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Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war several months ago.

Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

<em>US</em> investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

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Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

Thursday was the fourth straight day that Iran's daily caseload had topped 3,000.

<em>US</em> pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

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US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Sheepish on annexation, Canada shouldn't be awarded UN seat

Comment: Canada is failing to uphold any semblance of respect for international law, a seat at the UN's top table should be out of the question, writes Jillian Kestler D'amours.

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Huawei 'covered up' Iran business operations: report

The new revelations could bolster criminal proceedings against Huawei and its chief financial officer.

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Netanyahu 'planning West Bank Israeli annexation without US conditions'

Israel's PM has privately told settlement leaders West Bank annexation will happen free from the conditions of Trump's peace plan, namely a ...

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Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the killing of unarmed George Floyd in police custody shows what what the United States 'has always done all over ...

Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

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Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan has appointed a new defence minister amid tensions with Ethiopia over an attack by an Ethiopian militia group in Al-Qadarif province.

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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which Russia ...

Iranian scientist freed by <em>US</em> back in Iran: reports

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Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

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Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, despite Venezuela ...

Lebanon denies endorsing <em>US</em> Caesar <em>sanctions</em> bill against Syria

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Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

The Caesar Act is a US legislation that sanctions the Syrian regime, including its head Bashar al-Assad, for war crimes ...

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy ...

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Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his ...

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, ...

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Palestinian BDS movement backs #BlackLivesMatter anti-police brutality protests

The largest Palestinian boycott coalition released a statement to announce its resolute solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter protesters ...

Iran calls on <em>US</em> to 'stop violence' against protesters

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Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

Washington should 'let its people breathe', Tehran said in a message backing the protests engulfing the US.

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Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

A member of Yemen's Houthis' political council said the rebel group benefits from neighbouring Arab and Muslim relations, including Iraq, Iran ...

Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

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Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm, the US State Department ...

UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

UK, France, Germany 'regret' latest <em>US</em> move on Iran

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UK, France, Germany 'regret' latest US move on Iran

Britain, France and Germany "deeply regret" US decision to end three waivers covering key JCPOA nuclear projects in Iran.

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