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French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

The items were seized by French customs authorities between 2005-2006.

US condemns Turkey over reported test of Russian system

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US condemns Turkey over reported test of Russian system

The US criticised NATO ally Turkey after Ankara reportedly tested its Russian-made advanced air defence missile system.

EU condemns Turkey 'provocations' in eastern Med

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EU condemns Turkey 'provocations' in eastern Med

European leaders discussed the ongoing standoff at a summit in Brussels.

Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman said.

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Lebanon sets grim record of daily coronavirus cases: 1,550

Lebanon's covid-19 cases have shot up, prompting concern from authorities as the country still reels from the Beirut explosion which destroyed half of the capital city.

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European powers condemn Israel settlement approvals

European powers called Israel's decision to approve thousands more settlements in occupied Palestinian territory a 'counterproductive' move.

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Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

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At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

Four bodies have been found off the coast of Tunisia, bringing the total number of victims of a migrant shipwreck to 21, with seven survivors.

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Turkey hits out at European 'arrogance' over Syria

The European Union's calls for Turkey to withdraw from Syria are 'arrogant', Ankara said on Tuesday.

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Keira Dignan

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

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Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

A building in Rome owned by a convent will be used as a reception centre for up to 60 asylum seekers, the chaplain responsible for the Vatican's ...

Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

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Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

Russia's FM said said countries 'cannot dally' in finding mechanisms to verify the ceasefire and help end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

170 Lebanon districts set for coronavirus lockdown

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170 Lebanon districts set for coronavirus lockdown

An interior ministry statement said 169 villages and towns across the country would be locked down for one week from 6:00 am (0300 GMT) on ...

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom from families or to sell them to traffickers.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

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US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

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European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

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Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

Three alleged perpetrators, all in their 30s, were arrested and referred to prosecutors for investigation, officials said.

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

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