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CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they are not bound by geography when it comes to self-defence.

Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged ...

Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

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Iran says to impose 'severe' virus restrictions

Iran announced "severe restrictions" across the country in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

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Iran to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Iran will return to its nuclear commitments if Joe Biden lifts sanctions imposed in the past two years

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Pompeo lands in staunch ally Israel on farewell tour

MIke Pompeo arrived in Israel for a farewell visit after years of a staunchly pro-Israel US administration

Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

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Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

Israeli warplanes killed ten Syrian and foreign fighters in strikes that hit Iranian targets in Syria.

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Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

Pompeo 'made rich by Israel lobby': new Pentagon adviser

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Pompeo 'made rich by Israel lobby': new Pentagon adviser

Trump administration officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been made 'very, very rich' by the 'Israeli lobby', a new adviser ...

Iran mocks Al-Qaeda number two killed in Tehran report

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Iran mocks Al-Qaeda number two killed in Tehran report

The senior Al-Qaeda leader, whose nom de guerre was Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was killed along with his daughter, Miriam, the widow of Osama bin ...

Yemen seeks Interpol arrest warrants for Houthi leaders

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Yemen seeks Interpol arrest warrants for Houthi leaders

Yemen's internationally recognised government is seeking to issue arrest warrants for Houthi leaders, the ministry of foreign affairs said on ...

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

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Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

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Biden as president: Winners and losers in the GCC

Analysis: With Trump's chaotic presidency coming to an end, Gulf states are preparing for major changes in Washington that could heavily impact the Middle East.

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

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Biden may 'change course' on Iran, but obstacles abound

Unlike four years ago, the Iran issue was largely absent from campaigning for the 2020 US presidential election, and Biden's proposals on the ...

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Mohammed bin Salman congratulates Biden over US election

Saudi Arabia's king and its powerful crown prince congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on ...

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Trump ally Netanyahu congratulates Biden on US election win

Hours after Joe Biden's victory was announced, staunch Trump ally Benjamin Netanyahu sent a congratulatory message to the incoming Democrat ...

Iran daily virus infections exceed 9,000

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Iran daily virus infections exceed 9,000

The Islamic republic has witnessed a surge in cases since September, prompting new restrictions.

Fighting nears key Karabakh town as Azerbaijani forces advance

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Fighting nears key Karabakh town as Azerbaijani forces advance

Azerbaijani forces are nearing on the key hilltop town of Shusha.

Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions

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Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions

Tehran hopes the White House will 'abide by laws and regulations and return to its commitments' under the 2015 nuclear deal, Rouhani said.

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