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26 Apr 2018 description

By Mohammed Ati

BASRA, Iraq, April 24 (Reuters) - The Iraqis who pick over their country's old battlefields for military scrap metal and wiring have few other ways to make a living, but the task comes with enormous risks.

So numerous are the wounds inflicted by mines and ordnance in Jurf al-Milh that the southern Iraqi village is better known as al Bitran, which means "the amputees" in the local dialect.

Hundreds of villagers have lost limbs to mines and unexploded ordnance from the Iraq-Iran war of 1980-1988.

25 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday it had abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally after failing to find a willing country to take in the migrants.

The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt's Sinai desert.

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24 Apr 2018 description

ATHENS, April 23 (Reuters) - Clashes broke out on Sunday between asylum-seekers and groups of locals on Lesbos, police said, in one of the most serious bouts of violence on the Greek island in months.

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21 Apr 2018 description

Withdrawal will restore state control over the eastern Qalamoun enclave, some 40 km (25 miles) from Damascus

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi

BEIRUT/AMMAN, April 21 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

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21 Apr 2018 description

Friday, 20 April 2018 20:16 GMT

DUBAI, April 20 (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

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