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Iran’s Khamenei says fight against Israel is a public duty against ‘oppression’

Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday called on Muslim nations to keep fighting against Israel, which he said was not a state but a “terrorist garrison” against the Palestinians. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “The fight against this wretched regime is the fight against oppression and …

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Saudi Arabia to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all workers

All public and private sector workers wishing to attend a workplace in Saudi Arabia will be required to have taken a COVID-19 vaccination, the human resources ministry said on Friday, without specifying when this would be implemented. “Receiving a coronavirus vaccine will be a mandatory condition for male and female workers to attend workplaces in …

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UN program to provide 500 mln Moderna vaccine doses starting Q4

Moderna and vaccine promoter Gavi have announced a firm deal by which the pharmaceutical company will provide up to 500 million doses for the UN-backed program to ship coronavirus vaccines to needy people in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022. The advance purchase agreement announced Monday comes just days after the World …

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Lebanon central bank chief says he bought French properties before becoming governor

Lebanon’s central bank chief said on Monday his properties in France were all acquired prior to him being appointed governor. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Riad Salameh made his comments to Reuters in response to news that a non-profit organization Sherpa and a group of lawyers …

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German military wraps up Afghanistan training mission ahead of withdrawal

The German military in Afghanistan will finish training local forces on Friday and turn its attention to withdrawing from the country, as the United States and NATO wrap up their mission after almost two decades, the defense ministry in Berlin said. US President Joe Biden and the Western military alliance announced in mid-April that they …

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Several doctors prevented from seeing hunger-striking Navalny in prison clinic

Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital after his three-week hunger strike and prosecutors detailed a sweeping, new case against his organization. Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a prison hospital in Vladimir, a city 180 kilometers (110 miles) east …

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US reveals cybersecurity plan for electric power system amid concerns over potential

The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled plans to improve cybersecurity for the US electric power system to address growing concerns about a potentially crippling hack of the power grid. The initiative announced by the White House and Energy Department calls for a joint public-private effort over the coming 100 days to modernize utilities’ control systems …

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