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Source: Fox News

Netanyahu tells Iran that Israel 'will act if necessary' after drone incident

Today 06:05 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Sunday that Israel "will act if necessary" after an Iranian drone entered the country's airspace earlier this month and warned the country is growing its presence in the Middle East.

“The unfortunate thing is that as ISIS compresses and Iran moves in, it is trying to establish this continuous empire surrounding the Middle East from the south in Yemen but also trying to create a land bridge from Iran to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza,” Netanyahu said.

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Source: DW

Iran and Saudi Arabia need a 'fresh security architecture'

Today 06:05 GMT

At this year's Munich Security Conference, several Middle Eastern leaders proposed the idea of a new "security architecture" in the Middle East to help usher in a new era of lower tensions in the region.

The relationship, which had been deteriorating for decades, took a dramatic downward turn in January 2016 when Saudi authorities executed several members of Saudi Arabia's Shiite community, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

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Source: DW

Israeli UK Ambassador: 'All inhabitants of Israel have equality'

Friday 21:53 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, has rejected criticism of structural discrimination against Israeli Arabs in Israel.

"All inhabitants of Israel have equality under the law and I'm proud to say that I live in the only country which guarantees legal equality under the law," Regev said, speaking exclusively to Tim Sebastian on DW's Conflict Zone.

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Source: DW

Modi's diplomatic tour de force meets Iran's Rouhani

Friday 11:49 GMT

Indian PM Narendra Modi recently concluded a tour of the Middle East and is now hosting Iranian President Rouhani in New Delhi.

Reuters news agency reported the Iran is hoping to secure billions of dollars in Indian investment on petrochemical plants, railways, industrial development – along with building the Chabahar Port, located in southern Iran. There are concerns in Iran that the US will seek to resume international sanctions and scrap the 2016 nuclear deal, which puts pressure on investors and infrastructure developers who don't want their assets in Iranian interests jeopardized.

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Source: BBC

Can mapping conflict data explain and predict violence?

Saturday 13:36 GMT

His hope is ambitious: that an evidence base can be created which will help sustainable development of infrastructure on a truly global basis, and in doing so reduce conflict significantly.

What he found was that these correlated strongly with data on violence - including terrorism, war between states and gang violence. They are the places you have to go through in order to get from one town to another and where there are few other routes - hence the correlation with the Silk Road.


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