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Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

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Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The decision to hold off was taken "to give time to diplomacy", one diplomatic source said.

US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

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US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Rival rallies due in Armenia as crisis deepens

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Rival rallies due in Armenia as crisis deepens

Opponents and supporters of PM Pashinyan, who has faced fierce criticism since he signed a Moscow-brokered peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh, ...

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Damascus on Sunday, Syrian regime news agency SANA said.

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

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Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to ...

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

Quake injures more than 30 in southwest Iran

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Quake injures more than 30 in southwest Iran

The mountainous district of Kohgilouyeh was struck by an earthquake, causing damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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Covid claims 100,000 lives in Mideast: AFP tally

Over the last seven days, the number of new daily cases detected in the Middle East has risen slightly to an average of 25,114 per day.

Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

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Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

Trump's team argued on the eve of his impeachment trial that the case is constitutionally flawed and it was "absurd" to hold the former ...

Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

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Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

Myanmar has restricted Twitter in an effort to stifle dissent days after the military coup.

Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

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Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

All cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment centres in Saudi Arabia have been closed, as virus cases rise.

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media said the country responded to Israeli strikes on the country on Wednesday.

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Saudi bars entry from 20 countries as Covid-19 surges

Saudi Arabia has banned entry from dozens of countries in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19.

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Explosion outside Israeli embassy heightens New Delhi nerves

A small bomb that exploded outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi left the Indian capital on heightened alert.

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Israel closes crossings with Egypt, Jordan to limit coronavirus

Israel has closed its border crossings with Egypt and Jordan in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, shortly after shutting down its ...

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US suspends sanctions on Yemen Houthi to boost aid

Joe Biden's administration froze US sanctions on dealing with Yemen's Houthi rebels for one month as it reviews a terrorist designation that aid ...

Trump impeachment article sent to Senate, triggering trial

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Trump impeachment article sent to Senate, triggering trial

The US House of Representatives is to deliver a single article of impeachment to the Senate accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of ...

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

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Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

Donald Trump has left the White House, breaking with tradition as he finally leaves Washington.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

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