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    Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 03:00pm on November 20, 2019

    The Israeli army carried out a ‘wide-scale’ attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria Wednesday, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli...

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    UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:42pm on November 19, 2019

    A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the UN said...

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    3 killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:28pm on November 19, 2019

    Three security personnel have been killed by ‘rioters’ in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding Tuesday, despite a wave...

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    Israel’s Gantz races to form government

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:32pm on November 18, 2019

    After weeks of talks over a new Israeli government have gone around in circles, Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz had just two days left Monday...

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    Iran’s Guards warn protesters of ‘decisive’ action

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 10:01pm on November 18, 2019

    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of ‘decisive’ action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint...

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    Kuwait PM declines reappointment, emir removes senior ministers

    Reuters . Kuwait | Updated at 09:58pm on November 18, 2019

    Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier on Monday, the state news agency KUNA reported, rebuffing the offer from...

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    Russian strikes kill 9 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:14pm on November 17, 2019

    Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed nine civilians in the jihadist-run enclave of Idlib in the northwest of the country, a...

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    Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:17pm on November 17, 2019

    Authorities have restricted internet access in Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after nearly two days of nationwide protests triggered by a...

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    One killed in Iran as clashes erupt over fuel price hike

    Reuters. Dubai | Updated at 10:54pm on November 16, 2019

    One person was killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani's government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes...

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    Protesters spill back onto bridge in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:36pm on November 16, 2019

    Anti-government demonstrators spread to a second bridge in the Iraqi capital Saturday after security forces retreated from a key area where they had clashed with...