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Past satellite images of the site, some 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed hundreds of tanker trucks gathered in the area.

Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

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US hopes Iran will 'engage' after Europeans drop censure

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States was "pleased" that the Europeans withdrew a plan to censure Iran at the ...

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" against the Assad regime over its chemical weapons use.

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Biden's refusal for direct sanctions against MbS 'endangers dissidents'

Exiled Arab dissidents say they are fearful for their lives after Biden refuses to put direct sanctions on Prince Salman.

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Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

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Ilhan Omar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince

The Biden administration has rejected imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

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UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

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US ambassador to UN demands information on Syria detainees

The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

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Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also ...

Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

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Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

Russia's top diplomat urged the US to renew contacts with Moscow on Syria.

Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

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Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

The Prime Minister-designate failed to meet a Thursday deadline to form a cabinet, while Egypt called on Dbeibah to exclude 'Islamists' from any ...

Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

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Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to ...

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

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UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical ...

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