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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.
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Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:04
Women walk past open shops, as Lebanon is gradually reopening its economy following a four-day shutdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hamra street in Beirut, May 18, 2020.
Analysts say lack of political will to reform stalling talks on restarting economy puts fragile country on dangerous path
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:07
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, photo, a video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, picured below, is displayed during a memorial event in Washington, Oct. 2, 2018.
Hatice Cengiz hopes proceedings will shed more light on 2018 killing of journalist
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:34
In this photo released on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, a truck containing cylinder of…
The Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, where the incident occurred, is among the sites now monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:03
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, attends a video conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian…
Russia and Iran have staunchly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the country's war, while Turkey has backed his foes
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is pictured at the prime minister's office in Baghdad
Pro-Iran Shiite militias, nominally part of Iraq’s security system, call country’s premier a 'monster' who works for the Americans and vow to defy his orders
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:02
Smoke and dust rise from the site of an air strike on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Residents in Sanaa describe air raids as violent, and several injuries have been reported
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:07
Newly elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune speaks during a press conference Friday, Dec.13, 2019 in Algiers…
Abdelmadjid Tebboune has urged protesters to opt for dialog and promised appeasement measures to ensure stability in the country
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:46

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