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The UK government has been urged to act after the PhD student was jailed for life on charges of "spying for a foreign country".

Comment: Renaming Black History Month 'Diversity Month' whitewashes the history of a country built on the riches of slavery and colonisation, writes Malia Bouattia.

'Boon for Rouhani' as US refrains from renewing sanctions

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'Boon for Rouhani' as US refrains from renewing sanctions

The decision comes two days ahead of Iran's presidential elections and is thought to be in President Rouhani's favour.

Top US diplomat retires from Trump administration

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Top US diplomat retires from Trump administration

Middle East specialist Stuart Jones told colleagues the decision was his own and that he had not been pressured to leave, nor ...

Assad's not 'using a crematorium', he's executing a holocaust

Mansour Omari

Assad's not 'using a crematorium', he's executing a holocaust

Comment: The word 'crematorium' obscures the extent of Assad's crimes. His furnace is an illegal way of disposing of bodies, denying relatives ...

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Syria regime 'burning thousands of bodies' to hide mass-killings

The Syrian regime is engaging in industrial-scale killing and burning victims' bodies in a purpose-build crematorium near Damascus, according to the US government.

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Syrian rebels 'suspend participation' in Astana talks

Syria's opposition suspended its participation in the peace talks in Astana on Wednesday, just hours after delegations representing conflicting ...

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Round 4: Syria peace talks launch in Astana

Delegations representing Syria's conflicting parties, as well as international observers landed in Astana on Wednesday to launch a fresh round ...

Robert Cusack

Libya Report: Which MPs voted for and against intervention?

As the UK's Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee published its report criticising David Cameron's 'opportunistic policy' in Libya, it's important ...

Iraq inks deal for $2.7 billion US military loan

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Iraq inks deal for $2.7 billion US military loan

Iraq has secured a deal for a US loan to finance the buying of ammunition and maintenance of tanks and fighters used in the fight against the ...

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