Iraq puts France and Spain on coronavirus entry ban list

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Iraq is alarmed about any spread of the coronavirus from neighboring Iran. Iraq’s first recorded case was of an Iranian student who was then sent home, and the rest had all visited Iran recently. Iraq has close cultural and religious ties with Iran and annually receives millions of Iranian pilgrims.

#Coronavirus#Iraq#France#Spain

‘Thrown under the bus’: Some Afghans view U.S.-Taliban peace deal with mix of disbelief and anger

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“But we decided this is just the first step,” she said. When the Afghan government begins its own talks, she said she is hopeful they will manage to extract more concessions from the Taliban regarding women’s rights and democratic values.

#WarOnTerror #Afghanistan #UnitedStates

FOSSIL CORALS SUGGEST A MASS EXTINCTION IS ON THE WAY: ‘IT’S LIKE A SLOW-MOTION CAR CRASH’

 

Extinction

“We can put a person on the moon, we can come up with all these amazing technologies. We can reverse this in due time if we have the motivation,” Gruber said. “But what the data is showing is that we’re not doing that. We’re putting our foot further on the pedal, whereas the corals are reacting and changing.”

#Fossils #ClimateChange #Extinction #Science

Libya’s entrepreneurs find opportunities amid

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Nearly a year of fighting near Libya‘s capital has taken a heavy toll on the economy. Many businesses have closed and young people have sought work abroad. But some entrepreneurs say they are determined to carve out opportunities.

#Libya #War #Africa #Business

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