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Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank is immune from prosecution.

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly leading their communities out of the pandemic.

Israeli parliamentarian Ofer Cassif files complaint over 'police violence'

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Israeli parliamentarian Ofer Cassif files complaint over 'police violence'

An Israeli parliamentarian has accused police of beating him up during a protest in East Jerusalem.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

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How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

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Biden administration says torture-accused Egypt ex-PM 'had diplomatic immunity'

Plaintiff Mohamed Soltan said the US State Department has 'erred in its interpretation of the law'.

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

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Turkish police detain expelled pro-Kurdish MP: son

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu has been detained by Turkish police, following his expulsion for parliament.

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Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israelis are to vote on Tuesday for a fourth parliamentary election in two years and the race has turned into a referendum on Netanyahu.

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

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Pro-Kurdish MP detained after four-day protest in parliament

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu was in pyjamas and slippers when he was taken away just before morning prayers.

Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

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Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party is facing disbandment, following calls from a Turkish prosecutor.

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker slams rival for 'being used' by Netanyahu

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Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker slams rival for 'being used' by Netanyahu

The United Arab List broke away from other Palestinian-Israeli parties over its support for the Likud Party.

Son of Israel's Netanyahu faces sexual harassment claim

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Son of Israel's Netanyahu faces sexual harassment claim

Yair Netanyahu is being sued for damages over claims of sexual harassment and defamation.

US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, ...

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Iran's homemade Covid vaccine '90% effective'

Iran's new Covid-19 vaccine is still in the human trials stage, but preliminary results offer hope.

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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

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Biden calls on Congress to reform US gun laws

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to enact "commonsense" gun law reforms, three years after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine 94 percent effective

Israel's largest healthcare provider said a study of more than half a million fully vaccinated Israelis indicated the Pfizer/BioNTech jab gave ...

Opposition Turkish MP regains seat after jail

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Opposition Turkish MP regains seat after jail

A prominent Turkish opposition lawmaker regained his seat in parliament on Thursday after spending part of the past four years in jail on ...

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French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities.

Iran summons Belgium envoy after diplomat jailed

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Iran summons Belgium envoy after diplomat jailed

Iran summoned the Belgium's ambassador on Tuesday, after Tehran diplomat Assadollah Assadi was handed a 20 year prison sentence in an Antwerp ...

Saudi ex-spymaster files new assassination complaint against MbS

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Saudi ex-spymaster files new assassination complaint against MbS

The exiled former Saudi intelligence official accused the crown prince of trying to lure his daughter to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, days ...

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

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Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi was found guilty of plotting to attack an opposition group in France.

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