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    Turkey indicts 6 more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:31pm on September 28, 2020

    Turkish prosecutors have indicted six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday. Istanbul...

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    Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of ‘betrayal’ over govt failure

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:30pm on September 28, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Sunday upped the pressure on Lebanon’s leaders to form a government in the wake of the Beirut port blast, saying...

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    Lebanon reels after efforts to form govt collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:46pm on September 27, 2020

    Lebanon was left reeling Sunday without the slightest prospect of ending multiple crises, after its premier-designate stepped down following the failure of talks to form...

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    Sisi warns of instability after protest calls

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:43pm on September 27, 2020

    Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Sunday against attempts to stoke instability in the country, following a recent spate of scattered and small-scale anti-government...

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    Yemen warring sides agree to swap over 1,000 prisoners

    Agence France-Presse . Glion, Switzerland | Updated at 10:39pm on September 27, 2020

    Both sides in Yemen’s war have agreed to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, the UN mediator said on Sunday following talks in Switzerland. ‘I am...

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    Rouhani condemns US for ‘crimes’ against Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:45pm on September 26, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said people should blame Washington for the ‘crimes and pressure’ facing the country, as waves of US sanctions impact...

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    Lebanon PM designate bows out after failing to form cabinet

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:42pm on September 26, 2020

    Lebanon’s premier-designate stepped down Saturday, saying he had been unable to form a reform-minded government to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis...

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    Abbas seeks UN Mideast conference

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:39pm on September 26, 2020

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appealed Friday to the United Nations for an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, hoping for a new start...

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    Lebanon to compensate blast victims

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:48pm on September 25, 2020

    Lebanon on Thursday unveiled a compensation programme for the thousands of homes and businesses devastated by the August 4 mega-blast at Beirut’s port. President Michel...

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    Russia dismisses US threats on Iran coop

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:47pm on September 25, 2020

    Russia on Thursday dismissed the threat of US sanctions and attempts to isolate Iran, saying it intended to trade with Tehran once a UN arms...