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    Hodeida ‘most difficult’ issue at Yemen talks

    Agence France-Presse . Rimbo, Sweden | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    The Yemeni city of Hodeida, home to both a valuable port and frontlines, has proved the most complex issue at UN-sponsored peace talks between warring...

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    Assad announces $9b Syria budget

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Syria’s president on Thursday announced a budget for 2019 of almost $9 billion, of which around a third has been allocated to investment projects including...

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    Yemen rivals double down

    Agence France-Presse . Rimbo, Sweden | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Yemen’s government and rebels, locked in a devastating war, traded accusations Thursday as they sat down for hard-won talks the United Nations described as ‘difficult’...

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    Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Iran

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    At least three people died and 24 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack on the police headquarters in Iran’s southeast on Thursday,...

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    Turkey seeks arrest of MBS aides

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    A Turkish court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

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    Yemen rivals lash out as talks start

    Agence France-Presse . Rimbo, Sweden | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    Talks between Yemen’s government and rebels, locked in a devastating war for nearly four years, opened Thursday as tension remained high despite what the UN...

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    US senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:07am on December 06, 2018

    Two key US Republican senators said a Tuesday briefing by the CIA’s director only strengthened their conviction that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince directed the murder...

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    Nearly 150,000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen in 2018: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged...

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    Iran faces ‘chronic challenges’ beyond US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Iran is facing ‘chronic challenges’ that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, the influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday.‘External factors do affect...

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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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