Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Switzerland | AFP

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joins protesters at a march in Lausanne ahead of global decision-makers gathering in Davos for their annual meeting, with challenges facing the planet — from climate change to conflict in the Middle East.

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French President Macron hosts Jordan’s King Abdulllah II | AFP

French President Macron hosts Jordan’s King Abdulllah II for a meeting followed by a dinner. The Jordan monarch arrived in Paris after having met his partners in Brussels and Strasbourg in order to seek the best way “to lower the tensions” between Tehran and Washington in the Middle East. IMAGES

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For Syrians in Idlib, killing of Soleimani a ‘victory’ | AFP

In parts of the Middle East, Qasem Soleimani is revered as a hero. But in opposition-held Syria, the slain Iranian commander was seen as the man to kill and many see his death as “victory”.

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Trump administration imposes new sanctions on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions against Iran will target eight senior officials involved in “destabilizing” activities in the Middle East as well as Tuesday’s missile strike. (Jan. 10)

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Ohio Trump supporters back president amid rising tensions with Iran | AFP

Supporters in Toledo eagerly await the arrival of Donald Trump, just hours before the president makes his first official campaign stop in 2020. Voters here back President Trump’s decisions amid rising tensions in the Middle East. saying, “we need to defend ourselves and fight back.”

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Trump proposes ‘NATOME’: NATO expanded to Mideast

President Donald Trump says he thinks NATO should be expanded to include nations in the Middle East. He even is suggesting a new name for the 70-year-old alliance: “NATOME” – short for NATO-Middle East. (Jan. 9)

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Trump urges NATO to be ‘more involved’, tells Iran: US ‘ready to embrace peace’ | AFP

US President Donald Trump urges NATO to “become much more involved” in the Middle East and tells world powers to “break away from the remnants” of the Iran nuclear deal, as he addresses the US in the wake of an Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US and other foreign troops. Trump touts American military strength but adds “we do not want to use it” and tells Iranians “the United States is ready to embrace peace.”

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Warren: American people do not want war with Iran

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigned in New York on Tuesday night. She said the recent developments in Iran and Iraq are “a reminder why we need to de-escalate tension in the Middle East.”: (Jan. 8)

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Ripple effects of US airstrike on Iranian general

Middle East tensions are rising after the US killed a top Iranian in Iraq. The slaying of Gen. Qassem Soleimani has pushed Tehran to abandon the remaining limits on the 2015 nuclear deal as his successor vows revenge. (Jan. 6)

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Israelis react to Iranian top commander Soleimani’s death | AFP

Israelis in Tel Aviv react to the death of Iranian top commander Qasem Soleimani who was killed last week in a US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East, as NATO prepares to discuss the spiralling crisis.

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Iran must avoid ‘further violence and provocations’: NATO chief | AFP

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warns that Iran must avoid “further violence and provocations”, after the alliance held emergency talks on the growing crisis in the Middle East. SOUNDBITE

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Iran supreme leader prays over coffin of general Soleimani | AFP

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays over the coffin containing the remains of top military commander Qasem Soleimeni in an emotional ceremony in Tehran. Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike Friday near Baghdad international airport, shocking the Islamic republic and raising fears of a new Middle East war. IMAGES

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US soldier deployments continue amid Iran strife

Deployments continue for thousands of soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division. In the coming days, Fort Bragg will send nearly 3,000 servicemen and women to the Middle East after Iran vowed revenge for the death of top Quds Force general. (Jan. 4)

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Schumer: ‘The president does not have the authority for a war with Iran’ | AFP

“The president does not have the authority for a war with Iran,” says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after Donald Trump’s order to kill a top Iranian commander. “The president’s decision,” warns Schumer, “may add to an already dangerous and difficult situation in the Middle East.” SOUNDBITE

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McConnell: Soleimani masterminded Iran’s ‘destabilizing work’ throughout Middle East | AFP

“For more than a decade, he masterminded Iran’s malevolent and destabilizing work throughout the entire Middle East,” says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in an American strike. SOUNDBITE

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US military bases in the Middle East | AFP Animé

Iran warns of ‘severe revenge’ after US kills top general. Videographic showing US military bases in the Gulf. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Esper warns Iran will be met with severe response

Iran or its proxy forces may be planning further strikes on American interests in the Middle East, and the U.S. is prepared to take preemptive military action if it gets sufficient warning, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday. (Jan. 2)

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AP Top Stories January 2 A

Here’s the latest for Thursday January 2nd: US troops heading to Middle East; People missing amid Australia fire evacuations; Taiwan’s top military officer killed in helicopter crash; 10 cars shot on Interstates in central Florida.

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‘Messiah’ asks questions of its audience

New Netflix thriller “Messiah” – in which a man appears in the modern-day Middle East claiming to be a prophet of God – raises questions, but leaves answers to viewers. (Jan. 2)

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