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The ban prevented family members from joining their loved ones in the US.

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

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Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

Latifa's sister, Shamsa, was 18 when she escaped from her father's Longcross Estate in the UK in August 2000. She has not been seen in public since.

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

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Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

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Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

The men who aided Carlos Ghosn in his escape from Istanbul to Lebanon have been jailed by an Istanbul court.

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

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Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

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South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

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Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: report

Iran has made good on its threat to reduce cooperation with IAEA inspectors, according to a state TV report.

Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

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Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

The Israeli government could use the Covid-19 vaccine to establish relations with an undisclosed nation, an official said.

Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

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Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine doses arrived via the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

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Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan has said that the UAE will send tens of thousands of Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza.

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

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Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures ...

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Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

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Israel to allow 1,000 Covid vaccine doses into Gaza

After initially blocking the transport of coronavirus vaccines, Israel has now allowed the Palestinian Authority to supply Gaza with 1,000 doses ...

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

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Hamas condemns Israel over blocking vaccines to Gaza

Israel's move to block 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses for Gaza health workers marked "a violation of all international laws and humanitarian ...

Palestinians accuse Israel of blocking vaccines to Gaza

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Palestinians accuse Israel of blocking vaccines to Gaza

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of refusing to allow some 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses destined for Gaza health workers into the ...

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace ...

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

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US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

A US court has ruled that forcing companies not to boycott Israel was "unconstitutional".

Fresh Tunisia protests break out in impoverished south

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Fresh Tunisia protests break out in impoverished south

Youths blocked roads in Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine region to protest the government's inability to provide work and investment.

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

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