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Iran to temporarily free 54,000 prisoners as coronavirus spreadsIran to temporarily free 54,000 prisoners as coronavirus spreads

Iran to temporarily free 54,000 prisoners as coronavirus spreads

Iran will temporarily release 54,000 people from prisons and deploy hundreds of thousands of health workers as officials announced a…

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Satellite images show Iran building burial pits for coronavirus victimsSatellite images show Iran building burial pits for coronavirus victims

Satellite images show Iran building burial pits for coronavirus victims

Iran has been rapidly expanding a major cemetery in Qom, the area worst hit by the country's novel coronavirus outbreak,…

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Iraq Weapons Inspections Fast FactsIraq Weapons Inspections Fast Facts

Iraq Weapons Inspections Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the United Nation's inspection for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq…

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Amid coronavirus fears, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu sees an openingAmid coronavirus fears, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu sees an opening

Amid coronavirus fears, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu sees an opening

As the spread of coronavirus affects virtually every aspect of life in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become a…

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Coronavirus adds to the risk of miscalculation between global enemiesCoronavirus adds to the risk of miscalculation between global enemies

Coronavirus adds to the risk of miscalculation between global enemies

In the months that this virus spreads, ebbs, and even fades, its impact may be felt unexpectedly, chillingly, tangentially as…

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No one can protect these Syrian kids from the bombs. This group is at least trying to give them the skills to copeNo one can protect these Syrian kids from the bombs. This group is at least trying to give them the skills to cope

No one can protect these Syrian kids from the bombs. This group is at least trying to give them the skills to cope

From a distance, there is an air of jubilation. The kids wave bright balloons and wiggle to a cheery tune.…

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Several Americans were injured when rockets hit Iraqi base for second time in a weekSeveral Americans were injured when rockets hit Iraqi base for second time in a week

Several Americans were injured when rockets hit Iraqi base for second time in a week

The three coalition members wounded when rockets struck a military base in Iraq on Saturday were US personnel, a US…

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Iraq Fast FactsIraq Fast Facts

Iraq Fast Facts

Read CNN's Iraq Fast Facts for a look at the country which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran…

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Saddam Hussein Trial Fast FactsSaddam Hussein Trial Fast Facts

Saddam Hussein Trial Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the trials and execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast FactsOperation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the Iraq War, which was known as Operation Iraqi Freedom until September 2010, when it…

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Turkey and Russia announce ceasefire in northwest SyriaTurkey and Russia announce ceasefire in northwest Syria

Turkey and Russia announce ceasefire in northwest Syria

Turkey and Russia announced a ceasefire in Idlib, Syria's last opposition enclave on Thursday, agreeing to establish a security corridor…

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Saudi Arabia detains senior members of its royal familySaudi Arabia detains senior members of its royal family

Saudi Arabia detains senior members of its royal family

Two senior Saudi royals are among several members of the royal family arrested on Friday, two sources with knowledge of…

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Bodies ‘pile up’ in morgue as Iran feels strain of coronavirusBodies ‘pile up’ in morgue as Iran feels strain of coronavirus

Bodies ‘pile up’ in morgue as Iran feels strain of coronavirus

Dozens of bodies sheathed in black bags line the floor of an Iranian morgue, while workers in protective suits and…

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Haditha Killings Fast FactsHaditha Killings Fast Facts

Haditha Killings Fast Facts

Read CNN's Haditha Killings Fast Facts and learn more about the 2005 killings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq.

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