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    Kushner eyes Gulf crisis progress on trip to region

    Agence France-Presse. Doha | Updated at 07:28pm on December 02, 2020

    US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is expected to tackle the Gulf crisis and push for progress toward ending the spat...

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    Rebel shelling kills seven Yemeni children

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:42pm on December 01, 2020

    Rebel shelling of government-held districts of Yemen has killed seven children over the past two days, medics and relief agencies said. In Yemen’s third largest...

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    Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:16pm on November 30, 2020

    Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on Monday. Moscow...

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    Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:10pm on November 30, 2020

    Iran said Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and ‘complex’ methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him Monday in...

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    Iran mulls response, prepares to bury killed scientist

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:26am on November 30, 2020

    Iran was weighing its response Sunday to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, which it blames on arch-foe Israel, as his body was taken...

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    Iran assassination could undercut Biden’s diplomatic options

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:11am on November 29, 2020

    The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region but also severely...

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    13 die in Yemen clash

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:27am on November 29, 2020

    Thirteen fighters were killed in an exchange of artillery fire between pro-government forces and separatists in the southern province of Abyan, military sources said on...

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    Six dead as Iraq rival protesters clash

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 12:25am on November 29, 2020

    The toll from clashes among rival protesters in Iraq’s southern hot spot of Nasiriyah rose to six dead, medics said Saturday, as other cities imposed...

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    UN says Syrians exit Lebanon city over tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:22am on November 29, 2020

    At least 270 Syrian families have left a north Lebanon town, as hostility towards them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national,...

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    Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:42pm on November 28, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a ‘mercenary’ for the US and seeking to create chaos, blaming it for the...