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In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over 'bribes' in Guinea

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Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over 'bribes' in Guinea

Geneva's prosecutor's office argues that Benny Steinmetz made a pact of corruption with late Guinea President Lansana Conte and his fourth wife, involving the payment of nearly $10 million.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

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Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

Pro-Iranian supporters, many dressed in black, massed in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square to also condemn Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi ...

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to effectively "confiscate" fertile land and punish opponents.

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'Suspicious object' found on oil tanker off Iraq

Sailors feared the discovery of a limpet mine on the MT Pola, involved in transferring oil to a vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the ...

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

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Russia foils IS attack on security services, ministry employees

Russian forces foiled an Islamic State plot to attack an administrative building belonging to security services as well as an assault ...

State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

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Four charged over attack on former Charlie Hebdo offices

Four Pakistanis were charged and detained in France over links to a meat cleaver attack outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo.

French court jails Moroccan for life over foiled attack

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French court jails Moroccan for life over foiled attack

A French court on Thursday jailed for life a Moroccan man who planned a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train in 2015.

French court jails key accused in Charlie Hebdo attacks

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French court jails key accused in Charlie Hebdo attacks

Seventeen people were killed over three days of attacks in January 2015, beginning with the massacre of 12 people at the magazine, which had ...

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

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'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

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US says Iran behind 'probable death' of ex-FBI agent

US officials not only named two intelligence officers behind the plot to abduct Levinson, but said the Iranian regime had sanctioned it before engaging in a massive cover-up.

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Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

Iran has repeatedly detained foreigners and dual nationals on charges campaigners and governments say are unfounded, with the prisoners only ...

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Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

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Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran's international activities.

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Iran accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of spying in misinformation campaign

A report aired on Iranian state-run television claimed that the British-Australian academic was a spy for Israel.

Academic freed in Iran ‘blown away’ by support

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Academic freed in Iran ‘blown away’ by support

Middle East scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert said she was 'totally blown away' by efforts from friends and family to secure her release.

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb <em>plot</em>

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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.

Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb <em>plot</em>

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Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb plot

The high profile case is the first time a European court has put an Iranian official on trial.

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