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Inside a ‘world-class experiment’ in vaccine passports

Inside a ‘world-class experiment’ in vaccine passports

Israel’s Green Pass allows holders to dine indoors, stay in hotels, visit gyms, and attend large events.

  • by Campbell MacDiarmid and Quique Kierszenbaum

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Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’, spies blame Israel

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’, spies blame Israel

Two US and Israeli intelligence officials said there had been an Israeli role in a large explosion that destroyed the site’s internal power system.

  • by Jon Gambrell
Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

A photo and video showing the family together reciting the opening chapter of the Koran appeared to be aimed at sending a message of unity at a sensitive time for the kingdom.

  • by Josef Federman and Omar Akour
Turkey sues Christie’s for $19m ancient marble idol, claiming it was looted

Turkey sues Christie’s for $19m ancient marble idol, claiming it was looted

The marble idol, carved as many as 6000 years ago and known as “The Guennol Stargazer” has become the source of a legal battle between Turkey and the Christie’s auction house.

  • by Colin Moynihan
Electrical problem strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility

Electrical problem strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility

The problem at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site was the latest incident to strike one of Tehran’s most-secured sites amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers.

  • by Nasser Karimi
Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Egypt’s best-known archaeologist has revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor.

  • by Samy Magdy
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South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found.

  • by Maayan Lubell
High stakes diplomacy as Iran and US workshop terms for new nuclear deal

High stakes diplomacy as Iran and US workshop terms for new nuclear deal

Messages were carried back and forth to the protagonists by other participants in the nuclear deal - Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China.

  • by Karen DeYoung and Loveday Morris
Iran frees South Korean ship it held in dispute over frozen billions

Iran frees South Korean ship it held in dispute over frozen billions

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, quoting an anonymous Foreign Ministry official, suggested Seoul may pay off Iran’s United Nations debts.

  • by Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrell
Accused and inescapable, Benjamin Netanyahu has long defined Israel

Accused and inescapable, Benjamin Netanyahu has long defined Israel

While Benjamin Netanyahu’s trials may run for months or even years, they seem as unlikely to shift the political dial as Donald Trump’s impeachment trials.

  • by Maher Mughrabi
Biden restores assistance for Palestinians axed by Trump

Biden restores assistance for Palestinians axed by Trump

The Biden administration has announced it would provide $US235 million in US aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding cut off by former president Donald Trump.

  • by Matt Spetalnick and Stephen Farrell