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    Five killed in Yemen port bombardment

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:56pm on February 28, 2021

    Five civilians including a child were killed Sunday when their house was bombarded near Yemen’s strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, the latest violence in...

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    Saudi rejects US claims prince approved Khashoggi murder

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:36am on February 28, 2021

    Saudi Arabia on Friday said it ‘completely rejects’ a declassified US report that found that de facto ruler crown prince Mohammed bin Salman approved journalist...

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    4 killed in Iraq clash

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 11:16pm on February 27, 2021

    Four anti-government protesters were killed Friday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Nasiriyah, medics said, the deadliest day in a week of violence in...

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    Over 60 fighters killed in Yemen clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 11:15pm on February 27, 2021

    More than 60 fighters were killed in clashes in Yemen Friday between Iran-backed Huthi rebels and government forces in the strategic northern province of Marib,...

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    Syria air strike a warning to Iran: Biden

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:12pm on February 27, 2021

    President Joe Biden said Friday that a US air strike against an Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria, the first since he took office, should be...

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    Saudi prince approved Khashoggi murder: US

    Agence France-Presse  .Washington | Updated at 11:24am on February 27, 2021

    The United States on Friday for the first time publicly accused Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving the gruesome murder of dissident journalist...

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    US strikes kill 22 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:12pm on February 26, 2021

    The US military has struck Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria, killing at least 22 fighters according to a war monitor, in what the Pentagon said...

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    Biden, Salman speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:03am on February 26, 2021

    President Joe Biden held a long-delayed first phone call Thursday with Saudi King Salman ahead of an imminent US intelligence report expected to link the...

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    Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:02am on February 26, 2021

    Iran will vote in June for a successor to president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the...

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    Libya’s new PM to unveil team in first hurdle of transition

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 02:01am on February 26, 2021

    Libya’s prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dheibah is set to name a transitional government Thursday tasked with unifying the war-torn nation and leading it to elections...