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Putin says he wants all foreign forces to eventually quit Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow wanted all foreign forces, including the Russian military, to eventually withdraw from Syria. Putin said that the presence of U.S. forces in Syria violated the U.N. charter. The Russian leader emphasized that the demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib was effective …

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Iraqi PM designate Adel Abdel Mahdi gets challenge of forming government

BAGHDAD (IRAQ) Veteran Iraqi politician and now prime minister designate Adel Abdel Mahdi Wednesday began the tough task of forming the next government, seeking to overcome sharp differences and unite fractious political parties. In a surprise move late Tuesday, new President Barham Saleh handed Abdel Mahdi — seen as an …

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Turkish, Saudi officials diverge on whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkish and Saudi authorities gave conflicting accounts on Wednesday about the whereabouts of Saudi commentator Jamal Khashoggi, who moved to Washington last year fearing retribution for his views and has not been seen nearly 30 hours after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancée as well as …

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Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

KUALA LUMPUR Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country’s anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal. “Rosmah has been arrested,” her lawyer K. Kumaraendran told AFP after she was questioned for hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Her husband Najib Razak, …

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