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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt orders covering face in public, Iran reopens mosques across the country, Turkey to resume national flights and other stories in today's roundup.

Date of publication: 30 May, 2020

Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

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Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a male guardian

Kuwaiti influencer launches vile attack on Egyptians

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Kuwaiti influencer launches vile attack on Egyptians

Egyptians in Kuwait were dealt a whopping blow this week after an influencer launched a vile attack against what she described as the 'dirtiest ...

UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

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UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

UK Local Government Pension Schemes have invested more than £2 billion in ...

Afghanistan 'ready' for peace dialogue with Taliban

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Afghanistan 'ready' for peace dialogue with Taliban

Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council representing the government, said a lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by the Taliban has set the tone for launching discussions.

Lebanon extends mandate of UN force along Israel border

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Lebanon extends mandate of UN force along Israel border

The extension of the peacekeeping force, known as UNIFIL, comes as Israel is calling for major changes in the way the mission operates on the ground in southern Lebanon.

Iran's Rouhani says mosques to resume daily prayers

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Iran's Rouhani says mosques to resume daily prayers

As Iran's public employees went back to work, President Hassan Rouhani announced that mosques across the country will reopen.

UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

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Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught trying to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said, the latest in a growing number of ...

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Turkey to resume domestic flights in June

Local flights will operate between five Turkish provinces, while passengers will have to obtain a health safety code through a mobile application to board.

Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

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Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm, the US State Department said.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

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Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac song, though he failed to censor the N-word.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

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Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out against hosting an in-person G7 ...

Istanbul conquest commemorated with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

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Istanbul conquest commemorated with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

The ceremony was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who joined via videoconference.

UEFA mulls moving Champions League final away from Istanbul

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UEFA mulls moving Champions League final away from Istanbul

UEFA aims to complete its top club competition in August following scheduling chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cypriot court upholds Hezbollah suspect's US extradition

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Cypriot court upholds Hezbollah suspect's US extradition

A suspected Hezbollah member has had his appeal against extradition to the US rejected by Cyprus' supreme court.

White House locked down as nationwide protests continue

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White House locked down as nationwide protests continue

President Donald Trump was in the mansion during the protest that converged on a park across the street.

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