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Iran's nuclear department has reportedly asked the UN's nuclear watchdog to abstain from publishing details on its nuclear program which could sow confusion among the international community - without elaborating.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against Tehran's diplomats.

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

Gaia Caramazza

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

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Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

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European powers warn Iran over uranium metal plans

Britain, France and Germany say Iran has 'no credible civilian use' for uranium metal production.

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Air pollution in Iranian cities reaches 'hazardous' levels

This year's contamination of air has been worse than previous, putting further strain on the country’s health infrastructure which has already ...

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute <em>sanctions</em> push

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect ...

EU puts new Syria foreign minister on <em>sanctions</em> blacklist

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EU puts new Syria foreign minister on sanctions blacklist

The EU added Syria's recently appointed foreign minister to its sanctions blacklist.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for ...

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium ...

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile <em>sanctions</em>

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Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile sanctions

Turkey's defence minister told foreign reporters in Ankara that Turkey was in discussions to receive a second batch of the advanced S-400 ...

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur ...

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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