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Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast IranThe state-run IRNA news agency reports that a chlorine gas leak at a petrochemical center in southeast Iran has sickened 70 workers
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Egypt's top court upholds 15-year-sentence for activistEgypt’s highest criminal court has upheld a 15-year sentence for one of the leading activists behind the country’s 2011 uprising who was convicted of taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces
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Egypt sets August election dates for restored SenateThe chief of the country’s election commission says Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August
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Laure Ghosn, whose husband Charbel Zogheib has been missing for the past 37 years, cries as she speaks during an interview at her home in Sarba, north of Beirut, Lebanon on June 26, 2020. Ghosn said her husband is held in Syria and hopes that a new wave of sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the Syrian government will force Damascus to reveal the fate of hundreds of Lebanese citizens held in Syria, including that of her husband. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctionsSyrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war
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Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
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Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasonsIran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons
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This photo released Nov. 5, 2019, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman in a report published Thursday, July 2, 2020 by the state-run IRNA news agency, said an “incident” has damaged an under-construction building near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, but there was no damage to its centrifuge facility. Kamalvandi said authorities were investigating what happened.   (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)
Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fireA top Iranian security spokesman says the cause of a fire at the Natanz nuclear site is known, but will not be made public at this time due to “security reasons.”
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020 file photo, a motorcycle delivery man rides past a billboard urging people to stay home over the coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence and cloud computing, has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus researchA government-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major state-owned Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic
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Saudi-led coalition launches new strikes on Yemeni capital The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen says it's unleashed a new air campaign on the capital, Sanaa, and on other provinces, in retaliation for drone attacks on Saudi Arabia claimed by the rebels
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisisMajor retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar
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New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS ruleIraqi authorities have uncovered a new mass grave site left by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq this week, believed to contain more than 100 bodies
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Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging onThe family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police says it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting
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US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facilityUS-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility
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Two Algerian major opposition figures released from jailTwo of the most prominent figures in Algeria's anti-government protest movement have been released from prison after courts ruled in their favor
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Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy'A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country
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