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A dog smells pieces of tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea, on a beach in the Gdor Nature Reserve near Michmoret, Israel, Monday, March 1, 2021. The cleanup from the disastrous oil spill that has blackened most of the country's shoreline is expected to take months. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel suspects Iran connection to Mediterranean oil spillIsraeli authorities said that a Libyan-owned tanker believed to be smuggling oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for spilling tons of crude into the eastern Mediterranean last month, causing one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters
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Sudan official: Tribal clashes kill at least 10 in DarfurA Sudanese official says tribal clashes in the western region of Darfur killed at least 10 people and wounded 32 others
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Lebanon's president wants investigation into currency crashLebanon’s president has ordered the central bank governor to open an investigation into currency speculation after the Lebanese pound plunged to record lows on the black market this week
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Israel's Netanyahu blasts ICC war crimes investigation, vows to "fight for the truth"Israel's Netanyahu blasts ICC war crimes investigation, vows to "fight for the truth"
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Music video on Iranian app with US porn actress spurs probeIranian media are reporting that a music video on an Iranian entertainment app that includes an appearance by a U.S. porn actress has prompted outrage among authorities
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Syrian pound hits record low as economic crisis worsensThe Syrian pound has hit a record low just days before the Arab country marks the 10th anniversary of a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead and large swaths destroyed
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Report: Egypt's Aboul Gheit reappointed Arab League chiefEgypt's state-run news agency says Arab foreign ministers have reappointed veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Aboul Gheit as the secretary general of the Cairo-based Arab League
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 2, 2021 file photo, a Palestinian patient infected with COVID-19 is admitted for medical observation at the emergency unit, in the Palestine Medical Complex, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority's decision to divert some of its tiny stockpile of coronavirus vaccines to senior officials, soccer players and others has sparked controversy, feeding into long-standing concerns about corruption as it struggles to respond to a worsening outbreak. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
Palestinian Authority faces criticism over vaccine rolloutThe Palestinian Authority’s decision to divert some of its tiny stockpile of coronavirus vaccines to senior officials, soccer players and others has sparked controversy
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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)
Yemen’s rebels say latest US sanctions will prolong the warYemen’s rebels say the U.S. sanctions on two of their military leaders would prolong the conflict in the impoverished Arab country
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Kuwait swears in new government amid mounting crisesKuwait’s new Cabinet has been sworn in
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq baseThe White House is warning that the U.S. may consider a military response to the rocket attack that hit an air base in western Iraq where American and coalition troops are houses
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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 preparations before pontiff meets Iraqi 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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