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Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had left the country.

Jordan's deputy PM says that Saturday's attempted coup is 'contained' but discontent is growing over censorship and allegations against Prince Hamzah's wife, who is a member of an influential tribe.

Iranian cleric claims Covid vaccine turns people gay

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Iranian cleric claims Covid vaccine turns people gay

Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian has taken to social media to claim that the coronavirus vaccine is turning people gay and that his followers should refuse the jab.

<em>WikiLeaks</em> founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

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WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

Julian Assange has been denied bail and must now remain in custody in Britain, a London court ruled.

UK judge refuses extradition of <em>WikiLeaks</em> founder Assange

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UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British court has ruled against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with the judge saying he was likely to commit ...

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

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Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a UK court ruling over whether he should be extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

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OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons ...

UAE president built 'secret $7 billion London property empire'

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UAE president built 'secret $7 billion London property empire'

Leaked documents obtained by the Guardian showed that Sheikh Khalifa al Nahyan owns 170 properties with a total value of an estimated £5.5 ...

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Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing Kuwait to ...

Assange 'may commit suicide' if extradited to the US

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Assange 'may commit suicide' if extradited to the US

Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at a 'very ...

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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

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US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

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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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition order

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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 ...

US charges <em>WikiLeaks</em> founder Assange with publishing classified information

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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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