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Five civilians killed in Baghdad rocket attack

Five civilians killed in Baghdad rocket attack

Iraqi militia groups fired two Katyusha rockets on a house in Baghdad, killing two women and three children and wounding two other children, the Iraqi military said on Monday.

Macron to continue Lebanon initiative

Macron to continue Lebanon initiative

French President Emmanuel Macron admonished Lebanon’s leaders yesterday for serving their own interests ahead of their country and vowed to push ahead with efforts to prevent chaos, but appeared to have no back up plan should his initiative fail.

Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of Gaza fishermen

Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of Gaza fishermen

Hundreds of mourners yesterday buried two Gaza fisherman shot dead at sea, as the Palestinian fishing union blamed Egypt and demanded an investigation.

Yemen’s warring parties agree to largest prisoner swap

Yemen’s warring parties agree to largest prisoner swap

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen wants to build on yesterday’s announcement of the largest prisoner exchange agreement in the five-year conflict to pave the way for a national ceasefire and a political solution to end the war, he said.

Turkey calls on Armenia to end hostility towards Azerbaijan after clashes

Turkey calls on Armenia to end hostility towards Azerbaijan after clashes

Turkey said on Sunday that Armenia must immediately cease hostility towards Azerbaijan that will "throw the region into fire", amid clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces over the breakaway region

Lebanon army says two soldiers killed by 'terrorists'

Lebanon army says two soldiers killed by 'terrorists'

Two Lebanese soldiers were killed by "terrorists" overnight in the north of the country, the Lebanese army said on Sunday.

Yemen warring parties agree largest prisoner swap

Yemen warring parties agree largest prisoner swap

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to exchange some 1,000 prisoners, including 19 Saudi soldiers, at United Nations-sponsored talks as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process..

Adib bows out after failing to form govt

Adib bows out after failing to form govt

Lebanon's premier-designate stepped down Saturday, saying he had been unable to form a reform-minded government to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades.

Rouhani condemns US for 'crimes' against Iran

Rouhani condemns US for 'crimes' against Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said people should blame Washington for the "crimes and pressure" facing the country, as waves of US sanctions impact the struggling economy.

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday authorised the country’s provinces to impose lockdowns wherever necessary to stem a rapid rise in coronavirus cases.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French initiative

Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French initiative

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties

Sudan does not want to link its removal from a US terrorism list that is hindering access to foreign funding for the country’s economy with a normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday.

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