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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.

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

Tar from Israel oil spill reaches Lebanon, threatening environment

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Tar from Israel oil spill reaches Lebanon, threatening environment

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

Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

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Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

Turkey’s president has accused his opponents of saying that he was responsible for the deaths of 13 police officers.

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Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

Moscow swiftly rejected a call by a European rights court to released jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.

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UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has cleared the crash-prone Boeing 737 Max for operations.

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Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

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Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

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Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights accuses the Assad regime of seizing hundreds of square kilometres of land belonging to ...

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No 'specific date' yet for Biden-Netanyahu call: White House

US President Joe Biden has not set a specific date to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.

Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

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Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

A secret recording, said to be of Foreign Minister Zarif, appears to back claims that a Ukrainian flight was deliberately fired on by Iranian ...

Algerian general: France must take responsibility for nuke sites

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Algerian general: France must take responsibility for nuke sites

France must "shoulder its historic responsibilities" for 1960s nuclear test sites in Algeria, a senior Algerian military official said in the ...

EU demands <em>compensation</em> from Israel for demolished West-Bank facilities

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EU demands compensation from Israel for demolished West-Bank facilities

The EU is to seek compensation after Israeli forces demolished tents and other Palestinian facilities it funded in a village in the ...

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

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60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for ...

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Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to more than two and a half years in prison.

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Wuhan next-of-kin say China silencing them as WHO visits

The next-of-kin of those who died due to covid-19 say they are being suppressed by the Chinese government.

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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 concerts ...

Shashi Tharoor

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, ...

Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

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Macron's 'no apology' for French colonialism angers Algerians

A report commissioned by France has recommended that Paris dedicate more resources towards recognising and educating about its role in Algeria.

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

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Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his ...

One person killed as explosions target Baghdad alcohol store

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One person killed as explosions target Baghdad alcohol store

Two explosions targeting a liquor store in Baghdad killed at least one person and injured another, local news reported.

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

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