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    US, UK troops killed in Iraq rocket attack

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:44am on March 13, 2020

    Top Iraqi politicians joined the United Nations Thursday in condemning a rocket attack north of Baghdad that killed a British soldier and two Americans and...

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    Syria strike kills 26 Iraqi fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 04:43pm on March 12, 2020

    An air strike killed 26 fighters of Iraqi paramilitary group Hashed al-Shaabi in eastern Syria after a deadly attack on US-led coalition troops in Iraq,...

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    Nine Qatar World Cup workers die in 2019

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 02:00am on March 12, 2020

    Nine labourers on World Cup 2022 projects died in the past year, Qatari organisers said Wednesday, stressing that none of the deaths were a result...

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    Iran warns nuclear watchdog to be wary of ‘empty claims’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:40pm on March 11, 2020

    Iran warned the UN atomic watchdog on Wednesday to be wary of ‘empty claims’ passed on to it, after the agency raised questions about the...

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    Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces

    Agence France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 11:38pm on March 11, 2020

    A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry announced. Mohammed Hamayel,...

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    Macron meets Libya’s Haftar in bid to secure ceasefire

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:55pm on March 10, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron met Monday with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who insisted he would commit to a ceasefire with the UN-recognised government in...

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    High time for United Nations to act over Khashoggi killing, says fiancee

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:51pm on March 10, 2020

    The lack of action by the United Nations after the brutal slaying of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises questions about the organisation’s credibility,...

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    2 US soldiers killed in Iraq clashes with IS

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 02:01am on March 10, 2020

    Two American soldiers fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq were killed during an operation alongside Iraqi forces, the coalition against the jihadists said Monday....

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    Bootleg booze kills 27 in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:58am on March 10, 2020

    Twenty-seven people have died from methanol poisoning in Iran after rumours that drinking alcohol can help cure the novel coronavirus infection, state news agency IRNA...

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    Feuding leaders of Afghanistan hold separate oath ceremonies

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:40am on March 10, 2020

    Afghanistan lurched deeper into political crisis Monday as the country’s two rival leaders swore themselves in as president at simultaneous ceremonies that were interrupted by...