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A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in the war-torn country.

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

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Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

The unconvincing narrative of EU <em>sanctions</em> on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting stage'.

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

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Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

Iranian state television published a photo and identified the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi.

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 ...

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Iran's deputy foreign minister said talks in Vienna have entered a new phase and that Tehran has proposed draft agreements that could be a basis ...

Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna

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Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna

The Russian ambassador to Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, spoke of "slow but steady progress in the negotiations on restoration of the nuclear deal" on ...

US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

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US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that an Interpol "red notice" had been issued for his arrest.

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

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Biden says 'premature' to know if talks will succeed

Biden has said that it is too soon to known if talks in Vienna to restart the nuclear deal will be successful.

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Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

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Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The Syrian pound has lost more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's uprising in 2011.

Iran brushes aside concerns over 'peaceful' nuclear programme

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Iran brushes aside concerns over 'peaceful' nuclear programme

President Rouhani said new Iranian enrichment was not a sign the country was 'seeking to obtain the atomic bomb'.

US to announce <em>sanctions</em> on Russia over hacking: media

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

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