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UN employees deliver the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the ministry of health in Gaza City, on May 25, 2021. - A ceasefire was reached late last week after 11 days of deadly violence between Israel and the Hamas movement which runs Gaza, stopping Israel's devastating bombardment on the overcrowded Palestinian coastal enclave which, according to the Gaza health ministry, killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, and wounded more than 1,900 people. Meanwhile, rockets from Gaza claimed 12 lives in
Israel will transfer Covid vaccine doses that are about to expire in exchange for a later shipment of Pfizer vaccines that were originally meant to go to the Palestinians.
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Syrian Air will operate four weekly flights to Dubai and three to Sharjah, the Syrian Transport Ministry said in a statement.
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Iran's presidential elections will determine who will lead the country's civilian government amid simmering tensions between the Islamic Republic and the West over its nuclear programme.
Abbas Araqchi
As Iranians head to the polls to vote for a new president, talks continue in Vienna to secure a new nuclear deal with Western powers.
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Polls opened at 7am local time for a vote beset with public apathy, as analysts put hard-line judiciary cheif Ebrahim Raisi as the front-runner.
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Israel launches a second round of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday despite a ceasefire to end hostilities.
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Lebanon's ailing military will receive emergency aid from twenty nations, as the country continues to face its worst economic crisis in years.
Aviv Kohavi
The first top Israeli official to head to the United States since Prime Minister Naftali Bennet took office is scheduled to travel to Washington this weekend to discuss Gaza and Iran.
Netanyahu
Netanyahu ordered staff at the Prime Minister's Office to illegally shred documents before Naftali Bennett took over, Haaretz reported.
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Turkey's 'clear commitment' to secure Kabul's airport once US forces leave has been welcomed by the United States, a top official said.