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Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison.

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, ...

Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

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Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

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Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

Russia said the Libyan currency worth $1.1 billion seized in Malta is not counterfeit. While the US has said a Russian state-owned company printed the cash.

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Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

Tehran's top diplomat altered a State Department statement on protests in Iran to berate the US over the killing of George ...

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Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm, the US State ...

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Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran has disregarded warning from US and has vowed to continue developing nuclear activities.

France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

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France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab Emirates.

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US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

The US said it has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Kuwait.

US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

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US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

The US State Department is offering a multi-million-dollar reward for information on the location of senior IS leader Muhammad ...

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

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US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur camps

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia

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Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia

According to Democrat Bob Menendez, the Trump administration is currently trying to sell "thousands more precision-guided bombs" to Saudi Arabia.

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Josh Ruebner

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its ...

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

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Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they ...

Pompeo must testify over Linick's sacking: Pelosi

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Pompeo must testify over Linick's sacking: Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described a recent spate of sackings in the State Department as a 'reflection of the complete ...

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

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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.

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone during pandemic

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India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone during pandemic

Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned of extensive damage.

UN: Rise in civilian deaths by Taliban, Afghan forces

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UN: Rise in civilian deaths by Taliban, Afghan forces

The UN report blamed the Taliban for killing 208 civilians last month and also said that operations by Afghan forces in April had killed 172 ...

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