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    KSA strips bin Laden’s son of citizenship

    Reuters. Beirut | Updated at 09:05pm on March 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the interior ministry said in a statement...

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    Kushner discusses Mideast peace with Saudi rulers

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

    White House advisor Jared Kushner held talks with Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince during a regional tour to rally support for a long-awaited Middle...

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    Assad meets Iran supreme leader

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2019

    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad met Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday on his first visit to the Islamic republic since the start of the...

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    US Mideast peace plan addresses borders issue, says Kushner

    Reuters . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2019

    White House adviser Jared Kushner, giving a broad outline of a US peace plan for the Middle East, said it will address final-status issues of...

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    Iran foreign minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:21pm on February 26, 2019

    Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal, announced his resignation on Instagram...

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    Countries seek synchrony on regional crises

    Reuters . Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2019

    Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit...

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    SDF tries to cope with influx of ex-IS in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Omar Oil Field, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    US-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group’s imploding ‘caliphate’, urging governments to...

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    Saudi Arabia announces princess as US envoy

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday named a princess as its first woman ambassador to the United States, a key appointment as the fallout over journalist Jamal...

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    ‘Abused’ Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:02am on February 23, 2019

    Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom, where they now fear...

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    Civilians leave IS enclave in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Omar oil field, Syria | Updated at 12:11pm on February 22, 2019

    US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group’s dying ‘caliphate’ in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with...

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