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Australian Calls on Iran to Treat Detainees 'Humanely'

Australia on Thursday called on Tehran to treat "humanely" three citizens detained in Iran, as it emerged two of those arrested were a travel-blogging couple on an overland trip to Britain. 

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Israel Strikes Hamas after New Gaza Rocket Fire

Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire, a military statement said early Thursday.

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Saudi Princess Faces Verdict in French 'Beaten Workman' Case

A French court will rule Thursday whether a sister of the Saudi crown prince had a hand in the alleged beating of a workman who carried out repairs in her luxury Paris apartment.

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Hizbullah Blames Gulf for Netanyahu Annexation Threat

Hizbullah on Wednesday blamed Gulf countries for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's shock election pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley.

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Hungary to Appoint Syria Diplomat in Thawing of Ties

Hungary is planning to appoint a diplomat to carry out "consular duties" in Damascus next year, the first time an EU member state is to upgrade its diplomatic presence in Syria since the start of the war.

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OPEC Urges Further Production Restraint

The OPEC oil cartel urged continued production restraint Wednesday, saying output gains are still expected to outpace growth in demand for oil.

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Anger at Netanyahu's West Bank Annexation Pledge

Arab and Muslim countries Wednesday led a wave of outcry after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank if re-elected. 

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Air Raids Kill First Civilian in Syria's Idlib since Truce

Russian air strikes on northwest Syria killed an elderly man overnight, the first such casualty since Moscow declared a ceasefire in the jihadist-run region on August 31, a war monitor said.

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Iraqi Cleric Sadr Joins Supreme Leader at Iran Ceremony

Powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr joined Iran's supreme leader during a rare visit to Tehran to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, state media reported Wednesday.

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Turkey Acquits Austrian Student on Terror Charge

An Austrian student and journalist charged with membership of a leftist terrorist group in Turkey has been acquitted, his lawyer said on Wednesday. 

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