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A Tunisian MP has drawn satire and criticism after attending parliament in a crash helmet and bulletproof vest.

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

Shakeup in Iran’s presidential office after leaked tape

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Shakeup in Iran’s presidential office after leaked tape

Changes have been made by President Hassan Rouhani following a leaked conversation featuring the Iranian foreign minister.

Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

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Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says leaked audio of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticising assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani aimed to ...

Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

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Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

Iran's president has ordered a probe into the leaked audio in which the foreign minister says the military was too influential in diplomacy.

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UK's Johnson under growing pressure after ex-aide's attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced growing scrutiny Sunday following explosive accusations by his former chief aide Dominic Cummings earlier this week that he lacks competence and integrity.

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Rival Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders set for Geneva talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Geneva in April 27-29.

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Libyan FM insists on Turkish withdrawal amid controversy

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush has called for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from her country but a senior Libyan official said this ...

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Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq

Turkish media said commando forces landed in Metina, northern Iraq, while warplanes dropped bombs on Kurdish militant targets.

Erdogan, Biden agree 'to build greater cooperation': Turkish presidency

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Erdogan, Biden agree 'to build greater cooperation': Turkish presidency

Erdogan has responded positively to a phone call with US president Biden, in which the two leaders agreed to cooperate on bilateral issues.

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US denies it funded Tunisian president's election campaign

The United States denied financing the Tunisian president's 2019 election campaign, after accusations from an Islamist lawmaker.

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

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Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events ...

Saudi broadcasters 'sounded out' for European Super League rights

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Saudi broadcasters 'sounded out' for European Super League rights

Amid outrage at the new European Super League plans, fans have also speculated that matches may also be hosted outside of Europe.

France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

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France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

Iranian TV censors Tottenham v Man United over woman

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Iranian TV censors Tottenham v Man United over woman

Iranian state TV is regularly censored over words or images that do not align with the Islamic Republic's values.

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Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 Gaza war.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

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In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

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New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

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Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

Relations between Sudan and Qatar appear to be warming since the end of the Gulf blockade earlier this year.

Lessons in intolerance

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Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to ...

French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

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French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

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Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

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