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Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic,...

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Activists say IS prison riots break out again in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Imprisoned Islamic State militants rioted again on Monday at a jail in northeastern Syria, hours after the...

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Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria: Spokesperson

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country’s...

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Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s north and south have killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and policemen,...

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Prisoners riot in Iran amid region’s worst virus outbreak

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riot, state media reported...

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Fearing Gaza virus spread, Hamas preps for mass quarantines

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Nima Amraa returned to the Gaza Strip from neighboring Egypt earlier this month,...

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US-led coalition pulls out of 3rd Iraqi base this month

BAGHDAD (AP) — The US-led coalition withdrew on Sunday from a military base in northern Iraq that nearly launched Washington...

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Iran’s president says economy is a factor in virus response

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus...

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Israel says Gaza militants fired rocket at Israeli town

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a rocket into the country’s south. There...

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With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim,...

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Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses in Italy’s overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of...

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Iran’s army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital in an exhibition center in the capital...

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Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus,...

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In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper,...

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