U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant on Saturday, raising concerns about the long-term consequences of introducing more nuclear…

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Thousands March Against Virus Measures in Berlin

An estimated 17,000 people defied social-distancing and mask requirements in a protest supported by neo-Nazi groups, conspiracy theorists as well as Germans who said they were fed up with the…

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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

BAGHDAD — A sweltering 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad on Tuesday; a record 115 degrees in Damascus on Wednesday. And extreme levels of heat in Israel and Lebanon. Several countries…

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Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14…

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Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Unemployed and shunned as possible coronavirus carriers, Ethiopian migrant laborers are returning home by the thousands, placing a huge strain on Ethiopia’s poorly equipped medical system….

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