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As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.

Special Report: Almost Home - COVID-19 ensnares elderly ICE detainee from Canada

James Hill often told his family he just wanted to live moment to moment, like a Buddhist monk. He said it was the only way to survive 14 years in prison after being given a sentence he believed was unjust. But as his release date neared this spring, his nieces and nephews started encouraging their 72-year-old "Uncle Jim" to start thinking about the future.

World must not play politics with Lebanon's pain, Iran says

The global community should help Lebanon rather than impose its will on the country, Iran's foreign minister said while in Beirut on Friday, following the catastrophic blast at the city's port that killed 172 people and pushed the government to resign.

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