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If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finance minister says

If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finance minister says

France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region. "France always stands ready to help Lebanon....

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Iraq extends ban on border crossings by Iranians

Iraq extends ban on border crossings by Iranians

 Iraq has extended an entry ban for any non-Iraqis coming from Iran, the prime minister said, as authorities in Tehran announced 15 more cases of coronavirus and a death toll of eight. Baghdad had banned crossings by non-Iraqis from Iran Thursday for three days and Prime Minister Adel...

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42.6 pct turnout at Iran parliamentary election: minister

42.6 pct turnout at Iran parliamentary election: minister

Iran's interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out at the country's parliamentary election, in remarks aired live on state television. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the participation rate was "acceptable" for Iran after it experienced bad weather, an air...

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza fence: army

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza fence: army

Israeli forces on Sunday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of placing a bomb near the Gaza border, before extracting his body with a bulldozer, the army said. "Following the successful thwarting of the attack near the Gaza Strip fence earlier this morning, an IDF (Israeli army) bulldozer...

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