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    Children among 13 Pakistanis killed in Jordan fire

    Agence-France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 11:07pm on December 02, 2019

    Thirteen Pakistanis including eight children died early Monday when a blaze tore through their corrugated metal home in a rural area of western Jordan, authorities...

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    Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:03pm on December 02, 2019

    Iraq’s rival parties were negotiating the contours of a new government on Monday, after the previous cabinet was brought down by a two-month protest movement...

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    Air strikes kill 15 civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:00pm on December 02, 2019

    Air strikes  killed 15 civilians Monday in Syria’s last major opposition bastion where deadly clashes between regime forces and armed groups have escalated in recent...

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    70 dead in Syria regime clashes with Idlib militants in 2 days

    Agence France-Presse . Surman | Updated at 12:53am on December 02, 2019

    Two days of clashes between regime forces and armed groups in Syria’s last major opposition bastion have killed nearly 70 on both sides, a war...

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    Iran may ‘reconsider’ atomic watchdog commitments

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:45am on December 02, 2019

    Iran warned Sunday it may ‘seriously reconsider’ its commitments to the UN atomic watchdog if European parties to a nuclear deal trigger a dispute mechanism...

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    Israel planning new Jewish settlement in flashpoint Hebron

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:43am on December 02, 2019

    Israel’s new hard-right defence minister on Sunday ordered officials to start planning a new Jewish settlement in the heart of the divided West Bank city...

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    Parliament approves Iraq’s PM resignation

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 07:12pm on December 01, 2019

    Iraq’s parliament approved the resignation of the embattled cabinet on Sunday, after two months of violent unrest that have left more than 420 people dead...

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    Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM’s vow to quit

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah, Iraq | Updated at 10:49pm on November 30, 2019

    Iraqis kept up anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, unsatisfied with the premier’s vowed resignation and insisting on the overhaul of a...

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    Iran disputes ‘exaggerated’ protest death tolls

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:47pm on November 30, 2019

    Iran on Saturday disputed death tolls issued abroad for bloodshed that erupted during protests in the country over fuel prices, after a rights group said...

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    Smog shuts schools, universities in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:23pm on November 30, 2019

    Air pollution forced the closure of schools and universities in parts of Iran on Saturday, including Tehran, which was cloaked by a cloud of toxic...