US deploys carrier group in ‘message’ to Iran
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The White House said that sending it's aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East was 'clear and unmistakable' message to Tehran that the US was prepared to defend its interests.
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Political changes in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey mean Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated parties are facing a crisis. A decade after the Arab Spring, insiders say its time to reboot political Islam.
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Hundreds of truck drivers wait for dozens of ships to unload their containers in California as the White House announces that it will now work 24 hours a day in an attempt clear the backlog.
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has moved to reassure allies of US commitment to the region and said Washington would look at all other options if Iran didn't engage "seriously."
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On September 24, President Biden hosted Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad.
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