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By Jack Jeffery | Associated Press (free)
An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran’s government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down.
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By Jon Gambrell | Associated Press (free)
The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it is hosting the World Cup—his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations.
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By Kareem Chehayeb | Associated Press (free)
Protests in Syria’s Druze-majority Sweida province turned violent Sunday leading to the deaths of a protester and a police officer, and wounding seven others.
Associated Press (free)
Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said. Three others received lengthy prison sentences.