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    Palestinians urge ICC to open full probe into ‘Israeli war crimes’

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:23pm on May 22, 2018

    The Palestinian foreign minister on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court ‘to open an immediate investigation’ into war crimes and apartheid against the Palestinian...

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    'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:32am on May 22, 2018

    The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was ‘no alternative’ to the Iran nuclear deal, after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented...

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    Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen's city of Marib

    Reuters | Updated at 10:32am on May 22, 2018

    Five people were killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally...

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    Syria says capital ‘completely secure’, IS ousted

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 11:05pm on May 21, 2018

    Syria’s army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major...

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    Palestinian president’s condition ‘reassuring’, says doctor

    Reuters | Updated at 11:47am on May 21, 2018

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalised in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said, giving conflicting accounts of the leader’s condition. It...

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    IS begins quitting last pocket of Damascus

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:16pm on May 20, 2018

    Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria’s government closer than ever to flushing...

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    Moqtada Sadr's alliance leads Iraq election

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:43am on May 19, 2018

    An alliance spearheaded by nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr leads Iraq's parliamentary elections with internationally favoured prime minister Haider al-Abadi in third place, according to final...

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    Israel vilified at UN body for Gaza killings, but backed by US

    Reuters | Updated at 01:51pm on May 18, 2018

    Israel was sharply criticised at a UN human rights body on Friday for its killings of protesters in Gaza and treatment of the Palestinians, but...

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    UNSC paralysed over Gaza violence

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2018

    The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday on the violence in Gaza, with Kuwait preparing a draft resolution to protect Palestinian civilians and...

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    Gaza death toll climbs after deadliest day

    Reuters . Gaza-Israel Border | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2018

    Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian near the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday after thousands of Palestinians turned out for the funerals of dozens of protesters...