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A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

As Julian Assange's court case unfolds, the US accused the WikiLeaks founder of endangering the lives of intelligence sources.

Hanukkah candles burn in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Hanukkah candles burn in Iraqi Kurdistan

In the glow of the nine-candled menorah, with kippa skullcaps on their heads and tallit prayer shawls around their shoulders, a small association is working to revive Hanukkah in Iraq.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is reaching out to Israel

Suzan Quitaz

The Kingdom of Bahrain is reaching out to Israel

The associations between Israel and some Gulf monarchies like Bahrain have evolved to a point where they have transformed the geopolitical map ...

Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

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Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

The OPCW has stood by its report on an alleged chlorine attack by the Syrian regime on the village of Douma, in face of a Wikileaks ...

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Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

Sweden dropped the investigation into a rape allegation against jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the 'evidence is not strong enough'.

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States must pay 'diplomatic price' for media abuse: UK

Countries that abuse journalists should pay a "diplomatic price", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told a conference on media freedom on ...

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UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition order

The British home secretary has signed an extradition order clearing the way for the WikiLeaks founder to be sent to face trial in the ...

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with publishing classified information

The United States has filed new charges against Julian Assange that have raised questions about the country's First Amendment protections.

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

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Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have said a European arrest warrant will be issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces a now reopened ...

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Sweden to decide whether to reopen Assange rape case

Prosecutors in Sweden will announce whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Chelsea Manning freed from US jail after 62-day stint

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Chelsea Manning freed from US jail after 62-day stint

Manning walks free after two months in custody after refusing to testify at a WikiLeaks hearing, but may be behind bars again as soon ...

Pamela Anderson visits <em>Wikileaks</em> founder Assange in London prison

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Pamela Anderson visits Wikileaks founder Assange in London prison

Ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has visited jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at London's Belmarsh Prison.

UK arrests <em>WikiLeaks</em> co-founder Assange after Ecuador withdraws asylum

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UK arrests WikiLeaks co-founder Assange after Ecuador withdraws asylum

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn.

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Sam Hamad

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Comment: The question of outright collusion may be over, but it's clear Putin and Trump are allies in an axis of authoritarianism, writes Sam ...

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Democrats launch sweeping investigation targeting Trump's inner circle

US Democrats have launched an investigation into abuse of power by Trump and his closest internal allies.

Said al-Arabi

Fear of MbS' online enforcer lingers after his sacking

Comment: Saud al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabia's Steve Bannon, was the crown prince's right-hand-man - but his disappearance from the royal court has ...

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'Emaciated' Asma al-Assad makes first appearance since cancer treatment

The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has made her first public appearance since beginning treatment for breast cancer two months ago.

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WikiLeaks names one-time spokesman as editor-in-chief

WikiLeaks tweeted that Assange will stay on as the group's "publisher."

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Omar Sabbour

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad may have finely tuned his propaganda machine, but history must remember him for what he is; a traitor of the Syrian people, ...

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Bashar al-Assad’s wife Asma diagnosed with breast cancer

The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Syrian presidency officially announced on Wednesday.

Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

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Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for ...

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

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Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

The Saudi-owned channel has been severely reprimanded by British regulators for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted ...

Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

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Al-Arabiya fined for passing off torture video as journalism

Al Arabiya News has been severely sanctioned by Ofcom for a misleading February 2016 broadcast of statements extracted from Bahraini dissident ...

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