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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his government had "intensified" negotiations to secure the "immediate" release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, which her family expect could happen within weeks.

The killing of two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court comes amid a wave of targeted killings which the government have accused the Taliban of orchestrating.

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

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Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

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WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in the Chinese province of Wuhan

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days ...

Biden taps William Burns as CIA chief

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Biden taps William Burns as CIA chief

William Burns had been considered a likely candidate to lead the State Department under President-elect Joe Biden, given his deep experience ...

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis ...

Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

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Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

A bomb attack in Kabul targeted Afghan journalist-turned security official Zia Wadan on Sunday.

Albania rescues Syrian refugees heading for Italy by boat

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Albania rescues Syrian refugees heading for Italy by boat

Sixteen people were hospitalised after their boat was stuck due to bad weather.

Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's ...

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Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: Canada

Canada has said Iran could not make decisions unilaterally about how families should be compensated over the Ukrainian flight shot down by Tehran last year.

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Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped for better future ...

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

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Afghan peace talks resume in Doha: negotiators

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Doha, Qatar.

Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

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Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

Reports suggest Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil is in negotiations for a three-year contract with a Turkish club.

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

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Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

The Afghanistan government has accused the Taliban of deliberately stalling peace talks.

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year long Gulf ...

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