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    Erdogan, Trump agree to work on Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:11pm on July 15, 2020

    US president Donald Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to work ‘more closely’ for a solution to the Libya conflict during a phone...

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    Rights groups denounce Lebanon ‘repression’

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:39pm on July 13, 2020

    A coalition of rights groups said Monday that ‘repression’ and ‘intimidation’ are threatening free speech in Lebanon, hit by an economic meltdown and months of...

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    Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intel office kills 11

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 10:27pm on July 13, 2020

    At least 11 security personnel were killed Monday in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a rural office of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, officials said....

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    Khamenei urges fight against coronavirus resurgence

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:31pm on July 12, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader Sunday called the resurgence of the novel coronavirus in the country ‘truly tragic’ and urged all citizens to help stem what has...

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    UN restarts cross-border aid to Syria

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:23pm on July 12, 2020

    The UN Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but only after caving to Russian pressure to close...

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    UAE Mars probe first for Arab world

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:38pm on July 11, 2020

    The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club...

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    Macron asks Israel to drop WB annexation plans

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:27pm on July 11, 2020

    Emmanuel Macron asked Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from annexing Palestinian territory in the West Bank and elsewhere during a telephone call between...

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    UN fails to find consensus after Russia, China veto

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:23pm on July 11, 2020

    The UN Security Council failed to find a consensus on prolonging cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria on Friday after Russia and China vetoed an extension...

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    UN aid to Syria hangs on Russia decision

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:41pm on July 10, 2020

    The UN will announce Friday the  results of a vote on a resolution to prolong cross-border humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria, the authorization for which...

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    10m face acute food shortage in Yemen: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:28pm on July 10, 2020

    Nearly 10 million people are facing acute food shortages in Yemen and urgent action is needed to avert a famine, the UN’s World Food Programme...