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Tehran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said in an address to the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday.

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

Envelope with 'ricin' sent to White House: reports

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Envelope with 'ricin' sent to White House: reports

The letter was discovered earlier this week and did not reach the White House.

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

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Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite ...

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Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

Thomas Friedman's latest take on Middle Eastern affairs has not gone down well.

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US orders AJ+ to register as a 'foreign agent'

AJ+ is a digital news platform, which has been a frequent target of UAE criticism.

Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

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Economist Paul Krugman slammed over tweet denying post-9/11 Islamophobia

The response to the Nobel Prize winning economist's tweet that Americans took 9/11 "calmly" has been anything but calm.

Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

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Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

The main issues to be addressed by the peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators.

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Despite heavily restricted rememberance services, Donald Trump and presidential challenger Joe Biden have both arranged to visit 9/11 memorials ...

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

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Turkish journalists convicted over reports on spy's funeral

All of the defendants accused of violating Turkey's national intelligence laws have been released from custody pending the appeals process.

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is ...

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In first, Myanmar soldiers face ICC over Rohingya atrocities

Two soldiers are in ICC custody, reports claim, after fleeing Myanmar and confessing to committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims including ...

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Israel demands more weapons to counter UAE F-35 deal

Israel will ask the US for more advanced weapons to sustain its 'military superiority' in the Arab world, as the UAE seeks to buy F-35 fighter ...

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

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Osama bin Laden's niece endorses Trump

Noor bin Ladin, the niece of slain terrorist Osama bin Laden, endorsed US President Donald Trump in the lead up to the November 3 elections.

Israel opposes sale of F-35 jets to UAE: reports

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Israel opposes sale of F-35 jets to UAE: reports

Israel's minister of intelligence, Eli Cohen said his country would not allow the United Arab Emirates to procure F-35 fighter jets even with ...

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

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