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Turkey's consulate in the northern Iraqi city resumes operations three years after its forced closure.

A joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, the US and Britain calls for the 'constitutional and legal basis for these elections' to be settled by 1 July.

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

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Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

After delaying replacement of the record-low ceiling set by his predecessor, President Biden has raised the America's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500.

Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

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Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

The Libyan government postponed the prime minister's first visit to the east of the country late Sunday, hours after an advance security team ...

Crowds express joy, wariness after verdict in Floyd's death

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Crowds express joy, wariness after verdict in Floyd's death

Crowds across America erupted into joy as the jury's verdict was read out but their elation was tinged with wariness of the progress left to be ...

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Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ration cards in its traditional strongholds.

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a ...

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

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Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

Hope rose that salvage efforts could free a mammoth container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade ...

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UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

Jerusalemites to vote in Palestinian elections by post

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Jerusalemites to vote in Palestinian elections by post

Concerns have spread among Palestinians that Israel might block this year’s polls in East Jerusalem after the US recognition of the city as ...

Syrian regime, Iran launch direct shipping route

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Syrian regime, Iran launch direct shipping route

A new shipping line has been established between the Syrian port of Latakia and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, in an effort to stimulate ...

Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

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Saudi Arabia demands pilgrims vaccinate against Covid-19

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.

Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

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Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing the first-ever papal visit in Iraq, a country still torn by war

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Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians the fresh leadership they so desire, writes Khalil E. Jahshan.

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

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Iran armed forces slam spy chief over scientist's murder

The statement by the armed forces general staff marked a rare public row between a security service and the military in Iran.

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Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

Palestinians are hoping that the recently announced elections will help to strengthen diplomatic ties with foreign countries and lead to talks ...

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

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Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by 'Israeli' robot gun

Mossad agents smuggled the machine gun in small parts and then painstakingly assembled, piece by piece, a media outlet has reported.

Iranian armed forces member 'involved' in nuclear scientist's murder

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Iranian armed forces member 'involved' in nuclear scientist's murder

In an interview with state television, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said it was not possible for his ministry to "keep watch" ...

Syrian teen arrested in Norway for plotting attack

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Syrian teen arrested in Norway for plotting attack

A Syrian immigrant suspected of planning an attack in Oslo was arrested by Norway's intelligence service.

UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed

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UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed

Antonio Guterres has called for ceasefire monitors to be deployed in Libya, to ensure that fighting does not resume in the war torn country.

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