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    Al Jazeera

    'Double-edged sword': Hong Kong gov't warns US on special status

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tried to rally people behind China's new national security on Friday, as the government warned the United States to stop interfering in its internal affairs, saying the withdrawal of the territory's special status could be a "double-edged sword". The statement came as US President Donald Trump prepared to announce later on Friday his response to the Chinese parliament's approval of national security legislation for Hong Kong, which critics say will erode the freedoms ...

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    Al Arabiya English

    Iran's IRGC warns US after receiving new combat vessels

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Arabian Gulf as it received 110 new combat vessels. The vessels included Ashura-class speedboats, Zolfaghar coastal patrol boats and Taregh submarines, state television reported. “We announce today that wherever the Americans are, we are right next to them, and they will feel our presence even more in the near future,” the Guards' navy chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said during a ceremony in southern Iran.

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    Al Arabiya English

    First Jewish kosher service launches in UAE, making Gulf food history

    Elli Kriel samples her dishes with friends in Dubai. (Courtesy: Elli Kriel)

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    Al Jazeera

    Trump 'terminates' US contract with WHO: Coronavirus live updates

    India's coronavirus death and case tolls have passed China's, after the country recorded 175 new deaths and 7,466 new cases. The English Premier League and Italy's Serie A are set to resume in June after a near-three month suspension over coronavirus fears. China again reported no new cases as US President Donald Trump renewed attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Emirates allows booking flights from Dubai to 12 Arab states from July 1

    Emirates airlines website enabled the option to book flights out of Dubai to 16 destinations in 12 Arab countries, starting from July 1. Last Update: 01:10 KSA 04:10 - GMT 01:10

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    Egypt Independent

    Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

    President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where else? to tweet his threats.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia sets guidelines for malls, industrial sector, as it reopens

    Saudi Arabia started on Thursday the first phase of its re-opening as part of the government's coronavirus strategy. The Kingdom shortened curfew and allowed the resumption of some economic activities, and from May 31 it will allow the resumption of Friday and group prayers in mosques, the return of public and private employees to work from their offices, the resumption of dine-in services in restaurants and cafes, the operation of domestic flights. All customers and employees must wear face masks at all times and practice social distancing. Allow customers one companion only when they enter a shop and not allow entry of groups or families of more than two people.