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    UN says war-torn Yemen living hell for children

    Agence France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    Conflict-ravaged Yemen has become a ‘living hell’ for children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top UN official said...

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    Trump has disgraced US prestige: Khamenei

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2018

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that president Donald Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from renewing sanctions...

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    Khashoggi crisis may tip ME power balance towards Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2018

    The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey’s influence at Saudi Arabia’s expense as they...

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    Saudi ‘highest levels' ordered Khashoggi killing, says Erdogan

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 09:36am on November 03, 2018

    The order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the ‘highest levels’ of the Saudi government, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in the Washington Post...

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    Rebel-held Yemen base hit by Coalition

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:54am on November 03, 2018

    A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Friday it attacked an airbase in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, a day after the Saudi-backed government offered to...

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    Khashoggi’s body was dissolved after murder: Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 01:51am on November 03, 2018

    The body of Jamal Khashoggi was ‘dissolved’ after he was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a month ago, a Turkish official...

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    Handful more weeks before US responds to Khashoggi killing: Pompeo

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:03am on November 02, 2018

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Thursday it would be a ‘handful more weeks’ before the United States had enough evidence to impose sanctions...

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    Over 7m Yemeni children face serious famine threat: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 01:50am on November 02, 2018

    Over seven million children face a serious threat of famine in Yemen and ending the country’s war will not save all of them, the UN...

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    Khashoggi murder outcry threatens US-Saudi ties, Saudi prince says

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:48am on November 01, 2018

    The outcry in the United States demonizing Saudi Arabia over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul threatens US-Saudi...

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    Khashoggi strangled, dismembered in consulate: Turkey prosecutor

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:26pm on October 31, 2018

    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then dismembered as part of a premeditated plan, Turkey’s...