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    Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq ties

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday,...

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    Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in Syria

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

    Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based...

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    Turkey has more evidence: report

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Turkey has more evidence contradicting the Saudi version of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi including a second audio recording, a Turkish newspaper reported on...

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    Prosecutor exonerates crown prince in Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Ryad | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia Thursday called for the death penalty against five people accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, but absolved the...

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    Kuwait halts int’l flights as rains lash region

    Agence- France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Kuwait on Thursday halted flights at its international airport after heavy rains flooded the Gulf state’s capital, diverting incoming flights to neighbouring countries not affected...

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    Govt troops push in Yemeni port stalls as rebels plant mines

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:33am on November 15, 2018

    A push by Yemeni loyalists to recapture insurgent-held Hodeida has stalled, according to pro-government officials Wednesday, as local sources said rebels had planted landmines around...

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    Rocket fire, Israeli strikes threaten new Gaza war

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 03:06am on November 14, 2018

    The worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war threatened to descend into full-blown conflict on Tuesday after further barrages...

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    Palestinians mark Arafat’s death anniv

    Agence-France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 02:18am on November 13, 2018

    Palestinians on Sunday marked 14 years since the death of iconic leader Yasser Arafat, with their campaign for statehood still deadlocked and beset by internal...

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    150 killed in battle for Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:13am on November 13, 2018

    At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Yemen’s Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday, as international pressure mounted...

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    Deadly Israeli Gaza operation threatens to derail truce efforts

    Agence-France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 02:10am on November 13, 2018

    A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened on Monday to derail efforts to...