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The slaying threatens to renew tensions between the US and Iran.

Violence erupted on Friday between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

Yemen <em>in</em> Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

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Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

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US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over 'Iran dealings'

US economic sections were imposed on Chinese and Russian companies that allegedly supported the development of Iran's missile program, ...

Iran's Rouhani accuses 'mercenary' Israel of scientist assassination

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Iran's Rouhani accuses 'mercenary' Israel of scientist assassination

Iran's arch-enemy Israel was accused by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani of acting as a mercenary for the US.

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

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Fresh rocket attack from Ethiopia's Tigray region targets Eritrea

At least one rocket recently fired from Ethiopia's Tigray region targeted neighbouring Eritrea, according to regional diplomats.

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

Ex-CIA chief condemns 'criminal' assassination of Iranian scientist

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Ex-CIA chief condemns 'criminal' assassination of Iranian scientist

Former CIA head John Brennan strongly condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

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Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

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TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Biden team stands by Palestinian-American staffer after pro-Israel backlash

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Biden team stands by Palestinian-American staffer after pro-Israel backlash

Reema Dodin is a 'well-respected and trusted leader', the Biden-Harris transition team said.

Emirati ruling family 'looking to invest <em>in</em> Israeli football'

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Emirati ruling family 'looking to invest in Israeli football'

A member of Abu Dhabi's royal family is looking to buy a stake in a top-tier Israeli football team known for its racist and ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

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Iran commander warns of 'severe revenge' for scientist assassination

Iran's armed forces chief of staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri warned that 'severe revenge awaits' whoever assassinated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

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Iraq training US-sanctioned militia leader for top role: report

Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

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South African stranded in Jerusalem after year of walking

Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN

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Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN

At least 270 Syrian families have left the Lebanese town of Bsharre, as hostility towards them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a ...

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration ...

France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

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France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

France and the UN will host a new conference about aid to Beirut after its devastating blast in August

Iran accuses Israel after assassination of top nuclear scientist

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Iran accuses Israel after assassination of top nuclear scientist

Iranian media reported that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahbadi was shot and killed in the city of Absard near Tehran, as Iranian officials ...

Three dead as rival protesters clash <em>in</em> southern Iraq

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Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

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