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U.S. should lift sanctions if it wants to help Iran fight coronavirus: Rouhani
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U.S. should lift sanctions if it wants to help Iran fight coronavirus: Rouhani

DUBAI (Reuters) — The United States should lift sanctions if it wants to help Iran to contain the coronavirus outbreak,…
In sign of thaw, Israeli PM says flight crosses Sudan skies
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In sign of thaw, Israeli PM says flight crosses Sudan skies

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that an Israeli aircraft made a historic first flight over…
US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for vital Iranian gas imports
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US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for vital Iranian gas imports

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States has granted Iraq a 45-day sanctions waiver enabling the country to continue importing vital…
Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich
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Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as two high-level national…
US will grant vital Iran sanctions waiver: Iraq officials
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US will grant vital Iran sanctions waiver: Iraq officials

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States has signaled to Iraq its willingness to extend sanctions waivers enabling the country to…
Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge
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Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan hopes to cut fuel subsidies over the course of 18 months, starting as early as…
Aging Iran airliner crash-lands on highway, injuring only 2
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Aging Iran airliner crash-lands on highway, injuring only 2

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a…
Images of starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern
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Images of starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan’s capital, the park’s few remaining lions are starving in…
Iran president slams removal of candidates from elections
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Iran president slams removal of candidates from elections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president Wednesday slammed the disqualification of thousands of people, including 90 current lawmakers, from running…
Iraq warns of ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash
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Iraq warns of ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash

Iraqi officials fear economic “collapse” if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps…
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