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Daesh regains full control of last urban bastion in Syria

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

BEIRUT (AFP): The Daesh group fully recaptured the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal on Saturday, a monitor said, after a tough fightback for its last urban bastion against pro-regime forces. “Daesh fully recaptured Albu Kamal, and regime forces and allied militia are now between one to two kilometres from the city limits,” said Rami…

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Bahrain says oil pipeline attacked by Iran-backed militants

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

DUBAI (Reuters): Bahrain says an oil pipeline that exploded overnight was attacked by militants in the island nation. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry made the announcement Saturday afternoon, alleging that Iran was in communication and guiding those responsible for the pipeline explosion and other attacks. No group has claimed the attack. Prosecutors have begun an investigation. Iran…

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Saudi graft purge ‘raises a few concerns’: Tillerson

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2017

DANANG (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s mass purge of elites accused of graft “raises a few concerns”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, adding Washington was closely monitoring the Gulf country’s unprecedented probe into alleged embezzlement worth $100 billion. Speaking to reporters before landing in the Vietnamese city of Danang, where Tillerson is accompanying President…

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