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With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

Tehran continues to retaliate to US sanctions by progressively abandoning limits on its nuclear activity laid down in the deal.

Turkmenistan president claims liquorice can cure Covid-19

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Turkmenistan president claims liquorice can cure Covid-19

Authoritarian Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has claimed that liquorice can cure coronavirus in the latest in a series of erratic botanical pronouncements

Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

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Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

The meeting of the 'joint commission' included China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain and was chaired by senior EU foreign affairs ...

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

The Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine was targeted in an attack off the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Monday.

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Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

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Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

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Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

Assadollah Assadi, 48, refused to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity, but his accreditation was in Austria and he was arrested in ...

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog

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Iran building underground nuclear facility: UN watchdog

Iran continues to stockpile greater amounts of low-enriched uranium, but does not appear to possess enough to produce a weapon, Rafael Grossi, ...

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

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Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite ...

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Pakistan eyes global cannabis market with hemp production

Pakistan hopes to tap into the $25 billion global hemp market with products such as CBD oils.

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Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

Treatment plants in Gaza are unable to operate after Israel cut fuel supplies to the strip.

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Narjas Zatat

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

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Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof ...

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Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization sought to downplay the fire, calling it an 'incident' that damaged a construction.

Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

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Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

Coronavirus has forced many companies to shut down and bringing construction to a halt.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia to cooperate in Nile dispute

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UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia to cooperate in Nile dispute

The UN urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a ...

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Mel Plant

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Behind-the-scenes talks indicate warming ties between longtime rivals Egypt and Turkey but Emirati influence over Cairo looks to hamper ...

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