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Home learning in Gaza hindered by blackouts and poverty

Home learning in Gaza hindered by blackouts and poverty

Routine blackouts and shaky internet service have made remote learning in the Gaza Strip a challenge for students during the coronavirus pandemic. With schools closed across the Palestinian enclave since a lockdown in August, hundreds of thousands of students have been stuck at home and...

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Iraq pledges to protect diplomats after US embassy shutdown threat

Iraq pledges to protect diplomats after US embassy shutdown threat

Iraq will protect foreign mission buildings and ensure only the state has weapons, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi told 25 top diplomats on Wednesday, after Washington warned it could shut down its Baghdad embassy. The United States has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq...

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Terrified mothers-to-be adjust after Beirut blast

Terrified mothers-to-be adjust after Beirut blast

Seven months ago, Lebanese mother-to-be Rana Mneimneh was ecstatic she was pregnant, but after a massive explosion at Beirut's port, she lives in constant fear for her baby girl. "Before the blast I was excitedly preparing for the birth of my first child, but since, I've stopped...

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Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus emergency'

Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus emergency'

Israel's parliament approved a law early Wednesday restricting demonstrations as part of a coronavirus-related state of emergency, that critics say is aimed at silencing protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The law, which passed its final reading by 46 votes to 38, was meant...

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Saudi unemployment spikes as virus-hit economy shrinks by 7% in Q2      Home learning in Gaza hindered by blackouts and poverty      Iraq pledges to protect diplomats after US embassy shutdown threat      Serena pulls out of French Open      Last stand in Yemen as battle for oil-rich province rages      Kuwait's new emir takes oath, calls for unity at tense time for region      Terrified mothers-to-be adjust after Beirut blast      Trump-Biden, round one: taxes, protests, and lots of insults