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France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday raised ocncern over the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Tuesday's talks come after UAE, Bahrain signed US-brokered agreements to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before <em>election</em>

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US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

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Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

Kuwait reinstates anti-normalisation stance after controversial Trump statement

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Kuwait reinstates anti-normalisation stance after controversial Trump statement

Kuwait will not normalise with Israel, a report cited officials as saying, after Trump claimed the country was willing to join its so-called ...

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Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

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Rights group urges Ireland to recognise Palestine

Al-Haq sent a letter to the Irish leadership, urging them to ratify the Occupied Territories Bill and recognise Palestine as a state.

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Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

White House hopeful Joe Biden branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential ...

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN ...

Trump races to appoint replacement justice before <em>election</em>

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Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The race for the White House heated up with both sides galvanised by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court justice.

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US unilaterally proclaims Iran UN sanctions back in effect

The measures were "back in effect" from 8:00 pm Washington time (0000 GMT Sunday), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

Ex-FBI chief to testify to Congress ahead of <em>election</em>

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Ex-FBI chief to testify to Congress ahead of election

James Comey will testify to Congress later this month about his role in a probe of Russian election interference.

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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Pro-Palestinian activists protest Israel-UAE accords in Washington

Activists gathered in Washington to protest recent normalisation efforts with Arab states and Israel in the Middle East.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

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Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed deals to normalise relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, despite Palestinian ...

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE normalisation ceremony

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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE normalisation ceremony

The event at the White House will be the first time Arab nations have established relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

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Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

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