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45 migrants were spotted off Leffrinckoucke near Dunkirk aboard a small craft "in difficulty", with several later appearing to be "in a state of hypothermia", French authorities said.

The Saudi crown prince reportedly pulled back from a normalisation deal.

Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

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Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

40 people were arrested in Nouakchott at a demonstration by widows and relatives of victims of historic civil unrest.

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

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Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares Tigray victory

Addis-Ababa based diplomats told AFP that multiple rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have targeted Asmara's airport and military ...

Instagram 'censors' Iranian support for assassinated nuclear scientist

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Instagram 'censors' Iranian support for assassinated nuclear scientist

Iranian social media users say the social media network has removed posts supporting Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

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Thousands protest against 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Fresh allegations of corruption against Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu have intensified protests across the country.

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Israeli groups decry 'dehumanising' military invasions of Palestinian homes

A new report documents the trauma of Palestinian families who have had their homes raided by Israeli soldiers.

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Israel raises alert level in embassies following Iran assassination

Israel has been accused of carrying out the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday.

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of ...

Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

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Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

A secret meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was kept hidden from his father, ...

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Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

UK 'concerned' by Iran nuclear scientist killing

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UK 'concerned' by Iran nuclear scientist killing

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab voiced his concern over the possible escalation of tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a ...

Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

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Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

Many Lebanese blame the severe flooding on government incompetence and corruption.

Saudi king 'advised to mend relations with Turkey': report

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Saudi king 'advised to mend relations with Turkey': report

A senior advisor to King Salman reportedly suggested the kingdom warm up to Turkey as US President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office.

Iran nuclear scientist's body taken to Muslim shrine

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Iran nuclear scientist's body taken to Muslim shrine

President Hassan Rouhani has accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh when assailants opened fire at ...

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Iran protesters demand revenge for scientist's assassination

“No peace, no surrender - war with the United States and death to Israel”, the protesters chanted.

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Award-winning Syrian photojournalist 'wounded by police' during Paris protest

Ameer Alhalbi was covering the weekend demonstrations opposing police violence and the French government's new law restricting sharing images of ...

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Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist, Iran newspaper urges

Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei said striking Haifa and killing a large number of people would "definitely lead to deterrence".

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Iran assassination could 'undercut' Biden's diplomatic options

The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Islamic ...

Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

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Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

At least 26 security personnel were killed in an attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Uncertainty as virus-hit Algerian president marks month in hospital

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

Libyan deputies pledge to end divisions

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Libyan deputies pledge to end divisions

More than 120 Libyan deputies made a pledge in Morocco to 'end the divisions' that undermine their country

Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

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Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the country's northern Tigray region were "completed"

Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

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Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

Tensions were high in several Iraqi cities, a day after clashes between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest ...

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