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    Air raids kill 9 civilians despite Idlib truce

    Agence France-Presse . Idlib | Updated at 10:35pm on January 15, 2020

    Regime air strikes on Syria’s last major opposition bastion killed at least nine civilians Wednesday, striking bustling areas of Idlib city despite a fresh Russian-sponsored...

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    Lebanese people take to streets for an end to political vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 03:32pm on January 15, 2020

    Lebanese protesters have taken to the streets to demand an end to a months-long political vacuum, with police firing tear gas at the start of...

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    Nearly 1,000 migrants forced back to Libya since start of year: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:05am on January 15, 2020

    Heavy clashes have spurred a growing exodus of migrants from Libya, but nearly 1,000 intercepted at sea have been forced to return to the war-ravaged...

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    Fears for S Yemen as peace deal crumbles

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:58pm on January 14, 2020

    A power-sharing agreement between the Yemeni government and southern separatists is effectively defunct more than two months after it was signed, increasing fears of renewed...

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    Libya’s Haftar leaves Moscow without signing peace deal

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:58pm on January 14, 2020

    Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a permanent truce aimed at ending nine months of fighting, though Russia claimed he agreed...

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    Lebanese protests demanding end to political vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:47pm on January 14, 2020

    Lebanese protesters resumed blocking major highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a ‘week of wrath’ demanding an end to a months-long political...

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    Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 06:18pm on January 14, 2020

    Iran announced Tuesday its first arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder...

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    Iran denies ‘cover-up’ as anger mounts over downed airliner

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:09am on January 14, 2020

    Iran denied a ‘cover-up’ Monday after taking days to reveal an airliner was accidentally shot down last week, a disaster that sparked demonstrations and calls...

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    Iraq warns of ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 08:44pm on January 13, 2020

    Iraqi officials fear economic ‘collapse’ if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90...

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    Protest in Lebanon as crisis deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:43pm on January 12, 2020

    Hundreds protested across Lebanon on Saturday to denounce a crippling economic crisis and the political deadlock that has left the country without a government for...

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