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Iraq steps into United States, Iran feud

It comes during a time of tension between the countries.

Donald Trump, standing in front of a sign that says "end the iran deal"

Iran will defeat US, Israel, its Defence Minister claims

"Iran has the highest level of defence-military preparedness to confront any type of threat."

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The 5 best things to do in Doha

It's a great time to experience the jewel of the Middle East.

John Bolton.

United States deploys troops in warning to Iran

"We are fully prepared to respond to any attack."

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: An inside view of the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Persecution of Christians reaches genocide levels

Christianity is at risk of disappearing in the Middle East.

Jacinda Ardern addresses the nation after Christchurch terror attacks.

'I blame these attacks on Islamophobia': World leaders condemn NZ attacks

Political and religious leaders around the world have expressed disgust and sorrow at the deadly shooting at two mosques in Christchurch.

Dozens were killed in a Saudi airstrike last August in northern Yemen.

Girls as young as 3 being sold for food, shelter in Yemen - Oxfam

The UN Secretary-general said almost 10 million Yemeni people are "just one step away from famine".

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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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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.

Qatar.

Saudi Arabia considers canal to separate it from Qatar

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

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.

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.

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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.