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IMF calls on Lebanese to unite behind government reform planThe International Monetary Fund is urging Lebanese authorities to unite behind a government economic plan that has received a cool reception from the banking sector, saying the country needs a reform program to rescue an economy mired in crisis
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Sudanese forces break up protest camp in Darfur, killing 1Sudanese activists say security forces violently broke up a protest camp in the war-scarred Darfur region, killing at least protester and wounding a dozen others, including four children
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UAE wants Libya to 'return to oil production' amid warThe United Arab Emirates wants Libya to “return to oil production” as soon as possible
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FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, journalist and activist Omar Radi speaks after a hearing at the Casablanca Courthouse, In Casablanca, Morocco. On Sunday, July 12, 2020 the Tel Aviv District Court rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists, including Radi, and dissidents worldwide. The case, brought by Amnesty International in January, called on the court to prevent NSO from selling its technology abroad, especially to repressive regimes. The court ruled that Amnesty’s attorneys did not provide sufficient evidence. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)
Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware companyAn Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware company NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide
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IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recessionThe International Monetary Fund says the Middle East’s energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year
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Israeli police break up anti-Netanyahu protest in JerusalemIsraeli police and Jerusalem municipal officials have scuffled with protesters and dismantled tents set up by demonstrators outside the prime minister's residence
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Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in EgyptMore than 100 allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against a former student at a top university have roiled Egypt for the past two weeks
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UN: Libyan coast guard intercepts 83 Europe-bound migrantsThe U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard has intercepted a boat with 83 Europe-bound migrants overnight
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Ghosn says he is aiding those who helped him flee to LebanonFormer Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is assisting those who helped him flee from Japan to Lebanon late last year
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdownIranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people
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Iran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commandersIran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commanders
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Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade Forces loyal to a Libyan commander say they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the fiercely divided country
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Israelis protest government's economic response to virusThousands of Israelis are protesting the new government’s failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Iran's president warns lockdowns could lead to protestsIranian President Hassan Rouhani says that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported
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Iraq's PM takes step in battle against border corruptionIraq's prime minister has taken a first step to battle cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country’s frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls
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