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    Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:03pm on July 01, 2020

    Thousands of Palestinians protested Wednesday in Gaza against Israel’s West Bank annexation plans, as premier Benjamin Netanyahu held off an announcement on the controversial project...

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    At least 19 people killed in Iran hospital blast

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:59pm on July 01, 2020

    A powerful explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported...

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    Palestinians say ready for direct talks with Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 11:28pm on June 30, 2020

    The Palestinians are prepared to renew long-stalled peace talks with Israel and to agree to ‘minor’ territorial concessions, according to a counter-proposal to a contentious...

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    Israel’s annexation plans illegal: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:23pm on June 29, 2020

    Israel’s aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank was clearly ‘illegal’, the UN’s human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences...

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    Coronavirus-hit Iran to make masks compulsory from next week

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:27pm on June 28, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that mask-wearing will be mandatory in certain areas as of next week and gave virus-hit provinces the green...

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    Civilians among over 100 victims of Libya mines: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 11:23pm on June 28, 2020

    Mines have killed or wounded more than 100 people, including many civilians, south of Libya’s capital following deadly combat between rival forces, the UN said...

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    15 Iran-backed fighters killed in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:17pm on June 28, 2020

    Air strikes targeting positions of Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed nine fighters on Sunday in the second such raid in 24 hours, a war...

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    In Syria, Milky Way glimmers over sea of rubble

    Agence France-Presse . Ariha, Syria | Updated at 11:30pm on June 27, 2020

    Years of violence in Syria’s last major opposition bastion has created a landscape of ruin, eerily lit in the early hours of Saturday by the...

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    Khamenei warns economy will worsen if virus spreads

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:29pm on June 27, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader warned on Saturday that the country’s economic problems would worsen if the novel coronavirus spreads unchecked, saying the initial momentum to contain...

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    Millions of Yemen children may starve for lack of fund

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:22pm on June 26, 2020

    Millions of children in war-torn Yemen could be pushed to ‘the brink of starvation’ due to a lack of funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the...