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    Lebanon protests turn violent

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:29am on January 20, 2020

    Almost 400 people were wounded during running battles between Lebanese anti-government protesters and security forces in Beirut Saturday, rescuers said, the heaviest toll since the...

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    At least 70 soldiers killed, several hurt in Yemen missile attack

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:15pm on January 19, 2020

    At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Huthi rebels on a mosque in the central province of Marib,...

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    Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli government falls: Erdogan

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:31pm on January 18, 2020

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall...

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    Lebanese block roads as protests enter 4rth month

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:28pm on January 18, 2020

    Protesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon on Friday as unprecedented demonstrations against a political elite accused of corruption and incompetence entered their fourth...

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    Russia strike kill five civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Bala, Syria | Updated at 10:09pm on January 18, 2020

    An air strike Saturday by Syrian regime ally Russia killed five civilians, including four members of the same family, in an opposition bastion in the...

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    11 US troops injured in last week’s Iran attack

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:11am on January 18, 2020

    At least 11 American troops were injured in an Iranian attack on an Iraqi base where American soldiers were deployed, US Central Command said Thursday,...

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    Khamenei defends military over plane disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:34am on January 18, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader called the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner a ‘bitter’ tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the ‘sacrifice’ of a...

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    Israel strikes Gaza for second day

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:33am on January 18, 2020

    Israeli forces struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip for a second consecutive day Thursday, the army said, saying it was in response to incendiary...

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    Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to ‘prevent war’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 06:10pm on January 17, 2020

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January...

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    Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:11am on January 17, 2020

    Saudi Arabia has named princess Haifa Al-Mogrin as its representative to UNESCO, a rare female appointment to an international body, as the ultra-conservative country works...

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