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    Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border ‘caliphate’ to two small...

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    Turkey planning intl investigation

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in coming days, foreign...

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    Palestinians to refuse remaining US aid for fear of lawsuits

    Agence France-Presse . Bethlehem | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    The Palestinian government will refuse all US government aid for fear of lawsuits, officials said Tuesday, throwing the future of security coordination and projects already...

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    ‘Bomb blast’ rocks Damascus

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a ‘terrorist’ was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the...

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    Russia, Israel military officials meet over Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Israeli military officials concluded a series of talks with their Russian counterparts on Thursday aimed at improving coordination in war-torn Syria, the army said.The two...

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    Syria IS attack undermines Trump’s victory claims

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Just four weeks after president Donald Trump declared victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists claimed responsibility for a brutal attack in Syria that...

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    Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    The Palestinians will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations even though such a move will be blocked by the...

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    IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in north Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Qamishli, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near...

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    Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in...

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    Cargo plane carrying nine people crashes in Iran

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:37pm on January 14, 2019

    A Boeing 707 cargo plane with nine people on board crashed on Monday near Iran's Fath airport, west of the capital, Tehran, the semi-official Fars...