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    17 killed in Syria blast

    Reuters . Amman | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    At least 17 people were killed on Wednesday in an explosion in the centre of Jisr al Shughour, a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria, a...

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    Israel destroys home of Palestinian

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

    Israel’s military on Wednesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of having killed two Israelis in March, the army said.Soldiers surrounded the...

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    Forces push back Haftar’s troops south of Tripoli

    Reuters . Hira, Libya | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognised government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to more than 60 km southwest of the capital, Tripoli,...

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    Egyptians approve changes extending Sisi’s rule

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

    Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes that could see president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030, the electoral board said Tuesday.National Election Authority...

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    Saudi Arabia executes 37

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:26am on April 24, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed 37 of its citizens convicted of terrorism, three years after another mass execution that ultimately led to a break in...

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    264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya’s capital Tripoli,...

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    Jihadist kills almost 50 regime fighters across Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    Jihadists have killed almost 50 Syrian regime fighters in 48 hours, a monitor said Saturday, in some of the deadliest attacks on pro-Damascus forces in...

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    Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of...

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    Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 01:06am on April 20, 2019

    Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing if they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s...

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    World powers divided over UN call for Libya ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2019

    The UN Security Council was divided Wednesday on how to address the crisis in Libya after fresh negotiations on a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire...

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