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Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even confirmed.

The widely leaked report accuses a Kremlin-linked military contractor of violating the UN's arms embargo on Libya.

France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

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France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

France's foreign minister appeared to skirt a question on whether France had acted collectively with Britain and Germany to protest Iran's human rights record.

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

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Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions

Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, France's President Emmanuel Macron ...

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over ...

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Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN ...

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March in Germany urges EU to take in refugees

Mask-clad protesters armed with "leave no one behind" posters were joined in the German capital by the aunt of Alan Kurdi.

'Maximum isolation' of US after pressure on Iran: Rouhani

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'Maximum isolation' of US after pressure on Iran: Rouhani

The Iranian leader said in a televised meeting that the US has become "isolated" due to its maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

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UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

Antonio Guterres told the Security Council he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed ...

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

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US unilaterally proclaims Iran UN sanctions back in effect

The measures were "back in effect" from 8:00 pm Washington time (0000 GMT Sunday), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

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Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

The US's upcoming declaration to continue sanctions against Iran will likely be met with opposition from Iran and its allies.

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Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

Kuwait offers $20mn in Yemen aid after UN dressing-down

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Kuwait offers $20mn in Yemen aid after UN dressing-down

Other countries also announced aid pledges during the meeting, but details were not given.

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Yemen may 'slide into famine', warns UK foreign secretary

Speaking at a meeting ahead of the UN's General Assembly, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab warned that Yemen is likely to slide into famine.

Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi

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Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi

Scientists have found footprints dating back 120,000 in northern Saudi Arabia, shedding new light on the human journey out of Africa and into ...

Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

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Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that he was open to ‘constructive’ talks with ...

US sanctions 'ruining lives', Iran tells UN court

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US sanctions 'ruining lives', Iran tells UN court

Iran has urged the ICJ to hear its bid to overturn US nuclear sanctions.

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