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    10m face acute food shortage in Yemen: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:28pm on July 10, 2020

    Nearly 10 million people are facing acute food shortages in Yemen and urgent action is needed to avert a famine, the UN’s World Food Programme...

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    UN chief denounces ‘unprecedented’ foreign interference in Libya

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:17pm on July 09, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that foreign interference in the Libya conflict has reached ‘unprecedented levels,’ with sophisticated equipment and mercenaries involved in the...

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    Syria condemned at toxic arms watchdog over sarin attacks

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:15pm on July 09, 2020

    Member countries of the global chemical weapons watchdog voted overwhelmingly Thursday to take action on a probe that explicitly blamed Syria for nerve gas attacks...

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    Yemen on brink of famine again: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:20pm on July 08, 2020

    War-torn Yemen is once again on the brink of famine as donor funds that averted catastrophe just 18 months ago have dried up, the country’s...

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    Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on July 08, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 per cent of the pilgrims after...

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    Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:29pm on July 07, 2020

    Renowned jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, Iraqi officials said....

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    US killing of Iran’s top general Soleimani unlawful: UN expert

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25pm on July 07, 2020

    The US drone strike that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was ‘unlawful’, the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report released...

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    Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel over annexation

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:20pm on July 07, 2020

    The foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan on Tuesday urged Israel to abandon plans to begin annexing settlements in the West Bank, warning...

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    Rocket fired at Baghdad airport

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:13pm on July 06, 2020

    A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and...

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    Saudi Arabia bans touching Kaaba during hajj

    New Age Desk | Updated at 05:57pm on July 06, 2020

    Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 hajj season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the...