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Alwiya Alwaad Alhaq said it had targeted Saudi Arabia to 'avenge' a recent IS bombing in central Baghdad that killed 32 people.

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

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UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

Jewish community leaders are planning to speak out against China’s persecution of its Uighur Muslim minority on Holocaust Memorial Day, drawing comparisons with Nazi treatment of Jews.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

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Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Russia's accused the United States of interfering in its affairs on Sunday, as tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition ...

Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

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Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

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Western Sahara's Polisario Front attacks Guerguerat border area

The Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

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Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations".

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Supporters’ words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

At least five supporters facing federal charges have suggested they were taking orders from the then-president when they marched on ...

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates ...

Biden undoes Trump migration orders, pushes for major reform

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Biden undoes Trump migration orders, pushes for major reform

Scribbled signatures from his pen on Wednesday lifted an entry ban for people from many majority Muslim nations and halted construction of ...

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

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US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

Publishing the report would ensure that Washington officially recognises Riyadh as responsible for the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Afghan officials welcome Biden plan to review US-Taliban deal

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Afghan officials welcome Biden plan to review US-Taliban deal

The Biden administration said it will review last year's deal with the Taliban amid suring violence in Afghanistan.

Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

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Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

US State Department reopens file on Houthi terrorist designation

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US State Department reopens file on Houthi terrorist designation

The new US State Department is reexamining the designation of the Houthi movement as terrorists, amid fears of a worsening humanitarian crisis ...

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Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

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Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

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Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

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

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

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Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make ...

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Biden administration reviews Taliban violence levels in peace deal

The newly formed Biden administration is set to review the fragile peace deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, ...

Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

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Russia welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact

Russia and the US are conducting diplomacy, with President Joe Biden at the helm.

Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

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Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

Iran has been watching the US elections closely, with Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.

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