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Tar deposits have been found in two locations in southern Lebanon, including at a turtle-breeding site.

The Dutch anti-Islam MP tweeted an image of President Erdogan showing the left side of his face, bearded and darker-skinned, against the black-and-white flag of the Islamic State extremist group.

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

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After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

On Monday, only small fires were smoldering at the Islam Qala border crossing, after three days of firefighting efforts from both Iran and Afghanistan.

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

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Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

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Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

The shake-up added two ministers from the military, with the remaining coming from Sudan's Forces Freedom and Change, the movement that led the ...

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Sudan dissolves cabinet to bring ex-rebels into lineup

Abdalla Hamdok dissolved the cabinet late on Sunday to make way for a more inclusive lineup, with the new government expected to bring in seven ministers from former rebel groups.

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Turkey makes fresh arrests after US censure

Turkey brushed aside US condemnation of its crackdown on student protests as more arrests were carried out.

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Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

A viral video shows Khing Hnin Wai waving and gyrating her arms to a dance track, oblivious to the coup unfolding right behind her.

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

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Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ‘contradictory information’ ...

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Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Russia's accused the United States of interfering in its affairs on Sunday, as tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition ...

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time

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Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time

US Democrats said they would push to remove President Donald Trump from office during the final days of his administration after his supporters' ...

'We'll fight tooth and nail': Trump supporters defiant

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'We'll fight tooth and nail': Trump supporters defiant

Trump supporters insisted they would never accept Joe Biden as president as they traveled from near Boston to Washington to protest Congress's ...

Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

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Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

Georgia voting has opened for Senate seats as the country closes views the state for results, Amid Trump controversy.

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Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic violence law.

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

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Family recounts Palestinian teen's last hours before Israeli shooting

Parents, relatives and friends recount the final hours of Ali Abu Alya, who was killed when the Israeli Army used live ammunition to disperse a ...

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Biden picks General Austin as first Black Pentagon chief

In 2012 he was put in charge of all Pentagon operations in the Middle East. Then, he led the fight against IS as it captured portions of Iraq ...

Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

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Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

President Emmanuel Macron denied infringing upon freedoms in France as he faces criticism over "anti-separatism" efforts and a controversial ...

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

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Russia to set up strategic naval base in Sudan

Russia has plans to set up a naval base in Sudan, as the country expands its reach further into Africa.

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

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Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit ...

Biden says time to end the 'chaos', predicts victory

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Biden says time to end the 'chaos', predicts victory

Donald Trump stumped for votes in Joe Biden's native city on the eve of Election Day, dismissing polls that show him headed for defeat as his ...

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