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    UN plans next round of Syria peace talks Feb 20

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on February 01, 2017

    The next round of United Nations-based peace talks on Syria have been scheduled for February 20, diplomats told reporters on Tuesday...

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    Yemen clashes leave 109 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 12:43am on January 30, 2017

    Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shia rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours,...

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    No time to create walls between nations: Rouhani

    Reuters | Updated at 07:14pm on January 28, 2017

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements...

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    Kuwait hangs seven including royal prince

    Reuters . Kuwait | Updated at 12:45am on January 26, 2017

    Kuwait hanged a prince in the ruling Al-Sabah family on Wednesday for premeditated murder, state news agency KUNA reported, in what appeared to be the...

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    Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump 14

    BBC | Updated at 09:33am on January 25, 2017

    Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump...

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    UN condemns Israel's West Bank settlement plans

    BBC | Updated at 09:30am on January 25, 2017

    The United Nations has condemned Israeli plans to build more settlements in the occupied West Bank...

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    40 dead in battle for Yemen port

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 12:52am on January 25, 2017

    Fighting for a key port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast has left at least 40 rebel and pro-government fighters dead, military officials said Tuesday...

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    Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

    BBC | Updated at 09:38am on January 24, 2017

    The Syrian government's lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart's ‘provocative’ comments at the start of peace talks in Astana...

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    Kuwait declares state of emergency over oil leak on shore

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:12pm on January 23, 2017

    Kuwait’s national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern...

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    Syria's warring sides gather for new attempt to break deadlock

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on January 23, 2017

    Syria's warring sides meet in Kazakhstan's capital on Monday with Russia, Turkey and Iran, sponsors of the talks, trying to make progress towards a goal...