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Iran’s deputy foreign minister says that black boxes from a Ukrainian plane accidentally shot down over Tehran last January will not help foreign countries with their investigations into the incident

Thousands of Israelis have attended a protest in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex one-third of the West Bank

Scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police, Hezbollah

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Scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police, Hezbollah

Hundreds of people have protested in downtown Beirut against Lebanon’s continuing economic crisis, clashing with police and Hezbollah supporters

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Danya Hajjaji

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual ...

Iraq approves last seven members of new government

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Iraq approves last seven members of new government

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Iranians must live with coronavirus 'for long time': Rouhani

The Iranian people will have to live with the novel coronavirus for a long time, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

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Popular Turkish drama series continues filming via 'Zoom'

A Turkish drama series called The Outcast has not allowed Covid-19 to stop it from airing, filming the last six episodes online via 'Zoom'.

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Italy expels Tunisian tied to Berlin Christmas market attack

Italy has expelled a Tunisian national linked to the man who carried out a deadly 2016 attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

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US shares proposal to 'indefinitely' extend Iran arms embargo

US Ambassador Kelly Kraft said she has shared a draft of a UNSCR with Russia that would extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

A magnitude 5.0 quake hit the town of Poturge in Turkey's Malatya province, however there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry ...

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Malia Bouattia

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Comment: The government's BAME Covid-19 review is wrong. It's not the ethnicity of a person that puts them at risk, rather the structural ...

Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

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Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

The Egyptian Minister of Health's advisor for urgent and emergency care hid his coronavirus diagnosis for two weeks.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

Turkey sentences journalist over state media criticism

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Turkey sentences journalist over state media criticism

A journalist has been arrested and sentenced to a year in prison for criticising the state news agency on social media.

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Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish troops prepare for a possible resumption of conflict.

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Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

Jordan is opening mosques after 11-weeks being closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Australia bans anti-racism protest citing coronavirus fears

In Australia, a Black Lives Matter demonstration has been cancelled, with authorities defending their actions on the grounds that such a ...

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

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Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The sports brand's support of gay pride has been attacked by some online, whilst others have come out in its defence.

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Pakistan shuts shops, markets after coronavirus cases surge

Pakistan has shut shops and closed markets after coronavirus cases in the Asian country increased, with fears of a second wave

Libya unity government retakes Haftar-held town

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Libya unity government retakes Haftar-held town

Another town has been won back by government forces as Haftar clashes with the UN-blacked GNA.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Arabs send Americans advice on how to protest safely

Narjas Zatat

Arabs send Americans advice on how to protest safely

Across the world Arabs are sending messages of support to American protesters coming out to demonstrate police brutality and racism following ...

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