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    Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

    Agence-France-France . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2019

    Iraqi politicians on Monday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president said he plans to keep American forces in the country to spy...

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    Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to...

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    Pope follows Yemen crisis with ‘great worry’

    Reuters . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    Pope Francis, who will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, said he is following the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great worry and...

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    Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient mummies

    Agence-France-Presse . Egypt | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    They are more than 2,000 years old but remain in ‘good condition’: Egypt on Saturday unveiled over 40 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era...

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    11 dead as war-damaged flats collapse in Aleppo

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 01:29am on February 03, 2019

    Four children were among at least 11 people killed when a war-damaged block of flats collapsed in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Saturday, state media...

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    One guard dead, 5 hurt in attack on Iran revolution anniversary

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 03:00pm on February 02, 2019

    One member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards was killed and five were wounded in an attack on a base in southeastern Iran on Saturday, Iranian media...

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    Cold kills 29 children fleeing Syria fighting: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on February 01, 2019

    The cold has killed close to 30 children in two months among the civilians who have been fleeing the last jihadist pocket in eastern Syria,...

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    KSA wraps up 15-month anti-corruption campaign

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 11:57am on January 31, 2019

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by crownprince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106...

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    Rouhani tells critics: blame ‘oath-breaker’ US

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2019

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani slammed his critics on Wednesday, defending the political achievements of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and calling the US an ‘oath-breaker’....

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    Palestinian govt submits resignation to Abbas

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2019

    The Palestinian government submitted its resignation Tuesday, a statement said, a move seen as a bid by president Mahmud Abbas to strengthen his position as...

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