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    Yemen loyalists push deeper into Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Yemeni government forces pushed further into the strategic port city of Hodeida seizing its main hospital in heavy fighting on Saturday as their Saudi-led coalition...

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    Turkey shared Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US, others

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, president Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday....

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    Syria regime attack kills 22 rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Syrian government forces killed 22 rebels near Idlib province on Friday, the deadliest clash to rock a buffer zone where a Russian-Turkish truce is to...

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    Libya PM calls for common vision

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    The head of Libya’s UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, urged the international community on Thursday to find a ‘common vision’ for the chaos-hit North African nation,...

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    Rights body fears execution of 12 Saudi Shias imminent

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday it feared 12 minority Shias in Saudi Arabia faced ‘imminent’ execution after their cases were transferred to a powerful security...

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    58 combatants killed in fighting for Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday,...

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    Civilians in fear as Yemen forces edge closer to lifeline port

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 11:20pm on November 07, 2018

    Yemeni pro-government forces advanced closer to rebel-held Hodeida overnight, a military source said on Wednesday, raising fears over humanitarian aid deliveries through the lifeline port...

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    Turkey warns US its Iran sanctions are 'dangerous'

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:46am on November 06, 2018

    Turkey has warned Washington against its new sanctions on Iran, saying isolating the Islamic Republic is ‘dangerous’, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday. Washington...

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    Iran will defy economic war as US reimposes curbs

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 05:03pm on November 05, 2018

    Iran said it would defy the reimposition of more US sanctions on Monday, condemning as economic war Washington’s attempt to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear...

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    US ratchets up pressure on Iran with resumption of sanctions

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:26am on November 05, 2018

    The United States reimposes oil and financial sanctions against Iran on Monday, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its missile...