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    Iran pleads at UN against US wars

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:47pm on October 27, 2020

    Iran’s foreign minister on Monday urged action at the United Nations against US unilateralism as he denounced Washington over wars waged since 2001. Iranian foreign...

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    30 dead as govt forces clash with IS in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:45pm on October 27, 2020

    Clashes Tuesday in the Syrian desert between Russia-backed regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists have killed almost 30 fighters, a Britain-based war monitor said....

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    Iran summons French envoy over Prophet cartoons

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:35pm on October 27, 2020

    Iran has summoned a senior French envoy, the charge d’affaires, to protest Paris’ defence of the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the foreign...

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    Qatar faces scrutiny after women ‘forcibly examined’

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:34pm on October 27, 2020

    Revelations that passengers flying through Doha were forced to endure vaginal inspections have upended Qatar’s efforts to boost its reputation before the Gulf state hosts...

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    Qatar faces scrutiny after women ‘forcibly examined’

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:50am on October 27, 2020

    Revelations that passengers flying through Doha were forced to endure vaginal inspections have upended Qatar’s efforts to boost its reputation before the Gulf state hosts...

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    Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:58am on October 27, 2020

    Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria on Monday, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in violence...

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    Iraq protesters, police clash again one year after uprising started

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:28pm on October 26, 2020

    Dozens of Iraqi protesters again clashed with security forces in Baghdad Monday, a day after a rally marked the first anniversary of the start of...

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    Al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:55pm on October 25, 2020

    Afghan forces have killed a top al-Qaeda militant wanted by the United States, as the government on Sunday accused the Taliban of still keeping close...

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    Dubai introduces facial recognition on public transport

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:40pm on October 25, 2020

    Dubai is introducing a facial recognition system on public transport to beef up security, officials said Sunday, as the emirate prepares to host the global...

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    Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:25am on October 25, 2020

    Sudan on Friday became the latest Arab nation to agree to recognise Israel in a diplomatic triumph for president Donald Trump announced days before US...

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