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Police detained several people including eleven journalists and photographers.

Former judge Ebrahim Raisi was the leading rival to the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani in the 2017 election, and long the topic of media speculation for this year's race.

Afghanistan violence continues despite three-day Eid ceasefire

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Afghanistan violence continues despite three-day Eid ceasefire

Violence has escalated since May 1, when the US began formally withdrawing its troops in line with a plan to pull out its last 2,500 troops by Sept. 11.

Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

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Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

Iran opened registration on Tuesday, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran candidates register for presidential election

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Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the ...

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Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new crackdown'

Demonstrations in Algeria have continued, as the Hirak protest movement demands seeks deep changes in the country.

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Tunisia leaders fight over command of country's security forces

Tunisia is embroiled in a constitutional crisis as the country's prime minister and president argue over who commands the country's security ...

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Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul after an attack.

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Dozens dead in blast near Afghan girls' school

More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack targeting a girls' school in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday.

Guards ex-official promises 'powerful' government in Iran presidential run

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Guards ex-official promises 'powerful' government in Iran presidential run

The former Republican Guards Corps construction chief said he opposed polarisation in politics.

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25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

The explosion took place in an area populated largely by the Shia Hazara community.

Saudi employees to require vaccination to return to workplace

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Saudi employees to require vaccination to return to workplace

Vaccination will become a 'mandatory condition' for both public and private sector employees to return to in-person working.

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

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Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

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Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

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Jordan partially reopens border posts with Syria, Saudi

Jordan has reopened two border posts -- one with Saudi Arabia and the her with Syria -- which were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

IS militants remain a threat in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province and areas north of Baghdad.

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Saudi Arabia to lift travel curbs on 'immunised' citizens

Saudi Arabia will permit citizens immunised against Covid-19 to travel abroad from May 17, the interior ministry said Sunday, ...

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Over 600 Europe-bound migrants returned to Libya: navy

More than 600 migrants hoping to reach Europe from Libya have been stopped since Friday.

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

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Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghanistan

A fire at a tanker has killed seven and injured 14 in Kabul.

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Iraqi forces must stop IS incursions, President Salih warns

Iraq's president met with the army chief of staff to discuss the nation's security situation.

Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

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Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

After stopping him visiting the eastern city of Benghazi, forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar say that Libyan interim prime Minister ...

Sudanese women demand protection against domestic violence and harassment

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Sudanese women demand protection against domestic violence and harassment

Sudanese women took to the streets calling for security and safety in private and public spheres, while calling for a prosecution system to deal ...

Boat with 24 dead migrants arrives in Spain's Canaries

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Boat with 24 dead migrants arrives in Spain's Canaries

A Spanish maritime rescue vessel arrived with the wooden boat in tow at Tenerife's Los Cristianos port.

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