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    France sees risk of stumble into US-Iranian conflict

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was ‘a bad reaction...

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    UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

    Agence-France-Presse .  London | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to ease tensions with Iran on Saturday, saying a tanker held by Gibraltar would be released if Tehran guaranteed...

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    Four Afghan forces killed as Taliban attack hotel compound

    Agence France-Presse . Herat | Updated at 12:40am on July 14, 2019

    Four Afghan security forces were killed Saturday when Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel, officials said, as violence continues across Afghanistan despite US-led efforts to end...

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    French ‘yellow vests’ movement dwindling

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:26am on July 14, 2019

    Legendary Paris restaurant Le Fouquet’s is to open Sunday for the first time since ‘yellow vest’ protesters torched the plush hangout on the Champs-Elysees boulevard...

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    Children among 14 civilians killed in Syria strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:21am on July 14, 2019

    Fourteen civilians, including six children and infants, were killed Saturday in air strikes in northwest Syria, targeted for months now by deadly regime and Russian...

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    Iran able to attack Israel: Hezbollah

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 03:15pm on July 13, 2019

    The head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah said on Friday that United Staes ally Israel would not be ‘neutral’ if...

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    Iran calls on UK to release oil tanker

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:47pm on July 12, 2019

    Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European...

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    More than 100 people killed in Syria clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 02:26pm on July 12, 2019

    More than 100 fighters were killed in clashes between regime and jihadist-led forces in northwest Syria, a war monitor...

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    Clashes kill 71 fighters in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 03:05pm on July 11, 2019

    Regime and jihadist-led forces were locked in clashes Thursday on the edge of an opposition bastion in northwest Syria after a jihadist-led advance that killed...

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    Netanyahu pledges to keep West Bank settlements

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 02:07pm on July 11, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Wednesday not to dismantle even the remotest Jewish settlement in the West Bank...