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    Lawmaker brands Trump fascist

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar branded Donald Trump a ‘fascist’ on Thursday as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of ‘Send her back!’...

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    End Syria hospital attacks

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Russia on Thursday opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an end to attacks on health facilities in Syria’s Idlib region, diplomats said...

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    IS attacks kill 6 in Egypt

    Agence France-Presse . Egypt | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in North Sinai killed two people including a civilian Thursday, a day after the extremists beheaded...

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    Iran FM accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister on Wednesday renewed accusations that the United States was waging ‘economic terrorism,’ on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington...

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    Children fighting on ‘both sides’ of Yemen war: NGO

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

    Children are fighting on both sides of Yemen’s five-year-old war, a human rights group said Tuesday as it urged Western powers to end arms sales...

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    Air raids kill 11 civilians in northwest Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Maar Shureen, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    Regime air strikes on Tuesday killed 11 civilians in opposition-held northwest Syria, the target of months of bombardment by the government and its ally Russia,...

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    Iran to keep rolling back nuclear commitments: Khamenei

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

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. ‘You...

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    France sees risk of stumble into US-Iranian conflict

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was ‘a bad reaction...

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    UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

    Agence-France-Presse .  London | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to ease tensions with Iran on Saturday, saying a tanker held by Gibraltar would be released if Tehran guaranteed...

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    Four Afghan forces killed as Taliban attack hotel compound

    Agence France-Presse . Herat | Updated at 12:40am on July 14, 2019

    Four Afghan security forces were killed Saturday when Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel, officials said, as violence continues across Afghanistan despite US-led efforts to end...