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The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

European powers warn Iran over uranium metal plans

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European powers warn Iran over uranium metal plans

Britain, France and Germany say Iran has 'no credible civilian use' for uranium metal production.

Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

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Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

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'Dear Tayyip': Macron and Erdogan exchange letters

French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have exchanged letters in which they agreed to resume talks aimed at mending ties.

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

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Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

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Ghosn meeting with French investigators postponed: lawyers

French and Lebanese investigative judges as well as the defence lawyers postponed a meeting with Carlos Ghosn

Erdogan says wants EU ties 'back on track'

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Erdogan says wants EU ties 'back on track'

Erdogan said he wanted to improve relations with the European Union and hoped the bloc will follow too.

Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

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Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

EU supports US returning to Iran deal under Biden

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EU supports US returning to Iran deal under Biden

The EU said it looks forward to working soon with US President-elect Joe Biden on resurrecting the Iran nuclear deal, and rejected Tehran's ...

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

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Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare ...

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Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Hankuk Chemi and arrested its multinational crew of 20 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz one week ago.

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

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Second Australian charged over Iraqi oil bribes scandal

A man has been charged in connection with allegations a Sydney-based firm paid millions in bribes to secure lucrative Iraqi oil contracts.

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Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated ...

Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay Vaccine ...

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" ...

Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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