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    Trump threatens Saudis with punishment

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 09:43pm on October 13, 2018

    US president Donald Trump threatened Riyadh on Saturday with ‘severe punishment’ if a journalist was killed inside its Istanbul consulate, as Saudi officials were to...

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    Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stonethrowing

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 09:30pm on October 13, 2018

    A Palestinian woman has died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the car she was travelling in,...

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    Syria buffer free of heavy arms as jihadists face deadline

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:09am on October 11, 2018

    A planned buffer zone in northwest Syria has been cleared of heavy armaments ahead of time but a new deadline loomed Wednesday for the tougher...

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    Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    Saudi Arabia has agreed to let Turkish authorities search the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate after prominent journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi went missing last week,...

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    Wife of Israeli PM goes on trial for fraud

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she...

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    Turkish police believe journalist was killed in Saudi consulate

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    Turkish police believe Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a government source said, but Riyadh denied the...

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    Netanyahu undergoes new graft questioning

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli...

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    Iran fires missiles against 'terrorist' camp in Syria: statement

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:16pm on October 01, 2018

    Iran's revolutionary guards said Monday they had launched a missile attack against a ‘terrorist’ headquarters in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the...

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    Syria calls on US, Turkish, French forces to withdraw

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2018

    Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as ‘occupying forces’ and demanded that they leave immediately....

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    UN calls on Israel, Hamas to prevent further deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    The UN called Saturday for Israel and Hamas rulers to rein in violence a day after border clashes in which the Gaza health ministry said...