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The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

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Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

Egypt <em>court</em> to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

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Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

An Egyptian court is to hear a case against prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan after photos emerged of him posing with Israeli ...

Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

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Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

Donald Trump remains defiant in the face of Biden's recent presidential victory.

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

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The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

Top Spain <em>court</em> backs rapid migrant deportations

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Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

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Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

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Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

The UK has played a key role in arming and training the Saudi air force.

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

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Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

A leading human rights platform corroborated the development in several posts to Twitter.

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Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

Australia's top military officer admitted there was credible evidence his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and ...

Algeria supreme <em>court</em> sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

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Algeria supreme court sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

Algeria's supreme court announced a retrial for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs.

Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

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Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a ...

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