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Rebels Reach North Syria after South Evacuations

Hundreds of rebels and their families evacuated from southern Syria after a deal was struck with the regime arrived Saturday in the country's northwest, an AFP correspondent said. 

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Xi Ends State Visit to UAE with Raft of Deals Signed

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday said it agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" with China as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country.

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France, Russia Send Humanitarian Aid to Syria for Ghouta Victims

France and Russia on Saturday despatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which was retaken by government forces in April after a five-year siege. 

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Report: Refugees Return File ‘On the Horns of a Dilemma’

Lebanese parties are divided over the controversial file of refugees and whether a coordination with the Syrian government is best for the country to facilitate their return, media reports said Saturday.

March 8 alliance camp believes “direct dialogue” between the Lebanese and Syrian governments is the only means to address the issue, al-Joumhouria daily reported.

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Key Member Resigns from Myanmar Advisory Panel on Rohingya Crisis

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

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Canada Spies Denied Warrant to Collect Intelligence Abroad

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service cannot spy outside of Canada unless national security is clearly at risk, a federal court judge ruled, denying the agency a warrant to do so.

CSIS had asked for a warrant to collect intelligence related to an unidentified foreign state, according to a case summary published by the Ottawa court and seen by AFP Friday.

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At Trump Summit, Putin Made 'Concrete' Ukraine Offer

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a concrete offer on Ukraine to his US counterpart Donald Trump, the Russian ambassador to Washington said Friday, after a report that the Kremlin chief suggested a referendum in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

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Trump Ups Ante ahead of G20 Discussions on Global Trade Tensions

US President Donald Trump's latest attacks on China and the European Union will shape the discourse on global trade conflicts and competitive devaluation as Group of 20 finance ministers meet in Buenos Aires this weekend.

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Knife Attacker on Germany Bus Arrested, Nine Injured

Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.

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Trump Backers Seize on Case of Jailed UK Far-Right Activist

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an anti-Islam activist jailed in Britain for contempt of court, raising fears of a far-right revival.

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