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Protesters gather at Iraq's Siba gas field-police

Protesters gather at Iraq's Siba gas field-police

About 200 protesters gathered at the main entrance to Iraq's Siba natural gas field on Monday, police and energy sources said, in unrest over poor services sweeping southern cities. The demonstration has not affected operations at Siba, run by Kuwait Energy PLC, Siba officials said.

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Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces - police official

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces - police official

Two protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa on Sunday, a police official said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption. "Hundreds of people tried to storm a courthouse. Shots were fired towards...

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Fans proud despite Croatia's World Cup final loss to France

Fans proud despite Croatia's World Cup final loss to France

Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final. The entry into the World Cup final in Russia brought the country of 4 million people to a standstill Sunday after officials and the media...

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Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

U.S. media reported Sunday on new details from a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran, though none of the material appeared to show that Iran wasn't abiding by its nuclear agreement. The information relayed to the outlets shed more light on the daring...

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France wins its 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2 in final

France wins its 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2 in final

BREAKING: France wins its 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2 in final.

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Iran's supreme leader calls for backing government in face of US sanctions: website

Iran's supreme leader calls for backing government in face of US sanctions: website

Iran's supreme leader Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming U.S. economic sanctions, saying America's "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website. "I strongly believe that if the government takes the...

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Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

Another day's worth of food and beverages was being sent Sunday to a pair of military ships off Sicily as Italy waited for more European nations to pledge to take a share of the hundreds of migrants on board before allowing the asylum-seekers to step off onto Italian soil. Germany agreed to...

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Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. The ceremony marked a handover from the world's largest country by landmass to one of the smallest. Qatar has a population...

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Turkey's plan to buy Russian defense system a risk for NATO: US general

Turkey's plan to buy Russian defense system a risk for NATO: US general

Turkey's plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system would give a weapon used by "known foes" of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said. Gen. Tod Wolters, also the NATO...

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Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza appeared to be holding Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war. In a day of fierce fighting Saturday, Israel carried out dozens of air strikes in Gaza, killing two people, and Gaza armed...

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Twelve Palestinians wounded in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: Health officials

Twelve Palestinians wounded in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: Health officials

Twelve Palestinians wounded in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: Health officials

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UN official: Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert

UN official: Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert

A U.N. migration official said Saturday Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die. The head of the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration in Niger, Giuseppe Loprete, tweeted that 391 migrants from 16 countries were abandoned at the...

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Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip after border protest bloodshed

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip after border protest bloodshed

Israel's army said it had launched airstrikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following bloodshed in border protest clashes that saw a Palestinian teenager shot dead and an Israeli soldier injured. The Israeli aerial bombardment came as rockets and mortars were lobbed...

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Iraqi protesters withdraw from Najaf airport, air traffic resumes - state TV

Iraqi protesters withdraw from Najaf airport, air traffic resumes - state TV

Air traffic resumed at the airport in the Iraqi city of Najaf after protesters withdrew, state television reported late Friday. Earlier in the day, hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, extending protests following...

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Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

Eritrea's longtime president arrived Saturday in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. Thousands have turned out in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, under tight security to welcome President Isaias Afwerki, whose visit...

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Afghan official says insurgents kill 11 soldiers in west

Afghan official says insurgents kill 11 soldiers in west

An Afghan official said Saturday at least 11 soldiers were killed when their checkpoint came under an attack by Insurgents in western Farah province. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, says four other soldiers were wounded in the gun battle in Bala Buluk...

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U.S. grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

U.S. grand jury indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 election hacking

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the Justice Department said. The indictment, secured by Special Counsel...

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Suicide bomber kills more than 100 at Pakistan election rally

Suicide bomber kills more than 100 at Pakistan election rally

A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's return ahead of the July 25 vote. The bombing was the most deadly attack in...

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