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    Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:30pm on November 04, 2019

    With anti-American slogans and effigies mocking president Donald Trump, thousands rallied outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary...

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    Iran announces sharp rise in enriched uranium production

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:29pm on November 04, 2019

    Iran announced Monday a more than tenfold increase in enriched uranium production following a series of steps back from commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal...

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    Khamenei rules out talks with US

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:47pm on November 03, 2019

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday again ruled out negotiations with Washington, a day before the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis at the US embassy...

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    Iraq protests enter 2nd month, defying pledges of reform

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:45pm on November 03, 2019

    Iraq’s top cleric warned foreign actors on Friday against interfering in his country’s anti-government protests as they entered a second month despite pledges of reform...

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    Lebanon’s citizens urged to unite behind reforms

    Agence France-Presse . Baabda, Lebanon | Updated at 10:43pm on November 03, 2019

    Lebanon’s president Sunday called on citizens to unite behind reforms, after more than two weeks of nationwide anti-graft protests that brought down the government...

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    At least 13 people killed in bomb attack in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Tal Abyad, Syria | Updated at 02:45pm on November 03, 2019

    A car bomb killed at least 13 people in a Turkish-held border town in northeast Syria Saturday, as thousands of Kurds in the wider region...

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    IS names Baghdadi successor

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:07pm on November 01, 2019

    The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement Thursday and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim...

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    Whatsapp sues Israeli firm for spying

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:06pm on November 01, 2019

    India demanded answers from WhatsApp over a snooping scandal Thursday after coming under fire from critics who accused authorities of using malware installed on the...

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    Iraq president announces early polls

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:57pm on November 01, 2019

    Iraq’s president vowed on Thursday to hold early elections in response to a month of deadly protests, but demonstrators said the move fell far short...

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    Turkey starts Syria patrol with Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Kiziltepe, Turkey | Updated at 10:49pm on November 01, 2019

    Turkish troops on Friday began joint patrols with Russian forces in northern Syria as part of a deal to ensure the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters...