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HRW Says Syria Medics Dying for Want of Virus Protection

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that frontline staff battling the novel coronavirus in government-held areas of Syria are dying in growing numbers for want of personal protective equipment.

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Macron Backs Iraq 'Sovereignty' on First Baghdad Visit

French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders Wednesday on his first visit to Baghdad where he stressed the war-scarred country must assert its "sovereignty" despite being caught up in U.S.-Iran tensions.

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Tunisia Lawmakers Approve New Government

Tunisia's parliament approved the country's third government in less than a year on Wednesday, overcoming discontent among lawmakers incensed by how the administration was formed and averting the threat of disruptive early elections.

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Khamanei Says UAE 'Betrayed' Muslim World with Israel Deal

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates of betraying the Muslim world with its agreement to normalise relations with Tehran's arch-foe Israel.

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Saudi Sacks Military Commander over Alleged Corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest anti-corruption purge.

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Israeli Strikes on Syria Kill 11, One a Civilian

Israeli strikes on Syria killed one civilian, three government troops and seven allied foreign fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday in a new toll. 

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Three Killed in Gas Blasts in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Three people were killed in gas explosions in restaurants in the UAE capital and its business hub Dubai, state media and civil defense said Monday. 

Two people were killed in an explosion in a restaurant in the capital "caused by a gas connection," Abu Dhabi's government media office said. 

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Macron to Hold top-Level Talks in Baghdad Wednesday

French President Emmanuel Macron will make his first official trip to Iraq on Wednesday, government sources in Baghdad told AFP, to signal solidarity with the crisis-hit country.

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U.S.-Israeli Delegation Lands in Abu Dhabi on Historic Flight

The first direct commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates landed in Abu Dhabi on Monday, with a U.S.-Israeli delegation on board, after the two countries struck an accord to normalize ties.

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Qatar Crisis Returns to Top UN Court

The three-year-old crisis pitting Qatar against several Middle East nations returns to the UN's top court this week with hearings in a case between Doha and the United Arab Emirates.

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