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US forces conduct live-fire exercise in Syria in warning to Russia

U.S. Marines conducted a live-fire, aerial assault exercise in southern Syria on Friday designed to warn Russian and other military forces to stay away from an American base there.

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Leaders Urge "Negotiated Political Process" On Idlib

Amidst extreme tensions ratcheting up over the past days as Russian and Syrian forces have initiated their final assault on al-Qaeda held Idlib, the presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey are meeting in what’s broadly described as a “high stakes summit” in Tehran on Friday.

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Zarif in Damascus for the last arrangements before the upcoming Tehran summit

As the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are expected to meet in Tehran on Friday to discuss the Syrian issue, diplomatic activities regarding the Arab country have considerably increased.

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Get ready for an EU-style ‘brokered convention’

The appearance of the first formal candidate in the EU top jobs derby on Friday clarified little about who will run the place a year from now.

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US-led airstrikes hit Daesh pockets in Deir Ezzor

US-led coalition airstrikes carrying napalm gas have hit last Daesh pockets in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists said Friday.

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Iran to maintain regional influence despite U.S. demonization: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that his country will maintain its influence in the region despite U.S. demonization.

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Saudi Arabia may build border wall with Qatar over terrorism

Saudi Arabia is weighing whether to cut off Qatar — literally — by constructing a canal along its entire border, reports said Friday.

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Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations.

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U.S. faces criticism as it ends funding for U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was “irredeemably flawed.

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Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

The funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday also briefly became an impromptu forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues critical to the African American community.

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Brazil’s jailed former president ‘Lula’ barred from running again by electoral court

Brazil’s embattled former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in the country’s election, will be struck from the ballot, an electoral court ruled on Friday, reshaping Brazil’s election one month before voters cast their ballots.

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U.S. official says EU aid for Iran sends ‘wrong message’

The top U.S. envoy on Iran criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million (£۱۶٫۱۲ million) in aid to Tehran on Friday, saying it sent “the wrong message at the wrong time,” and he urged Brussels to help Washington end the Iranian threat to global stability.

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Israeli Army Injures Eight Palestinians, One International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured eight Palestinians, including a child, in addition to a Norwegian peace activist.

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Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic ambush

A Burundi U.N. peacekeeper was killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic on Thursday, the U.N.’s Minusca mission announced on Friday, August 24.

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Trump says to attend Paris parade in November

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he would attend a celebration in Paris this November marking the end of World War I, a day after the Pentagon announced it was postponing a military parade planned in Washington D.C

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