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Biden Says U.S. Air Strike in Syria a Warning to Iran

President Joe Biden said Friday that a US air strike against an Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria, the first since he took office, should be seen by Iran as a warning.

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UN, European States Call on Israel to Halt Demolitions

The United Nations and European members of the Security Council on Friday called on Israel to stop demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley, and for humanitarian access to the community living in Humsa Al-Baqaia.

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U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Elite Saudi Unit over Khashoggi Murder

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an elite Saudi unit as well as a former intelligence official over their role in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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U.S. Intelligence Report Says MBS 'Approved' Khashoggi Murder

A U.S. intelligence report made public Friday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- a key figure in the U.S.-Saudi relationship -- "approved" the gruesome murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The prince, who is de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and due to take over from the ailing King Salman, "approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the report said.

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Iran's Footprint in Eastern Syria

Syria's complex battle ground includes tens of thousands of fighters from several nationalities trained and armed by regime ally Iran, a deployment that has worried the United States and Israel.

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Algeria Anti-Govt. Protesters Hit Streets after Year-Long Hiatus

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Algeria's capital on Friday as the "Hirak" pro-democracy movement gathers renewed momentum after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Over 60 Fighters Killed in Clashes in Yemen's Marib

Over 60 fighters were killed in clashes in Yemen Friday between Iran-backed Huthi rebels and government forces in the strategic northern province of Marib, government sources said.

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Iraqi Militia Warns It May Retaliate for Deadly U.S. Raid on Syria

A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden.

The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

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3 Protesters Killed in Clashes with Iraq Security Forces

Three anti-government protesters were shot dead Friday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Nasiriyah, medics said, the deadliest day in a week of violence in the southern city.

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Damascus Slams U.S. Strike as Bad Omen for Biden Administration

Syria on Friday condemned a deadly .US. air strike on Iran-backed militias in its far east as a bad omen from the administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden.

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