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In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with Tehran.

Britain this week hosts the first face-to-face meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years which will be joined by Antony Blinken

Sudan implies it could take control of Ethiopia dam

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Sudan implies it could take control of Ethiopia dam

Khartoum has suggested that it could withdraw from a 1902 agreement transferring territory where the Great Renaissance Dam was built from Sudan to Ethiopia.

UK says Iran's treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'torture'

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UK says Iran's treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'torture'

Iran's treatment of detained dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to 'torture', Britain said in a statement.

German woman faces 'security charge' in Iran: daughter

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German woman faces 'security charge' in Iran: daughter

Nahid Taghavi had reportedly been placed in isolation for the last four weeks.

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Iran wants freedom for jailed nationals amid nuclear talks

Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei did not offer details on how many Iranians are held in the US, only that their number is 'bigger than that of American prisoners in Iran'.

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Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in ...

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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW ...

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Yemeni minister denies report of Marib takeover by Houthis

Yemen's information minister denied reports that the Houthis captured Al-Kassara area in Marib in a thread of tweets.

UK PM Boris Johnson condemns reported new Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentence

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UK PM Boris Johnson condemns reported new Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentence

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe previously considered suicide while in an Iranian prison, according to her husband.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to further year in Iran: lawyer

The Iranian-British dual national has already served a five-year sentence in the Islamic Republic.

France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

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France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

A Tunisian man who stabbed to death a police employee outside Paris watched 'jihadist' propaganda videos just before the attack, ...

Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

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Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

Jamel Gorchene fatally stabbed a female police employee in Paris.

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

New York mayor candidate calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

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New York mayor candidate calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

Dianne Morales, a former non-profit CEO, has criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and spoken out against sponsored trips to ...

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How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

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Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

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Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

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Turkish police detain expelled pro-Kurdish MP: son

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu has been detained by Turkish police, following his expulsion for parliament.

EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

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EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

BBC correspondent John Sudworth left China amid a 'full-on propaganda attack'.

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

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Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

US couple arrested over plan to join IS

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US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship ...

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