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Former US intelligence officer charged for spying for Iran

The woman is accused of supplying classified documents to the Middle East country.

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Iranians chanting 'Death to America' as protest against Trump - leader

Ayatollah Khamenei also says Iran should not trust Europe.

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United Arab Emirates gives all gender equality awards to men

The government's 'gender balance' medal ceremony was widely mocked on social media.

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Immigration probes 12 foreigners over weapons of mass destruction fears

A commentator warns New Zealand has become the target of nuclear countries.

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US, Turkey in war of words over Kurds

Turkey's president says the US has made a "serious mistake".

Watch: Pieces of Jamal Khashoggi's body were discovered in October.

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were 'I can't breathe' - source

A transcript of the journalist's final moments includes screams and the sounds of dismemberment.

NZ teachers are earning more money in the UAE than here.

Fed-up Kiwi teachers move to the Middle East

In the UAE, private teachers earn $60,000 a year tax free, and public school teachers can earn up to $96,000.

Oil prices are going up, NZ's dollar is weak, and more taxes are coming.

Petrol prices could get higher given 'perfect storm' of conditions - expert

Oil prices are going up, NZ's dollar is weak, and more taxes are coming.

The aftermath of a bombing in Aden, Yemen, in 2016.

Spain to sell 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia

Human Rights Groups have denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia considers canal to separate it from Qatar

Longer than the Hutt River, the channel would see Qatar become an island.

An Israel soldier stands next to a sign displaying distances to other cities.

Israel hands over eight-year-old Palestine mail

The backlog of post weighs more than 10 tonnes.

An Afghan police officer guards the site of the blast.

48 dead in Kabul tuition centre attack

Many of those dead are believe to have been studying for university entrance exams.

A Syrian child is freed from the wreckage.

Children among 39 dead in Syrian arms depot explosion

The blast took place at the rebel-held Idlib.

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80 Afghan forces killed in Ghazni battle

The fightingcame after claims by the Afghan government it had made significant gains against the insurgents.

Palestine supporters waving flags.

Gaza fishing boats draw Israeli navy fire

The Gaza Health Ministry said there were no casualties reported.

Dozens are dead and more injured.

Saudi airstrike hits bus of children, killing dozens

The coalition said the strike was "legitimate", but there has been an international outcry.

Ahed Tamimi.

Palestinian protest icon freed from jail

Ahed Tamimi was filmed hitting Israeli soldiers last year.

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Israel helps in evacuation of Syria's White Helmets

422 people were evacuated in total.

Newshub takes a look inside Dubai to prove it’s more than just a luxury stopover

Passport to Dubai: Inside the world's desert-metropolis

Newshub takes a look inside Dubai to prove it's more than just a luxury stopover.

The bomber on Saturday targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Second attack during Afghan truce kills 14

Another 45 people were wounded in the attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad.