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Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of vote-buying during the UN-led peace talks

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF participants if they voted for Dbeibah as PM.

US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

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US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

The US is preparing to declassify intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

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European countries condemn Iran over UN inspection limits

In a joint statement, the three European powers urged Iran to "stop and reverse all measures that reduce transparency and to ensure full and timely cooperation with the IAEA".

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America gets ready to welcome refugees again

In-depth: During Trump's presidency, refugee admissions were cut to record lows. Biden has vowed to rebuild the resettlement program and reverse ...

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Iran says IAEA chief visit led to 'significant achievement'

Iran on Monday hailed as a "significant achievement" the outcome of a visit by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog.

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Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful'

The result of the talks will be released later on Sunday, Tehran's ambassador to the UN agency said.

UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

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UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

The talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi come ahead of an end-of-Sunday deadline to limit inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

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Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

The UN nuclear watchdog head was to open talks Saturday in Iran on the eve of Tehran's deadline for US sanctions to be lifted.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Egypt struggles to launch domestic vaccine production

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Egypt struggles to launch domestic vaccine production

Egypt has so far been unable to negotiate an agreement with Chinese state and private companies to produce coronavirus vaccines domestically, ...

Alarm as jailed Iranian protester 'critical' in hospital

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Alarm as jailed Iranian protester 'critical' in hospital

Behnam Mahjoubi, a member of the Gonabadi Dervishes, Iran's largest Sufi order, suffers from a serious panic disorder.

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

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EU sets deadline for Turkey on tax blacklist: diplomats

The EU has reportedly again kept Turkey on its 'grey list of offenders', countries that are asked to make changes to their policy and are given ...

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Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

Surprise as Dbeibah elected Libyan transitional PM

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Surprise as Dbeibah elected Libyan transitional PM

Libyan delegates at UN-facilitated talks outside Geneva made the surprise choice of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as the transitional unity prime minister ...

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No first round winners following Libya vote on government

The vote is part of a complex process it is hoped will help build on a fragile ceasefire and end more than a decade of conflict.

Amnesty, HRW call for investigation into Lokman Slim's killing

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Amnesty, HRW call for investigation into Lokman Slim's killing

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch deplored the murder of Lokman Slim and urged for Lebanese authorities to implement a thorough ...

'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

Pakistan health workers to begin receiving Chinese-made vaccine

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Pakistan health workers to begin receiving Chinese-made vaccine

Pakistan is starting to administrate a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine to frontline health workers, but the country is still months away from a ...

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