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    US accepts Assad staying in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless...

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    Canada mulls cancelling Saudi arms deal

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, prime minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over...

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    KSA denounces US Senate resolutions

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming crown prince...

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    Car bomb kills 9 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Afrin | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    A car bomb killed at least nine people including five civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday,...

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    UN chief for credible probe

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a ‘credible’ probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. ‘It is absolutely essential...

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    Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas

    Agence France-Presse . Bethlehem | Updated at 11:30am on December 16, 2018

    Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity have been restored to their...

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    Palestinian forces scuffle with Hamas protesters in West Bank

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Palestinian security forces scuffled with Hamas supporters as they broke up a protest Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and police said....

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    Nadia Murad urges Iraq to probe fate of abducted Yazidis

    Agence-France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called on Iraq Wednesday to create a special team to investigate the fate of other members of...

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    UN reports more suspected Iranian missiles found in Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 01:48pm on December 12, 2018

    More suspected Iranian-made weapons have been found in Yemen, the UN says in a report that will be discussed Wednesday by the Security Council. The...

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    Khashoggi, other journalists named Time ‘Person of the Year’

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:26am on December 12, 2018

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, was on Tuesday named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ alongside...