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The Crisis on the US-Mexican Border, in Three Snapshots

A father and daughter drowned in a tragic embrace. A mother begging hysterically for her son's release. Soldiers forcefully detaining a woman and her daughter at the border.

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Trade and Horse-Trade: Top Five Hot-Button G20 Issues

Global trade, geopolitical hotspots and even horse-trading over top EU jobs: G20 leaders have a lot of their plate when they meet from Friday in Osaka.

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Experts: Iran Air Defense Missiles Must be Taken Seriously

The shooting down last week of a sophisticated U.S. drone by an Iranian missile demonstrates that Tehran's air defence capabilities can pose a challenge to U.S. air superiority, experts say.

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Last-Minute Iran Strike Reversal Showcases Trump's Confusion on War

Donald Trump wants to be warlike and he wants to avoid war -- and late Thursday, with U.S. bombers poised to unleash explosive fury on Iran, those contradictory impulses came to a head.

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Iran and the US: Escalating Tensions

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have intensified ever since April when the US added Iran's Revolutionary Guards to its blacklist of "terrorist" organisations and strengthened sanctions against the Islamic republic.

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Egypt since the Revolt and Fall of Mubarak in 2011

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after a court hearing in Cairo, nearly six years after his ouster by current leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Developments since US Exit

A deal between major powers and Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme has been weakened since Washington unilaterally withdrew a year ago.

On Monday Tehran said it will surpass the uranium stockpile limit set under the deal from June 27.

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Piracy, Collisions, Missiles: Tankers in Troubled Waters

Tankers like those apparently attacked Thursday in the Gulf of Oman operate through increasingly treacherous waters, facing mounting dangers from piracy and collision as well as geopolitical hazards.

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A Timeline of Escalation in the Gulf

From US military deployments to alleged "threats" from Iran and attacks on oil tankers and installations, here is a timeline of escalating tensions in the Gulf:

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Cousins in Command Seal Family Rule over Iraq Kurds

The succession of two powerful cousins to the top government posts in Iraqi Kurdistan has sealed the Barzani family's "monarchic" rule over the autonomous region, analysts say.

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