Wed, 28 Oct 2020

TRIPOLI -- Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based army of Libya, on Friday announced allowing the resumption of oil exports with conditions.

"It has been decided to resume production and export of oil with all necessary conditions and procedural measures that guarantee a fair distribution of the financial revenues, not to use them to support terrorism, or not being subjected to embezzlement," Haftar said in a televised speech. (Libya-Oil Exports)

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RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian dentist died on Friday during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, medics and official Palestinian media said.

The official Palestinian Television reported that doctor Nidal Jabarin, a Palestinian dentist in his early fifties, died of a shock after Israeli soldiers threw stun grenades at Palestinian demonstrators in the city on Friday. (Palestinian-Israel-Death)

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BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb exploded on Friday near a convoy of trucks carrying equipment belonging to the U.S.-led coalition forces in Salahudin province in the north of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.

The explosion took place in the evening when a convoy of vehicles of an Iraqi company contracted with the international coalition in Iraq was moving in al-Ishaqi area, some 100 km north of Baghdad, leaving a soldier wounded, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement. (Iraq-Bomb)

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JERUSALEM -- A full nationwide lockdown, aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus, took effect in Israel on Friday at 2 p.m. local time.

On Friday morning, just a few hours before the closure, Israel's Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Health announced in a joint statement a change in the distance limit for people to travel from home. (Israel-COVID-19)

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