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The referendum text was passed with 66.8 percent of votes cast, constitutional council president Kamel Fenniche announced on public television.

The final turnout to vote on a revised constitution in Algeria was 23.7 percent - a historic low for a major election.

Polls open for Algerian constitutional referendum amid Hirak boycott

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Polls open for Algerian constitutional referendum amid Hirak boycott

Voting has begun in a referendum to decide on a new constitution which observers say will bring little change to Algeria, amid a boycott by the pro-democracy Hirak movement

French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

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French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

Adelkhah was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this year but her lawyer hopes the temporary release will be made permanent.

Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

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Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

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Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further sidelining the Palestinian Authority, writes Sarah Daoud.

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French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

A French-Iranian academic has been stuck in an Iranian prison since 2019.

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

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Algeria faces 'financial abyss' amid coronavirus-fuelled oil price collapse

Experts are warning that Algeria faces economic and social turmoil as the country’s financial resources are drained by an oil price collapse ...

French researcher chronicles months of misery in Iran jail

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French researcher chronicles months of misery in Iran jail

In his first public statements since returning to France as part of a prisoner exchange, Roland Marchal said the isolation was worse than the ...

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French-Iranian academic returns to prison after hospitalisation

Fariba Adelkhah will go on trial with her long-time partner Roland Marchal on March 3, on charges of conspiracy against national security.

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

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Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

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French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

French researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal will stand trial in Iran on March 3, their lawyer confirmed on Tuesday.

Algeria's president calls on politicians to end 'false promises'

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Algeria's president calls on politicians to end 'false promises'

Algeria's new president has called out local officials for 'false' promises.

French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

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French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

Fariba Adelkhah has ended a six-week hunger strike, that has left her with serious health issues, at the request of fellow activists.

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French academic jailed in Iran 'weakened' by hunger strike

Fariba Adelkhah, who was detained in Iran in June, has been on hunger strike since December 24.

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French researchers in Iranian jail petition to get married

Two prominent French academics being held in Iran's Evin prison have requested to marry. If permitted, they will be able to see each other for ...

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France: Iran could develop nuclear weapons within a year

As EU foreign ministers hold an emergency meeting to de-escalate US-Iran tensions, Le Drian warned Iran could have nuclear arms within a year or ...

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Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in war-torn Libya, starting from midnight on Sunday.

Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

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Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Turkey for the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, following his first trip to Damascus since ...

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France summons Iran ambassador over 'intolerable' detention of academics

France summoned the Iranian ambassador over the 'intolerable' detention of two French academics, one of which has just begun a hunger strike ...

French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

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French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

Two academics Iran accuses of spying have had their case referred to the high-level Revolutionary Court after the prosecution denied their ...

Iran accuses jailed French scholar of 'collusion', says lawyer

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Iran accuses jailed French scholar of 'collusion', says lawyer

Two Sciences Po academics remain in detention in Iran, with sociologist Roland Marchal now charged with ‘collusion’ with ...

Second French academic detained in Iran since June

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Second French academic detained in Iran since June

French academic Roland Marchal was arrested with his Franco-Iranian colleague Fariha Adelkah in June.

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