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Saudi Announces Ramadan Starts Tuesday

Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start on Tuesday, as Muslims worldwide face coronavirus curbs.

"Tomorrow, Tuesday... is the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan this year," the kingdom's supreme court said in a royal court statement.

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Russian Prison Threatens to Force-Feed Navalny

Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, his team said Monday, after he lost eight kilograms (18 pounds) since starting a hunger strike.

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Conservatives Split in Tug-of-War for Merkel's Crown

The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU secured the backing of the party's top brass on Monday, a key boost for his campaign to succeed the veteran leader at elections in September. But his rival has signaled that he will not go down without a fight.

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U.S. Says 'Not Involved' in Iran Nuclear Site Incident

The White House on Monday said the United States had nothing to do with what Iran says was a sabotage attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment plant.

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Iran Says Natanz was Hit by 'Small Explosion', Quickly Repairable

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Monday its Natanz plant was hit by a "small explosion" the previous day, after the government labelled it an Israeli act of "sabotage."

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Yemen's Huthi Rebels Claim Strikes on Saudi Oil Plants

Yemen's Huthis claimed Monday to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities, amid an upsurge in fighting between the insurgents and the Riyadh-backed government in northern Yemen. 

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah Not to Face Trial

Jordanian King Abdullah II's half-brother Prince Hamzah, allegedly involved in a plot to destabilize the country, will not face trial, the prime minister told a closed session of parliament Monday.

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Israel Says Iran Used Fake Instagram Accounts to Try to Nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran on Monday of using fake social media accounts to lure citizens of the Jewish state abroad "to harm or abduct them."

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'Seize Opportunity' for Peace in Yemen, U.N. Urges

The United Nations called Monday on all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to "seize the opportunity" for a diplomatic solution as world powers held virtual talks.

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'We're Better': Kimmich Insists Bayern Can Beat PSG

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is convinced the holders can beat Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday in their Champions League quarter-final second leg to reach the last four.

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