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    Israeli troops kill 2 Gaza protesters

    Reuters . Gaza | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and injuring 46...

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    5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:41am on September 19, 2018

    More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the...

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    Doctors, nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

    Agence France-Presse . Atme | Updated at 01:11am on September 18, 2018

    More than 300 doctors and nurses rallied Sunday in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, urging the international community to protect them against an expected...

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    Palestinian teen dies from wounds

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 01:40am on September 17, 2018

    A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in...

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    Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:43am on September 11, 2018

    The UN’s new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib could create ‘the worst humanitarian catastrophe’...

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    84 dead in Hodeida fighting after talks fail

    Agence France-Prese . Khokha | Updated at 12:34am on September 10, 2018

    Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital...

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    Egypt court hands five-year jail term to prominent photojournalist

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 04:22pm on September 08, 2018

    An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who...

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    Qatar lifts controversial exit visa system for most workers

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:02am on September 06, 2018

    Qatar amended its residency laws on Tuesday to allow most foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which...

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    Saudi seeks death penalty for prominent cleric

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 07:06pm on September 04, 2018

    Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty against prominent cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awda at the start of his trial Tuesday in Riyadh, a year...

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    US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on September 02, 2018

    The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was ‘irredeemably flawed’....