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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troopsThe U.S.-led coalition in Iraq says at least 10 rockets have targeted an Iraqi military base in western Iraq that hosts American troops
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US forces say 10 rockets have hit Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq hosting American troops; no information on any casualtiesUS forces say 10 rockets have hit Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq hosting American troops; no information on any casualties
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Intense preparation paves way for pontiff to meet ayatollah Pope Francis will visit this weekend a preeminent Shiite Muslim cleric in Iraq to make history with a message of coexistence
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Israeli-owned cargo ship back at sea after suspected attackAn Israeli-owned cargo ship that was crippled by a mysterious explosion last week has left Dubai’s port and is transiting the Gulf of Oman
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Iran: Militants attack Revolutionary Guard unit in southeastIranian state TV says an armed separatist group in Iran’s restive southeastern province assaulted a vehicle carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force
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Doctors Without Borders staffer killed in north Syria campThe international aid organization Doctors Without Borders says a staff member was killed and three were injured in separate incidents last month in a camp for displaced people in northeast Syria
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Israel sentences Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prisonAn Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group
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Algerian students demonstrate in Algiers, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Protesters took to the streets of Algiers and other cities around Algeria last Friday in a bid to restart weekly pro-democracy demonstrations. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Algerian students restart weekly protests cut off by virusHundreds of students have restarted their weekly Tuesday protest marches that were called off last spring due to the coronavirus
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A year in, coronavirus rages in vaccine-needy West BankA year into the pandemic
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Yemeni men walk amid the graves of Houthi fighters who were killed during recent fighting, at a cemetery in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
US sanctions 2 Yemeni rebels for cross-border, sea attacksThe United States has imposed sanctions on two rebel leaders in Yemen
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Groups: Yemen aid shortfall means more hunger, less careAid organizations working in Yemen say their programs will be severely cut
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Iraq launches vaccine program after arrival of China dosesA Health Ministry spokesman says Iraq has launched its coronavirus inoculation program just hours after the first doses of vaccine arrived from China
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Morocco freezes ties with German Embassy amid Sahara tensionMorocco’s Foreign Ministry has suspended ties with the German Embassy because of unspecified “deep misunderstandings.”
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Protests in Lebanon as local currency hits record lowProtests have broken out across the country after the Lebanese pound hit a record low against the dollar on the black market
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reads a statement for media, in Jerusalem. In an official letter to the national security adviser released Monday, March 2, 2021, Mandelblit slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement that he would share surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Mandelblit argues that the prime minister cannot make such a decision without consulting the Cabinet. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
Israeli attorney general slams Netanyahu's vaccine diplomacyIsrael’s attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country’s surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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