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A report aired on Iranian state-run television claimed that the British-Australian academic was a spy for Israel.

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

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'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

An Iranian report claimed the scientist who founded the country's nuclear programme was killed by a 'remote-controlled machine gun'.

Trump suggests he will never concede to Biden

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Trump suggests he will never concede to Biden

In the first TV interview since losing his re-election bid, President Donald Trump indicated that he will never concede to Biden and ...

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

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Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

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Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for ...

Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

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Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

Doha-based National Human Rights Council (NHRC) welcomed the decision by Ofcom, which has now penalised Abu Dhabi TV twice this month.

'Oldest Iranian', who claimed to be 139, has died

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'Oldest Iranian', who claimed to be 139, has died

There has been no verified claims of anyone living beyond the age of 122.

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

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Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

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How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem dies: state <em>TV</em>

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Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem dies: state TV

Syria's Walid Muallem, died at dawn on Monday at the age of 79, the government announced on state television.

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false news", the organisation said.

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Algerian media chief jailed for 5 years

Anis Rahmani, chief of the Ennahar group, is the latest figure close to the clan of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be handed a heavy ...

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2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

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Witness drops claim ex-French president took Libyan millions

A leading witness retracted allegations that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy took millions from deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

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Ofcom penalises UAE channel for interview with Qatari detainee

A Qatari rights organisation has praised Ofcom for its decision to penalise Abu Dhabi TV after it aired an 'unethical interview' with a ...

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

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North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

Sniper and bomb attacks, as well as the entire capture of villages, are on the rise as Sisi's government lauds its development projects in the ...

Mohammed bin Salman congratulates Biden over US election

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Mohammed bin Salman congratulates Biden over US election

Saudi Arabia's king and its powerful crown prince congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said.

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

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Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

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