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CAIRO -- Egypt officially reopened its airspace to Qatari aircraft on Tuesday, ending over three years' airspace ban on the Gulf state, official news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

"The move allows EgyptAir, the country's flag carrier, and Qatar Airways to resume air traffic and exchange flight schedules between the Egyptian and Qatari civil authorities for approval," chairman of Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority Ashraf Noweir was quoted by MENA as saying. (Egypt-Qatar-Airspace)

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TOKYO -- Domestic violence cases in Japan marked a record high of over 130,000 in fiscal 2020, as people were more stressed and worried about life amid the COVID-19 pandemic that forced them to spend more time at home, a government survey showed on Tuesday.

The total number of cases amounted to 132,355 from April to November in 2020, four months before the end of the fiscal year on March 31, surpassing the fiscal 2019 level by 13,000. (Japan-Domestic-Violence)

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CAIRO -- Egypt's foreign ministry condemned on Tuesday the Israeli government approval for building 800 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank.

"It is a new violation of international legitimacy decisions," Ahmed Hafez, spokesperson of the ministry said. (Egypt-FM-Israel Settlements)

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BAGHDAD -- Seven militants of the Islamic State (IS) group were killed on Tuesday in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on an IS hideout in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said.

The International coalition aircraft conducted two airstrikes at dawn on an IS position in a rugged area named Wadi al-Shay in the southern part of the province, the media office of the Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement. (Iraq-IS-Airstrikes) Enditem

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