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Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack: state news agency

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said Sunday he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

Salman said anyone linked to the attack, claimed by the


Rouhani Wants to 'Free' Iran Economy from Sanctions

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Sunday for national unity to liberate the economy from international sanctions, which he compared to a form of occupation.

“We must join hands and free our economic territory which was unjustly occupied by the countries of the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and


Syria Regime Chopper Comes Down in Aleppo, State Media Speaks of Palmyra 'Massacre'

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Islamic State group supporters and a monitoring group said jihadists shot down a government helicopter in northern Syria early Sunday, but state media said the aircraft had suffered technical problems.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS had brought down the


Top U.N. official Says Europe Must Open Borders, Appeals for more Aid to Help Lebanon

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The head of the U.N. refugee agency appealed on Saturday to the international community to boost development aid countries hosting Syrian refugees such as Jordan and Lebanon.

“They are the first line of defense for global collective security and they are


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