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Arab League Chief Tells Iranians to 'Be Careful'

The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

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China Calls for 'Dialogue' after Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks

China on Friday called for dialogue after the United States accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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Iran TV Shows Rescued Crew of Attacked Tanker in 'Full Health'

Iran's English-language Press TV aired footage of rescued crew members of one of the two tankers attacked in the Sea of Oman Thursday, saying they are all in "full health."

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Regime and Russia Bombardment Kills 28 in Northwest Syria

Regime and Russian air strikes and shelling have killed at least 28 people including seven civilians in embattled northwest Syria, a war monitor said Friday, despite a ceasefire announced by Moscow.

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UAE Says Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks 'Dangerous Escalation'

The United Arab Emirates said Friday that twin attacks on tankers in the Sea of Oman just weeks after four ships were damaged off the UAE coast marked a dangerous escalation".

"The attack against the tankers in the Gulf of Oman is a worrying development and a dangerous escalation," the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted after Thursday's blasts.

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UAE Repatriates Sri Lankans in Connection with Easter Attacks

Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the deadly Easter bombings who were arrested in Dubai were repatriated Friday, police said.

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Crew on Japan Tanker Saw 'Flying Object' before Attack, Says Company Head

The crew of a Japanese-owned tanker hit in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman saw a "flying object" before a second blast on board, the operator's head said Friday.

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Israeli Jets Hit Gaza after Rocket Fire into Israel

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas bases in Gaza early Friday, the military said, after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a Jewish theological seminary in southern Israel.

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Saudi Intercepts Five Yemen Rebel Drones in New Airport Attack

Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, in a second assault on an airport in the kingdom's southwest in two days.

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Algeria ex-PM Sellal Detained

Algeria's former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing before a judge as part of an anti-corruption investigation, state media reported.

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