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    #MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 10:53am on January 17, 2021

    Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion’s claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes. Sofia Bekatorou,...

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    Egypt makes ‘major discoveries’ at Saqqara archaeological site

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:49am on January 17, 2021

    Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple. The...

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    EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:44am on January 17, 2021

    The European Union on Saturday welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots....

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    Iran test-fires ballistic missiles

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:30pm on January 16, 2021

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day exercise, their official website reported Saturday. The...

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    Iran advances research on uranium production

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:19pm on January 14, 2021

    Tehran told the UN nuclear watchdog Wednesday that it was advancing research on uranium metal production, in what would be a fresh breach of the...

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    40 killed in deadliest Israeli strikes on Syria since 2018

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:17pm on January 13, 2021

    Israeli raids targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria killed at least nine Syrian soldiers and 31 allied fighters, in the deadliest such...

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    Saudi Arabia launches car-free city

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:38am on January 11, 2021

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced on Sunday the launch of an eco-city ‘with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions’ at...

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    Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:18pm on January 10, 2021

    Twitter has removed a tweet by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggesting coronavirus vaccines made in the United States and Britain are ‘untrustworthy’, saying...

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    Explorer Horn in Saudi sands seeks a rally without petrol

    Agence France-Presse . Sakaka, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 10:51am on January 10, 2021

    Mike Horn made his name by walking to some of the world’s remotest spots but as the Dakar Rally resumed on Sunday, he was in...

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    Qatar-Saudi border reopens

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:54am on January 10, 2021

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopened their land border Saturday, Qatari sources said, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a three and...