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The charges against Mahdi Jahangiri - a banker who is the brother of senior vice president Eshaq Jahangiri - included "professional currency smuggling", Iran's judiciary said.

The US House of Representatives is to deliver a single article of impeachment to the Senate accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of the Capitol.

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender <em>US</em> troops

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Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

US President Joe Biden overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so.

Israel mooves to seize cows that crossed from Lebanon

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Israel mooves to seize cows that crossed from Lebanon

Israeli forces snatched at least seven cows that strayed into its territories from Lebanon, local news reported.

Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

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Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

In a statement marking five years since student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, Italy has urged Egypt to cooperate with prosecutors seeking ...

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North Korea diplomat in Kuwait ‘defects’ to South Korea

Ryu Hyun Woo had been North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait since 2017.

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

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Greece, Turkey face first crisis talk since 2016

Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff ...

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Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

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Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

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US charges Indonesian extremist in 2002 Bali bombings

US military prosecutors filed charges against an Indonesian Islamic extremist and two others in the 2002 Bali bombings and 2003 Jakarta ...

Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

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Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

With new <em>US</em> administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

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With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the ...

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

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Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

Italian prosecutors requested a trial for four Egyptian security officers for the killing of student Giulio Regeni.

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Biden signs multiple orders, including to end Muslim ban

US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to reverse decisions by his predecessor Donald Trump, including the ban on entries from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

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Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon

On his last day in office, Trump pardoned several people including controversial former aide Steve Bannon.

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The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

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Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their ...

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Turkey hits Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans

Turkey has hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to appoint a local representative under a new media law.

Facebook to appoint Turkey envoy

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Facebook to appoint Turkey envoy

Facebook will appoint a representative in Turkey to comply with a new social media law aimed at forcing platforms to quickly remove contentious ...

UK vows to exhaust all efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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UK vows to exhaust all efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his government had "intensified" negotiations to secure the "immediate" release of Nazanin ...

Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

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