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Israel started vaccinated Palestinians working in the country and in the West Bank settlements after several delays

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Iran's Rouhani urges <em>Europe</em> to avoid 'threats or pressure'

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Iran's Rouhani urges Europe to avoid 'threats or pressure'

Ireland's foreign minister is in Iran in an effort to revive the nuclear deal, which prompted Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to ask for no "threats or pressure" from Europe

Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

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Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally ...

US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

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US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States was "pleased" that the Europeans withdrew a plan to censure Iran at the ...

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France chides EU allies over Israel Covid-19 vaccine plan

In a thinly-veiled snub to Austria and Denmark, France's foreign minister criticised what he called "attempts at secession" over the EU's vaccination policies.

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Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

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Europeans renege on condemning Iran at UN nuclear watchdog

The decision to hold off was taken "to give time to diplomacy", one diplomatic source said.

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France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

The French government banned Generation Identity, a far-right group known to attempt blocking migrants from entering the country.

Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

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Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

At least 31 killings have rocked a camp holding Islamic State group relatives in Syria since early January.

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Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants their countries to cooperate to fight terrorism.

How <em>Europe</em> is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will ...

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

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Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

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Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also ...

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Iran says time not 'suitable' for nuclear deal meeting

Iran said it does not consider the time to be "suitable" for an informal meeting - proposed by Europe and involving the US - on the embattled 2015 nuclear deal.

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

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Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

The woman has been told that she must remain in Greece, where she will face trial.

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Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice

The export of goods from Western Sahara by Morocco are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front, which will be discussed at the ...

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

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Trudeau slammed for abstaining from Uighur rights vote

A US-based Uighur rights group slammed Trudeau's decision as a 'complete disappointment'.

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

Morocco mulling legalising medicinal cannabis

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Morocco mulling legalising medicinal cannabis

Morocco's government said it was considering legalising medicinal cannabis.

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