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Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit Neurink.

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

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Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures prevents companies from offering services to Iranians.

UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

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UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has cleared the crash-prone Boeing 737 Max for operations.

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

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US Senate votes to keep embassy in Jerusalem

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to maintain the US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, with only three senators including Bernie Sanders ...

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US House punishes lawmaker in QAnon storm

The US House voted to strip conservative Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of her assignments over her past social media conduct.

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Biden to visit State Department

Joe Biden is to set out his foreign policy agenda at a meeting at the state department.

Lebanon proposes residency for investors - but not refugees

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Lebanon proposes residency for investors - but not refugees

Syrian and Palestinian refugees are explicitly barred in the draft budget from taking advantage of residency by real estate purchase.

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The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

Indian farmers scrap march on parliament after riots

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Indian farmers scrap march on parliament after riots

Indian farmer unions have scrapped upcoming marches on parliament against new agricultural laws after violent protests in New Delhi left one ...

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

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Libya, Niger, Zimbabwe pay up for UN voting rights

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying off some debts.

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

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EU's Borrell says 'possible war crimes' in Ethiopia's Tigray

The EU's foreign policy chief said that "possible war crimes" have been reported in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

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Indonesia budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

More than 60 people were onboard the flight, which lost contact with authorities minutes after leaving Jakarta's airport.

Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air loses contact with plane after take-off

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Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air loses contact with plane after take-off

There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane.

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians <em>is</em> medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and ...

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