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US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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

US to seek seat on UN human rights body

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US to seek seat on UN human rights body

The US will rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council, after the previous administration of Donald Trump withdrew.

'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

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'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

CPAC has announced that online personality Young Pharaoh will no longer speak at the conservative conference.

South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

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South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in favour of a majority to isolate a minority".

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

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South Korea agrees to partial release of Iranian funds

Iran says it has 'close to $10 billion' held in South Korean banks.

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Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

Critics have accused Saturday Night Live and comedian Michael Che of anti-Semitism over the reference to Israel's inoculation campaign.

Italy confirms death of its <em>ambassador</em> to DR Congo

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Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday.

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US Capitol attack leaders 'linked to YPG', says Erdogan

The Turkish president claimed that the leaders of the US Capitol attack had YPG links.

Iran's homemade Covid vaccine '90% effective'

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Iran's homemade Covid vaccine '90% effective'

Iran's new Covid-19 vaccine is still in the human trials stage, but preliminary results offer hope.

Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful'

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Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful'

The result of the talks will be released later on Sunday, Tehran's ambassador to the UN agency said.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

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Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

After years of fractious ties between the NATO allies, Turkey's president said he wants to establish a "win-win" relationship with the United ...

UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

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Morocco receives UNESCO heritage registration for couscous

Couscous has been awarded the status of intangible cultural heritage.

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

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US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

The US lifted a Trump-era block on aid to Ethiopia over its controversial mega-dam.

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Ethiopia-Sudan tensions rise amid regional mediation offers

Turkey and the African Union have stepped up efforts to calm tensions between Addis Abada and Khartoum.

More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

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More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

Stephen Rapp has said that there is mountains of evidence fo war crimes linked to Bashar Al-Assad.

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Houthis accuse Yemen government of fighting alongside IS

It is not the first time the Houthis have claimed they are fighting against IS and Al Qaeda, alongside the Yemeni government.

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

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Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

US accepts talks with Iran, rescinds Trump sanctions claim

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US accepts talks with Iran, rescinds Trump sanctions claim

The US said it was ready for talks with Iran and backtracked on former president Donald Trump's claims of new UN sanctions.

China donates 200,000 Covid-19 jabs to Algeria

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China donates 200,000 Covid-19 jabs to Algeria

China will donate 200,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Algeria, the Chinese ambassador to Algiers said.

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