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Picture of Saudi launches probe into ‘halal’ nightclub

Saudi launches probe into ‘halal’ nightclub

The Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority closed down the nightclub for not requesting the necessary permit to operate.

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Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions

This image released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday, June 17, 2019, and taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter, shows what the Navy says are members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous.

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The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the oil tanker Front Altair off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, June 17, 2019. New satellite photos released Monday show two oil tankers apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week. The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to strike the two tankers. Iran has denied being involved.

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Picture of Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a part of Arak heavy water nuclear facilities, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday June 17, 2019, while also warning that Iran has the need for uranium enriched up to 20%, just a step away from weapons-grade levels.

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Picture of Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

This Sept. 19, 1974, photo provided from the Cyprus' press and informations office shows the Ledra Palace Hotel in the background during the exchange captive soldiers and civilians between Turkish and Cypriots after the 1974 Turkish invasion, in the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. This grand hotel still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the mortal shell craters and bullet holes scarring its sandstone facade. Amid war in the summer of 1974 that cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, United Nations peacekeepers took over the Ledra Palace Hotel and instantly turned it into an emblem of the east Mediterranean island nation's division.

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Picture of The Latest: Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast

The Latest: Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast

A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous said Friday, June 14, 2019 that the vessel, one of two oil tankers targeted in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman would be brought to the Emirati port of Khorfakkan.

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Picture of Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

President Donald Trump waves as he departs after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington.

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Picture of The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to ‘be careful’

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to ‘be careful’

This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission's Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise's Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke rising from it in the Gulf of Oman after what the U.S. described as a limpet mine attack by Iran. Iran has denied being involved in the incident. The land mass to the left is the United Arab Emirates and Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. The land mass in the upper right hand corner is Iran.

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Picture of Trump: Iran a ‘nation of terror,’ was behind tanker attacks

Trump: Iran a ‘nation of terror,’ was behind tanker attacks

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington.

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Picture of The Latest: Targeted tanker’s owner says fire extinguished

The Latest: Targeted tanker’s owner says fire extinguished

This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission's Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise's Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke rising from it in the Gulf of Oman after what the U.S. described as a limpet mine attack by Iran. Iran has denied being involved in the incident. The land mass to the left is the United Arab Emirates and Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. The land mass in the upper right hand corner is Iran.

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