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For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through JerusalemPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged sharing coronavirus vaccines with a number of friendly countries that have given favors to Israel in the past
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Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam disputeEgypt says it has endorsed a Sudanese proposal to internationalize their yearslong dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile
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UN says 41 Europe-bound migrants drown in MediterraneanThe U.N. says that at least 41 people drowned over the weekend when their boat capsized in the Central Mediterranean, the latest shipwreck involving migrants fleeing conflict-stricken Libya and seeking better life in Europe
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Lawmaker: Three people killed in clashes in southeast IranThe semiofficial ILNA news agency has reported that three people were killed over two days in clashes in the southeastern Iran town of Saravan near the border with Pakistan
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Iraqi Christians place a cross on a church in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Iraq's Christians are hoping that a historic visit by Pope Francis in March will help boost their community's struggle to survive. The country's Christian population has been dwindling ever since the turmoil that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. And it was dealt a near death blow in 2014, when Islamic State group militants overran northern Iraq, site of Iraq's historical Christian heartland. (AP/Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraq's struggling Christians hope for boost from pope visit Iraq's Christians are hoping that a historic visit by Pope Francis in March will help boost their community's struggle to survive
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Israeli actress Carmit Mesilati Kaplan, right, during a visit to the Khan theater ahead of the re-opening of the culture sector, in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Feb.  23, 2021. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP)
Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nationsAfter jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel says it is sharing a small surplus of its coronavirus vaccines with several friendly countries
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Israeli court delays Netanyahu corruption trial until AprilThe Jerusalem court overseeing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has delayed the opening of the dramatic evidentiary stage until after March 23 elections
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Lawyer: Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detentionEgyptian lawyer says authorities has released a university professor and activist after he spent about a year and a half in pre-trail detention
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Mob storms south Iran governor office after border violenceVideos show an angry mob has stormed a district governor’s office in southeastern Iran, a day after a disputed shooting on the Pakistani border that left at least two dead and several wounded
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A 6- month- old green sea turtle is cleaned from tar after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea, at Israel's Sea Turtle Rescue Center, in Michmoret, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Only six sea turtles were rescued and survived after a disastrous oil spill that has blackened most of the country's shoreline and reached beaches of neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtlesWhen it comes to saving sea turtles, Israeli rescuers have discovered that mayonnaise is a miracle
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UN: Thousands flee Ethiopia violence, seek asylum in SudanThe U.N. refugee agency says at least 7,000 Ethiopians who fled escalating ethnic violence in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region have south asylum in neighboring Sudan
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A man waits his turn to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a nationwide vaccination campaign, at the Saint George Hospital, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Lebanon launched its inoculation campaign after receiving the first batch of the vaccine — 28,500 doses from Brussels with more expected to arrive in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to LebanonThe World Bank has threatened to suspend financing for coronavirus vaccines in Lebanon over violations by members of parliament and others it said were inoculated without registering in advance
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Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9Rescue workers searched a second day for at least five people missing after a tour boat capsized on a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a conference in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.  Following the conference Zarif told journalists the country has started implementing a law passed by the parliament to curb UN inspections into its nuclear program and would no longer share surveillance footage of its nuclear facilities with the U.N. agency. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections Iran has officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities, a bid to pressure European countries and U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to lift crippling economic sanctions and restore the 2015 nuclear deal
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1976, file photo, Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani listens to newsmen's questions during a news conference at Doha, Qatar, after he arrived to attend OPEC meeting. Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis, the nationalization its state energy company and later found himself kidnapped by the assassin Carlos the Jackal, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in London. He was 90. (AP Photo, File)
Long-serving Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90Ahmed Zaki Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis and once found himself held hostage by the assassin Carlos the Jackal, has died in London
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