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“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

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.

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

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

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ...

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

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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.

Sudan imposes curfew in West Darfur amid deadly clashes

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Sudan imposes curfew in West Darfur amid deadly clashes

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

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Air pollution in Iranian cities reaches 'hazardous' levels

This year's contamination of air has been worse than previous, putting further strain on the country’s health infrastructure which has already ...

Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

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Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

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CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

Wolf Blitzer posted a photo of National Guard troops in the Capitol and reminisced about Baghdad and Mosul, to the chagrin of many Twitter ...

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

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Kuwaiti newspaper apologies for using 'Israel'

Al-Qabas newpaper in Kuwait issues apology for using the word 'Israel', instead of the term 'Zionist entity'.

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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.

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.

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Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

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