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    Russian ‘siege’ chokes Syrian camp in shadow of US base

    Reuters . Amman | Updated at 02:32pm on April 28, 2019

    It was only when his children began to starve that Abdullah al-Amour decided time had come to leave the sanctuary of Rukban camp with his...

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    Leaving nuclear treaty one of many choices: Iran

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:42pm on April 28, 2019

    Quitting a treaty designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons is one of Iran’s ‘numerous choices’ after the United States tightened sanctions on...

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    Qatar to abolish exit visa system by year’s end: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Doha, Qatar | Updated at 02:47am on April 27, 2019

    Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN’s International Labour Organization...

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    17 killed in Syria blast

    Reuters . Amman | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    At least 17 people were killed on Wednesday in an explosion in the centre of Jisr al Shughour, a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria, a...

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    Israel destroys home of Palestinian

    Agence-France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Israel’s military on Wednesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of having killed two Israelis in March, the army said.Soldiers surrounded the...

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    Forces push back Haftar’s troops south of Tripoli

    Reuters . Hira, Libya | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognised government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to more than 60 km southwest of the capital, Tripoli,...

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    Egyptians approve changes extending Sisi’s rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes that could see president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030, the electoral board said Tuesday.National Election Authority...

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    Saudi Arabia executes 37

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:26am on April 24, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed 37 of its citizens convicted of terrorism, three years after another mass execution that ultimately led to a break in...

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    264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya’s capital Tripoli,...

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    Jihadist kills almost 50 regime fighters across Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    Jihadists have killed almost 50 Syrian regime fighters in 48 hours, a monitor said Saturday, in some of the deadliest attacks on pro-Damascus forces in...