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US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

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

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur minority.

WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

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WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

The World Health Organization team will leave from Singapore and fly straight to Wuhan, the central city where the first cluster of cases was ...

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Hamas' Haniyeh hails Gulf reconciliation in Doha visit

Ismail Haniyeh congratulated Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in a meeting in Doha on Sunday.

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

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Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

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Jordan says wants dialogue with Iran to 'end tensions'

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Jordan "supports the launching of a dialogue with Iran on the nuclear issue".

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

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Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

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Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

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Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

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Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

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Dozen US senators plan to oppose Biden certification

Despite dozens of court rulings and officials finding no widespread voting problems, Ted Cruz is leading a team of senators desperate to derail ...

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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a dispute over the Nile Dam.

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Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

Ekpar Asat was detained after taking part in a State Department-linked exchange programme in the US.

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Iran chooses Lebanon, Syria as Soleimani legal representatives

Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are among the countries chosen to represent Iran through international legal channels.

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Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

Ankara wants to mend its strained relations with the European Union this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakci said.

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

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India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

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Trump administration rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

The US ambassador cited concerns, shared by Israel, that the budget for would fund an anniversary event for a 2001 anti-racism ...

Sudan says back in control of border with Ethiopia

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Sudan says back in control of border with Ethiopia

Sudan has announced that it is in full control of its borders with Ethiopia.

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Russia warns Haftar against resuming Libya hostilities

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Russia warns Haftar against resuming Libya hostilities

Russia's foreign minister also pledged to aid Libya's Tripoli-based government.

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