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Israel says Gaza militants fired rocket at Israeli town

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a rocket into the country’s south. There...

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With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim,...

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Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses in Italy’s overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of...

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Iran’s army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian military has set up a 2,000-bed hospital in an exhibition center in the capital...

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Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus,...

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In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper,...

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Israeli parliament to choose new speaker amid double crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament will select a new speaker on Thursday after the Supreme Court forced the vote...

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Iraq, Lebanon extend government restrictions to combat virus

BEIRUT (AP) — Iraq and Lebanon prepared Thursday to extend government-imposed restrictions on movement for two more weeks, the latest...

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New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand’s modern history when he slaughtered...

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Virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

MADRID (AP) — The number of coronavirus infections was set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy...

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Police struggle to enforce India’s sweeping virus lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians struggled to comply with the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday as the government began...

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Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy

BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon’s Barbar eatery never closed...

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Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts

CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it...

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Israel parliament speaker resigns in facing high court order

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament speaker resigned Wednesday after seven years on the job rather than comply with a Supreme...

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