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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.

In-depth: As Palestinians are facing increasing Israeli violence, can British party politics keep up?

Turkish power barges switch off supply to Lebanon

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Turkish power barges switch off supply to Lebanon

Lebanon's electricity crisis is now expected to worsen after the two power barges shut off their supply Friday.

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

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Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

In-depth: Cannabis legalisation in Morocco could provide economic opportunity, dependant upon Europe, party politics, and upcoming elections.

EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over political deadlock

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EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over political deadlock

France has repeatedly expressed its frustrations with Lebanon's ruling class.

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Sweden Democrats leader wants to follow Denmark's immigration policies

Jimmie Åkesson said that his party, Sweden Democrats, will lead the line on migration policies in the Scandinavian country.

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Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

Two Lebanese public figures have handed over a file containing new information about Lebanese citizens held in Syria to the public prosecutors.

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In The Thick of It: A British minister's experiences

Book Club: The memoir is of high value particularly for those who want to get a taste of how handling Brexit and Trump felt like from the inside.

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Jordanian MPs call for cutting ties with Israel

96 members of the Jordanian parliament have called on the government to break off diplomatic ties with Israel following its attacks on ...

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

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Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

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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 ...

UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

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UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

“I ask you to start a new chapter - legal accountability for ISIS crimes would dramatically impact every action of my community’s recovery.”

Iran says may extend UN access on nuclear activities

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Iran says may extend UN access on nuclear activities

An agreement reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to expire soon, but Iran could extend it.

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for two-state solution

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Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for two-state solution

Kuwait's parliament also called on the Arab League to condemn the 'ethnic cleansing' of East Jerusalem.

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Lebanese central bank announces 'conditional' plan for dollar withdrawals

Lebanon's central bank on announced a "conditional" plan that would allow depositors, hit by strangling financial restrictions, to access part of their foreign currency savings stuck in Lebanese banks.

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UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas around ...

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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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'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

NGO slams German firm's deal with abuse-accused UAE contractor

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NGO slams German firm's deal with abuse-accused UAE contractor

The UAE's Transguard group has been accused of a number of abuses against migrant workers, according to a London-based rights group.

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Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops have been frequent since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

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German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

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Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined under ...

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

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French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

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