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OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

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OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

Date of publication: 07 April, 2020

Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care with coronavirus

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Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care with coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with coronavirus late last month, was on Monday moved to an intensive care unit after his condition worsened, his office said.

Israel police release Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

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Israel police release Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Israeli police released the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem after he spent 24 hours in detention for "illegal" political activities that he ...

Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

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Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the ...

Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

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Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as confirmed deaths hit 38.

Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

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Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

Ali Yousef Ahmed al-Nouri faces charges in Iraq of killing two police officers as an alleged leader of an al-Qaeda group.

Saudi Arabia to host G20 energy ministers virtual meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host G20 energy ministers virtual meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a video conference with G20 energy ministers on Friday as oil prices continue to fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

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France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iran's Hassan Rouhani to talk about the country's nuclear promises as the world reels over Covid-19.

Hundreds of animals left to die during Pakistan lockdown

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Hundreds of animals left to die during Pakistan lockdown

Pakistani authorities have now agreed to let pet shop owners feed the animals, despite the coronavirus lockdown.

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Israel's Gantz 'ready to accept' limited West Bank annexation

Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are currently in negotiations to form a unity government during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK police investigating attempts to stoke anti-Muslim coronavirus sentiments

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UK police investigating attempts to stoke anti-Muslim coronavirus sentiments

UK counter-terrorism police are monitoring attempts by far-right groups to stir anger against the country's Muslim population amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil drops further as Saudi-Russia output deal talks delayed

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Oil drops further as Saudi-Russia output deal talks delayed

Russia and Saudi Arabia have been at loggerheads over output.

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Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

April 6 marks the first anniversary of a mass sit-in in Sudan that prompted the ousting of dictator, Omar Al-Bashir.

Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

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Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

Authorities in Iran are using a historic religious shrine as a production ...

Iranian official’s off-message tweets spark coronavirus row with China

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Iranian official’s off-message tweets spark coronavirus row with China

An Iranian health spokesman has sparked the anger of both Chinese diplomats and more senior Iranian officials with tweets openly blaming Beijing for the spread of coronavirus

US block of IMF loan 'crimes against humanity': Iran

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US block of IMF loan 'crimes against humanity': Iran

Iran has struggled to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus which officials say has claimed over 3,600 lives and infected more than 58,000 in the country since February 19.

Iran says virus infections show 'gradual' decline

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Iran says virus infections show 'gradual' decline

The Covid-19 outbreak claimed 136 lives in the past 24 hours, bringing Iran's overall death toll to 3,739, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a televised news conference.

Israeli with coronavirus arrested for 'trying to spread disease'

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Israeli with coronavirus arrested for 'trying to spread disease'

Israeli media on Monday said an Israeli settler with Covid-19 attempted to spread the virus on a bus, leading to his arrest.

Rights groups condemn deadly attack on Yemen jail

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Rights groups condemn deadly attack on Yemen jail

Houthi rebels targeted the female section of the prison with mortar shells, according to the government's Saba news agency.

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French researcher chronicles months of misery in Iran jail

In his first public statements since returning to France as part of a prisoner exchange, Roland Marchal said the isolation was worse than the interrogations.

Somalia outraged by gang-rape of toddler and infant girls

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Somalia outraged by gang-rape of toddler and infant girls

Arrests have been made in Somalia after the abduction and rape of girls aged three and four, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Iran says European barter system 'good omen' but insufficient

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Iran says European barter system 'good omen' but insufficient

Britain, France and Germany last week carried out the first transaction through the Instex mechanism to deliver medical supplies to Iran, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Turkey to ensure beloved street cats stay well-fed

Turkish animal lovers have been ordered to stay at home due to the corona outbreak, leaving many to worry who will feed the country's beloved stray animals?

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