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South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

Iran says it has 'close to $10 billion' held in South Korean banks.

Dead whale washes up on Israeli shore after storm

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Dead whale washes up on Israeli shore after storm

Israeli authorities have rejected suspicions the whale's death was linked to tar pollution.

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

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Jewish communities in Arab Gulf nations form first association

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities will include a Jewish court and a regional Kosher certification agency.

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

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Myanmar coup leader: 'Join hands' with army for democracy

The leaders of Myanmar’s coup have called on people to work with them for democracy, as people continue to protest on the streets.

Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Comment: Abbas's manipulation of courts, laws, and institutions will only serve to keep Palestinians from their goal of genuine ...

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar junta leaders

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US slaps sanctions on Myanmar junta leaders

The US announced sanctions on leaders of Myanmar's junta and several gem companies.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities.

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Saudi ex-spymaster files new assassination complaint against MbS

The exiled former Saudi intelligence official accused the crown prince of trying to lure his daughter to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, days ...

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

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NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

Italy provides financial assistance to the coastguard authorities in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011.

Iran 'frees' sailors from seized South Korean tanker

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Iran 'frees' sailors from seized South Korean tanker

Iran's seizure of the vessel is seen as an attempt to increase its leverage over Seoul, ahead of negotiations to secure the release of billions ...

Zainab Mehdi

Grenfell: A united community through the love of food

After the Grenfell fire tragedy, the local community came together in many different ways including through the love of food, where witnesses ...

Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

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Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

Former US president Donald Trump announced he had picked two lawyers to head his defense team days before his historic second impeachment trial.

Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Gaza

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Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Gaza

The payments have paid for much-needed electricity, helped Hamas cover the salaries of its civil servants and provided monthly $100 stipends to ...

Saudi firms sue former spymaster, allege $3 bn fraud

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Saudi firms sue former spymaster, allege $3 bn fraud

Saudi state-owned companies have sued the country's former intelligence czar in a Canadian court.

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