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    Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:59pm on February 16, 2020

    Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting American troops near the US embassy early Sunday, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets...

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    Air strikes kill 31 in Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:48pm on February 16, 2020

    Thirty-one people were killed in air strikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said, the victims of an apparent Saudi-led retaliation after Iran-backed Huthi rebels...

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    Syrian chopper downed over rebel area, killing crew

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 10:40pm on February 15, 2020

    A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second such incident in a week...

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    Iran could reverse nuclear breaches if Europe acts: Zarif

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 10:39pm on February 15, 2020

    Iran would be willing to move back towards the 2015 nuclear deal if Europe provides ‘meaningful’ economic benefits, the country’s foreign minister said Friday, The...

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    Turkey hits back at Moscow over Idlib claims

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 10:37pm on February 15, 2020

    Turkey on Saturday hit back at Russian accusations of failing to honour a 2018 deal by insisting it carried out its responsibilities in Idlib, Syria’s...

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    Israeli attack on Damascus kills fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    Israeli strikes on Damascus airport killed seven fighters, a war monitor said Friday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting Iran’s military presence in...

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    Rocket hits Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Kirkuk | Updated at 11:57pm on February 14, 2020

    A rocket slammed into an Iraqi base where American troops are stationed in the remote province of Kirkuk, Iraq’s military and a US security source...

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    Turkey threatens force against radicals in Idlib

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:40pm on February 13, 2020

    Turkey on Thursday threatened to use force against ‘radicals’ in Syria’s Idlib province after Russia accused Ankara of failing to ‘neutralise’ jihadist groups under a...

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    Tunisian president mired in UN row over Trump peace plan

    Agence-France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 11:38pm on February 13, 2020

    Tunisian president Kais Saied’s first major foray into international affairs appears to have backfired, with his diplomatic strategy called into question over the dismissal of...

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    World standing by as children harmed by conflict

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:37pm on February 13, 2020

    Governments were on Thursday urged to do more to protect children from the effects of war and serious violence, after a new report suggested record...