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    Erdogan warns Libya chaos could spread

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:16pm on January 24, 2020

    Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday of chaos in Libya unless peace is quickly established, as he hosted German chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

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    Israel, US condemn Iran at Holocaust memorial event

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:14pm on January 24, 2020

    Israel and the United States on Thursday called for action against Iran, comparing it to the threat once posed by Nazi Germany, as world leaders...

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    Trump meets his Iraqi counterpart

    Associated Press/ United News of Bangladesh . Baghdad | Updated at 10:19pm on January 23, 2020

    US president Donald Trump hinted that sanctions on Iraq were still a possibility in a bilateral meeting with Iraq’s president Wednesday, the first since a...

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    World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:18pm on January 23, 2020

    World leaders and Holocaust survivors were Thursday set to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the...

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    Iraq protester shot dead in violence

    Agence France-Presse . Basra | Updated at 10:15pm on January 23, 2020

    An Iraqi demonstrator was shot dead in the southern city of Basra overnight, a security source and the human rights commission said Thursday, the latest...

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    IS resurgence possible if US leaves Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:09pm on January 23, 2020

    The Islamic State group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major General Alexus Grynkewich, the number two...

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    UN chief urges action to end Syria conflict

    Associated Press / United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 10:05pm on January 23, 2020

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres issued ‘a very strong appeal’ Wednesday for a political solution to Syria’s nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for...

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    Israel troops kill 3 Palestinians

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza Strip | Updated at 10:45pm on January 22, 2020

    Israeli troops Tuesday shot dead three Palestinians who crossed into Israel from Gaza and hurled an explosive device at soldiers, the army said. ‘I can...

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    Iran MP offers $3m ‘to anyone who kills Trump’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:44pm on January 22, 2020

    An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday offered a $3-million reward to ‘anyone who kills’ US president Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of a top general,...

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    Lebanon PM says new cabinet faces ‘catastrophe’

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:43pm on January 22, 2020

    Lebanon faces a ‘catastrophe’, prime minister Hassan Diab said Wednesday after his newly unveiled cabinet held its first meeting to tackle the twin challenges of...