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    Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on July 08, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 per cent of the pilgrims after...

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    Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:29pm on July 07, 2020

    Renowned jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, Iraqi officials said....

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    US killing of Iran’s top general Soleimani unlawful: UN expert

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25pm on July 07, 2020

    The US drone strike that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was ‘unlawful’, the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report released...

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    Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel over annexation

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:20pm on July 07, 2020

    The foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan on Tuesday urged Israel to abandon plans to begin annexing settlements in the West Bank, warning...

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    Rocket fired at Baghdad airport

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:13pm on July 06, 2020

    A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and...

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    Saudi Arabia bans touching Kaaba during hajj

    New Age Desk | Updated at 05:57pm on July 06, 2020

    Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 hajj season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the...

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    Dozens killed in IS, regime clashes in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:11am on July 06, 2020

    Clashes between Russia-backed Syrian regime forces and the Islamic State group have killed more than 50 fighters on both sides in two days, a Britain-based...

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    Rockets target US interests in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:08am on July 06, 2020

    Two rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said Sunday, a little over a week since unprecedented arrests prevented a...

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    Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

    Agence France-Presse. Cairo | Updated at 10:44am on July 05, 2020

    Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a...

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    Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:39pm on July 02, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition Thursday confirmed it has launched a major operation against Yemen’s Huthis and warned it would target the rebel leadership following missile...