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Israel's El Al to become leaner after government bailout
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - El Al's
fate is expected to be decided in the coming days, with the Israeli airline looking to reach a deal with workers on job and spending cuts to get government aid.
Soccer-Xavi renews Al-Sadd contract for 2020-21 season
July 5 (Reuters) - Xavi Hernandez has renewed his managerial contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd for the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Sunday amid speculation he could return to his former club Barcelona.
Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19
(Reuters) - Iran recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, official health ministry figures showed on Sunday.
UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday for more "agile and swift" decision-making following the coronavirus pandemic, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers.
Egypt to hold senate elections on Aug 11-12: commissioner
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold elections for a second parliamentary chamber on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Saturday.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Egypt sets date for senate elections in August
CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold inaugural elections for a new second parliamentary chamber on Aug. 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim said on Saturday.
Jets hit Libya's al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base, sources say
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya's internationally recognised government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military source with the eastern forces and a resident nearby said.
CORRECTED-Jets hit Libya's al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base, sources say
BENGHAZI, Libya, July 5 (Reuters) - Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya's internationally recognized government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military source with the eastern forces and a resident nearby said.
Saudi initiatives to support private sector exceed 51 billion riyals - central bank
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi government initiatives to support the financing of the private sector to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus oubreak have exceeded 51 billion riyals ($13.60 billion), the central bank said on Sunday.
Israel says 'not necessarily' behind all Iran nuclear site incidents
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister said on Sunday it is not "necessarily" behind every mysterious incident in Iran, after a fire at the Natanz nuclear site prompted some Iranian officials to say it was the result of cyber sabotage.
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