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    Yemen hospital struggles with number of malnourished children

    Agence-France-Presse . Yemen | Updated at 11:11am on December 03, 2018

    Twenty Yemeni children huddle together outside Khokha hospital, hoping to be let into a clinic that serves as a lifeline for tens of thousands. On...

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    Pope lights candle for children of Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria.‘Advent...

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    Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Iran said on Sunday its missile programme is defensive and not in breach of UN resolutions, the state news agency IRNA said, following a US...

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    Saudi prince was in constant touch with Khashoggi hit-squad boss

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    In the hours leading up to journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who...

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    Saudi prince back on stage to Putin delight

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:36am on December 02, 2018

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman showed himself to be no pariah Friday at the G20 summit, with a beaming Vladimir Putin welcoming him but...

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    Yemen on brink of major catastrophe: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 12:32am on December 02, 2018

    UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was ‘on the brink of a major catastrophe’, as the world body pushes for peace talks...

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    Israel strikes Syria for the first time

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    Israeli bombs have hit several positions south of Damascus, its first such strikes since Syrian air defences were upgraded following the accidental downing of a...

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    Iran is a regional threat, says US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    US officials on Thursday displayed military equipment they say confirms that Iran is increasingly supplying weapons to militants across the Middle East and is continuing...

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    UN wants Syria to account for war dead, detainees

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press the Syrian government to provide information to families about the...

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    Saudi prince in Argentina as G20 summit tensions brew

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    World leaders began arriving in Argentina Wednesday ahead of a G20 summit dogged by increasingly strident warnings about the impact on the world economy of...