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Court Orders Netanyahu's Son to Stop 'Harassing' Protest Leaders

A court ordered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son on Sunday to refrain from harassing several individuals helping lead protests against his father, after he tweeted their personal addresses.

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Egypt Grapples with Women's Freedoms Online as #MeToo Re-Emerges

Social media has become a new and dangerous battleground for women's rights in Egypt after young TikTok influencers were jailed while a resurgent #MeToo movement decried male sexual violence.

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For Iraqi Mothers-to-Be, Hospitals are Pandemic No-Go Zones

Iraqi midwife Umm Mariam used to help bring three babies into the world per day. But with mothers-to-be avoiding pandemic-hit hospitals, she now delivers twice that number in her makeshift home clinic.

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Thousands of Israelis Rally against Netanyahu

Thousands protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu across Israel on Saturday night, demanding he resign over corruption and a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

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UAE's Nuclear Power Plant: Energy and Politics

The United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world, successfully started up Saturday in a region grappling with conflicts.

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UAE Tells Turkey to Keep Out of Arab Affairs

A United Arab Emirates official on Saturday urged Turkey to stop interfering in Arab affairs, mockingly referring to the Ottoman empire which collapsed a century ago.

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In Mecca, Dreams of a 'Green Hajj'

A smaller carbon footprint, less waste and more environmentally friendly -- this year's pilgrimage to Mecca, dramatically scaled down due to coronavirus, has opened up the prospect of a "green hajj".

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UAE Starts Up First Arab Nuclear Plant

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, scoring another first for the Arab world.

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Iraq: Since October, 560 Protesters, Police Died in Rallies

Iraq's government said Thursday that since last October when anti-government protests erupted in the country, a total of 560 protesters and members of the security forces have been killed in the violence.

The figure was reported by Hisham Daoud, an advisor to Iraq's prime minister, at a press conference in Baghdad. He said a fact-finding committee would investigate the killings further.

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Final Days of Hajj and Eid Festival Impacted by Coronavirus

Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year's pilgrimage and celebrations.

The last days of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia coincide with the four-day Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," in which Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.

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