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Some 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to the West Bank on Friday are headed for the trash because of their imminent expiration.

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency marked a sharp departure from the Rouhani era.

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.

Neither side seems eager to return to war or able to break the years-long cycle of hostilities.

The new Israeli government had planned to transfer about-to-expire vaccine doses now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is widely favored to prevail in presidential election on Friday.

Fujimori’s approach, following Trump’s effort to discredit the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election over false fraud claims, could signal the emergence of a trend.

The exchange highlights the fragility of a cease fire in the region and poses a first test to Israel’s new government.

Israel isn’t the only country where odd alliances have formed in recent years. In many parts of the world, “marriages of convenience” are a standard feature of electoral politics.

The far-right religious lawmaker is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements and opponent of a Palestinian state.

The former prime minister's alleged crimes carry serious punishment, including the possibility of years in prison.

As head of the opposition, the former prime minister has vowed to topple Israel’s new government as soon as possible.

The government doesn’t have the dollars to import gasoline and the Lebanese are now trapped in endless lines waiting.

Amid heckling and ejections, parliament votes to install a power-sharing government spanning right and left; Naftali Bennett becomes prime minister.

He reoriented the decades-old approach to peace and security, reshaped the economy and upended legal norms.

The vote reflected dismay over the slow pace of reforms since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted in 2019.

Husain Barakat, 48, had received the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine but still died after being hospitalized, according to human rights groups.

U.N. data shows that along some 140 square miles, 459 buildings were destroyed or damaged some of which were near hospitals, clinics and schools.

Recent conflict and political developments have turned a spotlight on a community often caught between two worlds.

A campaign of detentions, on the heels of the worst communal violence in years, has swept up Palestinians in Jerusalem and Arab citizens all over Israel.

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