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Taliban claims plane carrying high-ranking US officers crashes in Afghanistan. Taliban militants say that a US military aircraft crashed in Ghazni, central Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. A statement quoted by Reuters has claimed that it was brought down. The US military is investigating.

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Iraqi security forces raid Baghdad protest site. Iraqi security forces have moved against the main anti-government protest site in central Baghdad.

Yemen's Houthis say they shot down Saudi helicopter, pilots killed – spokesman

There was no immediate confirmation from a Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the group for more than four years.

Yemen war: Houthi rebels claim mass capture of Saudi troops The operation was the largest of its kind since the conflict began, the spokesman said.

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment Iran is to lift all limits on nuclear research and development - the latest step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Arab parties unite to ‘bring down Netanyahu’ in Israel’s September elections Israel’s Arab political parties have formed an alliance to fight in the September elections.

Russia is in favor of involving France, UK in nuclear arms reduction – deputy FM Moscow has been in favor of involving France and the UK in the process of effecting real multilateral nuclear disarmament, Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergey Ryabkov, said on Monday.

Iraq Election Results Shock US and Iran. Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy

U.S. Soldiers Secretly Fighting Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen, Report Says U.S. Army Special Forces have been covertly aiding in Saudi Arabia's war against Zaidi Shiite Muslim insurgents in neighboring Yemen, where the rebels control the capital and often fire ballistic missiles, according to a new report by The New York Times.

Who Wants a War in Middle East? Among key players, practically everyone wants to fight, as long as someone else does the fighting.

Assad Meet Putin. Syria's Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to express thanks for Moscow’s help in the fight against terrorism

Terror Attack Foiled Near Saudi Royal Palace Several Twitter accounts posted photos which, they said, were made at the site of the incident near the Al Salam (Peace) palace. There has so far been no confirmation of the attack from Saudi authorities. The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia has issued a security warning to American citizens in Jeddah over the reported attack.

Iran and Saudi Arabia.  No doubt, Saudi Arabia has objectives and a plan, but in the short term they appear to create more problems for the kingdom than for its arch-rival. The growing anxiety over slump in the oil market and the ageing Kingdom becoming a threat for regional peace?

The waning Saudi Kingdom. The King is old, authoritarian and in a haste. The growing bloodshed of innocent people in Yemen is isolating the erst-while darling of Pakistan and the West.

Iran and nuclear weapons. Iran is back at the negotiating table. But trust in its diplomacy and in its theological utterances about nuclear weapons is fragile

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 Israel & Gaza: a tyrant is losing fast. America's secretary of state John Kerry had blamed Israel's settler lobby for failure of talks some two months ago. Sympathy factor for Jew has fallen and polls prior to Gaza destruction Israel was rated even below Russia and shades ahead of North Korea. No justification of lost lives yet US may have to find something for face saving in policy parameters.

Saudi Arabia prepares for diplomatic assault on Syria (August 2012)  

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