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Algeria closes airspace to all Moroccan planes

Presidency says the move comes ‘in view of the continued provocations and hostile practices on the Moroccan side’. Algeria’s presidency…

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Tunisia’s Saied issues decree strengthening presidential powers

Provisions laid out in a series of decrees almost two months after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament. Tunisia’s…

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Sudan military leaders blame failed coup bid on politicians

A day after coup attempt was thwarted, top military chiefs accuse civilian politicians of turning a blind eye to people’s…

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Libya’s Haftar stands down from military role before polls

Libyan media said move paves way for Haftar to run for president under controversial new law. Libya’s eastern strongman Khalifa…

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US to return Gilgamesh Tablet, 17,000 artifacts taken from Iraq

It is believed that the tablet was looted from an Iraqi museum in 1990 and introduced into the United States…

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UAE, India look to double trade to at least $100B over five years

The United Arab Emirates is trying to burnish its credentials as a global hub for business and finance in the…

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Lebanese ex-minister files complaint to remove Beirut blast judge

Beirut, Lebanon – The lawyers of a Lebanese former minister have filed a legal request to remove the judge looking…

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Iran eyes normalisation as COVID vaccination drive accelerates

Tehran, Iran – The rollouts of Iran’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19 has gathered significant pace, after months of public anger…

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Morocco’s premier Akhannouch announces coalition agreement

Aziz Akhannouch said the three biggest winners of this month’s parliamentary election had agreed to form a new cabinet. Morocco’s…

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Cricket: First COVID case hits IPL, but Dubai match to go ahead

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Thangarasu Natarajan is the first Indian Premier League player to test positive just ahead of match with Delhi…

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