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    Bomb blast kills 10 in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni | Updated at 01:02am on December 14, 2019

    Ten civilians, including four women and a child, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday....

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    Protests, unrest mar Algeria’s unpopular presidential vote

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:40pm on December 12, 2019

    Algeria held a presidential election Thursday meant to bring stability after a year of political turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters ransacked provincial polling...

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    New rocket attack targets Iraq base housing US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:39pm on December 12, 2019

    Two rockets were fired at a military base near Baghdad airport housing US troops, the 10th such attack since late October, the Iraqi army said...

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    Netanyahu looks for third election to avoid deadlock

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 04:40pm on December 11, 2019

    After months of political turmoil, Israel and its embattled prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday looked headed for a third election within a year unless...

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    Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on December 10, 2019

    Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the...

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    Iran readies for more US prisoner swaps

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:47pm on December 09, 2019

    Iran said Monday it was open to more prisoner swaps with the US while stressing an exchange at the weekend was not the result of...

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    Iraqis rally against government

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:45pm on December 09, 2019

    Iraqis turned out Monday to mourn a prominent activist gunned down the previous evening, the latest violent episode in anti-government demonstrations in which more than...

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    Iran unveils budget of resistance

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:46pm on December 08, 2019

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday what he called a ‘budget of resistance’ to counter crippling US sanctions, weeks after a fuel price hike sparked...

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    Israel strikes Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 11:26pm on December 08, 2019

    Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets...

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    Son of N Korea hijack victim demands return of father

    Agence France-Presse . Paju | Updated at 11:16pm on December 08, 2019

    The son of a hijacking victim and his supporters on Sunday once more demanded North Korea return his father, five decades after Pyongyang diverted a...