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Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets | Zero Hedge

(Zero Hedge)  The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia’s request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss “Iranian interference” in the region at […]

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At Least 30 Dead, 200 Hurt in Iran-Iraq Quake

(Newsmax)  An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border region. Deputy Gov. Mojtaba Nikkerdar of Iran’s Kermanshah province also says more than 200 people suffered injuries. Iranian TV says Iraqi officials have reported at least six people dead on Iraq’s side of […]

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Tension mounts in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia escalates power struggle with Iran

  (The Guardian)  In Beirut’s southern suburbs, where buildings scarred with wars of old blend with posters of the latest dead, talk of another conflict has taken hold. A fight on a scale not seen before may be brewing, say locals like Hussein Khaireddine, a barber who says he and his family in the Shia suburb […]

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Plague fears grow as Malawi becomes 10th nation on alert | Daily Mail Online

Plague fears grow as Malawi becomes tenth African nation put on alert for the spread of the killer disease At least 143 people have died of the plague following an outbreak in Madagascar  Another 2,000 people have been infected since the spread in August this year Malawi’s Dr Dan Namarika warned ‘porous borders’ may help spread […]

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US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian – AP News

(AP News)  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees […]

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Iran’s president calls on Saudis to switch sides, abandon US & Israel – Jerusalem Post

(Jerusalem Post)  As Sunni-Shi’ite tensions in the Middle East mount, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said he wants Muslim states to come together and help each other instead of seeking friendships with the United States or Israel. In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani called for an end to hostile relations with Saudi Arabia, adding that […]

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Saudi Crackdown Targets Up to $800 Billion in Assets – WSJ

  (WSJ)  The Saudi government is aiming to confiscate cash and other assets worth as much as $800 billion in its broadening crackdown on alleged corruption among the kingdom’s elite, according to people familiar with the matter. Several prominent businessmen are among those who have been arrested in the days since Saudi authorities launched the crackdown […]