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Donald Trump lifts all sanctions against Turkey

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Donald Trump lifts all sanctions against Turkey

The US president has been under fire for abruptly withdrawing US troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to launch a deadly offensive against the Kurds.

Date of publication: 23 October, 2019

Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

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Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

In unprecedented scenes for Lebanon's relatively conservative Sunni Muslim heartland, a DJ blasted beats from a balcony to a sea of protesters below.

SDF chief thanks Russia for 'saving' Syria Kurds

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SDF chief thanks Russia for 'saving' Syria Kurds

Mazlum Abdi expressed his thanks to President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation for their "keenness on defusing the war in our region ...

US says Lebanese protesters have 'legitimate' grievances

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US says Lebanese protesters have 'legitimate' grievances

David Schenker, the top State Department official for the Middle East, said the ...

Israeli president tasks Benny Gantz with forming government

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Israeli president tasks Benny Gantz with forming government

Gantz is the first politician other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive such a mandate since 2009.

Several protesters injured as clashes erupt in Lebanon's Nabatieh

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Several protesters injured as clashes erupt in Lebanon's Nabatieh

Some demonstrators also reported coming under attack from Hezbollah and Amal supporters, forcing the army to intervene and form a human wall to separate them.

US officials to attend Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

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US officials to attend Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

Dozens of top global officials and business leaders boycotted last year's Future Investment Initiative, a lavish event dubbed 'Davos in the desert', as international outrage over Khashoggi's killing peaked.

Russian military police arrive in northeastern Syria

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Russian military police arrive in northeastern Syria

A historic deal between Ankara and Moscow has reshaped the map of northeastern Turkey, forcing Kurdish forces from the region and establishing ...

Yemeni government, Houthis set up joint positions in Hodeida

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Yemeni government, Houthis set up joint positions in Hodeida

The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have set up joint observation posts in the port city of Hodeida, in a move welcomed by the United ...

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Demonstrators comfort crying soldiers on Lebanon protest frontlines

Videos of soldiers overcome by emotion in the face of Lebanon's anti-government protests have gone viral, reflecting the conflicting allegiances between the army and those pushing for social change.

Turkey to 'buy more S-400 defence systems from Russia'

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Turkey to 'buy more S-400 defence systems from Russia'

Turkey and Russia have strengthened military ties recently, working together to establish and monitor a safe zone in northeastern Syria, making them the most influential foreign actors in the region.

Saudi tribal leader arrested for criticising MBS entertainment tsar

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Saudi tribal leader arrested for criticising MBS entertainment tsar

An elder of Saudi Arabia's biggest tribe fell foul of MBS's crackdown on free expression after criticising the country's extravagant spending on entertainment spectacles despite high poverty levels.

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Outrage as man gropes female Lebanese reporter on air

A man groped a female Lebanese journalist who was reporting on the ongoing protests in the country, and then tried to take a selfie with her.

Palestinian forced to demolish own home in Jerusalem

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Palestinian forced to demolish own home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to demolish his ...

Lebanese judge files corruption charges against former prime minister

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Lebanese judge files corruption charges against former prime minister

A Lebanese judge has filed charges of illegal enrichment against former Prime Minister Najib Mikati and members of his family as anti-corruption protests continued.

Feel the Bern: Sanders voices support for Lebanon protests

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Feel the Bern: Sanders voices support for Lebanon protests

The US Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful said on Twitter that the spirit of the Arab Spring was 'very much alive'.

Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

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Kais Saied sworn in as Tunisia's new president

Kais Saied, a conservative academic with no previous political experience, was sworn in before members of the constituent assembly and other top state bodies.

Lebanon's 'dancing Sheikh' makes appearance at protests

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Lebanon's 'dancing Sheikh' makes appearance at protests

A 'dancing Sheikh' was spotted in Lebanon as the country partied itself into nearly a week of protests.

Israeli drone 'shot down' in southern Lebanon

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Israeli drone 'shot down' in southern Lebanon

An Israeli drone was shot down in southern Lebanon.

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Turkey says 'no need' to restart Syria offensive

A US announcement confirming the withdrawal of Kurdish forces in Syria prompted Ankara to suggest there was no longer a need to restart its offensive.

Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syria border

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Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syria border

A meeting between Turkey's Erdogan and Russia's Putin on Tuesday resulted in 'a historic agreement' between the two leaders.

Egypt accepts US invitation to hold Ethiopia dam talks

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Egypt accepts US invitation to hold Ethiopia dam talks

Negotiations between the three countries have been at a stalemate for years after Ethiopia began constructing the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile in 2012.

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US defence chief visits Iraq to discuss Syria withdrawal

Mark Esper is addressing concerns among Iraq's government over US plans to keep troops withdrawn from Syria in Iraq.

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