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French President Emmanuel Macron asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for "clear gestures" and an immediate return to the JCPOA's terms.

Iran warned against a planned resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog that seeks to condemn its suspension of some nuclear inspections.

How Europe 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 collapse for good, writes Eldar Mamedov.

Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

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Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces fired on protesters demonstrating against the February 1 coup.

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

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Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

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French anti-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests

The Front Against Islamophobia in France has called for nationwide demonstrations against the passing of the anti-extremist bill.

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Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

Khaled Pirzadeh has been allegedly beaten by Iran's brutal authorities on multiple occasion, leaving him in need of hospital treatment, which he ...

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US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi commanders

The United States imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths.

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Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

Zalmai Latifi -- the director at Enikass TV -- said the women were killed in two separate attacks after leaving the station.

US lawmakers urge Blinken to pressure Turkey over violations

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US lawmakers urge Blinken to pressure Turkey over violations

Nearly 200 members of Congress have petitioned the secretary of state for action over Turkey's 'democratic backsliding'.

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Israeli settlers target Jerusalem church in 'arson attack'

Right-wing settlers have targeted churches in East Jerusalem on multiple occasions in recent months.

Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

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Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

The Saudi minister of health has said in a circular that all Muslims wishing to undertake the Hajj in 2021 will need proof of vaccination.

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

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UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

Washington's decision not to sanction the crown prince was an "extremely dangerous move", the UN's special rapporteur on summary executions said.

Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

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Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

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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 Jewish and entitled to become citizens.

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

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Europeans to push for Iran censure at UN nuclear

The three European members of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will put forward a resolution condemning Iran's suspension of some inspections by the ...

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Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

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11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, ...

Emad Moussa

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

Israel expands probe into oil spill

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Israel expands probe into oil spill

Ten vessels are under investigation as possible culprits.

US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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