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The Egyptian born midfielder, who has more than 4.8 million Twitter followers, posted: "My heart my soul, my support for you Palestine."

The 138 people are accused of bribery, corruption and other offences in an apparent anti-graft crackdown.

Saudi <em>employees</em> to require vaccination to return to workplace

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Saudi employees to require vaccination to return to workplace

Vaccination will become a 'mandatory condition' for both public and private sector employees to return to in-person working.

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

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Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

Armed person shot trying to enter CIA headquarters

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Armed person shot trying to enter CIA headquarters

The FBI said in a statement that the unidentified individual 'emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement ...

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Oman announces new Covid-19 lockdown for Eid Al-Fitr

Oman is enacting a new Covid-19 lockdown that will cover the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.

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Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the government to create dialogue to appease Algerian social anger.

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Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

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Despite 3-week lockdown, many on the move in Turkey

The lockdown, which spans the rest of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, aims to reduce coronavirus infections to around 5,000 per day

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

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US orders staff to leave Kabul due to threats

Ross Wilson, the acting US ambassador to Afghanistan, said the State Department's decision came in light of 'increasing violence and threat ...

Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

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Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation gets suspended as the prosecutors try to stop any criticism of President Putin ahead of the ...

Turkey probes second crypto exchange as market implodes

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Turkey probes second crypto exchange as market implodes

Turkish officials have now blocked the account of the Vebitcoin exchange, reportedly detaining its CEO and three other company ...

Publisher to release ex-VP Pence's memoir despite objections

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Publisher to release ex-VP Pence's memoir despite objections

The memoir of former vice president Mike Pence is to be published, despite protests by staff.

Putin's face-offs with the world

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Putin's face-offs with the world

President Putin addressed the Federal Assembly to discuss a number of different topics.

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Dozens of Turks sneak into Europe in passport scam

Turkey has expanded an investigation that dozens of people have used special passports to enter Europe.

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Germany wants to protect Afghan staff by offering refuge

As Germany is also withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan this year, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to offer protection for ...

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Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

New cases mentioned by Nazaha involve staff employed by the several government ministries and regional directorates.

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Watchdog says Pompeo violated ethics rules with staff errands

The inspector general has judged that Mike Pompeo broke ethics rules by making staff perform errands.

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

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Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

Jordan has condemned Israel for stopping the Muslim call to prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

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Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic ...

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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