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    9 Iraqis dead in IS ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra | Updated at 10:38am on November 22, 2020

    Six Iraqi security personnel and three civilians were killed in an ambush Saturday carried out by the Islamic State group north of Baghdad, police and...

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    Yemen in danger of worst famine: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:00pm on November 21, 2020

    War-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen in decades, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned Friday. ‘In the...

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    COVID-19 crisis to dominate G20 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:40pm on November 21, 2020

    Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the...

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    Dozens at large after Lebanon jailbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 05:37pm on November 21, 2020

    Over 60 people fled a detention centre in Lebanon on Saturday, including six who later died in a car accident on a nearby road, a...

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    Iran to return to nuclear commitments

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:24pm on November 19, 2020

    Iran said Wednesday it would ‘automatically’ return to its nuclear commitments if US president-elect Joe Biden lifts sanctions, as the outgoing administration doubled down with...

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    Pompeo starts tour of West Bank, Golan

    Agence France-Presse . Jérusalem | Updated at 11:21pm on November 19, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was Thursday set to make the first visit by an American top diplomat to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights after...

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    Jailed Saudi activist’s sister urges pressure on G20 host

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35pm on November 18, 2020

    The sister of a leading Saudi rights activist jailed since 2018 has urged world leaders to use this weekend’s virtual G20 summit, hosted by Riyadh,...

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    Iraq, Saudi Arabia reopen land border after 30 years

    Agence France-Presse. Baghdad | Updated at 07:35pm on November 18, 2020

    Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reopened their land border for the first time in 30 years, with closer trade ties between the two countries...

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    Israel air strikes hit Iranian targets, kill three Syrian troops

    Agence France-Presse. Jerusalem | Updated at 10:16am on November 18, 2020

    Israel launched air strikes on Syria Wednesday, killing three troops and hitting Iranian targets in what the Israeli army called a retaliatory attack after it...

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    Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held camp

    Agence France-Presse . Syria | Updated at 09:32pm on November 17, 2020

    More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of the war-torn...