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US and EU diplomats have said they won't respond to Iranian 'provocations'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

European countries condemn Iran over UN inspection limits

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European countries condemn Iran over UN inspection limits

In a joint statement, the three European powers urged Iran to "stop and reverse all measures that reduce transparency and to ensure full and timely cooperation with the IAEA".

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

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Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

Myanmar's military threatens to use deadly force against protesters.

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UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide inoculation drive relieves pressure on hard-hit hospitals.

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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.

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BBC refuses to apologise over 'Islamophobic' interview

The BBC issued a statement on Friday that did not address complaints about hostility to the Muslim Council of Britain's president.

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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 ...

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first ...

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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.

UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran to discuss inspections

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UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran to discuss inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Tehran to discuss inspections of nuclear facilities amid efforts to restart the nuclear deal.

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

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Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The letter by Jewish Voice for Labour calls on the BBC to issue a statement in which it recommits to engage with Muslim women “in good faith”.

Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

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Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

A recent rocket attack in Kurdish Iraq has been condemned by numerous countries in a joint statement.

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and ...

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Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

As the travel industry collapsed worlwide, Dubai International Airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of shuttered shops.

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Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

Saudi Arabia has extended Covid-19 restrictions by 20 days following coronavirus concerns.

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Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

Israel did not warn its Western allies about the imminent threat to the Shah's regime, despite its foresight.

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Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

Morocco has denied that three of its soldiers were killed by the Polisario Front, casting the claim as propaganda.

Russia, France urge Iran 'restraint' after new nuclear breach

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Russia, France urge Iran 'restraint' after new nuclear breach

Russia and France urged Iran to show restraint after it started producing uranium metal in a new breach of limits laid out in Tehran's nuclear ...

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Moscow calls on Iran for 'restraint' after uranium production

The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said that it had verified the production of 3.6 grammes of uranium metal at a plant in Iran.

UK authorised £1.4bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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UK authorised £1.4bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The UK has refused to follow America's example and halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

In Iran standoff, Biden says US won't lift sanctions

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In Iran standoff, Biden says US won't lift sanctions

As Biden settles in to his new title as US president, one of the first ports of call is to confront Iran and the nuclear deal left in ...

Muslim families complain over Sri Lankan Covid cremations: UN

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Muslim families complain over Sri Lankan Covid cremations: UN

Muslim families have taken to the UN in an effort to put an end to coronavirus cremations in Sri Lanka, citing religious freedom.

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