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as saudi arabia calls on the international community to protect shipping lanes in the wake of the gulf of oman
As Saudi Arabia calls on the international community to protect shipping lanes in the wake of the Gulf of Oman attacks, President Trump calls the incidents "very minor" and says he doesn't want a military confrontation with Iran.
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as us sanctions squeeze iran s economy the irgc is getting stronger from and on the ground in tehran
As U.S. sanctions squeeze Iran's economy, the IRGC is getting stronger. From @benoitfaucon and @SuneEngel on the ground in Tehran.
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as saudi arabia tries to put the khashoggi killing behind it hsbc is using its 70 years of experience banking
As Saudi Arabia tries to put the Khashoggi killing behind it, HSBC is using its 70 years of experience banking the kingdom to help.
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must read by how the us tracked a shift in irans strategy in response to maximum pressure from passive defianc
Must read by @DionNissenbaum: How the U.S. tracked a shift in Iran’s strategy in response to *maximum pressure*, from passive defiance to the appearance of confrontation.
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he s israel s first right wing lgbtq minister he also supports giving netanyahu immunity from prosecution
He's Israel's first right-wing LGBTQ minister. He also supports giving Netanyahu immunity from prosecution.
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israeli chief of military intel russia makes itself relevant in the middle east by resolving issues it helps c
Israeli chief of military intel: Russia makes itself relevant in the Middle East by resolving issues it helps create.
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everybody loves putin among my foreign colleagues he is my closest and most intimate friend i deeply value my
Everybody Loves Putin. “Among my foreign colleagues, he is my closest and most intimate friend. I deeply value my friendship with him,” President Xi Jinping said.
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israel pushes to stop the senate from passing a resolution calling for a two state solution to the palestinian
Israel pushes to stop the Senate from passing a resolution calling for a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict.
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amazon and alibaba have made big investments in the middle east in recent years that are starting to pay off i
Amazon and Alibaba have made big investments in the Middle East in recent years that are starting to pay off in significant Ramadan sales increases. By @carlomartu

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qatar employed a novel technique to lobby trump fly alan dershowitz and others whom the president likes to wat
Qatar employed a novel technique to lobby Trump: fly Alan Dershowitz and others whom the president likes to watch on tv to Doha and convince them Saudi and UAE were wrong.
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american oil refiners plan to give their corporate tax cuts back to shareholders not investing much in new job
American oil refiners plan to give their corporate tax cuts back to shareholders --not investing much in new jobs, wages or projects.
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benjamin netanyahu looks like he s in trouble with bribery and fraud charges pending but he has a not so secre
Benjamin Netanyahu looks like he's in trouble with bribery and fraud charges pending, but he has a not-so-secret weapon: A growing right-wing political base that doesn't care.
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what a quote
What a quote.
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important story saudi arabias crackdown on dissent is extending to womens rights activists
Important story: Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on dissent is extending to women’s rights activists.
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saudi arabia is trying to build a media empire to counter qatar and iran and reshape its image in the west it
Saudi Arabia is trying to build a media empire to counter Qatar and Iran and reshape its image in the West. It is seeking help from Vice, Bloomberg and others.
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qatar just muscled into saudi arabia s role as lebanon s financial patron agreeing to buy 500 million in bonds
Qatar just muscled into Saudi Arabia's role as Lebanon's financial patron, agreeing to buy $500 million in bonds to shore up the economy.
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saudi arabia s push for natural gas is such a strategic imperative that it planned to seize qatar s gas operat
Saudi Arabia's push for natural gas is such a strategic imperative that it planned to seize Qatar's gas operations in an aborted 2017 invasion. With @sarah_mcfarlane @summer_said
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from the ritz to a notorious prison saudi elites are now facing trial
From the Ritz to a notorious prison: Saudi elites are now facing trial.
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blame saudi arabia and iraq s historic oil output levels for opec pumping above its ceiling
Blame Saudi Arabia and Iraq's historic #oil output levels for #OPEC pumping above its ceiling
Total(1) => 0.26218199729919 f_f_QM(2) => 0.060275077819824 indS(2) => 0.018802165985107 indM(2) => 0.038843870162964 indM_1(2) => 0.004019021987915 indM_2(2) => 0.00078988075256348 indM_4(2) => 0.0029251575469971 indM_5(2) => 0.0052969455718994 indM_6(2) => 0.0024881362915039 indM_7(2) => 0.0037450790405273 indM_8(2) => 0.0016350746154785 indM_9(2) => 0.0091590881347656 indM_10(2) => 0.0084280967712402 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.19995498657227 f_f_dT(20) => 0.19970965385437