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    UAE accused of diverting arms to ‘militias’ in Yemen

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2019

    Amnesty International accused the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday of diverting arms supplied by Western and other states to ‘unaccountable militias accused of war crimes’...

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    Time running out on Qatar labour reform, warns Amnesty

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:41am on February 06, 2019

    Qatar is running out of time to stamp out widespread serious labour abuse for tens of thousands of migrant workers before hosting the 2022 World...

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    Yemen prisoner swap would help peace process: UN

    Reuters . Amman | Updated at 12:00am on February 06, 2019

    A UN special envoy told warring Yemenis on Tuesday that rapid implementation of a prisoner swap deal would help advance efforts at a political settlement...

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    Pope Francis holds historic public mass in UAE

    Agence France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 02:30pm on February 05, 2019

    Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at an Abu Dhabi stadium on Tuesday on the first ever papal visit...

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    Pope makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE

    Agence France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2019

    Pope Francis, the first leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to visit the Arabian Peninsula, will attend an interfaith meeting in the UAE on...

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    Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

    Agence-France-France . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2019

    Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy...

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    Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

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

    The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to...

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    Pope follows Yemen crisis with ‘great worry’

    Reuters . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    Pope Francis, who will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, said he is following the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great worry and...

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    Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient mummies

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

    They are more than 2,000 years old but remain in ‘good condition’: Egypt on Saturday unveiled over 40 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era...

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    11 dead as war-damaged flats collapse in Aleppo

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 01:29am on February 03, 2019

    Four children were among at least 11 people killed when a war-damaged block of flats collapsed in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Saturday, state media...

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