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    Egypt discovers 14 ancient tombs at Saqqara

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:51pm on September 20, 2020

    Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 coffins in the Saqqara area that had lain buried for two and a half thousand years....

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    US isolated as world powers dismiss sanctions: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:45pm on September 20, 2020

    Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the United States was ‘isolated’ after a US unilateral declaration that UN sanctions are back in force against the Islamic...

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    US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in effect

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:12pm on September 20, 2020

    The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran are back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in...

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    Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target only ‘those involved’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:43pm on September 19, 2020

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief said Saturday that Tehran will avenge the US killing of its top commander General Qasem Soleimani by targeting only those involved,...

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    IS expanding globally amid setbacks: US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:16pm on September 18, 2020

    The Islamic State group continues to expand globally with some 20 affiliates, despite being forced out of Syria and the killing of its leaders, a...

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    Dubai suspends Air India flights for flying COVID-19 patients

    Online Desk | Updated at 02:37pm on September 18, 2020

    The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-19 positive certificates twice during the...

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    No ME peace without solving Palestinian problem: Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:29pm on September 17, 2020

    Russia said on Thursday it would be a ‘mistake’ to think lasting peace in the Middle East could be secured without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

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    US sanctions ruining lives: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:24pm on September 17, 2020

    Iran urged the UN’s top court on Wednesday to hear its bid to overturn US nuclear sanctions, saying they were destroying the Iranian economy and...

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    All-women band in Iran struggles to break through

    Agence France-Presse . Bandar Abbas | Updated at 10:19am on September 17, 2020

    The men in the audience clapped and the women ululated as the band finished singing: it would have been commonplace except the venue was in...

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    Israeli jets bomb Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 10:52pm on September 16, 2020

    Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday morning after militants fired rockets through the night, overshadowing the signing of landmark normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates...