News Wire | July 20, 2023 Archive

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Morocco Invites Netanyahu to Visit, in a Possible Opening to Deeper Ties

By Isabel Kershner | The New York Times

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to visit Morocco, Mr. Netanyahu’s office said, laying the ground for the first such high-level visit since the two countries normalized relations in late 2020 and heralding a possible deepening of diplomatic and security ties.

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Protesters Angry Over Quran Burning Storm Swedish Embassy in Baghdad

By Isabella Kwai and Raja Abdulrahim | The New York Times

Hundreds of protesters stormed the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad early Thursday and set fire to parts of the building ahead of a planned demonstration outside the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm that has angered many in the Muslim world and drawn condemnation from the Swedish authorities.

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