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Nearly 3,500 houses were affected by floods caused by heavy rains on Friday and Saturday.

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" and an "affront to national sovereignty".

Sudan welcomes <em>Pompeo</em> comments on ending terror listing

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Sudan welcomes Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that the State Department hopes to remove the designation, which severely impedes investment to Sudan.

US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

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US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

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Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the insurgents in February.

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Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

It is believed the ICC will regard the list of names as state admission of the officials' complicity in the alleged crimes.

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Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

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China-Iran proceed with $400 billion deal despite US opposition

Beijing and Tehran are likely to go ahead with a far-reaching, 25 year deal despite staunch US opposition.

China slaps tit-for-tat sanctions on US lawmakers, Xinjiang envoy

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China slaps tit-for-tat sanctions on US lawmakers, Xinjiang envoy

Sanctions will also be applied on the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, an agency that monitors human rights in the Asian country.

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Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

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US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

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China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of ...

<em>Pompeo</em> asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

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Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt to stop the 'unwarranted harassment' of American citizens and their families.

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US to start Cyprus military training despite Turkey opposition

Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

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American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

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Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark

Erdogan rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque.

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

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Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

<em>Pompeo</em> urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

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Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

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