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    Six hurt in central Israel rocket attack

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:51am on March 25, 2019

    Sirens sounded in central Israel while police and medics said that a house was on fire leaving six people injured on Monday after a suspected...

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    Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over

    Agence-France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Four years after Saudi Arabia led a military intervention in Yemen to back the government against rebels’ the only hope for peace in a country...

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    Druze protest Trump’s backing of Israeli sovereignty on Golan

    Reuters . Majdal Shams | Updated at 12:00am on March 25, 2019

    Dozens of Druze Arabs’ some carrying Syrian flags and pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’ gathered on the Golan Heights on Saturday to protest US...

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    Syria force takes IS bastion

    Agence France-Presse . Baghouz | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group’s nearly five-year-old ‘caliphate’ Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in...

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    IS ‘caliphate’ eliminated, says US-backed SDF

    Reuters . Deir Al-Zor, Syria | Updated at 05:20pm on March 23, 2019

    US-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over...

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    79 killed in Iraq ferry capsize

    Reuters . Mosul | Updated at 10:42am on March 22, 2019

    At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris River in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical...

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    IS loses big part of enclave

    Reuters . Deir Al-Zor Province | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic State’s last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Tuesday after seizing the jihadists’ camp at...

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    Syria army vows to retake control of SDF areas

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defence minister warned Monday.Marginalised...

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    Salman approved intervention against dissidents: NYT

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence...

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    Iran will file legal case against US, says Rouhani

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran against US officials who imposed sanctions on the...