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    Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:32am on July 23, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US president Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying ‘America should know ... war with Iran...

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    Four killed as Israel strikes Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 01:30am on July 21, 2018

    Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip Friday after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas...

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    Turkey’s emergency rule expires as Erdogan’s powers expand

    Reuters | Updated at 09:21am on July 19, 2018

    A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey’s failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan’s opponents say his new executive presidency and...

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    19 drown in refugee boat sinking off north Cyprus

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 12:27am on July 19, 2018

    At least 19 refugees drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local...

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    After two-year purge, Turkey to end state of emergency

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:58am on July 18, 2018

    Turkey's state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup is to end Wednesday but the opposition fears it will be replaced by...

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    Syria rebels evacuate ‘cradle’ of uprising as Israel strikes north

    Agence France-Presse . Daraa | Updated at 12:38am on July 17, 2018

    Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the ‘cradle’ of the country’s...

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    Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 03:12am on July 15, 2018

    Israel’s military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following border clashes in which two Palestinians including a...

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    Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor: monitor

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:21pm on July 13, 2018

    An air strike has killed 28 civilians in one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor,...

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    State media confirms deal with rebels for Daraa city

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 12:32am on July 13, 2018

    Syrian state media on Wednesday confirmed a deal between the regime and rebels for opposition fighters to hand over their heavy weapons in the southern...

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    Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:20am on July 12, 2018

    Human rights violations in a string of Yemeni prisons run by the United Arab Emirates could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International...