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Twitter bans an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader, shortly after the account posted a photo showing former President Donald Trump playing golf in the shadow of a giant drone, with the caption “Revenge is certain" written in Farsi.

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A relentless surge: Lebanon's hospitals are unable to keep up with the flood of coronavirus patients and have run out of beds, oxygen tanks, ventilators and medical staff. Doctors and nurses say they are exhausted and feel defeated. By @FayAbuelgasim.

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AP Morning Wire:
 
• Biden signs virus orders, vows ‘help is on the way.’
• After Trump summits, setbacks, Kim Jong Un resets with Biden.
• US vaccine jackpot for lucky few; Germany passes 50K dead.
• World leaders laud US return to climate fight.

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AP Morning Wire:
 
• Biden signs virus orders, vows ‘help is on the way.’
• After Trump summits, setbacks, Kim Jong Un resets with Biden.
• US vaccine jackpot for lucky few; Germany passes 50K dead.
• World leaders laud US return to climate fight.

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AP Morning Wire:
 
• Biden signs virus orders, vows ‘help is on the way.’
• After Trump summits, setbacks, Kim Jong Un resets with Biden.
• US vaccine jackpot for lucky few; Germany passes 50K dead.
• World leaders laud US return to climate fight.

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Social media in Iran has been gripped by speculation that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country. The government launched a major crackdown on Bitcoin processing centers, which use immense amounts of electricity.

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Economic lifeline: At least 24 businesses from 15 Iranian cities set up shop across the border at a shopping center in northern Iraq. The traders sold ornate handicrafts from carpets to copper at prices they can't get in their sanctions-battered homeland.

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Political somersault: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now openly courting Arab voters — a minority he's long painted as a potential fifth column — as he seeks reelection in March. By @josephkrauss.

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Party town in the age of coronavirus: The pandemic is shaking the foundations of Dubai's economy with an unprecedented surge in daily virus cases but the glitzy, dreaming big city-emirate cannot afford to shut down. By @IsabelDeBre.

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"A desperately bad situation": London-based Save the Children says some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, and calls for billions in new funds for aid. By @MRahimFaiez.

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Data for vaccines: As Israel races to inoculate most of its population, it has struck a deal with Pfizer to secure coronavirus vaccines in exchange for medical data — but critics say the deal raises ethical questions. By @IlanBenZion.

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Woodcutters in Gaza are looking for work as the population climbs and trees disappear in the blockaded Palestinian territory. One of them says jobs are increasingly rare, and so are green spaces.

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In Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu’s top challenger in elections is promising a tough line toward Iran and the Palestinians. Yet Gideon Saar tells @AP he's confident he has the tools to avoid what could be a collision course with the Biden administration.

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A dam that transformed a nation: Egyptians mark 50 years since the inauguration of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River, a massive feat of construction that shaped the course of modern-day Egypt. By @sammymagdy.

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Lebanon lockdown: Authorities have begun enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round-the-clock curfew hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections spinning out of control after the holiday period. By @zkaram.

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A boon in the age of coronavirus: Growing numbers of Iraqi women are starting their own businesses from home, using social media services to by-pass some of the discrimination that often comes with working in the male-dominated, conservative society.

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The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has started using the term "apartheid" to describe both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories — an explosive, long taboo term that Israel's government vehemently rejects. By @josephkrauss.

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Lebanon to impose 11-day round the clock curfew, hoping to curb a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections as hospitals run out of beds. The spike in cases has exhausted a health care sector already battered by an unprecedented economic crisis.

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From loyal supporter to greatest challenger: Gideon Saar, a politically savvy Likud break-away, has emerged as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top rival in the upcoming March elections.
By @tgoldenberg.

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