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Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 17
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Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 17

Giza (AFP): A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt s famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry.

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Riyadh (Reuters): US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all strength” and said it was up to Iran to avoid war. ...

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court. ...

Five foreign tourists killed in plane crash in Honduras

Tegucigalpa (Reuters): Five foreigners including the pilot died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said. ...

Saudi Arabia calls for Arab leaders' summit over regional tensions

Riyadh (Reuters): Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. ...

Tensions between Trump's top foreign policy advisers escalate over Iran strategy

New York (APP): The ongoing US-Iran tensions have exposed the growing strains among President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisers: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, according to an American media report. ...

Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election

Kolkata (Reuters): Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term. ...

Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy

Washington (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Friday denied friction with his hawkish foreign policy advisers on Iran, specifically giving statements of support to White House national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. ...

Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue

Algiers: Algeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation’s ruling elite. ...