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    Turkey, Syria troops trade deadly fire

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:39pm on February 03, 2020

    Turkish and Syrian troops traded deadly fire in Syria’s northwest on Monday, further raising tension between Ankara and regime backer Moscow over the war-torn Idlib...

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    Four Turkish soldiers killed, nine hurt in Syria attack on Idlib

    Agence France-Presse. Ankara | Updated at 02:28pm on February 03, 2020

    Four Turkish soldiers were killed Monday by Syrian regime shelling in the northwestern region of Idlib, Turkey’s defence ministry said...

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    Iraqi protesters dig in heels despite new PM-designate

    Agence-France-Presse .  Iraq | Updated at 12:36am on February 03, 2020

    Furious anti-government youth held their ground in protest squares across Iraq’s south on Sunday, despite the previous evening’s appointment of a prime minister who insists...

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    Block placed on email details about Trump hold on Ukraine aid

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:35am on February 03, 2020

    US officials have cited presidential privilege in withholding details of 24 emails related to president Donald Trump’s hold on military assistance to Ukraine, US media...

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    Iranians must have right to choose at polls: Rouhani

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:34am on February 03, 2020

    Iranians must have the ‘right to choose’ between different political movements, president Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, as controversy grows over the disqualification of thousands of...

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    UN chief calls for end to escalating conflict in NW Syria

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:23am on February 03, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an end to fighting in north western Syria, where hundreds of combatants reportedly died this week as...

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    Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: Abbas

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 11:21pm on February 01, 2020

    Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas Saturday announced a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, days after Washington unveiled a...

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    Huthi rebels in possession of new arms: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:19pm on February 01, 2020

    Yemen’s Huthi rebels are in possession of new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, according to a UN report obtained by AFP on Friday,...

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    As army nears their hometown, Syrians grab last belongings

    Agence France-Presse . Saraqeb, Syria | Updated at 11:16pm on February 01, 2020

    Syrian father of four Wael clambers up a pile of rubble, bidding farewell to what remains of his devastated hometown Saraqeb,  after all his neighbours...

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    Erdogan threatens ‘military force’ against Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 10:32pm on January 31, 2020

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out Friday at the Damascus regime’s ‘cruelty’, warning Turkey was prepared to use ‘military force’ again in Syria. ‘We will...