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    Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2019

    Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said.The measure approved...

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    Explosives expert killed in Cairo blast

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 01:51pm on January 06, 2019

    An Egyptian police officer was killed on Saturday while attempting to defuse a bomb found near a church in an eastern Cairo suburb, state television...

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    Jihadists advance against rebels in northern Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2019

    Jihadists gained ground Friday from rebels in Syria’s last major opposition bastion after four days of clashes that have killed more than 100 fighters, a...

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    Yemen govt reports Hodeida rebel ‘attacks’ to UN

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2019

    Yemen’s government and its two main allies have written to the UN Security Council accusing rebels of failing to comply with a hard-won ceasefire agreement...

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    Khashoggi murder trial opens

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial...

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    Honduras in talks with US, Israel on moving embassy to Jerusalem

    Agence-France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Honduras on Tuesday discussed with Israel and the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a controversial initiative that follows similar gestures...

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    Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Almost eight years into Syria’s devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as president Bashar al-Assad’s government looks set to secure its...

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    Egypt mulls changing constt to keep Sisi in power

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in power once his second term ends...

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    Top republican says Trump vows to ‘destroy’ IS before leaving Syria

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    A senior republican senator said Sunday that president Donald Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State...

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    WFP says Yemen food aid being stolen in Houthi-run areas

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    Food aid meant for starving Yemenis is being stolen and sold in some areas controlled by the Houthi movement, the UN World Food Programme said...

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