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Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

President Putin addressed the Federal Assembly to discuss a number of different topics.

Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

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Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

Syria names new central bank chief

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Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

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EU diplomat warns 'hard work' to save Iran deal

EU chief negotiator Enrique Mora hailed said 'ongoing challenges' remained in saving the landmark 2015 Iran deal.

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US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

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Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

Doctors were denied access to jailed Russian regime critic Alexei Navalny, adding that he is now 'very weak' and must go to a civilian hospital.

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

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What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance ...

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US envoy to Moscow returning to US for consultations

The US envoy to Moscow will return to Washington for consultations.

Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

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Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

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Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

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The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting ...

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

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Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

Iranian state television published a photo and identified the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi.

New York mayor candidate calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

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New York mayor candidate calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

Dianne Morales, a former non-profit CEO, has criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and spoken out against sponsored trips to ...

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