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Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill treatment of people in custody, Amnesty says.

Over 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in various Tunisian cities.

Israeli warplanes strike the besieged Gaza Strip

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Israeli warplanes strike the besieged Gaza Strip

There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

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Riots break out in Tunisian cities amid economic crisis

Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd ...

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed 290 people.

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Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his ...

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ...

Victims' governments demand justice on <em>anniversary</em> of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's ...

US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

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US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury placed sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

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Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

The new base hosts missiles with 'huge destructive power', Revolutionary Guards head Hossein Salami said.

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in ...

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Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: Canada

Canada has said Iran could not make decisions unilaterally about how families should be compensated over the Ukrainian flight shot down by ...

Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

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Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, ...

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

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Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

The aircraft carrier was leaving the Middle East when Trump instructed a u-turn.

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