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

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

<em>WHO</em> says fabric facemasks still work against coronavirus variants

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WHO says fabric facemasks still work against coronavirus variants

The World Health Organisation has revealed that wearing fabric facemasks still provide some protection against Covid-19.

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UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

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Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

Iran has been watching the US elections closely, with Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.

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Denmark bars flights from UAE over 'Covid testing irregularities'

Denmark has temporarily banned flights from the UAE after a whistleblower's report about testing procedures in the Gulf state.

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame ...

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter account suspended after Trump 'death threat'

One of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter accounts has been suspended after a picture was posted showing former president Trump under the shadow of a ...

Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

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Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

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Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on ...

Officials: Sinai bomb kills 1 police and wounds 3

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Officials: Sinai bomb kills 1 police and wounds 3

IS has posted a statement on a militant-affiliated website claiming responsibility for the attack.

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

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'Disturbing' allegations of rape in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: UN

"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent violence."

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Khamenei hints Iran could strike Trump while out golfing

Iran’s Supreme Leader posted a picture on Twitter that appeared to show Donald Trump on a golf course and a stealth bomber overhead.

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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 attacks.

Fauci feels liberated to speak on science under Biden

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Fauci feels liberated to speak on science under Biden

Anthony Fauci said it was "liberating" that he could focus on science without fear of repercussion under Joe Biden's administration.

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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in war on Covid

New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

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Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already ...

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

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IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

US denounces 'cynical' Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

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US denounces 'cynical' Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

Joe Biden's administration criticised China's move to sanction nearly 30 officials from Donald Trump's government.

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