Friday, July 10, 2020

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Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in virus infections

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday lifted many restrictions put in place against the coronavirus pandemic, reopening cafes, clubs, gyms...

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Iran’s Khamenei warns economy will worsen if virus spreads

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader warned on Saturday that the country's economic problems would worsen if the novel coronavirus...

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Moroccan authorities deny using spyware to monitor critics

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software...

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Satellite image: Iran blast was near suspected missile site

DUBAI (AP) — An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe...

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Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Beirut (AFP) - Air strikes targeting positions belonging to regime forces and Iran-backed militias in east Syria on Saturday killed...

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Sudan extends closure of Khartoum international airport by two weeks

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's civil aviation authority extended the closure of Khartoum's international airport for two more weeks until July...

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Egypt court jails belly dancer for debauchery in social media crackdown

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A high-profile Egyptian belly-dancer, Sama el-Masry, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined...

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Algeria’s Tebboune and Macron discuss Sahel: presidency

Algiers (AFP) - Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the Sahel and Libya's conflict over...

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Lebanon judge issues non-binding media ban against US ambassador

Beirut (AFP) - A Lebanese judge on Saturday banned media from reporting remarks by the US ambassador after she spoke...

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Two Mali soldiers killed in attack blamed on jihadists: army

Bamako (AFP) - Two Mali soldiers were killed and four others injured in an overnight attack attributed to jihadist fighters,...

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Saudi ‘forced’ 3 Iranian boats to leave waters: state media

Riyadh  (AFP) - Saudi Arabia said Saturday three Iranian boats were "forced to retreat" from its waters after warning shots...

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Hundreds of Israelis protest in Jerusalem against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested Saturday evening against Benjamin Netanyahu outside his Jerusalem residence as the Israeli prime...

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Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghan capital

Kabul (AFP) - Two employees of Afghanistan's human rights body were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday,...

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in...

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New Israeli espionage TV series tackles shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s latest hit TV series takes the viewers straight into the heart of the country’s...

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Iran’s Khamenei warns economy will worsen if virus spreads

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader warned on Saturday that the country's economic problems would worsen if the novel coronavirus spreads unchecked, saying the...

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