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Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across the country.

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

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Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his unfounded ...

Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

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Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

Trump's tweets violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according the San Francisco-based company.

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

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Biden announces opposition to Israel's annexation of West Bank

Joe Biden has condemned the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying it will place a barrier in 'prospects for peace'.

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Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

An advisor to Joe Biden has said the former vice president 'completely' opposes conditioning US aid on Israeli policy.

Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

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Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

A power-sharing deal in Afghanistan has brought to an end months of feuding between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

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Pompeo says 'work to do' on Israel's annexation plan

Pompeo said 'there remains work yet to do' on Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank after talks with Netanyahu and Gantz during his ...

Obama calls Trump's handling of Covid-19 a 'chaotic disaster'

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Obama calls Trump's handling of Covid-19 a 'chaotic disaster'

Former US president Barack Hussein Obama has deplored Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

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Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its plans to return to business as normal despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

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Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

Netanyahu has been mandated to form a unity government, which could end of over a year of political deadlock in Israel. However failure would ...

Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

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Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

The Israeli parliament is due to vote on Wednesday on a coalition deal between Prime Minister Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz ...

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Iranian network attempted to influence Scottish independence referendum: Facebook

Facebook says it has shut down a network linked to Iran's state broadcaster which dates back to 2011.

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

Sahar F. Aziz

Trump is using coronavirus to push anti-immigrant election agenda

Comment: Trump is using his administration's coronavirus response to ram through his anti-immigrant election platform, writes Sahar ...

Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US <em>election</em>

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Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US election

'Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election' said Biden, adding that Trump will use the pandemic to suppress ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump feeds his base with steady dose of xenophobia

Comment: Trump's latest order isn't aimed at protecting the health and safety of Americans, rather it seeks to distract from his failings and ...

Algerians linked to protests 'forgotten' in pre-trial detention

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Algerians linked to protests 'forgotten' in pre-trial detention

More than 1,000 people are stuck in pre-trial detention in Algeria despite recent presidential pardons.

Sri Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

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Sri Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

Comment: Since last year's Easter bombing, Sri Lanka's Muslim community has suffered increased attacks and Islamophobia at both the state and ...

'Largest' Muslim PAC backs Biden for US presidency

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'Largest' Muslim PAC backs Biden for US presidency

A top Muslim political action committee has endorsed Joe Biden, days after Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to back the former vice president.

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