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Security forces stand guard at the assassination scene of Hisham al-Hashimi, in Zeyouneh area, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July, 7,…
Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, had received threats from Iran-backed militias
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:09
FILE - The headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNAIDS says most of world not on course to meet 2020 goals, and COVID-19 is pushing them further off course
Margaret Besheer
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:25
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, leaves a court in Istanbul, Friday, July 3, 2020, where…
Hatice Cengiz spoke at the opening of the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals who were charged in Turkey for Khashoggi's grisly slaying  
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:46
FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, people crowd a street a few hours ahead of curfew in Cairo, Egypt. As Egyptian…
At least 10 doctors and six journalists have been arrested since the virus first hit Egypt in February, according to rights groups
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:30
Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in their holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 8, 2019…
Saudi Arabia said last month that only a limited number of people would be allowed to perform Hajj this year
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 00:27
FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his son Yair pose for a photo in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 23, 2020.
As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime Israeli leader
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 19:20
This photo released July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 320 kilometers south of the capital Tehran.
Some Iranian officials have said fire may have been caused by cyber sabotage
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 16:54
People wearing protective face masks walk in a street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020.
The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the coronavirus, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari says in a statement on state TV
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:46
Fighters loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government are seen after taking control of Watiya airbase, southwest of Tripoli, May 18, 2020.
Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya's internationally recognized government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military source with the eastern forces and a resident nearby says
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:20
Map of Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq
Rocket fell short of its target and instead damaged a nearby house, injuring a child, according to Iraqi military
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:14
FILE - Political activists Ahmed Maher (R), Ahmed Douma (C) and Mohamed Adel, founder of 6 April movement, look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo, December 2013.
Egypt's highest criminal court has upheld a 15-year sentence for one of the leading activists behind the country's 2011 uprising; Court of Cassation also confirmed Saturday a fine of 6 million Egyptian pounds, or $372,000, against Ahmed Douma, a secular activist, over the same violence-related charges
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Sat, 07/04/2020 - 13:55
Hatice Cengiz, a fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, leaves the Justice Palace in Istanbul
20 Saudi nationals charged in killing are tried in absentia
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Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:06
Turkey Cancels Popular Pearl Mullet Festival Amid Pandemic
Thousands usually gather to witness annual event featuring endemic fish species found only in Lake Van in the east of Turkey
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Sun, 07/05/2020 - 02:13
Smoke billows from a fire following an explosion at a fireworks factory outside the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey, July 3, 2020.
TV footage shows huge cloud of smoke
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Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:39
After 100 days of closure, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo re-opens to visitors, July 1, 2020.
The number of COVID-19 patients and related deaths in Egypt has more than tripled in the past month while extreme poverty grips the nation. But Egyptian leaders say because of the dire economic situation, they are slowly lifting restrictions on entertainment, education, worship and eating out.
Hamada Elrasam
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:04

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