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Turkey, Russia Call for Libya Ceasefire from Sunday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire in Libya following a meeting in Istanbul on Wednesday. 

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Amnesty Condemns Bahrain Double Death Sentences

Amnesty International Wednesday condemned a Bahrain court's decision to uphold death sentences against two men convicted of murdering a police officer, saying their trial relied on confessions extracted by torture.

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Airlines Avoid Iran and Iraq Airspace

Several international airlines said Wednesday they would avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace after Tehran fired ballistic missiles at bases housing US troops in Iraq.

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Iraq Says Iran Informed it of Imminent Missile Attack on U.S. Forces

Iraq's prime minister's office said Wednesday it had received "an official verbal message" from Iran informing it that a missile attack on US forces stationed on Iraqi soil was imminent.

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Iran Supreme Leader Says 'Slap in Face' Delivered to US

Iran's supreme leader said a "slap in the face" was delivered to the United States, when the Islamic republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq on Wednesday.

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Iran Fires Missiles at U.S. Troop Bases in Iraq

Iran fired a volley of missiles on Wednesday at Iraqi bases housing U.S. and other foreign troops, the Islamic republic's first act in its promised revenge for the US. killing of a top Iranian general.

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Polish President Pulls Out of Auschwitz Event in Israel

Poland's president on Tuesday pulled out of an event in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in protest at not being allowed to make a speech there.

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Europe Warns Turkey over Libya Intervention

Four leading European powers on Tuesday condemned Turkey for deploying troops to Libya on the weekend, in a sign of rising tensions with Ankara.

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NATO Taking 'Some Personnel' Out of Iraq

NATO said Tuesday it would take "some personnel" out of Iraq because of the increased danger there after the U.S. killing of an Iranian general triggered revenge threats.

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Iraq PM Says Received Signed U.S. 'Withdrawal' Letter Monday

Iraq's premier Adel Abdel Mahdi confirmed Tuesday that he had received what the U.S. said was a draft letter describing steps its military would take to "move out" of Iraq.

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