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    Rocket hits Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Kirkuk | Updated at 11:57pm on February 14, 2020

    A rocket slammed into an Iraqi base where American troops are stationed in the remote province of Kirkuk, Iraq’s military and a US security source...

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    Turkey threatens force against radicals in Idlib

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:40pm on February 13, 2020

    Turkey on Thursday threatened to use force against ‘radicals’ in Syria’s Idlib province after Russia accused Ankara of failing to ‘neutralise’ jihadist groups under a...

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    Tunisian president mired in UN row over Trump peace plan

    Agence-France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 11:38pm on February 13, 2020

    Tunisian president Kais Saied’s first major foray into international affairs appears to have backfired, with his diplomatic strategy called into question over the dismissal of...

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    World standing by as children harmed by conflict

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:37pm on February 13, 2020

    Governments were on Thursday urged to do more to protect children from the effects of war and serious violence, after a new report suggested record...

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    New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 11:29pm on February 13, 2020

    Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called...

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    US to renew Iraq sanctions waiver for 45 days

    Agence-France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:50pm on February 12, 2020

    The United States will grant Iraq a brief 45-day extension to a waiver allowing Baghdad to continue importing Iranian gas despite American sanctions, an Iraqi...

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    Turkey, Russia trade accusations as Syria tensions rise

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:47pm on February 12, 2020

    Turkey’s president accused Russia of committing ‘massacres’ in its support of the Syrian regime on Wednesday, escalating a war of words as Turkish reinforcements arrived...

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    Rouhani says Islamic Revolution unbearable for US

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:51pm on February 11, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani charged Tuesday that the United States finds it ‘unbearable’ that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down...

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    Over 100 US troops suffered brain injury in Iran attack

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:49pm on February 11, 2020

    More than 100 US troops sustained ‘mild’ traumatic brain injury, far more than originally announced, when Iran launched missiles at their base in Iraq last...

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    Palestinians demonstrate against Trump plan before Abbas UN speech

    Agence-France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 09:41pm on February 11, 2020

    Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated on Tuesday against the US peace plan, hours before president Mahmud Abbas was due to address the United Nations. An estimated...