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    3 rockets hit US embassy in protest-hit Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:24am on January 28, 2020

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands...

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    Iran accuses Europe of ‘racism’ over nuclear deal move

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:08pm on January 27, 2020

    Iran’s foreign minister on Monday said Britain, France and Germany had shown ‘racism’ by activating a dispute mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal. In a...

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    Abbas rejects Trump’s bid to discuss peace plan

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 09:58pm on January 27, 2020

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has rejected multiple approaches by Donald Trump to discuss the US president’s upcoming proposal for peace with Israel, three officials said...

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    Turkey probes social media posts over quake

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 09:53pm on January 27, 2020

    Turkish prosecutors are investigating dozens of people for ‘provocative’ social media messages about the deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, reports said Monday. The death toll...

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    Three rockets slammed into US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 04:02pm on January 27, 2020

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands...

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    Protesters, riot police keep clashing in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:53pm on January 26, 2020

    Security forces shot live rounds to clear protest hotspots in Baghdad and southern Iraq for a second day Sunday, sparking skirmishes with demonstrators determined to...

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    Turkey building homes in Syria for people fleeing Idlib

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 11:52pm on January 26, 2020

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that work was underway to construct homes inside Syria for people fleeing the war-torn country’s last rebel-held stronghold...

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    Hopes fade for missing as Turkey quake toll rises

    Agence France-Presse . Elazig, Turkey | Updated at 11:49pm on January 26, 2020

    Hopes faded Sunday of finding more survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey as more bodies were pulled from the rubble and the death...

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    Death toll in Turkey earthquake jumps to 31

    Agence France-Presse . Elazig, Turkey | Updated at 04:26pm on January 26, 2020

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said on Sunday, as rescue efforts continued...

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    Three protesters shot dead in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:24am on January 26, 2020

    Three protesters were shot dead in Iraq on Saturday in clashes with security forces clearing out streets and squares occupied for months by anti-government demonstrators,...

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