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    Palestinian president appoints PM

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appointed long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister on Sunday, a senior official said, in a move seen as part of...

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    UN calls for more access in Syria

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    The United Nations refugee agency should have a bigger presence inside Syria to observe and help refugees returning from abroad and from displacement within the...

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    Over 4,800 civilians killed in Yemen in 2018: UN

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    Almost 100 civilians were either killed or wounded every week in Yemen last year, with children accounting for a fifth of all casualties, the United...

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    US trying to change Iran govt: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of plotting to use economic pressure to overthrow the Islamic republic’s clerical establishment, and ruled...

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    Syrian army attacks IS targets in desert

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on March 06, 2019

    The Syrian military has mounted air strikes against Islamic State militants and clashed with the jihadists in central Syria, the pro-Damascus al-Watan newspaper reported on...

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    US downgrades its Palestinian diplomatic mission

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:16am on March 05, 2019

    The United States downgraded its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Monday, the latest in a series of steps by President Donald Trump’s White House...

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    5 children killed in Yemen attack: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 04, 2019

    Five Yemeni children were killed in an attack on their home in flashpoint Hodeida province, the UN and medics said, months into a ceasefire agreed...

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    Syria force pounds holdout IS village

    Agence France-Presse . Baghouz | Updated at 12:00am on March 04, 2019

    Kurdish-led forces backed by US warplanes rained artillery fire and air strikes Sunday on besieged and outgunned jihadists making a desperate last stand in a...

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    IS faces final defeat in Syria battle

    Reuters . Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2019

    Islamic State faces final territorial defeat as the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Saturday it was closing in on the jihadists’ last...

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    KSA strips bin Laden’s son of citizenship

    Reuters. Beirut | Updated at 09:05pm on March 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the interior ministry said in a statement...