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    US senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:07am on December 06, 2018

    Two key US Republican senators said a Tuesday briefing by the CIA’s director only strengthened their conviction that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince directed the murder...

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    Nearly 150,000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen in 2018: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged...

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    Iran faces ‘chronic challenges’ beyond US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Iran is facing ‘chronic challenges’ that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, the influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday.‘External factors do affect...

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    Yemen hospital struggles with number of malnourished children

    Agence-France-Presse . Yemen | Updated at 11:11am on December 03, 2018

    Twenty Yemeni children huddle together outside Khokha hospital, hoping to be let into a clinic that serves as a lifeline for tens of thousands. On...

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    Pope lights candle for children of Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria.‘Advent...

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    Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Iran said on Sunday its missile programme is defensive and not in breach of UN resolutions, the state news agency IRNA said, following a US...

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    Saudi prince was in constant touch with Khashoggi hit-squad boss

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    In the hours leading up to journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who...

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    Saudi prince back on stage to Putin delight

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:36am on December 02, 2018

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman showed himself to be no pariah Friday at the G20 summit, with a beaming Vladimir Putin welcoming him but...

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    Yemen on brink of major catastrophe: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 12:32am on December 02, 2018

    UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was ‘on the brink of a major catastrophe’, as the world body pushes for peace talks...

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    Israel strikes Syria for the first time

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    Israeli bombs have hit several positions south of Damascus, its first such strikes since Syrian air defences were upgraded following the accidental downing of a...