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Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as Kuwait's new ruling emir Kuwait’s Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has been sworn in as the ruling emir of the tiny oil-rich country
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Tarek Aloui talks to The Associated Press on the beach of Ras Jebel, near Bizerte, Tunisia, Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020. Aloui has tried 10 times to reach Italy since 2014. He has succeeded only once, last March at the height of the coronavirus lockdown, and was expelled almost immediately back home, where he was jailed for six months. The number of Tunisians migrating clandestinely to Italy has risen to levels not seen since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. In Tunisia, the departures now include families and even people who have jobs but can no longer count on their income being enough. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in ItalyThe number of Tunisian migrants trying to reach Italy has risen to levels not seen since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising
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Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoffDozens of Palestinian families from the Gaza Strip have found themselves stranded abroad because of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
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Israel approves law to curb protests during virus lockdownIsrael’s parliament has passed a law that would allow the government to curtail public protests during the country’s nationwide virus lockdown
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UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchangeThe United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange prisoners and open up air and land transit across the country’s divided territory
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Hezbollah leaders tell French president to change approachThe leader of the militant Hezbollah group says they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing with local factions and not blame everyone for the failure of forming a new Cabinet
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheik Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the closing session of the 25th Arab Summit in Bayan Palace in Kuwait City. Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became the oil-rich nation's new ruling emir Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, state media reported, reaching the highest post in the country after decades in its security services. (AP Photo/Nasser Waggi, File)
Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emirKuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has become the oil-rich nation’s new ruling emir
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Kuwait's Cabinet says oil-rich nation's crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has been sworn in as ruling emirKuwait's Cabinet says oil-rich nation's crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has been sworn in as ruling emir
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A man inspects the aftermath of a deadly Katyusha rocket attack inside his home near the international airport in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Several Iraqi civilians were killed and two severely wounded Monday after the Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport, Iraq military said. It was the first time in months an attack caused civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
US 'outraged' by rocket attack that killed women, childrenThe U.S. State Department has condemned a rocket attack that killed Iraqi civilians and called on the government to take action amid an impending diplomatic crisis between Baghdad and Washington
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Death of Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah draws outpouring of griefThe death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the leader of Kuwait, is drawing an outpouring of grief from across the Arab world
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Kuwait state television says its 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has diedKuwait state television says its 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has died
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 file photo released by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, middle, receives by Kuwaiti officials after his arrival from the U.S. in Kuwait. Kuwait state television said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the country's 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, had died. ( KUNA via AP, File)
Kuwait ruler, longtime diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies at age 91Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who drew on his decades as the oil-rich nation’s top diplomat to push for closer ties to Iraq after the 1990 Gulf War and solutions to other regional crises, has died
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Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests Hundreds of Israeli motorists have protested in Jerusalem against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Iranian parliament approves new trade and industry ministerIran’s parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for trade and industry minister
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Carlos Ghosn launches initiative to help his native LebanonFormer Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has made a new public appearance in Lebanon during which he launched an initiative with a local university to help the country that is undergoing a severe economic and financial crisis
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