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Kushner on Middle East peace deals: ‘The people in the region are tired of war’

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President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, hailed the US brokered peace treaties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday as the beginning of "a new Middle East"...

Clashes break out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

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Long-simmering tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to have flared up in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides accusing each other of attacking civilians. The neighboring former Soviet re...

China’s most-controlled region is facing the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in months

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Hong Kong Xinjiang, the heavily policed region of western China where the government has been accused of detaining more than a million Muslims, is facing a new coronavirus outbreak. While the rest of the country is ...

Air strikes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will continue, PM says

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed further air strikes after jets bombed the northern Tigray region on Friday amid reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons. The mi...

US blocks cotton imports from China region over reported forced-labor abuses

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The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will block imports of cotton, reportedly produced with forced labor, from China's western Xinjiang region. US Customs and Border Protection will detain shipments ...

US bans cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

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The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday. The agency said the region-wide ban...

Burgess Owens tells Biden, Harris to ‘get some backbone,’ visit border region

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Owens -- a former NFL player who was elected to his U.S. House seat last November -- toured Texas’ Rio Grande Valley region this week with six other Republicans from the House Judiciary Committee led by ranking membe...

Ecuador and Peru signal political divides that could trouble the region

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More than a year into the pandemic and as cases resurge in Latin America, two recent elections suggest that popular political views on how to escape the crisis remain deeply polarized -- at a time when cohesion is m...

Blinken says US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of ‘free riders’ in the region

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN on Tuesday that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of "free riders" in the region about their interests in keeping the country stable. ...

Colombia’s bloody protests could be a warning to the region

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Tensions have hardly dissipated in Colombia after President Ivan Duque withdrew a controversial fiscal reform proposal this weekend. Six days of protests had seen at least 19 people killed and hundreds injured. Now,...

Israel-Palestinian conflict traumatic for children in the region

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Ashkelon has been one of the cities most targeted in this latest round of fighting between Hamas and Israel, now reportedly set to end with both sides agreeing to a cease-fire. Though the death toll on the Israeli si...

Extreme drought worsens in West, with ‘exceptional’ conditions covering more than 26% of the region

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A very dry week with well-above average temperatures has worsened an already severe drought in the Western US, according to the US Drought Monitor. New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought condi...

Macron announces end of France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane in Africa’s Sahel region

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Paris France is to end its years-long anti-terror mission targeting Islamists in the Sahel region of West Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday. However, the mission, known as Operation Barkhane...

Australian region covered in cobwebs as spiders flee floods

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It's an arachnophobe's worst nightmare: towns draped in spider webs. Residents of the Australian region of Gippsland in the state of Victoria were greeted with layers of gossamer cobwebs after the area was hit by se...

Airstrike kills up to 30 people at market in war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray

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An airstrike in Ethiopia's war-torn northern region of Tigray killed as many as 30 people when it hit a market on Tuesday, eyewitnesses have told CNN. Two injured survivors of the attack in the small town of Togoga...

Extreme heat will be more frequent in the Pacific Northwest. Experts say region is not prepared

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It was only last year when Hannah Lindell-Smith woke up in the middle of the night with the taste of smoke in her mouth. The orange sky over Washington and Oregon was filled with embers as wildfires raged, leading t...

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