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Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine <em>plane</em> shootdown

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Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

Ten officials in Iran have been indicted over the Ukrainian passenger plane tragedy, however Iran released a report absolving armed forces of responsibility.

Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

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Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

Egypt has received nearly one million coronavirus vaccines through the Covax facility.

UN report points to Houthis for Aden airport attack

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UN report points to Houthis for Aden airport attack

A report submitted to the UN found a deadly December attack on Aden airport in Yemen to have likely been carried out by Houthi rebels.

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Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

Italian authorities arrested three men for masterminding the kidnapping of two Italians who were held captive in Syria for three years.

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Israel delays approving Jordanian request for water

A Jordanian request for water from Israel has been green-lighted by a joint committee, but put on hold by Israeli PM Netanyahu, amid increasing ...

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Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in interview

American spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard gave his first interview since arriving in Israel last December, criticising the US withdrawal of ...

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New Pentagon chief in Afghan visit before US withdrawal

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit in Afghanistan, just over two months before the agreed on deadline for US troops ...

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

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Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

Moroccan farmers who are living from date groves on the other side of the border with Algeria are now struggling as they have been expelled.

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Travel ban strands Algerians for weeks at Paris airport

Algerians who had been seeking to fly from London to Algiers via Paris but are now stuck in Charles de Gaulle airport on the northern outskirts ...

Iran report into <em>plane</em> shootdown 'doesn't answer why': Canada

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Iran report into plane shootdown 'doesn't answer why': Canada

Iran's final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year fails to clarify why the incident occurred, Canada said on Thursday.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

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Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Iran released a report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down killing 176 people, which absolves the armed forces.

Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

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Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu said he canceled his official visit to the UAE over security concerns in the Saudi Arabian airspace

Netanyahu says row with Jordan over UAE trip settled

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Netanyahu says row with Jordan over UAE trip settled

Israeli PM Netanyahu said that a row with Jordan over the use of its airspace, which caused the cancellation of his latest attempt to visit the ...

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Flights resume between rival Libya cities after 7 years

Flights between Benghazi and Misrata have restarted following advances in the peace process and political appointments.

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A grim warning for every ethnic minority in Britain

Comment: It's now not just the government that has undermined the certainty of our citizenship, but the justice system too, writes Aniqah ...

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Lebanon could be next Middle East visit for Pope

On the way back to Rome from Iraq, Pope Francis hinted at reporters on board that he might travel to Lebanon in the future

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Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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