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Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

Somalia's ongoing political turmoil deepened on Monday as the country's lower house approved a two-year extension to the president's four-year term.

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

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Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s border.

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

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Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

Assad regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW

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Assad regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW

Bashar Al-Assad's air force used chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on Saraqib, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

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Saudi Arabia approves shortened Taraweeh prayers for Mecca, Medina

A new 30-minute limit will be placed on the nightly Taraweeh prayers in mosques across the kingdom.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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Bangladesh shuts down offices, transport amid pandemic surge

Bangladesh has ordered an eight-day closure of all offices and public transport as Covid-19 cases rise.

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Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

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'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of hydroponic farming in Libya.

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of 3,000-<em>year</em>-old ancient city

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Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of 3,000-year-old ancient city

Brick houses, artefacts, and tools from pharaonic times among the treasures found at the 3,000-year old ancient city in Egypt.

Syria juice vendor prepares for Ramadan as crisis bites

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Syria juice vendor prepares for Ramadan as crisis bites

Ishaaq Kremed's decades-old trade has also taken on new meaning since the war-torn country has been plunged into economic crisis.

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

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Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

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Three Palestinian-Israeli men shot dead amid continuing crime wave

Three young men, all Palestinian citizens of Israel, were shot dead in two incidents on Friday evening amid a continuing crime wave in Israel's ...

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

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Saudi Aramco signs $12.4 billion oil pipeline deal

The announcement comes after Aramco posted consecutive falls in profits since it began disclosing earnings in 2019.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

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How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green ...

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Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

The budget for the US military will see a small increase in its budget, a change from the large increases made by the previous president.

Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

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Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure ...

Rights group slams 'racist and illegal' Israeli undercover unit

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Rights group slams 'racist and illegal' Israeli undercover unit

The new undercover police unit targeting Palestinian communities in Israel is "illegal" and must be disbanded, Adalah says.

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

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