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    Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on November 14, 2017

    Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in...

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    Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home ‘very soon’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:30am on November 13, 2017

    Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon's prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is ‘free’ in Saudi Arabia and...

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    400 killed as quake hits Iraq, Iran

    Reuters . Ankara/Baghdad | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching...

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    Mass graves discovered near Hawija

    BBC | Updated at 08:55am on November 12, 2017

    Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State fighters until last month...

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    Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

    Reuters | Updated at 08:20am on November 11, 2017

    Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing...

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    UN chief warns new conflict in Lebanon would be devastating

    Agence France-Presse . Lebanon | Updated at 01:32am on November 11, 2017

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned Friday that a new conflict in Lebanon would have ‘devastating consequences’ and said he was engaged in intense contacts...

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    Macron visits Riyadh as Saudi-Iran tensions soar

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:50pm on November 10, 2017

    French president Emmanuel Macron held talks late Thursday with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince as tensions between Tehran and Riyadh soar...

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    Saudi questioned 208 in graft inquiry, $100 bln stolen

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on November 08, 2017

    Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion has been stolen through graft, a top official said...

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    Anti-graft drive nets 201 in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:05am on November 10, 2017

    Saudi Arabia said Thursday 201 people are being held for questioning in a massive anti-graft swoop on the elite, with at least $100 billion estimated...

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    UN warns of world’s largest famine in Yemen

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on November 09, 2017

     United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it...