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Many Jordanians struggling as country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown, U.N. agency says

福利网站Many people in Jordan are struggling to meet basic needs after a more than two-month lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study said on Wednesday.

Iran to send black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine -minister

Iran will send the black boxes from a downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine, Iran’s minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. 

Turkey says it discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

福利网站Senior Turkish officials discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy cooperation, during a visit to Tripoli on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign minister said.

France accuses Turkey of hostile acts to stop enforcement of Libya arms embargo

France accused Turkey's navy on Wednesday of acting in a hostile and unacceptable manner towards its NATO allies to prevent them from enforcing a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

U.S. hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet to push Assad to end war

The United States on Wednesday imposed its most sweeping sanctions ever targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to choke off revenue for his government in a bid to force it back to United Nations-led negotiations and broker an end to the country's nearly decade-long war.

In rebel Syria, some welcome sanctions but fear for economy

In the last bastion of the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, Syrians who fled his rule see new U.S. sanctions as a step in the right direction but say they must be shielded from any fallout as the currency crumbles.

Israel signs agreement with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

福利网站Israel has signed an agreement with Moderna Inc for the future purchase of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies killing civilians in Saada air strike

福利网站The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Wednesday denied that an air strike it carried out earlier this week in Saada province had killed civilians, as alleged by Houthi authorities.

French court finds Bashar al-Assad's uncle guilty of property fraud

The exiled uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was found guilty on Wednesday of acquiring millions of euros worth of French property using funds diverted from the Syrian state, and sentenced to four years in prison.

Self-cleaning mask can kill viruses with heat from phone charger, researchers say

福利网站Israeli researchers say they have invented a reusable face mask that can kill the coronavirus with heat by drawing power from a mobile phone charger.

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COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally

福利网站Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, just days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that will rank as the nation's largest social gathering by far in three months.

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties