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    Iran urges new US administration to lift bans ‘unconditionally’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:39am on January 23, 2021

    Iran on Friday called on the new United States administration to ‘unconditionally’ lift sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the Islamic republic to salvage the...

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    Iran leader account posts warning to Trump

    Agence Presse-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:57pm on January 22, 2021

    Iran’s supreme leader’s office has posted a photomontage of former US president Donald Trump playing golf under the shadow of a warplane alongside a pledge...

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    Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad kill nearly 30

    Agence France-Presse. Baghdad | Updated at 05:26pm on January 21, 2021

    A rare twin suicide bombing killed nearly 30 in central Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi state media said, the deadliest attack in the city in three...

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    Dubai orders hospitals to cancel surgeries amid virus surge

    Associated Press/United News of Bangladesh. Dubai | Updated at 11:32am on January 21, 2021

    The government of Dubai on Wednesday ordered all hospitals to cancel nonessential surgeries for the next month as coronavirus infections surge to unprecedented heights in...

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    Hundreds protest in Sanaa against US terrorist label

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 11:45pm on January 20, 2021

    Hundreds of supporters of Yemen’s Huthi rebels took to the streets of the capital Sanaa Wednesday to protest against the US labelling their movement as...

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    Qatar calls for Gulf talks with Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:30pm on January 19, 2021

    Qatar has called for Gulf Arab countries to hold talks with Iran, the foreign minister said in an interview aired Tuesday, after Doha reconciled with...

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    Yemen clashes kill 150 in a week

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 10:39pm on January 18, 2021

    Some 150 Yemeni pro-government soldiers and Huthi rebels have been killed in a week of fighting south of the strategic port city of Hodeida, military...

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    #MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 10:53am on January 17, 2021

    Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion’s claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes. Sofia Bekatorou,...

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    Egypt makes ‘major discoveries’ at Saqqara archaeological site

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:49am on January 17, 2021

    Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple. The...

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    EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:44am on January 17, 2021

    The European Union on Saturday welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots....