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Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a clash with militants in the northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said on Sunday.

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing for their livelihood.

Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Mideast

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Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Mideast

Despite having 20,005 deaths from the Covid-19 illness, the Middle East has been relatively lightly hit by the virus, which has killed over half a million people across the globe.

Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

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Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

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Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

In a televised interview that aired late on Saturday, Ghosn confirmed that he is aiding those who helped smuggle him out of Japan.

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Clashes erupt between allied army units in Yemen's Taiz

Clashes were reported between different units belonging to Yemen's government forces, including UAE-backed fighters.

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by the ...

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Gantz may 'veto' Israel's West Bank annexation plans

Benny Gantz, who has disapproved of the unilateral annexation of the occupied West Bank will be given extra powers to veto in a new agreement.

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Iran's Khamenei urges fight against 'tragic' virus resurgence

Iran has been struggling to contain the outbreak since announcing its first cases in February.

Pope 'distressed' over Turkey's Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

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Pope 'distressed' over Turkey's Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

"My thoughts go to Istanbul. I'm thinking about Hagia Sophia. I am very distressed," the pope said

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Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

Climate-concerned architects have demanded answers from Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners over the airport contract.

Protesters pack Tel Aviv rally against virus cash crisis

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Protesters pack Tel Aviv rally against virus cash crisis

The event was organised by self-employed, small business and performing artists' groups angry at coronavirus curbs which have taken away their ...

New Tunisia protests over unemployment

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New Tunisia protests over unemployment

"Either we get a better life or we all die," demonstrators, including women, could be heard shouting.

Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail tests positive for Covid-19

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Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail tests positive for Covid-19

Palestinian detainee Kamal Abu Wa'ar who was diagnosed with cancer last year has been tested for coronavirus.

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

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Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

This error "initiated a hazard chain" that saw further errors committed in the minutes before the plane was shot down, said a CAO document.

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Erdogan rebuffs criticism over Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

"Those who do not take a step against Islamophobia in their own countries ... attack Turkey's will to use its sovereign rights," Erdogan said.

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Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

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Lebanese TV host to stand trial for insulting Erdogan

Neshan Der Haroutiounian is due to stand trial on October 8 for 'insulting' Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a television ...

Trump wears mask in public for first time

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Trump wears mask in public for first time

It was the first time the president is seen in public wearing the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution ...

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

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Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

A ban on Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing the drinking of alcohol are among a set of ...

Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

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Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

The ban was brought in "to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents" involving kites.

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

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Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

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