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Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day

Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, setting the nation’s single-day record for cases…
Dubai house prices rise for second straight quarter – Knight Frank

Dubai house prices rise for second straight quarter – Knight Frank

DUBAI, July 27 (Reuters) – Dubai residential property prices rose in April-June for a second straight quarter as demand picked…
Iraq wants American firm to replace Exxon, prime minister says

Iraq wants American firm to replace Exxon, prime minister says

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Monday he wants another American company to replace…
Iran: Drought, water shortages spark protests

Iran: Drought, water shortages spark protests

People in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province are desperate. Suffering from drought and water shortages since March, they’ve taken to the streets…
UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya’s coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead,…
Kuwait cancels decision to close commercial activities at 8 pm, from Tuesday – cabinet

Kuwait cancels decision to close commercial activities at 8 pm, from Tuesday – cabinet

CAIRO, July 26 (Reuters) – The Kuwaiti cabinet cancelled its decision to close commercial activities at 8 pm, starting Tuesday,…
Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to…
Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end US combat mission in Iraq

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end US combat mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement on Monday…
Gulf rebound set as Saudi Arabia, UAE seen topping 4% growth in 2022

Gulf rebound set as Saudi Arabia, UAE seen topping 4% growth in 2022

CAIRO, July 26 (Reuters) – The six economies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to rebound and grow…
Lebanese fleeing collapse at home seek security, salaries in UAE

Lebanese fleeing collapse at home seek security, salaries in UAE

DUBAI, July 26 (Reuters) – Until a few months ago, 32-year-old Michelle Chaaya was a human resources professional at a…
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