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    Kuwait actress wants foreigners to be ‘kicked out’

    Agence France-Presse. Kuwait City | Updated at 09:54pm on April 02, 2020

    A famous Kuwaiti actress has sparked a furore by calling for expatriates to be expelled from the oil-rich nation so that locals can be sure...

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    Iran hits out at US as coronavirus death toll passes 3,000

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 04:31pm on April 01, 2020

    Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 3,000, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as president Hassan Rouhani accused Washington of missing a ‘historic...

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    Saudi urges Muslims to defer hajj plans over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s hajj minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month,...

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    Gulf’s migrant workforce fears coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:44am on April 01, 2020

    Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures...

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    Great Pyramid in Egypt lights up in solidarity against virus

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 09:39pm on March 31, 2020

    Egypt’s famed Great Pyramid was emblazoned Monday evening with messages of unity and solidarity with those battling the novel coronavirus the world over. ‘Stay safe’,...

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    Taliban kill dozens of Afghan fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:23am on March 31, 2020

    The Taliban have killed about two dozen Afghan police and pro-government fighters, officials said Monday, in two attacks that come as the foes are supposed...

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    Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Sanna

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 09:54pm on March 30, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh....

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    No resting place for coronavirus dead in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 09:51pm on March 30, 2020

    For Saad Malik, losing his father to the novel coronavirus was only the beginning of his nightmare. For over a week, cemeteries across Iraq refused...

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    Iran says 54 inmates at large after mass jail break

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:48pm on March 30, 2020

    Iranian security forces are searching for 54 escaped inmates following a prison break over which four guards were arrested, Iran’s state news agency reported on...

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    Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 09:46pm on March 30, 2020

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under precautionary quarantine after a staffer within his office tested positive for COVID-19,...

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