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Sudan protesters remain camped in Darfur, seeking securitySudan's state media says a government delegation has arrived in Central Darfur province for talks with hundreds of protesters camped outside a government building
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virusIran has instituted mandatory mask-wearing as fears mount over newly spiking reported deaths from the coronavirus, even as its public increasingly shrugs off the danger
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In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, traditional abra boats navigate the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
UAE orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gainsThe United Arab Emirates has announced a wide-ranging government shakeup
The Associated Press4 hours ago
People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower on a street in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures childThe Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Israeli Minister of Defense and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, left and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend the weekly cabinet meeting, at the foreign ministry, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
Israel, Palestinians face new restrictions amid virus surgeIsrael has ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank have returned to life under lockdown due to a new surge in coronavirus cases
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli leader's son takes center stage in corruption sagasAs Israel’s scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a vicious counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime leader
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Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast IranThe state-run IRNA news agency reports that a chlorine gas leak at a petrochemical center in southeast Iran has sickened 70 workers
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Egypt's top court upholds 15-year-sentence for activistEgypt’s highest criminal court has upheld a 15-year sentence for one of the leading activists behind the country’s 2011 uprising who was convicted of taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces
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Egypt sets August election dates for restored SenateThe chief of the country’s election commission says Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August
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Laure Ghosn, whose husband Charbel Zogheib has been missing for the past 37 years, cries as she speaks during an interview at her home in Sarba, north of Beirut, Lebanon on June 26, 2020. Ghosn said her husband is held in Syria and hopes that a new wave of sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the Syrian government will force Damascus to reveal the fate of hundreds of Lebanese citizens held in Syria, including that of her husband. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctionsSyrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
The Associated Press2 days ago
Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasonsIran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons
The Associated Press2 days ago
This photo released Nov. 5, 2019, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman in a report published Thursday, July 2, 2020 by the state-run IRNA news agency, said an “incident” has damaged an under-construction building near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, but there was no damage to its centrifuge facility. Kamalvandi said authorities were investigating what happened.   (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)
Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fireA top Iranian security spokesman says the cause of a fire at the Natanz nuclear site is known, but will not be made public at this time due to “security reasons.”
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020 file photo, a motorcycle delivery man rides past a billboard urging people to stay home over the coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence and cloud computing, has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus researchA government-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major state-owned Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
Saudi-led coalition launches new strikes on Yemeni capital The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen says it's unleashed a new air campaign on the capital, Sanaa, and on other provinces, in retaliation for drone attacks on Saudi Arabia claimed by the rebels
The Associated Press2 days ago
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