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    Explorer Horn in Saudi sands seeks a rally without petrol

    Agence France-Presse . Sakaka, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 10:51am on January 10, 2021

    Mike Horn made his name by walking to some of the world’s remotest spots but as the Dakar Rally resumed on Sunday, he was in...

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    Qatar-Saudi border reopens

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:54am on January 10, 2021

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopened their land border Saturday, Qatari sources said, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a three and...

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    Justice for Ukraine plane victims demanded from Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 12:53am on January 10, 2021

    Canada and other nations whose citizens died in Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian jetliner one year ago on Friday called on Tehran to come clean...

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    Iran leader bans import of US, UK-made vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:17am on January 09, 2021

    Iran’s supreme leader on Friday banned the import of American and British-produced vaccines against COVID-19, saying they were ‘completely untrustworthy’. ‘Importing vaccines made in the...

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    Iran in no rush to see US return to nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:00pm on January 08, 2021

    Iran is in no hurry to see the US return to a 2015 nuclear deal with major powers after Joe Biden takes office this month,...

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    UN hails new Libya prisoner swap under October truce

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 01:35am on January 08, 2021

    The UN mission in Libya has welcomed a second exchange of prisoners between the country’s rival administrations and called for faster progress on other parts...

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    Iraq court orders Trump arrest over drone strike on Iran general

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 01:34am on January 08, 2021

    A Baghdad court has issued a warrant for the arrest of US president Donald Trump as part of its investigation into the killing of a...

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    Gulf rivals reconcile at Saudi summit, ending long rift

    Agence France-Presse . Al-Ula | Updated at 05:40pm on January 06, 2021

    Saudi Arabia and its allies have restored full relations with Qatar, Riyadh said Tuesday after a landmark summit, ending a damaging rift that erupted in...

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    Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians virus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:52am on January 06, 2021

    Amnesty International on Wednesday called on Israel to provide coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, saying the Jewish state...

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    Iran steps up uranium enrichment amid US tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:26pm on January 05, 2021

    Iran confirmed Tuesday it is now enriching uranium to 20 per cent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major...