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Born under IS, Sick Iraqi Children Left Undocumented, Untreated

No documents? No doctor. Without state-issued IDs, Iraqi mothers struggle to have children born under the now-defeated Islamic State group treated for conditions ranging from asthma to epilepsy.

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UN Security Council Set to Discuss Northwest Syria

Belgium, Germany and Kuwait on Wednesday requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the upsurge in fighting in northwest Syria, diplomats said.

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U.S. Cites 'Imminent' Iran Threat for Iraq Embassy Evacuation

The order to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq came in response to an "imminent" threat directly linked to Iran, senior State Department officials said Wednesday.

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UAE Says Will 'Retaliate Hard' against Yemen Rebel Attacks

The UAE said it will "retaliate hard" if Yemen's Huthi rebels attack civilian facilities, a day after rebels claimed drone attacks that shut down a key Saudi oil pipeline.

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UAE Says 'Committed to De-escalation' after Ship Attacks

The UAE said Wednesday it was "committed to de-escalation" after a spike in tensions in the Gulf but warned it would retaliate hard against Yemen rebel attacks on civilian facilities in the region.

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24 Algerian Police Officers Wounded in Protest

At least 24 police officers have been wounded in clashes with protesters rallying against unemployment in central Algeria, state media reported Wednesday.

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Thousands of Palestinians Demonstrate to Mark 'Catastrophe'

Palestinians protested Wednesday for the annual commemoration of what they call the Nakba, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or fled during the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel.

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German Army Halts Iraq Military Training amid Iran Tensions

Germany has halted its training of soldiers in Iraq, a defence ministry spokesman said Wednesday, as tensions rise between neighbouring Iran and the United States.

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US, Russia Sees Path Forward on Syria but Clash on Election Meddling

Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday for better ties including working together in Syria as President Vladimir Putin welcomed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but tensions were laid bare in a clash over election meddling.

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US Orders Non-Emergency Embassy Staff to Leave Baghdad, Arbil

The US on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran, prompting Kremlin concern.

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