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    Iran accuses Europeans of hypocrisy over nuclear deal

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:10pm on November 12, 2019

    Iran accused European nations of hypocrisy on Tuesday for criticising its latest step back from a nuclear deal while failing to fulfil their commitments of...

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    Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:04pm on November 12, 2019

    Banks and schools in Lebanon were closed on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions nearly one month into...

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    Clashes erupt on anniv of Arafat’s death, Palestinian killed

    Agence France-Presse  . Gaza City | Updated at 03:41pm on November 12, 2019

    Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces Monday during demonstrations in the occupied West Bank marking the 15th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death, as a...

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    Three actors stabbed on stage in Riyadh

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:29pm on November 12, 2019

    A Yemeni man stabbed three actors at a performance in the Saudi capital, police said on Tuesday, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative...

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    Workers strike at Kuwait airport for better working conditions

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:27am on November 12, 2019

    Hundreds of workers at Kuwait’s international airport held a one-hour strike Monday to demand better working conditions, threatening to stage longer walkouts in the coming...

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    Iran enriching uranium to five per cent

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:53pm on November 09, 2019

    Iran said Saturday it is now enriching uranium to five per cent, after a series of steps back from its commitments under a troubled 2015...

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    Three protesters killed in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:50pm on November 09, 2019

    Three protesters were killed Saturday in Baghdad, medics and police sources said, as Iraqi security forces cleared streets around Tahrir Square, the heart of the...

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    Iran quake kills 6, injures 300

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:43am on November 09, 2019

    A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck northwestern Iran on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 300, according to Iranian state...

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    Iran downs a drone

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:32pm on November 08, 2019

    Iranian media reported on Friday that Iran had shot down a drone over its southern port city of Mahshahr, without providing further details. ‘Iran’s army...

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    Iraq protests deepen amid fresh bloodshed

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:22pm on November 08, 2019

    Anti-government protests in Iraq entered their third week on Friday amid fresh bloodshed, but leaders appeared to have closed rank around the country’s embattled premier....