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Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a pipeline for components that support Iran's nuclear programme.

China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

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China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

The WHO team 'will conduct joint research cooperation on the origins of Covid-19 with Chinese scientists' from Thursday.

Jordan says wants dialogue with Iran to 'end tensions'

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Jordan says wants dialogue with Iran to 'end tensions'

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Jordan "supports the launching of a dialogue with Iran on the nuclear issue".

Iran dithering on crash probe, says Ukraine airline

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Iran dithering on crash probe, says Ukraine airline

Those in the Iranian investigation into the downing of a passenger plane ago are deliberately dragging their feet, Ukraine International ...

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even greater threat to stability.

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US aircraft carrier to leave Mideast amid Iran tension

The decision to send the USS Nimitz home could reflect a lack of consensus on whether Iran poses a heightened threat to strike during Trump's ...

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US bomber mission over Gulf cautions Iran

America flew bombers over the Gulf in an effort to warn Iran against attacking the US.

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Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

Iran's foreign ministry said risks would be raised "high" if the Tehran's "red lines" are crossed, following media reports that an Israeli ...

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

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With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Brexiteers will be waving goodbye to a US led by Donald Trump, as Joe Biden is set to take over.

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Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon set ablaze after row

A camp has been set alight in Lebanon following a fight between two members and a Lebanese family.

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

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Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after reports that a senior ...

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash Azizi.

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Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

Many Lebanese blame the severe flooding on government incompetence and corruption.

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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 ...

Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two ...

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France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

France's Foreign Minister said the EU needs action from Turkey, not Erdogan's declarations.

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

German MPs urge review of Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

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German MPs urge review of Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

German MPs urged the government to consider banning the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultra-nationalist group.

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Malia Bouattia

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Comment: Precarious and casualised, women of colour face lower pay, under employment, unfair treatment and discrimination at a time when we need ...

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