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    UAE air raids raise tensions with Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates has confirmed it launched air strikes on Yemen’s interim capital Aden, after furious a accusations from the internationally recognised government which...

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    Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up an offensive against the last big stronghold of Syrian rebels, mounting more air raids and deploying ground...

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    UN chief fears full civil war in Libya

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Thursday that he fears Libya will end up in a ‘full civil war’ unless moves are soon made to...

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    US State Dept under fire as website removes ‘Palestinian Territories’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2019

    Palestinian leaders are in uproar after the US State Department’s website removed the territories from its list of countries and areas, following a slew of...

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    Gaza under alert after bombings kill 3 police officers

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 02:03pm on August 28, 2019

    Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian...

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    5 migrants dead, up to 20 missing in sinking off Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    The bodies of five migrants including a Moroccan child were recovered off Libya’s coast Tuesday while up to 20 others were missing after a Europe-bound...

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    Northwest Syria clashes kill 51 fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed 51 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria Tuesday, a war monitor said. Russia-backed regime fighters have...

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    Iran dampens down prospect of Trump-Rouhani meeting

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday told the United States to ‘take the first step’ by lifting all sanctions against Iran, dampening down the likelihood of...

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    Iran tells US to take ‘first step’ by ending sanctions

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 07:35pm on August 27, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to ‘take the first step’ by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US president Donald...

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    Saudi, UAE renew call for south Yemen peace talks

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates renewed a call on Monday for peace talks between Yemen’s government and southern separatists, urging a ceasefire following...

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