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The Takeaway: March 18, 2020

Highlights: COVID-19 redraws some key lines in the Middle East: UAE, US both offer Iran help; Iran not giving up disputes with US in Iraq; Turkish columnist backs cannabis to fight coronavirus; Protests in Iraq have their soundtrack; and more!
Tonnes of medical equipment and coronavirus testing kits provided bt the World Health Organisation are pictured at the al-Maktum International airport in Dubai on March 2, 2020 as it is prepared to be delivered to Iran with a United Arab Emirates military transport plane. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

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