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

The Saudi minister of health has said in a circular that all Muslims wishing to undertake the Hajj in 2021 will need proof of vaccination.

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

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US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

Al Qaeda appoints new leader dubbed 'Sword of Revenge'

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Al Qaeda appoints new leader dubbed 'Sword of Revenge'

He reportedly took over from al Zawahiri, after rumours that the leader since 2011 died last November.

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.

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Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid bloodshed or even civil war.

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

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Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

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UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

The talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi come ahead of an end-of-Sunday deadline to limit inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.

UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

Israel secretly agrees to purchase Covid vaccines for Syria

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Israel secretly agrees to purchase Covid vaccines for Syria

Syria called the reports a lie intended to boost Israel's image and "humanitarian credentials".

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

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IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

2 Syrians held in Israel to be released

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2 Syrians held in Israel to be released

Israel and Syria have agreed to a prisoner swap that was brokered by Russia.

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious freedoms.

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Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes ...

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Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

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Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without ...

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

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Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United Nations ...

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US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

A US court has ruled that forcing companies not to boycott Israel was "unconstitutional".

British-Iranian academic who fled Iran accused of sexual abuse

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British-Iranian academic who fled Iran accused of sexual abuse

Kameel Ahmady, a researcher whose work covers child marriage and female genital mutilation, has been accused of being a "sexual predator".

Iranian diplomat arrested over dissident murder plot in Turkey

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Iranian diplomat arrested over dissident murder plot in Turkey

Naserzadeh is accused of forging travel documents for Ali Esfanjani, reportedly the mastermind of the assassination of an Iranian dissident, in ...

Egypt city spooked by 'jinn haunting' ancient mosque well

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Egypt city spooked by 'jinn haunting' ancient mosque well

People in Qalyoub have appealed to authorities to solve the mystery of a jinn haunting a well in the ancient Al-Zahir Baybars mosque

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