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    Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:23am on January 25, 2021

    Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, its foreign ministry said, in a historic move four months after the Jewish state...

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    Oman bars expats from certain jobs

    Agence France-Presse. Muscat | Updated at 06:55pm on January 24, 2021

    Oman announced Sunday it will bar expatriates from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens amid an economic downturn....

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    At least 11 Iraqi soldiers killed in IS-backed jihadist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra | Updated at 11:02am on January 24, 2021

    At least 11 fighters from Iraq’s state-sponsored Hashed al-Shaabi force were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State group north of the capital on...

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    20 injured in Gaza explosion

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 06:21pm on January 23, 2021

    More than 20 people were injured and several homes destroyed by a large explosion Saturday in a residential area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Palestinian...

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    Iran calls on Biden to lift US sanctions unconditionally

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

    Iran on Friday called on the new US administration to ‘unconditionally’ lift sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the Islamic republic to salvage the 2015...

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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...