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    Abu Dhabi Dialogue on migrants’ issues kicks off tomorrow

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on October 15, 2019

    The 5th Ministerial Consultations and Senior Officials’ Meeting of Abu Dhabi Dialogue on migrant workers’ issues kicks off tomorrow. The dialogue, better known as ADD...

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    Iran arrests opposition figure ‘directed by French intel’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Iran has arrested an opposition figure who had been ‘directed by France’s intelligence service’ and he is now in custody in the Islamic republic, the...

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    Without reforms, unrest in Iraq will reignite: experts

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Calm may have returned to Iraq after protests were violently suppressed, but the threat of further unrest remains, experts say, amid public rejection of politicians...

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    Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as US retreats

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of...

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    Kurds makes new agreement with Damascus

    Agence France-Presse . Qamishli, Syria | Updated at 03:12pm on October 14, 2019

    Syria’s Kurds on Sunday announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara pressed a deadly...

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    Turkey seizes parts of Syrian town

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Turkish forces and their Syrian allies seized large parts of the northern Syrian town of Suluk, a war monitor said on Sunday, as they pressed...

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    Pro-Turkey rebels ‘execute’ 9 civilians in Syria: monitor

    Agence France-Presse . Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria ‘executed’ at least nine civilians including a female politician on...

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    Khamenei orders producing more advanced weapons

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,...

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    Imran Khan reaches Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday following a request from the United States and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse...

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    Turkey steps up assault on Kurds defying sanctions threats

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by...

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