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    Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds

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

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is campaigning for re-election, vowed Sunday to freeze money transfers by Israel to the Palestinian Authority after a deadly Palestinian...

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    Iran vaunts military, taunts US as revolution turns 40

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 07:20pm on February 11, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched and some burned US flags on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the triumph of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,...

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    Riyadh knows nothing about Khashoggi’s body

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:13pm on February 11, 2019

    Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official...

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    ‘Heavy clashes’ as US-backed forces make final push against IS

    Agence France-Presse . Hasakeh, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s ‘caliphate’ in eastern...

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    Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:44pm on February 10, 2019

    Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in...

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    Saudi investments to aid cash-strapped Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:07pm on February 10, 2019

    A record investment package being prepared by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan will likely provide welcome relief for its cash-strapped Muslim ally, while also...

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    Trump may skip deadline for report on Khashoggi’s murder

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2019

    The Trump administration signalled on Friday it was unlikely to meet a deadline to report to Congress on whether it intends to impose sanctions on...

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    Palestinians reject invitation to attend US ME meeting in Poland

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2019

    Palestinian officials have been invited to a US conference on the Middle East hosted by Poland next week, a senior US official said on Friday,...

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    Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash linked to Yameen

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:12am on February 09, 2019

    The Maldives government is seeking international help to find millions of dollars allegedly siphoned off by former president Abdulla Yameen who faces embezzlement and money...

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    US military aims to withdraw from Syria by April: WSJ

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on February 09, 2019

    The US military is preparing to withdraw American forces from Syria by the end of April and a significant portion of them will be out...