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    One killed in Iran as clashes erupt over fuel price hike

    Reuters. Dubai | Updated at 10:54pm on November 16, 2019

    One person was killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani's government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes...

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    Protesters spill back onto bridge in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:36pm on November 16, 2019

    Anti-government demonstrators spread to a second bridge in the Iraqi capital Saturday after security forces retreated from a key area where they had clashed with...

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    One dead as petrol protests spread in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:24pm on November 16, 2019

    One person was killed and others injured in protests that spread across Iran on Saturday after a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and...

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    Palestinian rockets, Israeli airstrikes jolt tenuous Gaza truce

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:27pm on November 16, 2019

    Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on...

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    Israel strikes Gaza targets despite ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:54am on November 16, 2019

    Israel launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, the army said early Friday, weakening a ceasefire put in place after fighting this week...

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    US, EU clash on jihadists fate

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:04pm on November 15, 2019

    The United States and its European allies clashed Thursday over what to do with thousands of jihadists jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a French...

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    Iran wants non-sectarian Israel, says Khamenei

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:00pm on November 15, 2019

    Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel’s future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah...

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    Tenuous truce in Gaza

    Reuters . Gaza | Updated at 04:03pm on November 14, 2019

    Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous...

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    Lebanon protests flare

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:08pm on November 13, 2019

    Lebanese protesters blocked main roads Wednesday, angered by what they viewed as the president ignoring their demands in nearly a month of rallies, and after...

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    Israel-Gaza escalation rages

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 02:42pm on November 13, 2019

    Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel’s targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of...