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LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 8am

Turkish-Led Assault On Syria's Afrin Displaced 10,000 In A Day

Turkey says it won't hand over Afrin in northern Syria to the government in Damascus after it removes the Kurdish YPG militia, as its military and allied rebel forces prepare to attack the surrounded city.

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Summit On UNRWA Funding Gets $100m In Aid Pledges

A conference in Rome aimed at funding the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has gathered pledges of $100m in funding, according to UN officials.

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MBS: Saudis Will Pursue Nuclear Weapons If Iran Does

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has announced his country's readiness to develop nuclear weapons in the event that Iran heads in that direction.

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Rejecting Protectionism, ASEAN And Australia Commit To Free Trade

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SYDNEY: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia reject protectionism and embrace free trade, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.

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Russia's Ksenia Sobchak Announces New Party Before Election

Moscow, Russia - Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian presidential candidate, has announced the creation of a new party called the Party of Changes.

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Saudis In Secret Talks With Houthis To End Yemen's War: Report

Saudi officials and Houthi rebels have held months of secret talks on ending Yemen's devastating three-year war, according to a news report.

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Israeli Parliament Endorses 'Nation-State Bill' For First Reading

Nazareth, Israel - After seven years of delays, the Israeli governing parties have agreed the final terms of controversial new legislation that would define Israel exclusively as "the nation-state of the Jewish people".

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Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization For Russia Documents: Report

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign has subpoenaed the Trump Organization, demanding documents related to Russia, according to a New York Times report.

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Charlottesville: Beaten Black Man To Stand Trial On Friday

Activists in Charlottesville are calling on authorities to drop the charges against DeAndre Harris, an African American beaten by at least six white nationalist demonstrators at the August 12 Unite the Right rally.

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US Gets Tougher On Russia; New Sanctions, Accusations

WASHINGTON: In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel through cyber hacking. The U.S. also hit targeted Russians with sanctions for alleged election meddling for the first time since President Donald Trump took office.

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