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    Palestinians demonstrate against Trump plan before Abbas UN speech

    Agence-France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 09:41pm on February 11, 2020

    Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated on Tuesday against the US peace plan, hours before president Mahmud Abbas was due to address the United Nations. An estimated...

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    Air strikes on Idlib city kill 12 civilians

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:39pm on February 11, 2020

    Syrian air force strikes on Idlib city in the heart of the country’s last rebel pocket killed at least 12 civilians on Tuesday, a war...

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    Lebanon protesters try to block confidence vote

    Agence-France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:38pm on February 11, 2020

    Protesters in Beirut tried to stop a confidence vote in parliament Tuesday on a new government they say fails to address their demands and cannot...

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    Nearly 700,000 displaced in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Abin Semaan, Syria | Updated at 10:12pm on February 10, 2020

    A Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced close to 700,000 people in northwest Syria since December, the United Nations said Monday, as bombardment by Damascus and...

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    At least five people killed in Russian air strikes in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 03:53pm on February 10, 2020

    Russian air strikes Monday killed at least five civilians in the last major opposition bastion in northwestern Syria bringing the death toll to 25 in...

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    African leaders reject Trump’s ME peace plan

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Updated at 01:05am on February 10, 2020

    African leaders on Sunday condemned US president Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan as illegitimate, taking advantage of an African Union summit to voice solidarity with...

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    Iran unveils ballistic missile, ‘new generation’ engines

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:43pm on February 09, 2020

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveiled Sunday a short-range ballistic missile that they said can be powered by a ‘new generation’ of engines designed to put satellites...

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    New Yemen ‘mercy flight’ arrives in Jordan

    Agence-France-Presse  . Amman | Updated at 10:14pm on February 09, 2020

    A second medical evacuation flight carrying 24 critically ill Yemenis from the rebel-held capital Sanaa arrived in Jordan on Saturday, an AFP photographer said. The...

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    Syria army overruns Idlib crossroads town despite Turkey warnings

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 10:47pm on February 08, 2020

    The Syrian army took control of the strategic northwestern crossroads town of Saraqeb on Saturday in the latest gain of a weeks-long offensive against the...

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    Iran must become strong to end enemy threat: Khamenei

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:41pm on February 08, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the Islamic republic must become strong enough to ward off the ‘enemy’s threats’ and prevent a...