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Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:34:11 GMT
Dozens killed in fire at Iraqi hospital treating Covid-19 patients

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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

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Tracking Covid-19 vaccines in the US

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 01:39:11 GMT
Countries welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases now past the 32.4 million mark, some nations continue to view vacationers warily even as more Americans get vaccinated.
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Fri, 09 Jul 2021 14:46:39 GMT
2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Here is a look at the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
At least three people killed in protests over water shortages in Iran
At least three people have been killed during violent protests over water shortages in Iran, according to state media.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Lebanon's water system on brink of total collapse, says UN
Lebanon's water supply system is on the verge of total collapse, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in the latest development in the country's slide into chaos.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Water crisis protests reportedly continue in Iran, with chants in capital
Street protests over water shortages in southwest Iran continued for a sixth night on Tuesday amid rising violence, while residents in the capital of Tehran chanted anti-government slogans, according to videos posted on social media on Wednesday and Iranian news outlets.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
His brother was tortured and killed by Russian mercenaries. Now this Syrian refugee wants justice
Russian mercenaries have been accused of grave human rights abuses that in some cases could amount to war crimes. One Syrian refugee is hoping to bring his brother's killers to justice.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
A fragile status quo on prayer rights at Jerusalem holy site comes under fresh strain
The scenes of Israeli forces firing stun grenades and tear gas inside Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque earlier this year had a galvanizing effect on Palestinian public opinion.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Rockets land near Afghanistan's presidential palace during Eid prayers
Three rockets landed in two different areas near the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, as President Ashraf Ghani joined other high ranking officials for prayers to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
ISIS claims responsibility for Iraq suicide attack that left dozens dead
ISIS have claimed responsibility for an explosion that ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Timeline: Six key moments that shaped Jerusalem
When there's news out of Jerusalem, reports often point to recent history to explain how such a complex web of communities came to reside in the Holy City. But as historians describe in the CNN Original Series "Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury," the capital's history of religious and political tension reaches far beyond the 20th century. It goes back millennia.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about the life of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Lebanon Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country with a history of civil war and political instability.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Palestinians describe fight against a West Bank settlement as an existential battle. Jewish settlers say the same
A Palestinian campaign against the settlement of Givat Evyatar had been going on for two months when settlers left. The locals call their protest Irbak al Layli, usually translated as "night confusion" -- disruption techniques taken from Gaza. The Israeli army calls them violent riots.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Lebanon's Gordian knot could strangle it
As Lebanon approaches its 101st birthday, there are fears that its Gordian knot could cost the tiny Mediterranean state everything.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Delta variant surges in Middle East and North Africa as region braces for 'catastrophic consequences'
The Middle East and North Africa is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases aggravated by the Delta variant of the virus -- and it may get worse over coming weeks -- according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Lebanon's Hariri steps down as prime minister-designate pushing crisis-ridden country further into uncertainty
Lebanon's Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri has stepped down nearly nine months after he was tasked with forming the crisis-ridden's next government.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
More than 90 people killed in fire at Iraqi hospital treating Covid-19 patients
More than 90 people were killed and at least 50 others injured in a hospital fire in the Iraqi city of Nasiriya, which is believed to have been caused by the explosion of an oxygen tank.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Ex-top adviser to Jordanian court and king's cousin sentenced to 15 years in jail over alleged royal plot
A former top adviser to Jordan's king and a member of the country's royal family have been sentenced to 15 years in prison during a landmark sedition trial that centered on former Crown Prince Hamzah bin al-Hussein.
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Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts
Read CNN's Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts for a look at the life of the Iranian Supreme Leader.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Dubai's port rocked by huge explosion on container ship
An explosion on a container ship docked at Dubai's Jebel Ali port late Wednesday caused a large fire and was felt across the city, authorities said.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
These age-defying roses can last for years
Forever Rose London, a luxury florist in Dubai, produces opulent displays of long-lasting roses.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Lebanon is days away from a 'social explosion,' prime minister warns
Lebanon is days away from a "social explosion" as the country's economic disaster worsens, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a meeting with ambassadors and diplomats on Tuesday, the state news agency NNA reported.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
New Israeli government suffers first major legislative setback on controversial 'citizenship' law
The new Israeli government suffered its first major setback in the early hours of Tuesday morning when it failed to secure enough votes to extend a regulation that effectively bars Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza married to Israelis from becoming citizens.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
The United States will be withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that led the United States into its longest war.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
An app is rewarding students for staying off their phones during class
There are endless distractions keeping young people glued to their cell phones, but Lock&Stock is incentivizing students fight their digital addiction.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:59:46 +0200
Talks with Taliban are making 'very little progress' as militant group gains momentum, says Afghan official
As US President Joe Biden prepares for the formal withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the man responsible for peace talks between the rampant Taliban and the official Afghan government is not entirely optimistic about the country's future.
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