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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.
Take Five: Jobs, crackdowns and a fork
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.
UPDATE 1-Rights groups, family sound alarm over prominent Bahraini hunger striker
DUBAI, July 30 (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.
UPDATE 2-COVID vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time - UK advisers say
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.
UPDATE 1-Olympics-Volleyball-Poland hand Japan second loss, Brazil hold off U.S.
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - World champions Poland fended off a spirited Japan in men's volleyball to beat the hosts in straight sets while Brazil survived an early scare to triumph over the United States on Friday.
Lebanon restricts cafes, beaches to the vaccinated or COVID tested
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is to limit entry to restaurants, cafes, pubs and beaches to people holding COVID-19 vaccine certificates or those who have taken antibodies tests, the tourism ministry said on Friday.
Tunisian court opens investigation into 4 Ennahda members suspected of violence
TUNIS, uly 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia's judiciary has opened an investigation into four members of the Islamist Ennahda party over violence outside parliament after the president announced emergency measures, TAP news agency said on Friday.
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