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The ruling follows an international outcry last year after a lower court acquitted the 47-year-old of murder and reduced his conviction to a lesser charge of kidnapping.

Lebanese-Canadian academic Hassan Diab, 67, will be tried over the 1980 Paris bombing.

Iran says Israel waging 'psychological war'

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Iran says Israel waging 'psychological war'

An Iranian official claimed Israel was waging a 'psychological war' as

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

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Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

Hundreds of protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid ...

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key ...

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Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave Iran

An Iranian-American man is one of several who have been arrested on spying charges as he tried to leave Tehran.

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Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

A spokesman for Indonesia's maritime authorities said that 36 Iranian and 26 Chinese crewmembers were detained, with documents from both vessels ...

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Egypt court rejects 'ban' on singer Mohamed Ramadan

The case, brought forward by the head of the Egyptian Artists' Syndicate, requested the court refuse permits from the artist to sing in ...

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Iran jails brother of vice president

The charges against Mahdi Jahangiri - a banker who is the brother of senior vice president Eshaq Jahangiri - included "professional currency ...

New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

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New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

Protesters clashed with police in the central Tunisian town of Sbeitla, after a young man hit by a teargas canister during clashes last week ...

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's ...

Lebanese FM meets Swiss ambassador amid money laundering probe

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Lebanese FM meets Swiss ambassador amid money laundering probe

As a Swiss probe into money laundering and embezzlement at the Lebanese Central Bank continued, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister has met with the ...

Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

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Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

In a statement marking five years since student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, Italy has urged Egypt to cooperate with prosecutors seeking ...

Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

Kamal Afzali

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

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Supporters’ words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

At least five supporters facing federal charges have suggested they were taking orders from the then-president when they marched on Capitol Hill ...

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US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

Publishing the report would ensure that Washington officially recognises Riyadh as responsible for the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

Savaro Ltd. shares the same address as three individuals linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate which caused the deadly explosion in Beirut ...

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

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Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

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Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

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