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    UN wants Syria to account for war dead, detainees

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press the Syrian government to provide information to families about the...

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    Saudi prince in Argentina as G20 summit tensions brew

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    World leaders began arriving in Argentina Wednesday ahead of a G20 summit dogged by increasingly strident warnings about the impact on the world economy of...

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    Hundreds protest in Tunisia at Saudi crown prince visit

    Reuters . Tunis | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Tuesday against a visit by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, denouncing the kingdom’s de facto ruler as a murderer in a...

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    HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi Crown Prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 11:20am on November 27, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate the role of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin...

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    East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2018

    US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up...

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    More than 700 hurt in Iran quake

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:06pm on November 26, 2018

    More than 700 people were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll Monday.The quake struck Kermanshah...

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    More than 100 injured

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 01:46am on November 26, 2018

    More than 100 people were wounded in a suspected toxic gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo late on Saturday, which a health official said was the...

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    Iran urges Muslims to unite against US

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:52am on November 25, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States and assured Saudis they were ‘brothers’ who had nothing to...

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    Iran rejects US chemical weapons accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Iran ‘strongly rejected’ on Friday US accusations that it has a chemical weapons programme and accused Washington of breaching its own commitments to the international...

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    Trump shows he will turn blind eye: Turkey

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    Donald Trump’s comments about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing show the US president will turn a blind eye to the issue no matter what investigators uncover, Turkey’s...