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    Deadly air strikes hit south Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Daraa | Updated at 01:45am on June 28, 2018

    Deadly air strikes pounded rebel-held towns across southern Syria on Wednesday, as relief groups sounded the alarm over a Russian-backed push for the region and...

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    55 killed near Yemen’s Hodeida as UAE demands rebel pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Khokha | Updated at 02:07am on June 27, 2018

    Air strikes and artillery fire killed 55 people near Yemen’s Hodeida, medical sources and residents said Tuesday, as the UAE insisted Huthi rebels pull out...

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    Families flee as regime, Russia pummel Syria’s south

    Agence France-Presse . Daraa | Updated at 12:18am on June 26, 2018

    Syria’s government ramped up its bombardment of the southern city of Daraa on Monday, forcing dozens of families to flee an expected assault on the...

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    Erdogan heading for victory in elections

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 01:40am on June 25, 2018

    Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party were heading for victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results, as the president...

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    Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:43pm on June 24, 2018

    Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades Sunday, as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female...

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    Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:01am on June 24, 2018

    Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups...

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    Driving change: Saudis to end ban on women behind wheel

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:18am on June 22, 2018

    Saudi Arabia, the only country that does not permit female motorists, will allow women to get behind the wheel for the first time in decades...

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    Civilians flee as regime shelling on south Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2018

    Thousands of civilians have fled ‘intensified’ regime bombardments of rebel-held areas in southern Syria in the past three days, a monitor said Thursday, as fears...

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    In Saudi Arabia, men still drive gender policy

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:52am on June 21, 2018

    The public relations blitz that has seen Saudi Arabia garner headlines this year culminates Sunday, when women take the wheel for the first time. But...

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    Arab coalition takes control of Hodeidah airport

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 12:34am on June 21, 2018

    Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized...