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Top-ranking IRGC officials have congratulated Khodadi for his "martyrdom" and offered condolences.

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

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Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted civilians.

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

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Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

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Netherlands prepares human rights violations case against Syria

The Netherlands is preparing a case against Syria's government over human rights violations at the UN's highest court.

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Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

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Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi

Scientists have found footprints dating back 120,000 in northern Saudi Arabia, shedding new light on the human journey out of Africa and into ...

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Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Imran Khan calls for <em>chemical</em> castration following gang rape

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in ...

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

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US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

The humanitarian cost of the US' War on Terror has been huge, a new report has claimed, although its figures have been disputed by some.

White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

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White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

Despite being vilified by the brutal Assad regime, the White Helmets have offered to assist in extinguishing fires that have engulfed western ...

Outgoing Lebanon PM testifies in Beirut port blast

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Outgoing Lebanon PM testifies in Beirut port blast

The lead investigator of the Beirut blast heard a testimony from outgoing prime minister Hassan Diab.

Lebanon finds 4 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut

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Lebanon finds 4 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut

The discovery comes a month after the deadly Beirut explosion.

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Iran vessel leaves Venezuela with chemical used in missile-propellant

The Iranian embassy wrote on Twitter that Venezuela had shipped a cargo of 'mangos and pineapples' to Iran as part of 'win-win commercial relations'.

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'Illegal force' used on protesters in Lebanon: HRW

Live ammunition, metal pellets, and kinetic impact projectiles such as rubber balls, were fired by security forces against the mostly peaceful ...

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

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Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

Hezbollah purchased same chemicals responsible for Beirut blast

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Hezbollah purchased same chemicals responsible for Beirut blast

Iran's Quds Force supplied Hezbollah with 670 tons of ammonium nitrate in 2013 at the price of $72,000, a German newspaper has revealed.

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Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in memory of the victims of the chemical attacks in Ghouta seven years ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

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What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Mozambique ordered Beirut cargo but denies responsibility for blast

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Mozambique ordered Beirut cargo but denies responsibility for blast

Mozambique's government said it ordered the ammonium nitrate from Georgia in 2013, but never took delivery from Beirut's port.

Lebanon prosecutor to question ministers over Beirut blast

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Lebanon prosecutor to question ministers over Beirut blast

A number of ministers in Lebanon will soon face questioning over the deadly Beirut port blast, a judicial official said on Wednesday, as ...

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