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Lebanon Returns Two Stolen 18th-Century Icons to Greece

Lebanon handed back two 18th-century religious icons of Jesus and Mary to Greece on Tuesday after they were seized during an auction, a judicial source said.

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'Cardinal's Lady' to Face Vatican Embezzlement Trial

An Italian woman who worked as a consultant for disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a former top Vatican official, is facing an "imminent" trial for embezzlement, prosecutors said Monday. 

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Saudi Reports Sharp Drop in Executions in 2020

Saudi Arabia on Monday reported a sharp drop in executions in 2020, as the kingdom seeks to blunt international criticism of its human rights record.

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Egypt Unveils Treasures Found at Ancient Site

Egypt on Sunday unveiled ancient treasures found at the Saqqara archaeological site near Cairo, including sarcophagi over 3,000 years old, a discovery that "rewrites history", according to famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass.

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Swiss Text Sleuths Unpick Mystery of QAnon Origins

The mysterious "Q" behind the QAnon conspiracy movement, which was instrumental in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, is in fact two people, according to Swiss experts.

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Morocco Jews 'Already Packing' for Direct Israel Flights

Fanny Mergui has no doubt: Moroccan Jews "are already packing their suitcases" to board direct flights to Israel after the kingdom normalized ties with the Jewish state.

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Canada Bans Import of Goods Linked to Uighur Forced Labor Claims

Canada on Tuesday announced a ban on the import of goods suspected of being made using forced labor in China's restive Xinjiang region, following a similar move by Britain.

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Woman's Salve for Devastation of Beirut Blast: 100 Dolls

In the wake of a massive explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut, 93-year-old Yolande Labaki sought a way to help bring healing to the Lebanese capital.

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After Bible Verse, Hariri Posts Poem about 'Lies'

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday posted a poem containing verses about “lies” and “blame,” a day after he tweeted a bible verse on “cheating” amid a row with President Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement.

Hariri’s tweet on Monday came after Aoun was caught on camera saying the PM-designate had “lied” about being given a cabinet line-up “paper” by the president.

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Pope Calls for U.S. Sense of Popular 'Responsibility'

Pope Francis on Sunday called on Americans to show their "sense of responsibility" and support for democratic values as he lamented the midweek storming of the Capitol in Washington.

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