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Tunisian president says 'there will be no dictator'
TUNIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia's President Kais Saied said on Friday that "there will be no dictator" after having seized governing powers on Sunday in a move he said was justified by a national emergency but that his critics have called a coup. (Reporting by Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall, editing by Chris Reese)
Israel blames Iran for attack on ship, seeks harsh response
JERUSALEM, July 30 (Reuters) - Israel on Friday accused Iran of having carried out an attack off Oman on a tanker managed by an Israeli-owned company and said a harsh response was needed.
U.S. concerned by reports of attack on Israeli-managed tanker
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports of an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Friday, and is working with international partners to establish the facts surrounding the incident.
Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases remain above 22,000, minister urges caution
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey recorded 22,083 new coronavirus cases on Friday, dipping slightly from earlier this week when they hit the highest level since early May, health ministry data showed, as the government urged people to get vaccinated and exercise caution.
UPDATE 7-Two killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman, Iran suspected
DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed when a petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack on Thursday off Oman, the company said on Friday, in an assault that U.S. and European sources suspect Iran of carrying out.
Iran leading suspect in attack on Israeli-managed tanker -sources
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Iran is the leading suspect in an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker off Oman but it is too early to say for sure, U.S. and European sources familiar with intelligence reporting said on Friday.
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UPDATE 3-Tunisia investigates violence at protest against president
TUNIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia is investigating supporters of a political party that accused the president of a coup after they were involved in scuffles outside parliament while protesting against him, TAP news agency reported on Friday.
EU adopts legal framework for Lebanon sanctions - statement
PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Friday it had adopted a legal framework for a sanctions regime targeting Lebanese individuals and entities after a year of crisis that has left Lebanon facing financial collapse, hyperinflation and food and fuel shortages.
Rights groups, family sound alarm over prominent Bahraini hunger striker
DUBAI (Reuters) - A prominent imprisoned Bahraini opposition figure has lost 10 kg during the first three weeks of a hunger strike, a family member said on Friday, as rights groups called for his release and the return of a confiscated manuscript he had written.
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