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Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to adopt pro-Israel policies.

A BBC correspondent had to leave China for Taiwan after facing pressure from authorities over his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses and the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack: government

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Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack: government

Dozens of people were killed in the coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, four days after the rescue raid as launched.

Netanyahu fights for re-election without key ally Trump

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Netanyahu fights for re-election without key ally Trump

Netanyahu is heading for a fourth general election, but this time without the support of his powerful ally: Donald Trump.

Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

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Jailed French tourist in Iran charged with spying

Benjamin Briere was arrested by Iranian authorities after taking photos near the Turkmenistan-Iran border.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband fears second conviction

The husband of the British-Iranian dual national facing new charges a week after finishing a five-year sentence said that his wife was ...

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges

The 42-year-old dual national was prosecuted for "propaganda against the system for having participated in a rally in front of the Iranian ...

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Syria's bleak decade

Comment: The international community failed Syria. Now they must make sure the next decade is not as bleak as the last, writes Chris Doyle.

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

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Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

A contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

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China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

Chinese officials have targeted Uighur former detainees in recent months, rejecting allegations of forced sterilisation and abuse.

France says Iran 'illegally' holding French national since May

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France says Iran 'illegally' holding French national since May

A French national has been held in Iran since May last year, Paris said on Wednesday.

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 fascinating ...

Iraq rocket attack kills foreigner, wounds several US contractors

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Iraq rocket attack kills foreigner, wounds several US contractors

A volley of rockets targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region killed a foreign civilian contractor and wounded five others and a US ...

Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

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Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

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Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

The leaders of Myanmar’s coup have called on people to work with them for democracy, as people continue to protest on the streets.

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US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

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Indonesia detains British woman on terror suspect list

A spokesman for Indonesia's immigration authorities said that Manchester-born Tazneem Miriam Sailar's planned deportation would be 'facilitated' ...

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UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

Jewish community leaders are planning to speak out against China’s persecution of its Uighur Muslim minority on Holocaust Memorial Day, drawing ...

UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Sudan

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Sudan

Raab met with Sudan's civilian and military leaders to discuss the country's ongoing democratic transition and other issues.

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UK vows to exhaust all efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his government had "intensified" negotiations to secure the "immediate" release of Nazanin ...

UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

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UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

A number of Western companies have been pressured not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar.

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

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 ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

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