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Itamar Glazer, right, Israeli volunteer Sharon Yaron, left, and 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Sara Weinsten, visit in Yavne, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. For thousands of older Israelis like Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is difficult and depressing. But each week ahead of the Jewish Sabbath, which starts on Friday at sundown, a home-baked cake is delivered by one of thousands of volunteers bringing pastries to home-bound older Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older IsraelisFor thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing
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Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from GazaThe Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors
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Turkey evacuates large military post in northwest SyriaActivists and opposition media are reporting that Turkish troops in northwestern Syria have been evacuating one of their largest military bases in the area
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Una mujer con mascarilla, cubrebocas y guantes por el coronavirus, camina por el mercado Tajrish, en Teherán, Irán, el 15 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran breaks its record for most new virus cases in one dayIran has reported its highest single-day toll of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic with more than 5,000 new infections, as the country struggles to cope with a surge in transmission
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Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging tiesA delegation of senior Emirati officials is visiting Israel for the first time since the two countries agreed to normalize ties
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Founder of UAE state-run WAM news agency dies at 78Ibrahim al-Abed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates’ state-run WAM news agency and a pioneering media figure, has died
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Palestinian official Erekat in critical, stable conditionThe family of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says he remains in critical but stable condition in an Israeli hospital after he was infected with the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan. President Donald Trump on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and families. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP, File)
Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism listPresident Donald Trump says Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that would open the door for the African country to get the international loans and aid that are essential for reviving its battered economy and rescuing the country’s transition to democracy
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Trump: US to remove Sudan from terrorism blacklist, as administration pursues further Arab recognition of IsraelTrump: US to remove Sudan from terrorism blacklist, as administration pursues further Arab recognition of Israel
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Damascus, Syria.  The Trump Administration imposed sanctions Wednesday, Sept. 30,  on entities and individuals in Syria as part of Washington’s pressure campaign against Assad and his inner circle.  (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Trump envoy traveled to Syria for talks on missing AmericansA senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country’s long civil war
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World Bank: 5.2% decrease in MENA economies expected in 2020The World Bank says the coronavirus pandemic and a collapse in oil prices have affected all aspects of the Middle East and North Africa, with the region’s economies projected to contract by 5.2% in 2020
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Hospital: Palestinian official Erekat in critical conditionAn Israeli hospital says senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat is in critical condition and breathing with a ventilator after his coronavirus infection worsened overnight
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Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in SaqqaraAuthorities say Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, people wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in the Tajrish traditional bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran. On Monday, Oct.19, 2020, Iran recorded its worst day of new deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 337 confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths againIran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday
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Iran says it again breaks the record for its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 337 people deadIran says it again breaks the record for its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 337 people dead
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