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COVID-19: two mortalities and 4819 new cases in Iraq

Iraq recorded 4819 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said today, Wednesday.   In its daily epidemiological report on COVID-19, the Ministry reported 1220 recovery cases and two mortalities.   The cumulative count of COVID-19 patients since the emergence of the virus in the country …

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Ukraine on course for EU membership candidacy at summit

Ukraine is set to become an official candidate for European Union (EU) membership, the first step on the long road to joining the 27-country bloc, despite Russia’s strict opposition to the move. European leaders are expected to officially grant Kiev EU candidate nation status at a summit in Brussels on …

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Palestine: Norway’s decision to label settlements’ products ‘important legal step’ in right direction

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has hailed a decision by Norway to label products manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying it is a “right step” in fulfilling international obligations, including imposing sanctions on the Tel Aviv regime. The ministry made the remarks in a statement on …

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Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker

Sri Lanka’s president has agreed to replace his older brother as prime minister in a proposed interim government to solve a political impasse caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, a prominent lawmaker said Friday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name …

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Israeli settler fires at Palestinian school girls, terrorizing them

An Israeli settler armed with live ammunition has attacked Palestinian school girls in the occupied West Bank. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa, citing medical sources, reported the shooting spree took place on Sunday morning in Tuqu, a Palestinian town southeast of Bethlehem. Bassam Jabr, an official of the Bethlehem Education Directorate, confirmed that …

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Yemeni forces inflict massive losses on Saudi mercenaries in Hajjah, kill senior militant commander

Yemeni army troops and fighters from the allied Popular Committees have been engaged in fierce clashes with Saudi mercenaries in the country’s northwestern province of Hajjah, inflicting heavy losses on them and killing a senior militant commander. Informed sources, requesting anonymity, told Yemen’s official Saba news agency that Brigadier General …

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Taliban sends envoy to take charge of embassy in Pakistan

The Taliban government has sent an envoy to run the Afghan embassy in the Pakistani capital, senior Taliban sources said, as the new administration starts to take over Afghanistan’s network of foreign delegations. Mohammad Shokaib was appointed first secretary or charge d’affaires at the embassy, which has not had an …

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