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    Friend says Khashoggi ‘threatened’ by Saudi official before death

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:46pm on November 24, 2020

    A close friend of Jamal Khashoggi told a Turkish court on Tuesday that the slain Saudi journalist felt threatened by people close to Crown Prince...

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    Israel drops Saudi from coronavirus quarantine list after PM’s reported visit

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:35pm on November 24, 2020

    A day after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel’s health ministry added the kingdom to its list of coronavirus ‘green’ countries,...

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    Riyadh denies Saudi crown prince’s meeting with Israel PM

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05am on November 24, 2020

    Israeli media reports and a government source said Monday prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had met for landmark talks in Saudi Arabia with crown prince Mohammed...

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    G20 pledges fair COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:31pm on November 23, 2020

    G20 leaders said Sunday they will ‘spare no effort’ to ensure fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines, but the united front was punctured by Germany’s Angela...

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    Dealings with US possible despite crimes, says Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:28pm on November 23, 2020

    The ‘crimes’ committed by the United States against Iran do not prevent ‘carefully considered’ exchanges from taking place, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday....

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    Gaddafi’s cousin sees Arab Spring as Western plot

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:23pm on November 23, 2020

    From his lavish Cairo apartment overlooking the Nile, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam reminisces fondly about the iron-fisted rule of Libya by his cousin Muammar Gaddafi, nearly...

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    Israeli PM held secret talks with Saudi crown prince: media

    Agence France-Presse. Jerusalem | Updated at 06:15pm on November 23, 2020

    Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia Sunday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, several media said, in the first reported...

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    G20 backs equitable access to coronavirus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:24pm on November 22, 2020

    G20 leaders will pledge to ‘spare no effort’ in ensuring the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide and reaffirm support for debt-laden poor countries, according...

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    Pompeo meets Taliban, Kabul negotiators

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:16pm on November 22, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met Afghan government and Taliban negotiators in Doha, calling for them to speed up their peace talks as Washington...

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    Ethiopia army threatens no mercy

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 11:11pm on November 22, 2020

    Ethiopia’s military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking...