze assets: HRW
Agence France Presse
BEIRUT: The Syrian government is abusing a 2012 counterterrorism law to punish the families of suspects by freezing their assets, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. It charged the move amounted to “collectiv
Lebanon: Hariri, Khalil defend budget on eve of vote
Timour Azhari| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Thursday defended the 2019 draft budget as a serious effort to put Lebanon’s finances on the right track, dismissing abrasive criticism of the document in the pa
Argentina brands Hezbollah a terrorist organization
Cassandra Garrison| Reuters
BUENOS AIRES: Argentine authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization Thursday and ordered the freezing of the group’s assets in the country

The fork is mightier than the wall
Danielle Nierenberg
The word “migration” conjures images of war, natural disaster and severe economic distress. All are important reasons why people seek refuge far from home. But the single most powerful driver of
Moscow’s hand in Sudan’s future
Samuel Ramani
On June 4, Russia joined China in blocking a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that condemned the Sudanese military government’s killings of civilians and urged world powers to call for an im
Challenging traditional notions of poverty
Rubina Abu Zeinab-Chahine
A high-level launch event convened by United Nations Development Program under the auspices of the U.N. High-Level Political Forum is taking place Wednesday, July 17, in New York, following the public
U.S.’ Gulf challenge: Maritime security
David Ignatius
Here’s the most intriguing fact about Iran’s apparent seizure Saturday of a small oil tanker about 380 kilometers northwest of Muscat: Thus far, it has brought only a muted response from the United A

NGOs voice fears of increased scrutiny
Abby Sewell| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Some civil society groups have raised concerns that the recent crackdown on foreign workers in Lebanon is being used as an excuse to scrutinize the work of NGOs.

Lea Yammine, deputy
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