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    Palestinian teen dies from wounds

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 01:40am on September 17, 2018

    A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in...

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    Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:43am on September 11, 2018

    The UN’s new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib could create ‘the worst humanitarian catastrophe’...

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    84 dead in Hodeida fighting after talks fail

    Agence France-Prese . Khokha | Updated at 12:34am on September 10, 2018

    Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital...

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    Egypt court hands five-year jail term to prominent photojournalist

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 04:22pm on September 08, 2018

    An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who...

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    Qatar lifts controversial exit visa system for most workers

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:02am on September 06, 2018

    Qatar amended its residency laws on Tuesday to allow most foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which...

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    Saudi seeks death penalty for prominent cleric

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 07:06pm on September 04, 2018

    Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty against prominent cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awda at the start of his trial Tuesday in Riyadh, a year...

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    US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on September 02, 2018

    The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was ‘irredeemably flawed’....

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    Eight killed in car bomb attack at Iraqi checkpoint

    Reuters . Falluja | Updated at 02:21pm on August 29, 2018

    At least eight people were killed and 12 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in western Iraq, the local mayor...

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    UN points to possible ‘war crimes’ in Yemen conflict

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:46pm on August 28, 2018

    All sides in Yemen’s bloody conflict may have committed war crimes, UN investigators said Tuesday, highlighting deadly air strikes, rampant sexual violence, and the recruitment...

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    Two dead in Iran quake

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:10am on August 27, 2018

    A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 250, officials said....