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    New IS group leader identified

    Agence France-Presse . Londres, United Kingdom | Updated at 10:35pm on January 21, 2020

    Intelligence services have identified the new leader of the Islamic State group as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, British newspaper The Guardian reported on...

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    Iraqi youth keep up pressure on govt

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:32pm on January 21, 2020

    An Iraqi protester was killed in Baghdad on Tuesday, medics said, as angry young people reignited a three-month-old protest movement by shutting roads to pressure...

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    Russian air strikes in Syria kill 13 civilians

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:30pm on January 21, 2020

    Russian air strikes killed 13 civilians Tuesday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country’s last major opposition bastion and deepened...

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    Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:28pm on January 21, 2020

    Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on...

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    Iran says it may pull out of nuclear treaty over Europe dispute

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:08am on January 21, 2020

    Iran said Monday it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons if a dispute over its atomic programme goes before...

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    Three protesters killed in Baghdad as deadline expire

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:33am on January 21, 2020

    Three protesters were killed on Monday in the Iraqi capital, medics said, as demonstrators across the country ramped up pressure on the government to implement...

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    World powers agree new push for Libya peace

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:21am on January 21, 2020

    World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya’s civil war at a Berlin summit Sunday, and to uphold a weapons embargo as part...

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    Egypt extends state of emergency to three years

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:13am on January 21, 2020

    Egypt’s state of emergency is set to reach the three-year mark by April after the government announced it would extend it by another three months...

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    Lebanon protests turn violent

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:29am on January 20, 2020

    Almost 400 people were wounded during running battles between Lebanese anti-government protesters and security forces in Beirut Saturday, rescuers said, the heaviest toll since the...

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    80 soldiers killed in Yemen attack

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:15pm on January 19, 2020

    More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical...