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Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope to the families of political detainees.

Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

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Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says leaked audio of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticising assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani aimed to create domestic discord while nuclear negotiations with the US were continuing.

Iran nuclear deal talks to 'speed up': Tehran

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Iran nuclear deal talks to 'speed up': Tehran

Iran's foreign ministry said that participants in the third round of talks to bring Washington back to the 2015 nuclear deal have agreed to ...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal to resume

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Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal to resume

Parties to the Iran nuclear agreement are expected to resume their negotiations on Tuesday in Vienna.

Hossein Derakhshan

What's keeping Iranians on Clubhouse all night long?

Comment: For Iranians tired of one-dimensional 'likes', persistent trolls, and absent audiences, Clubhouse has fostered a new kind of more inclusive, real-time political dialogue, writes Hossein Derakhshan.

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Putin approves legislation allowing him to stay in power

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Putin approves legislation allowing him to stay in power

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his seal of approval to constitutional reforms which could allow him to stay in office until 2036.

Iran rejects US proposal for return to nuclear deal

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Iran rejects US proposal for return to nuclear deal

Iran is not pleased with the US' leaked nuclear proposal and hit back via state media.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

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Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

The deal was meant to provide Iran with international sanctions relief in exchange for limitations on its controversial nuclear programme.

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Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

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Landmark Syria case filed against Russian Wagner militants

The Russian mercenary group Wagner is accused of torture and murder in Syria.

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Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

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'Lula' convictions dismissed; could run again in Brazil

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s convictions for corruption have been thrown out by a judge, opening a path to run for office again.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Iran renews call to US to lift all sanctions

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Iran renews call to US to lift all sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Iran would "immediately reverse" its retaliatory measures if the US "unconditionally & ...

Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

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