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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Reuters

Drama on High Seas as Iranian Oil Tankers Approach Venezuela

The first of the five ships to reach the South American country's territorial waters was said to be within 50 kilometers of a port west of the capital Caracas. There was no clear sign that the US, which has imposed sanctions on both Venezuela and Iran, intends to stop the vessels

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China's Ambassador to Israel Found Dead; Investigation Underway

Unidentified sources were quoted by the Israeli media as saying he died of cardiac arrest. There was no immediate sign of foul play. The death came just days after the US secretary of state reportedly urged senior Israeli officials not to promote Chinese investment in Israel, citing possible security risks 
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