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Will UAE and Iran resolve the three islands dispute?   

Aljazeera.com - 15 May, 2012
Author: Nima Khorrami Assl

Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are once again at each others' throats over the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and the Lesser Tunb. This latest round of rhetorical warfare was instigated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's official visit to the island of Abu Musa on April 11; a move that some described as "tactical", aiming to stir nationalist sentiment ahead of the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Istanbul.
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned Saturday that Syrian regime and its allies' "continued barbaric bombardment" of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo which left hundreds of civilians either dead...
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Yemen's warring parties held "productive" face-to-face peace talks yesterday on "key issues" in a bid to end the conflict in the impoverished Arab country, the UN envoy said....
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