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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, December 25, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will have nothing left to do in the Syrian town of Manbij once “terrorist organizations” leave
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DAMASCUS/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus on Thursday, marking a big diplomatic boost for President Bashar al-Assad from a U.S.-allied Arab state that once backed rebels fighting him. A man works on the emblem of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Damascus during its reopening, Syria December 27, 2018.
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SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Heads turn when An Hui and Ye Jianbin walk down a street in the Chinese city of Shenzhen with their triplets, who were conceived with help from a human egg donor and a surrogate mother. People are mostly curious about their unconventional family, said An, adding that it was not always
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Two protagonists of Egypt’s recent history faced each other in court on Wednesday, with toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak testifying for the first time against the Muslim Brotherhood’s jailed former president, Mohammed Mursi.  Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak testifies during a court case accusing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi of breaking out of
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FILE PHOTO: Russia’s Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova addresses a news conference on vaccines against Ebola in Geneva, Switzerland, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian government on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing the country to produce crops used in medicinal narcotics, saying this would reduce its dependence on foreign states that
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TIANJIN, China (Reuters) – The subversion trial of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer in what Amnesty International called a “sham” hearing ended on Wednesday without a verdict being announced People sit in a bus driving past the courthouse where prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is being tried in Tianjin, China December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said. Smoke rises from the site of the headquarters of Libya’s foreign ministry after suicide attackers hit in Tripoli, Libya December 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hani Amara The three attackers began their
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – At least three Sudanese protesters were wounded by gunshots on Tuesday when security forces dispersed rallies in the capital, witnesses said, after a week of demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule. Sudanese demonstrators run from teargas lobbed to disperse them as they march along the street during anti-government protests in Khartoum,
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Turkey in 2019, a White House spokesman said on Monday. “While nothing definite is
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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will hold a general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter on Monday, after a meeting between members of his governing coalition. “The leaders
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GEORGETOWN/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s navy “intercepted” a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) in Guyanese waters over the weekend, neighboring Guyana’s foreign ministry said in a statement, while Venezuela said the incident occurred within its territory. FILE PHOTO – A Venezuelan flag is seen in downtown Caracas, Venezuela December 5,
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