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Egyptian leader el-Sissi expands presidential powers amid coronavirus
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Egyptian leader el-Sissi expands presidential powers amid coronavirus

[ad_1] Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved amendments to the country’s state of emergency that grant him and security agencies…
Saudi Arabia aims to improve human rights record amid twin coronavirus, oil crises
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Saudi Arabia aims to improve human rights record amid twin coronavirus, oil crises

[ad_1] A beleaguered Saudi Arabia is taking modest steps to improve its human rights record as it tries to navigate…
Suicide bombing near Afghan capital kills 3, wounds 15: ministry
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Suicide bombing near Afghan capital kills 3, wounds 15: ministry

[ad_1] A suicide bombing in Kabul province not far from Afghanistan’s capital killed three people and wounded 15 on Wednesday,…
Countries in Middle East face narrow window to contain coronavirus spread: WHO
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Countries in Middle East face narrow window to contain coronavirus spread: WHO

[ad_1] Governments in the Middle East need to act fast to limit the spread of the coronavirus after cases rose…
Coalition forces withdraw from 3rd Iraq military base
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Coalition forces withdraw from 3rd Iraq military base

[ad_1] The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew on Sunday from a military base in the country’s north that nearly launched…
Coronavirus measures preventing aid from reaching 300K people in Middle East: NGO
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Coronavirus measures preventing aid from reaching 300K people in Middle East: NGO

[ad_1] An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it from reaching…
Coronavirus: Israel PM Netanyahu’s corruption trial postponed over COVID-19 restrictions
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Coronavirus: Israel PM Netanyahu’s corruption trial postponed over COVID-19 restrictions

[ad_1] A Jerusalem district court announced on Sunday that it was postponing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial for…
Coronavirus: Iranian officials warn of strained health facilities as cases near 14,000
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Coronavirus: Iranian officials warn of strained health facilities as cases near 14,000

[ad_1] Iran’s official leading the response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East on Sunday acknowledged that the…
U.S. launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq after deadly rocket attack
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U.S. launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq after deadly rocket attack

[ad_1] The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that…
2 warplanes shot down by Turkey, Syria says
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2 warplanes shot down by Turkey, Syria says

[ad_1] Syria’s official news agency said two of its warplane were shot down by Turkish forces inside northwest Syria, amid…
Syrian airstrike kills 29 Turkish soldiers, marks escalation in conflict
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Syrian airstrike kills 29 Turkish soldiers, marks escalation in conflict

[ad_1] An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking…
Palestinian rockets fired at Israel following clash at Gaza border
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Palestinian rockets fired at Israel following clash at Gaza border

[ad_1] Palestinian militants fired some 20 rockets toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, the Israeli military said, hours after Israel…
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