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Trump has doubled down on Twitter after the the platform labelled two of his tweets with fact-check notices, but critics say an executive order will encounter many legal obstacles.

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

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.

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

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Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

Israel has insisted the US did not influence its decision to award the $1.5 billion contract to a local firm.

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

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US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, ...

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Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

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Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

Trump's tweets violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according the San Francisco-based company.

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

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Biden announces opposition to Israel's annexation of West Bank

Joe Biden has condemned the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying it will place a barrier in 'prospects for peace'.

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Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

Mahmud Abbas said Israeli annexation of any parts of the occupied West Bank would ruin chances for a two-state solution.

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Ben Lynfield

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

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Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

An advisor to Joe Biden has said the former vice president 'completely' opposes conditioning US aid on Israeli policy.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

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Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

A power-sharing deal in Afghanistan has brought to an end months of feuding between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings should remain jailed

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Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Iraqi-American Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is remaining in jail on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq.

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