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The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz.

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

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Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

A delegation of Israeli settlers visited Dubai to forge business ties.

With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing

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With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing

The state is famous for thin margins, and both Trump and Biden's camp are watching closely.

Drought casts shadow over prime Moroccan farming land

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Drought casts shadow over prime Moroccan farming land

Authorities in Morocco have increasingly resorted to diverting water from dams in the region to residential areas, depriving farms of essential ...

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26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

Much of the damage from the earthquake has hit Turkey's Aegean resort city of Izmir.

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Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

At least 14 people are dead and more than 400 injured after a major earthquake hit between Turkey and Greece on Friday.

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UAE goes bananas for Israel with fruit, veg deal

It is unclear whether Abu Dhabi will also import illegal settlement produce from the West Bank.

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UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

After apparent pressure on Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, the UAE has sent aid to the African country.

Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

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Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

The United Nations on Tuesday warned malnutrition among young children has soared to the highest levels ever recorded in parts of war-torn Yemen.

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Sudan denies giving in to US 'blackmail' over Israel

Sudan did not give in to US "blackmail" when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel, the African nation's top general, Abdel Fattah ...

Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

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Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

Palestinian leaders strongly condemned the deal, echoing their rejection of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain signed in ...

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

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Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a ...

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

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Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ranging from civil aviation to agriculture.

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

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Israel, Bahrain to sign diplomatic agreement on Sunday: report

Israeli and US officials will sign an agreement in Bahrain to establish the opening of embassies in the respective countries.

Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

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Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has visited areas in northwestern Syria affected by deadly forest fires and declared a ‘national catastrophe’ as ...

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Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Sweeping forest fires ravaged parts of Syria over the weekend, deeply impacting thousands of locals.

Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

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Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

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ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has ...

'We need Israel' says Sudan's top general

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'We need Israel' says Sudan's top general

Sudan's deputy leader Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo said Khartoum was heading for 'relations, not normalisation' with Israel, without specifying what ...

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