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    Iran warns against UN N-watchdog resolution

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:00am on June 17, 2020

    Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN’s nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access...

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    Saudi faces perilous hajj call as coronavirus spikes

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:11pm on June 16, 2020

    Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year’s hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a...

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    Pope urges world to stop Libya violence

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 12:16am on June 15, 2020

    Pope Francis on Sunday urged international bodies as well as political and military leaders to stop the violence in Libya and to also end the...

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    Rockets hit Iraqi base in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:14am on June 15, 2020

    A rocket attack late Saturday north of Baghdad hit an Iraqi base but missed US-led coalition troops stationed there, Iraq’s military and a coalition official...

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    Saudi Arabia mulls cancelling Hajj for first time

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:58pm on June 13, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s authorities are considering cancelling the Hajj season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932, after the number of...

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    Assad sacks PM Khamis as crisis grows

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 11:55pm on June 12, 2020

    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on Thursday sacked his prime minister of four years, as the country grapples with a stinging economic crisis and renewed protests....

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    Saudi Arabia yet to confirm hajj with 50 days left

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 10:53am on June 11, 2020

    About 50 days are left before the largest congregation of Muslims, yet an uncertainty looms over hajj this year in Saudi Arabia because of the...

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    Iran urges powers to oppose US arms embargo bid

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:20pm on June 10, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged UN Security Council members, especially veto-wielding China and Russia, to oppose a US ‘conspiracy’ to extend an arms...

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    Rocket hits Baghdad airport

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:04pm on June 09, 2020

    The Iraqi army said Monday a rocket had struck within the grounds of Baghdad airport, where US forces are deployed, in another attack against American...

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    Clashes leave 41 fighters dead in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:52pm on June 09, 2020

    An al-Qaeda offshoot led an offensive Monday against regime forces in northwest Syria, sparking clashes that left 19 pro-government fighters and 22 jihadists dead, a...

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