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    Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh jailed for seven years

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:37pm on March 12, 2019

    Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to seven years in jail for security offences, a judge at Tehran’s revolutionary court told semi-official...

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    Syrian forces slow battle for final IS redoubt

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

    Kurdish-led forces Monday slowed an assault to retake a last scrap of land held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after hundreds more...

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    Rouhani seeks to counter US pressure on Iraq

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

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani hit back Monday against pressure from the ‘aggressor’ United States on Iraq to limit ties with its neighbour, during his first...

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    Iran’s Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 01:42pm on March 11, 2019

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to...

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    Rouhani urges Pakistan to act against extremists

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for ‘decisive’ action by Pakistan against a militant group behind a deadly suicide attack in a border area,...

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    Palestinian president appoints PM

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appointed long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister on Sunday, a senior official said, in a move seen as part of...

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    UN calls for more access in Syria

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    The United Nations refugee agency should have a bigger presence inside Syria to observe and help refugees returning from abroad and from displacement within the...

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    Over 4,800 civilians killed in Yemen in 2018: UN

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    Almost 100 civilians were either killed or wounded every week in Yemen last year, with children accounting for a fifth of all casualties, the United...

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    US trying to change Iran govt: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of plotting to use economic pressure to overthrow the Islamic republic’s clerical establishment, and ruled...

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    Syrian army attacks IS targets in desert

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on March 06, 2019

    The Syrian military has mounted air strikes against Islamic State militants and clashed with the jihadists in central Syria, the pro-Damascus al-Watan newspaper reported on...

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