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Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the Gulf

Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the GulfBritain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defence minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region. Tensions have risen between Iran and Britain after Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker last month.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity -Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief

UPDATE 1-U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity -Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chiefThe presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and the U.S. and Britain in the Gulf after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone in June and seized a British tanker last month for violating maritime regulations. Iran seized the tanker two weeks after British Royal Marines detained an Iranian tanker on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.



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The Latest: Israel military beefs up presence on Gaza border

The Latest: Israel military beefs up presence on Gaza borderJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local):



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Iraqi president hits back at Trump over US army presence

Iraqi president hits back at Trump over US army presenceBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president hit back at Donald Trump Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask for Iraq's permission to do so.



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Iran says U.S. presence in Syria was a mistake from the start

Iran says U.S. presence in Syria was a mistake from the startIran said that the U.S. military presence in Syria had been “a mistake, illogical and a source of tension”, in Tehran’s first reaction to President Donald Trump’s planned pull-out. Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, saying on Wednesday they had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State and were no longer needed in the country. “From the start, the entry and presence of American forces in the region has been a mistake, illogical and a source of tension, and a main cause of instability,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state media on Saturday.



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Kremlin: permanent U.S. military presence in Poland would harm European security

Kremlin: permanent U.S. military presence in Poland would harm European securityThe Kremlin expressed concern on Monday over media reports that Poland has requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil, saying NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders undermined stability in Europe. Warsaw could offer up to $ 2 billion in funding for such a military presence, according to a Polish Defense Ministry proposal reported by Polish media. A government source in Poland confirmed to Reuters such a proposal had been made.



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Will he or won't he? Presence of Markle's father in doubt

Will he or won't he? Presence of Markle's father in doubtLONDON (AP) — Thomas Markle spent a career in Hollywood, but nothing prepared him for this.



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Russian presence in Syria a concern as US, UK, France attack

Russian presence in Syria a concern as US, UK, France attackKeir Simmons, NBC News foreign correspondent, reports live from Moscow on the Russian concerns in Syria and considerations made of the Russian presence by the joint strike by U.S., Britain, and France.



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Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presence

Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presenceJapan’s military on Saturday launched its first Marines unit, tasked with defending remote islands in the face of China’s growing maritime presence in the region. The Self-Defence Forces’ amphibious fighting unit staged an exercise with US Marines at Sasebo in western Japan following the inauguration ceremony. The 2,100-member brigade, based in Sasebo, will be responsible for defending remote islands and retaking them if they are invaded.



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Pulse gunman intended to attack Disney World, was deterred by police presence

Pulse gunman intended to attack Disney World, was deterred by police presenceOmar Mateen visited Disney World with his wife, Noor Salman, in the days before the Pulse massacre, planning to hide a gun in a baby stroller, according to prosecutors during the trial of Salman.



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