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Those who take King Salman up on the offer will travel to Islam’s holiest city for the hajj, an annual pilgrimage.
Christchurch terrorist attack survivors ecstatic at Saudi king's offer to fly them to Mecca
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King Salman will be paying for the trip to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.
Saudi Arabian King to pay for Christchurch terrorist attack survivors to go to Mecca
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Now the pair can see each other face-to-face.
Pakistani twins joined by the head at birth finally separated after more than 50 hours of surgery
Oil tanker (generic)
UK government says three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to stop British ship
FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj is pulling out a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18, 2019. The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week, calling for Minaj and other performers to pull out of the show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert
From left to right, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, attend a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
EU urges Iran to reverse decision to raise enriched uranium levels
From left to right, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, attend a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran raises uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits
Afghan officials say a car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed a few people and wounded dozens of people, many of them students attending a nearby school.
Car bomb kills 12, wounds scores in Afghanistan as peace talks with Taliban take place in Doha
, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted Thursday an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
UK detains Syria-bound supertanker with Iranian oil
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It’s thought to be the nation’s first major breach of the 2015 deal since Donald Trump withdrew from it last year.
Iran warns it will increase nuclear enrichment within days
Navy SEAL acquitted of murder for killing of teenage Islamic State captive in Iraq
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It’s thought to be the nation’s first major breach of the 2015 deal since Donald Trump withdrew from it last year.
Iran's breach of uranium limits complicates nuclear deal
Smokes rises after a huge explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital Kabul, at least 50 injured
UN report: More than 7500 kids killed or wounded in Yemen since 2013
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The US president called the statement “ignorant and insulting”.
White House 'afflicted by mental retardation' - Iran says US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy
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The US president says it’s in retaliation to the shooting down of a US drone.
Iranians' 'bones breaking' as Trump announces new hard-hitting sanctions
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"Allegations are one thing, but evidence is something else," Mr Peters told TVNZ1's Q+A last night.
'Allegations are one thing' - Winston Peters urges caution over blame for oil tanker attacks
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It’s believed around 55,000 are being held in Iraq and Syria.
Detained children and other relatives of ex-IS fighters should go home, UN rights chief says
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The Foreign Affairs Minister said, “We’ll see where we finally settle”, when asked if the family link policy would be dropped.
Winston Peters argues NZ's Africa and Middle East refugee policy 'can hardly be racist'
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Ekrem Imamoglu won 54 per cent of the vote – reinforcing his surprise victory in March.
Landmark Istanbul loss serves a blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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It is believed to be in retaliation to the downing of a US drone last week.
US launches cyberattack on Iran military computers as tensions escalate
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, Pool)
US official warns Iran to not mistake them as weak
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It’s the latest in escalating tensions between the two nations.
US reportedly called off retaliatory strikes against Iran after military drone shot down
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It’s the latest in escalating tensions between the two nations.
Trump warns of 'very big mistake' as Iran releases video of US drone being shot down
Military drone (file picture).
Iran says Revolutionary Guard has shot down US drone
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Jacinda Ardern says rocket attacks are the reality of the environment in Iraq where Kiwi troops are working.
Rocket attacks in vicinity of Camp Taji, no Kiwi casualties says PM
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Currently it explicitly prevents people from those areas coming here, unless they already have family living in the country.
NZ First not holding up changes to Africa and Middle East refugee policy, says Immigration Minister
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Israel army lifts restrictions, signals cease-fire with Gaza
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