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Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settler homes

Israel has approved the construction of 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, officials said Tuesday, making good on promises to expand such building following the election of US President Donald Trump.

At least 40 dead in battle for Yemen port

Fighting for a key port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast has left at least 40 rebel and pro-government fighters dead, military officials said Tuesday.

UN seeks nearly $5 bn for Syria refugees

UN agencies and aid groups appealed on Tuesday for $4.63 billion (4.31 billion euros) in 2017 to help Syrians who have fled their country’s war and sought refuge in neighbouring countries.

Turkey fails to rally lira with rate hike

The Turkish central bank on Tuesday hiked its main interest rate by 75 basis points in a bid to boost the ailing lira but failed to impress markets looking for even sharper action.

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