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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"...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region hit by airstrikes, eyewitness and local forces say

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The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was hit by at least two airstrikes on Monday, an eyewitness and a spokesman for forces fighting the country's central government told CNN. The eyewitness in Mekelle...

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. ...

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...

Fresh Ethiopian air force strikes hit Tigray region

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The Ethiopian government's air force carried out two air strikes in the northern region of Tigray, government spokesperson Legese Tulu told CNN Sunday. One of the strikes hit a military command post and training ce...

The Arctic fails its annual health check as global warming brings more ills to the region

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From extreme melt events to an influx of beaver colonies in Alaska, and rain falling at the summit of Greenland for the first time on record, the Arctic region showed clear symptoms of an ailing planet over the past...

Trump visits the South Texas border amid a shift in the region toward Republicans

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Pharr, Texas Former President Donald Trump still wants a wall on the southern border. And he said it's Democrats' fault it hasn't happened yet. On this wet, humid Wednesday on the South Texas border, Trump met with T...

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...

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