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    Yemeni rebel drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:27pm on September 14, 2019

    Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as...

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    Ex-Turkey PM to launch new political party

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2019

    Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday said he would launch a ‘new political movement’ in the latest challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

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    West Bank annexation would violate int'l law: UN

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank would violate...

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    Israeli warplanes hit Hamas following Palestinian rocket fire

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:33pm on September 12, 2019

    Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire, a military statement said early Thursday...

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    UN investigators link US, Syrian, Russian forces to war crimes

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2019

    Air strikes by US-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have...

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    Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

    Agence-France-Presse .  Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge to annex the West Bank’s Jordan Valley drew praise from right-wing allies Wednesday, but opponents called it a...

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    US warmongering a failure: Rouhani

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States’ ‘warmongering’ was a failure, as Iran welcomed the sacking of hawkish US national security adviser...

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    Israeli PM pledges to occupy Jordan Valley if re-elected

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:39pm on September 11, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in...

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    At least 31 die in stampede at Ashura rituals in Iraq's Kerbala

    Reuters. Bagdad | Updated at 08:35pm on September 10, 2019

    At least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded on Tuesday during the Shi'ite Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in Iraq's southern holy city...

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    Hezbollah shots down 'Israeli drone'

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Hezbollah said it downed an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon on Monday in the latest flare-up raising tensions between the Iran-backed group and Israel. The...

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