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Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

A group of 14 Iranian students are facing deportation from Hungary in what rights groups have described as a politically-motivated move.

Torture survivors bring case against Syria officials from Norway

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Torture survivors bring case against Syria officials from Norway

Following in the footsteps of Germany, five former Syrian detainees have filed charges in Norway against 17 regime officials they accuse of murder, rape and torture in its notorious prisons.

UK, France, Germany to hold Iran talks

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UK, France, Germany to hold Iran talks

The three European powers will hold talks on Iran tensions.

NGOs attack Europe's 'campaign of criminalisation' of rescue boats

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NGOs attack Europe's 'campaign of criminalisation' of rescue boats

Charities slammed Europe's 'campaign of criminalisation' towards ships which rescue refugees in the Mediterranean.

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Trump to face Middle East challenges in G20 summit

US President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Middle Eastern leaders during the G20 summit to address various pressing regional issues.

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Pompeo, Putin 'agree' on Syria progress

Pompeo said that Syria - where the United States and Russia are on opposite sides - was a major topic of conversation during the talks on ...

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US-Iran war not on the horizon, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has downplayed speculation that there could be military conflict between the US and Iran.

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Pompeo visits Russia amid US tensions with Iran

The US Secretary of State landed in the Russian city of Sochi today, saying he wanted to improve relations as disputes over Iran and arms ...

After Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia extends its claws to Norway

Sam Hamad

After Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia extends its claws to Norway

Comment: Given MBS got away with Khashoggi's murder entirely unscathed, the tipoff warning Norway-based activist Iyad el-Baghdadi of a Saudi ...

Sam Hamad

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Comment: The question of outright collusion may be over, but it's clear Putin and Trump are allies in an axis of authoritarianism, writes Sam ...

Democrats launch sweeping investigation targeting Trump's inner circle

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Democrats launch sweeping investigation targeting Trump's inner circle

US Democrats have launched an investigation into abuse of power by Trump and his closest internal allies.

In search of a new world order: Part II

Numan Kurtulmus

In search of a new world order: Part II

Comment: For Turkey and the region, the modern era will be defined by proxy conflicts and economic and political polarisation, writes Numan ...

Syria summit took 'huge steps' toward ending war: US

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Syria summit took 'huge steps' toward ending war: US

The Istanbul summit on Syria took "huge steps" toward ending its civil war, a top US envoy said on Tuesday.

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

Alex Macheras

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to ...

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Keep Russia's Putin in check, UK tells US

In UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt's first major policy speech, he urged the US and Europe to do more to keep Russia in check.

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Trump's pro-Israel "superhawk" security aide to visit Tel Aviv

Washington's National Security Advisor and pro-Israel "superhawk" John Bolton is set to visit Israel for discussions next week, the White House ...

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Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

A Russian initiative aims to return some 890,000 Syrians from Lebanon, despite alarm from refugees who fear detention and even death on arrival

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Some Syrian refugees oppose Russian repatriation push

Many Syrians who fled war and repression are unwilling to return under Assad’s rule without guarantees they won’t be harassed, detained or ...

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Imad K. Harb

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Comment: Repatriating over 12 million refugees and internally displaced people cannot be done on a whim, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Thousands of Syrian refugees 'want to stay in Lebanon'

Russia has proposed a roadmap to return Syrian refugees in coordination with the US, a move welcomed by Beirut.

Mattis denies US-Russia military cooperation in Syria

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Mattis denies US-Russia military cooperation in Syria

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria, dismissing reports that emerged after a ...

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

CJ Werleman

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

Comment: Trump will invoke fears of a catastrophic US-Iran war, then hold a summit with his choice of Iranian leaders, bragging about how he ...

Lebanon welcomes efforts to ensure return of Syria refugees

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Lebanon welcomes efforts to ensure return of Syria refugees

Close to 1 million Syrians are registered with the UN's refugee agency in Lebanon, a burden that the cash-strapped Lebanese government says it ...

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