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U.N. to hold conference in Libya in April to discuss conflict solution

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United Nations will hold a conference in the Libyan town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to...

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Thousands rally in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz...

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Gaza border protests provide artist with inspiration, and raw materials

GAZA (Reuters) – One year on from the start of Gaza’s border protests, the weekly clashes with Israeli soldiers have...

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Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government’s threat to recover the Kurdish-led region of northern Syria through force unless it submits...

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Egypt signs $2 bln deal to buy Russian fighter jets - Kommersant

* Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20 Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets, the Kommersant...

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Turkey escalates crackdown on dissent six years after Gezi protests

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months...

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Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday,...

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U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

GENEVA (Reuters) – Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping...

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Several hurt in Dutch tram shooting, 'terrorist motive' possible: police

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police said several people had been shot in a tram in the central city of Utrecht...

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Rouhani says Iran will file legal case against U.S. for sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran...

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Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq's Fao peninsula

Walking past dead palm trees on land so dry it cracks, farmer Abbas Abdul Hassan said water shortages and ensuing...

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Crisis-struck Sudan signs deals for $300 million with Arab funds

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan has signed deals for loans worth $300 million with regional Arab funds, authorities said on Saturday,...

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Yemen's Huthis say ready to strike Riyadh, Abu Dhabi if coalition moves on Hodeidah

ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s Huthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike...

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Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled from last Islamic State Syria enclave: SDF

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded...

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