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    Saudi changes internal, external policies for policy reset in US

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:52am on February 16, 2021

    Under a new United States glare, Saudi Arabia is rushing to release some political prisoners and make up with regional rivals, attempting to clean up...

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    Iran renews pledge against nukes after controversy

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:46pm on February 15, 2021

    Iran reiterated Monday that its opposition to nuclear weapons was official policy as laid down by its supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the wake...

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    Erdogan accuses US of backing ‘terrorists’ in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 10:44pm on February 15, 2021

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the United States of siding with ‘terrorists’ after blaming outlawed Kurdish militants of executing 13 Turks in northern...

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    Dozens killed in Yemen clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:39pm on February 14, 2021

    Dozens were killed in overnight clashes in Yemen as Iran-backed Huthi rebels intensified attacks to seize the government’s last northern stronghold, officials said Sunday. Earlier...

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    12.4 million face food scarcity in Syria: WFP

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:37pm on February 14, 2021

    A record 12.4 million people in war-torn Syria are struggling to find enough food to eat, the UN food agency has said, in an increase...

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    Yemen rocked by heavy clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:41pm on February 13, 2021

    Fighting in Yemen’s north has left dozens dead and wounded, a government source said Friday, as UN agencies issued stark warnings that 4,00,000 children risk...

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    France, Russia urge Iran restraint

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:10pm on February 12, 2021

    Russia and France on Thursday urged Iran to show restraint after it started producing uranium metal in a new breach of limits laid out in...

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    Half of Yemen under-5 face acute malnutrition: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:05pm on February 12, 2021

    About 400,000 children under the age of five are in danger of dying of acute malnutrition in war-torn and impoverished Yemen, UN agencies warned Friday....

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    Saudi woman activist’s family credits Biden for release

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:26am on February 12, 2021

    The family of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul said on Thursday that the United States president Joe Biden’s election win helped secure her release after nearly...

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    Saudi woman activist freed after nearly 3 years in jail

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 10:49am on February 11, 2021

    Saudi authorities on Wednesday released prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul after nearly three years in detention, her family said, as the kingdom comes under...