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Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison while filing a complaint.

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of interfaith dialogue.

France chides EU allies over Israel Covid-19 vaccine plan

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France chides EU allies over Israel Covid-19 vaccine plan

In a thinly-veiled snub to Austria and Denmark, France's foreign minister criticised what he called "attempts at secession" over the EU's ...

20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

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20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

Smugglers reportedly panicked after 200 migrants packed onto a vessel which left Djibouti for Yemen, throwing 80 into the sea, according to the ...

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Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their turn.

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Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

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EU probe on alleged migrant pushbacks is inconclusive

A Frontex investigation into allegations of illegal migrant pushbacks on Greece and Turkey's maritime border turned out to be inconclusive.

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Israel condemns ICC decision to open Palestinian probe

Israel fiercely condemned the ICC's decision to probe alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories.

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

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Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly ...

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Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, ...

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

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Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

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Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a ...

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Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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59 Algerian pro-democracy activists released from jail: ministry

Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

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Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

Morocco's Justice and Development Party has been accused of drifting from its true principles, particularly after Rabat's normalisation with ...

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Britain risks creating 'new Guantanamo' in Syria, warns NGO

The court has left the fate of Shamima Begum in the hands of the British government, which is unwilling to assist, said Reprieve.

Family urges release of UK man detained in India

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Family urges release of UK man detained in India

Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a ...

UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

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UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

Judges unanimously ruled that Begum's right to a fair hearing did not override considerations such as public safety.

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal ...

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