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    Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless...

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    US, Taliban on threshold of deal: US Afghan envoy

    Agence-France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    US and Taliban negotiators are ‘at the threshold of an agreement’ to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington’s top negotiator said Sunday as...

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    New Saudi anti-corruption chief to target public servants

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    The new head of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission said he plans to go after graft by ordinary government employees, following a high-profile campaign two years...

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    Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renewed his pledge to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he sought to shore up...

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    Recycling rubble to save mountains, rivers, beaches

    Agence-France-Presse . Cyprus | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    Recycling rubble, particularly in countries pummelled by war, is one way to limit environmental damage caused by extracting sand and rock, according to Pascal Peduzzi...

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    100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 08:06pm on September 01, 2019

    More than 100 people are believed to have been killed when the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels launched an air strike on a detention centre...

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    US blacklists Iranian tanker in Mediterranean

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    The United States has blacklisted the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya, saying it had ‘reliable information’ it was transporting oil to Syria in defiance of wide-ranging...

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    Syria missile attack kills 40 jihadist leaders

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    At least 40 jihadist leaders were killed Saturday in Syria after a missile attack targeted their meeting in the northwestern province of Idlib, a war...

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    UAE air raids raise tensions with Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates has confirmed it launched air strikes on Yemen’s interim capital Aden, after furious a accusations from the internationally recognised government which...

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    Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up an offensive against the last big stronghold of Syrian rebels, mounting more air raids and deploying ground...