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Syria Media Says No Attack on Airport after Reported Air Defence Fire

Syrian state media said Sunday that air defences had opened fire near Damascus airport, before withdrawing the report after what appeared to be a false alarm.

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Ex-Nissan Chief Ghosn Charged, May Face New Allegation

Japanese prosecutors have formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary, local media reported on Monday, three weeks after the auto tycoon's arrest stunned the business world.

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn, 64, has been in detention since his November 19 arrest on suspicion of under-declaring his income by some five billion yen ($44 million) between 2010 and 2015.

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U.N. Launches Aid Delivery from Jordan to 650,000 Syrians

The United Nations said Sunday it began delivering aid to hundreds of thousands of Syrians through the Jaber-Nassib border crossing with Jordan, which reopened two months ago. 

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Yemen Rebels Open to More Talks if 'Progress' Made in Sweden

Yemen's Huthi rebels are open to more talks with the rival government if progress is made this week at U.N.-brokered negotiations in Sweden, a spokesman said on Sunday.

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The Gulf Cooperation Council: An Alliance in Crisis

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which holds its annual summit Sunday in Riyadh amid a deep crisis, groups Sunni Muslim-led monarchies sitting on a third of the world's oil reserves.

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Qatar Emir Skips Saudi-Hosted Summit with Gulf Rivals

Qatar said its emir will skip a summit Sunday of Arab Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia, which has spearheaded a boycott of the small but energy-flush neighbour and sparked a major regional diplomatic row.

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At Least 5 officials Dead in Sudan Helicopter Crash

A helicopter crashed Sunday in eastern Sudan, killing at least five local officials who were on board, state media reported.

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Flemish Nationalists Quit Belgian Government

Belgium's Flemish nationalist party said on Sunday it will quit the  ruling coalition, leaving Prime Minister Charles Michel as the head of a minority government after a row over a U.N. migration pact.

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May Says Brexit Deal Defeat Could Topple UK Government

Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Sunday that parliament's rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power.

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Empty Flats Raise Fears of Real Estate Collapse in Lebanon

Ghostly apartment blocks and half-built buildings dot Lebanon, as entrepreneurs and experts fear that the country's key real estate sector is on the brink of collapse.

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