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    Netflix documentary criticized for saying Saudi Arabia gained independence in 1932

    Netflix’s “History 101” documentary has come under criticism for saying that Saudi Arabia gained independence in 1932, falsely implying that it had been under colonial rule up until that date. The establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz in 1930. (File Photo: AP) Other errors criticized Last Update: 09:59 KSA 12:59 - GMT 09:59

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    Romina Ashrafi: 'Honour killing' sparks outcry in Iran

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has requested his cabinet to speed up harsher laws in so-called "honour killings" amid a social media outcry over the murder of a 14-year-old girl by her father. Rouhani pushed on Wednesday for speedy adoption of relevant bills, some of which have apparently shuttled for years among various decision-making bodies in Iran. More: How can we stop honour killings?

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    Passengers of downed Ukrainian plane in 'state of panic' before attack: Official

    Passengers on the downed Ukrainian flight over Iran were in a state of “panic” before the plane was hit by missiles from the Iranian military in January, according to a Ukrainian forensics head. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 on January 8, killing all 176 onboard. Iran admitted to downing the plane after days of denying responsibility and insisting the plane crashed due to a “technical failure.”

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    Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations by June

    Qatar Airways says it plans to fly a summer schedule to more than 80 destinations worldwide. It has been one of the few airlines to continue regular, scheduled flights during the global lockdowns to contain the novel coronavirus, maintaining services to about 30 destinations. More: British Airways parent IAG taps UK government funds for help Qatar Airways to cut 'substantial' number of jobs over pandemic Thousands at United Airlines could lose jobs in October: Report The Doha-based airline made ...

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    Watch: Zarif asleep during Rouhani speech at new parliament opening session

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to be sleeping as President Hassan Rouhani was delivering a speech in the opening session of Iran’s new parliament on Wednesday, according to a video shared by an Iranian state television. Last Update: 18:13 KSA 21:13 - GMT 18:13

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    George Floyd: Black man dies after US police pin him to ground

    A Black man who yelled "I cannot breathe" as a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with his knee in the US state of Minnesota died late on Monday, police confirmed, drawing outrage from community members and leaders, and leading to the officers' termination. Video of the incident shows the police officer pinning down George Floyd, believed to be in his 40s, to the pavement with his knee on the man's neck for several minutes.

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    Iran's exports to India fall over 94 percent in first quarter of 2020

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