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    Dubai introduces facial recognition on public transport

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:40pm on October 25, 2020

    Dubai is introducing a facial recognition system on public transport to beef up security, officials said Sunday, as the emirate prepares to host the global...

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    Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:25am on October 25, 2020

    Sudan on Friday became the latest Arab nation to agree to recognise Israel in a diplomatic triumph for president Donald Trump announced days before US...

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    NATO to reinforce Iraq mission

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:58pm on October 24, 2020

    NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Friday a meeting of western military alliance defence ministers had agreed to expand its training mission in Iraq to...

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    Trump suggests Egypt may blow up Ethiopia dam

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:45pm on October 24, 2020

    US president Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest...

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    US drone strike kills 17 in northwestern Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:57am on October 24, 2020

    The US army said Thursday it carried out a drone strike against al-Qaeda leaders in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, killing 17 jihadists, according...

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    Libya factions sign permanent ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:39am on October 24, 2020

    Libya’s two rival factions signed a ‘permanent’ ceasefire agreement on Friday after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as...

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    Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:24pm on October 22, 2020

    Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was named to the post for a fourth time Thursday and immediately promised a government of technocrats committed to...

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    Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:47am on October 21, 2020

    The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other officials on Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal...

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    UAE minister for tolerance accused of sexual assault by British woman

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:07am on October 20, 2020

    A British woman working on a literary festival in the United Arab Emirates, has alleged she was sexually assaulted in February by the UAE minister...

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    Saudi Arabia restarts prayers in Grand Mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 01:05am on October 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia opened Sunday Islam’s holiest site for prayers for the first time in seven months, and expanded the umrah pilgrimage to accommodate 15,000 worshippers...