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UN: Migrants in Yemen are blamed for virus, stranded, abusedOver the course of Yemen’s civil war, African migrants determined to reach oil-rich Saudi Arabia have endured unspeakable cruelties––torture, rape, detention, extortion––often perilously close to front lines
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Ruptured pipeline in Egypt causes massive blaze, injuring 17Local authorities say a ruptured crude oil pipeline has set off a huge blaze on a desert highway in Egypt, injuring 17
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Thousands of protesting Israelis call on Netanyahu to resignThousands of Israelis have demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on the embattled Israeli leader to resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis
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Jewish groups urge US to step up pressure on Jordan A coalition of Jewish American organizations has called on the U.S. government to press Jordan to extradite a Palestinian woman who helped carry out a 2001 suicide bombing that killed 15 people, including two Americans, in Jerusalem
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Report: Iran hangs 2 for 2010 parade bombing that killed 12Iranian state TV is reporting that authorities have executed two men convicted of a 2010 bombing at a military parade in northwestern Iran that killed 12 spectators
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Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of PalestinianIsrael’s Justice Ministry says there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying security cameras in the area were not operating properly at the time
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Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spyIran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus limboHundreds of thousands of foreign residents of the United Arab Emirates are struggling to return to the country after a lockdown over the coronavirus
The Associated Press21 hours ago
UN: Airstrike in northwest Yemen kills 7 children, 2 womenThe United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen says an airstrike killed seven children and two women in northwest Yemen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nile states end talks on Africa's largest dam with no dealEgyptian and Sudanese officials say that a round of tripartite talks over Ethiopia’s contentious hydroelectric dam ended on Monday with no agreement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virusAn international press watchdog says that a prominent Egyptian journalist who had been jailed on charges of broadcasting false news died of COVID-19, raising fears that the coronavirus may be spreading undetected in Egypt’s notoriously crowded prisons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family told no footage of shooting of autistic PalestinianThe lawyer for the family of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police says they have been informed by investigators that a security camera at the site of the shooting was not working
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IMF calls on Lebanese to unite behind government reform planThe International Monetary Fund is urging Lebanese authorities to unite behind a government economic plan that has received a cool reception from the banking sector, saying the country needs a reform program to rescue an economy mired in crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan: Armed groups attack protest camp in Darfur, kill 13Sudanese activists say armed groups have attacked a protest camp in the war-scarred Darfur region, killing more than a dozen people
The Associated Press1 day ago
UAE wants Libya to 'return to oil production' amid warThe United Arab Emirates wants Libya to “return to oil production” as soon as possible
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