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‘Verbal ceasefire’ in place between France, Turkey amid heightened tensions: FM

A “verbal ceasefire” is in place between France and Turkey after months of rancorous exchanges that strained the relations of the NATO allies, the French foreign minister said Friday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines of the NATO summit this week, following the rows on international …

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US probe unearths documents pointing to suspected fraud in Iraqi refugee program

US authorities pursuing a sweeping fraud investigation suspect some 4,000 Iraqis of filing fraudulent applications for resettlement in the United States as refugees, and they are re-examining cases involving more than 104,000 others, according to State Department reports reviewed by Reuters. More than 500 Iraqis already admitted as refugees have been implicated in the alleged …

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Iran’s election polls open with US-sanctioned judge likely set for presidency 

Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to US sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad. With uncertainty surrounding Iran’s efforts to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with six …

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NATO leaders to discuss Russian disinformation, China: Merkel

Leaders of NATO countries will discuss topics including the challenges posed by Russia and China at their Brussels summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, highlighting the need to respond to Moscow’s disinformation campaigns. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Arriving at the summit, Merkel said …

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UAE records 1,837 new COVID-19 infections, four deaths in 24 hours

The United Arab Emirates recorded 1,837 new coronavirus cases, 1,811 recoveries and four deaths in 24 hours, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority reported on Monday. Health authorities conducted 237,439 COVID-19 tests to determine Monday’s numbers which indicated a slight drop from Sunday’s 1,969 cases. The UAE’s total diagnosed cases since the …

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Working women less optimistic about career prospects due to COVID-19: Report

Heightened workloads and household responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are driving deep dissatisfaction among many women in the workforce, according to a new report released on Monday from Deloitte Global. Seventy-seven percent of respondents said their workload increased since the pandemic crisis broke. “Women @ Work: A global outlook,” found that these increased responsibilities are …

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UAE reports 2,281 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

The United Arab Emirates recorded 2,281 new coronavirus cases, 2,234 recoveries and three deaths in 24 hours, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) reported on Friday. Health authorities conducted 225,651 COVID-19 tests to determine Friday’s numbers which indicated an increase in daily cases related to the virus. Developing