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    Kuwait model in hot water after remarks over Filipino workers

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:13pm on July 26, 2018

    A Kuwaiti social media star remained unapologetic Monday over comments she made against new laws aimed at improving conditions for Filipino domestic workers, despite...

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    IS attacks kill 180 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on July 26, 2018

    A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one...

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    UN Palestinian agency to axe 250 jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:53pm on July 25, 2018

    The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 250 jobs in the Palestinian territories after the United States held...

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    Dozens dead in attacks on Syria's Sweida city, villages

    Reuters | Updated at 02:19pm on July 25, 2018

    Multiple attacks killed at least 38 people and wounded 37 others in Sweida and villages northeast of the Syrian city, the head of the health...

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    Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

    Reuters | Updated at 07:24pm on July 23, 2018

    An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 100-kg stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem's Western Wall and crashed at her feet. The...

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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...