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    Netanyahu not to resign despite bribery, fraud charges

    Reuters. Jerusalem | Updated at 12:31pm on November 22, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a...

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    Russia air raids, regime strikes in Syria kill 21

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:06am on November 22, 2019

    Attacks by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces and air raids by his ally Russia killed at least 21 civilians including 10 children in rebel-held Idlib...

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    Iraqi protesters shut roads to ports, oil fields

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:47pm on November 20, 2019

    Anti-government demonstrators in southern Iraq shut roads to two major ports and a key oil field Wednesday, port officials and AFP correspondents said, leading to...

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    Protest-hit Iran says ‘enemy conspiracy’ defeated

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:43pm on November 20, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the country’s people had defeated an ‘enemy conspiracy’ behind a wave of violent street protests and were celebrating their...

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    Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 03:00pm on November 20, 2019

    The Israeli army carried out a ‘wide-scale’ attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria Wednesday, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli...

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    UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:42pm on November 19, 2019

    A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the UN said...

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    3 killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:28pm on November 19, 2019

    Three security personnel have been killed by ‘rioters’ in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding Tuesday, despite a wave...

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    Israel’s Gantz races to form government

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:32pm on November 18, 2019

    After weeks of talks over a new Israeli government have gone around in circles, Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz had just two days left Monday...

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    Iran’s Guards warn protesters of ‘decisive’ action

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:01pm on November 18, 2019

    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of ‘decisive’ action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint...

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    Kuwait PM declines reappointment, emir removes senior ministers

    Reuters . Kuwait | Updated at 09:58pm on November 18, 2019

    Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier on Monday, the state news agency KUNA reported, rebuffing the offer from...