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Health Mar 18Ravaged by war, Middle Eastern countries face a new scourge
Long-running wars and conflicts across the Middle East have wrecked potential defenses against coronavirus outbreaks, leaving millions vulnerable in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, the Gaza Strip and elsewhere.
Economy Mar 12Oil crisis deepens in Libya as losses exceed $3 billion
The war-torn country controls the biggest oil reserves in Africa and typically pumps 1.2 billion barrels a day. But its regular oil production ground to a halt in January when tribes loyal to eastern-based forces seized large export terminals and…
World Jun 12Israeli PM’s wife accepts plea deal for spending government money on lavish meals
Sara Netanyahu will pay around $15,000 in fines to quietly close the case, which accused her of running up large tabs at luxury restaurants for friends and family while the official prime minister's residence employed a full-time chef.
World May 312 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in separate events
Israeli police shot and killed a 16-year-old near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while in Jerusalem's Old City, an alleged Palestinian attacker was killed after stabbing and injuring two Israelis.
World May 16Facebook busts Israeli company’s campaign to disrupt elections
Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four Instagram accounts.
World Mar 31Israel, Hamas take first steps toward Gaza cease-fire deal
A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave.
World Oct 18Israel Supreme Court sides with American student facing deportation
Lara Alqasem was prohibited from entering the country over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against the Jewish state.