SPOTLIGHT

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    What did the Afghan Taliban say about future ties with Russia?

    The Taliban-appointed Afghan Ambassador to the UN, Muhammad Suhail Shaheen, gave an interview to Russia’s TASS earlier this week. Although…
    9 hours ago

    Scientists to look for alien life on Alpha Centauri

    Scientists are strenuously looking for more planets that could potentially hold extraterrestrial life and have recently come across Alpha Centauri,…
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    Domestic politics to test Kuwait's crown prince in push for fiscal reform

    The biggest task facing Kuwait's octogenarian crown prince after unexpectedly stepping in for the emir this month will be to…
    9 hours ago

    Lebanese protesters block roads over economic meltdown

    Demonstrators, some of them burning tyres, blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country's economic…
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    West asks whether Iran is serious or stalling as talks set to resume

    Iran and world powers will meet in Vienna on Monday to try to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal, but with…

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      Australia police expect to charge woman with arson for Covid quarantine fire

      Australian police said on Sunday they expect to charge a 31-year-old woman with arson after she allegedly set fire to…
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      South African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have 'very mild' symptoms

      A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on…
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      Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan sign gas swap deal

      Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have signed a gas swap deal for up to two billion cubic metres (bcm) per year,…
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      US Navy rescues Iranian seamen adrift in Gulf for 8 days

      The US Navy has rescued two Iranian seamen who had been adrift for eight days on a fishing boat in…
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      Saudi Arabia extends visa validity for stranded expats free of charge

      Saudi Arabia has announced that the validity of residence permits (Iqama) for expatriates, who are stranded outside the country due…
      1 day ago

      Thousands protest against Czech Covid measures as hospitals fill

      Several thousand people protested in Prague against anti-coronavirus restrictions on Sunday as many Czech hospitals halted non-urgent procedures in the…
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      Germany confirms suspected Omicron case, bringing total to three

      Germany said on Sunday it had detected a total of three cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant after a…
      1 day ago

      Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron Covid variant

      Austria has detected its first suspected case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in the Tirol, authorities in the alpine…
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      Borders slam shut as world rushes to contain new Covid variant

      World governments rushed to contain a new, heavily mutated Covid-19 strain on Sunday, with Israel slamming its borders shut to…
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      Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats to leave US in January

      Russia's ambassador to the United States said that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were expelled from the United…
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