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Iraq Fast Facts
Read CNN's Iraq Fast Facts for a look at the country which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.
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Saudi Arabia Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Saudi Arabia and learn more about the oil-rich, Middle Eastern kingdom, home to Islam's holiest cities, Mecca and Medina.
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Violence and slurs from some of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews in battle over coronavirus lockdowns
Some of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews are resorting to violence and extreme slurs in a battle over coronavirus restrictions.
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Vaccine rollouts lay bare the Middle East's deep inequalities
While oil-rich Gulf Arab nations were among the first in the world to receive a vaccine, war-torn countries such as Yemen and Syria must contend with vague timelines and complex distribution plans for the rollout.
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Facebook suspends chatbot linked to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Facebook has deleted a post by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and suspended a chatbot linked to his account for violating the company's privacy policy.
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At least 32 killed as first suicide bombing in nearly 2 years rocks Baghdad
Twin suicide bombs rocked a busy market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 32 people and injuring 110 others, according to officials and state media.
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This man is eating only what's grown at Dubai's Sustainable City
For one year, landscape architect Phil Dunn is basing his diet on food grown in his local community, at Dubai's Sustainable City.
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Iran's Rouhani hopes Biden will return to Obama-era nuclear deal as he dubs Trump a 'tyrant'
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called on United States President-elect, Joe Biden, to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions imposed on Tehran by Donald Trump's administration.
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Vaccination rates highlight stark differences between Israelis and Palestinians -- amid row over responsibility
Two young men work side-by-side in a butcher's shop. They live in the same teeming and densely packed town. One is fortunate -- he's eligible to get an Israeli Covid-19 vaccination. The other isn't.
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Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul
Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell of four members to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabul.
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Israel isn't a democracy, it's an 'apartheid regime,' rights group says
Israel is no longer a democracy but an "apartheid regime" devoted to cementing the supremacy of Jews over Palestinians, the country's best-known human rights group said in a report published Tuesday.
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Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says
Iran has unveiled an underground base for "strategic missiles" on its Gulf coastline, according to state media.
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Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar that divided Gulf
Gulf Arab countries signed a declaration aimed at resolving a long-running dispute with Qatar on Tuesday, in a public reconciliation between Doha and its neighbors that paves the way for the end of an embargo on the tiny gas-rich nation.
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Iran ramps up uranium enrichment and seizes tanker as tensions rise with US
Iran announced Monday that it had resumed enriching uranium to 20% purity, far beyond the limits laid out in the 2015 nuclear deal, in a move likely to further escalate tensions with the United States.
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Israeli soldier shoots and paralyzes Palestinian man in dispute over power generator
An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian man, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, after an altercation over a portable electric generator, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
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Iranian conservative cleric dies, according to state-run media
Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah Yazdi was seen as a hardliner and anti-West in general, including holding anti-US positions. An outspoken critic of a liberal press, he was known to have ratified crackdowns on domestic opposition, feminism and gender equality.
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At least 22 killed in attack on Yemen's Aden airport after new government arrives
Several explosions hit Yemen's Aden airport as the newly formed power-sharing government arrived from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
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Jonathan Pollard, spy who passed US secrets to Israel, arrives in Jewish state
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard arrived in Israel from the United States on Wednesday, more than three decades after he was jailed for passing secrets to the state.
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Top Palestinian DJ detained as party at Muslim holy site sparks angry scenes and scapegoating claims
A leading female Palestinian DJ has been remanded in custody for 15 days after she was arrested by Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces for performing at a party at a Muslim holy site, leading to claims of official over-reaction to an event that sparked furious scenes over the weekend.
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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister calls Beirut port explosion 'suspicious'
A probe into hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate left at Beirut's port began just hours before a massive blast rocked the site, leaving more than 200 dead and devastating the Lebanese capital, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab told CNN on Tuesday.
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Detained since 2018, now Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is handed a 5-year sentence
Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights activists, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison by the kingdom's special court for terrorism offenses, according to her family.
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The snowboard-making giant based in the desert
Dubai is not a place you'd think of as a hotbed for winter sports innovation, but SWS is one of the world's biggest snowboard manufacturers.
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12 climbers killed after blizzards trigger avalanche in Iran
The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused by blizzards north of the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to a Red Crescent official and Iran's state-run Iran News Agency (IRNA).
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Fast Facts
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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UAE's Hope Probe prepares for launch to Mars
The UAE is set to launch a mission to Mars, with a probe it hopes can help unlock secrets of the Red Planet's climate.
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Chinese ambassador to Israel is found dead in his home
China's Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead inside his official residence Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN.
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Keeping shoppers safe at one of the world's busiest malls
As shopping malls around the world are beginning to reopen, how is one the world's busiest malls adapting to a world of social distancing?
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Iran naval exercise accident kills 19 sailors
A naval accident during an Iranian military drill in the Gulf of Oman killed 19 sailors and injured 15 others, Iran's state media reported on Monday.
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'Maximum pressure' on Iran amid coronavirus could backfire for Trump
"Maximum pressure" or "medical terrorism"? Iranian leaders are accusing the United States of crippling its medical system amid a coronavirus pandemic -- and the spat has crystallized global scrutiny of America's conduct under crisis.
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Some ultra-Orthodox Jews are ignoring Israel's coronavirus rules
Israel has tightened coronavirus restrictions to slow the outbreak. Though police say most people are heeding the instructions, the seriousness of the situation seems yet to have fully penetrated the ultra-Orthodox community.
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