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120,000-year-old footprints found in Saudi Arabia -- and they might be human

September 22, 2020

Hundreds of fossilized footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, and they might point to the earliest evidence of human movement into the region, according to a new study in Science Advances.

UN welcomes Libyan Prime Minister's decision to step down

September 17, 2020

The United Nations welcomes the decision by Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister to step down by the end of October, a UN statement released Thursday said.

Israel is going into a second nationwide lockdown over Covid-19

September 14, 2020

Israel has approved a second general lockdown as coronavirus cases surge across the country. The lockdown, which is expected to start Friday afternoon, will see the country return to many of the same severe restrictions of the first lockdown back in April.

British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran could face additional year in prison

September 13, 2020

A British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison as new charges are filed against her, her lawyer has said.

Iran court brings new charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sparking UK outrage

September 9, 2020

The British government has condemned an Iranian court's decision to bring new charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker jailed on espionage charges four years ago.

Saudi court sentences suspects in Khashoggi murder

September 7, 2020

Saudi Arabia has issued "final verdicts" against eight suspects in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018 -- sentencing five of the defendants to 20 years in prison -- the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported, citing a public prosecutor spokesman.

With Macron's visit to Beirut, Lebanon's future is looking a lot like the past

September 1, 2020

On Lebanon's centenary Tuesday, French jets whizzed over the mountains of its former mandate as a French president planted a cedar tree declaring the country's "rebirth."

Lead suspect in assassination of Lebanon's ex-PM found guilty

August 18, 2020

The lead suspect in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was convicted at a tribunal in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Israel-UAE agreement a meek version of the historic Mideast deal Trump pledged

August 14, 2020

This is not THE Middle East peace deal that has beguiled a generation of American presidents, the one President Donald Trump commissioned his son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to conclude.

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