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Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

A Greek plane was alleged to have dropped a chaff cartridge, used to disable radars, two miles away from a Turkish research vessel, as tensions in the Aegean rise again.

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another two members of Myanmar's junta.

Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

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EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The EU on Monday warned Myanmar's military rulers it "stands ready" to impose sanctions over their coup.

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Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

Myanmar's military threatens to use deadly force against protesters.

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Iran mulls EU-proposed 'informal meeting' with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between current ...

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UN condemns Myanmar junta after three killed in protests

Dozens of people have been injured and hundreds detained as anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar.

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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.

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

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Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

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Moscow court upholds prison term for Kremlin critic Navalny

A ruling to jail the Kremlin's most prominent opponent Alexei Navalny was upheld by a court in Russia on Saturday.

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

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Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

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Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

US President Joe Biden urged European powers Friday to work together to curb Iran's "destabilising" activities in the Middle East.

UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

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UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Ally of former US President Trump and private security contractor Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, NYT said, citing ...

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what ...

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Ethiopia-Sudan tensions rise amid regional mediation offers

Turkey and the African Union have stepped up efforts to calm tensions between Addis Abada and Khartoum.

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Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

Cyprus has had the highest proportion of asylum applications in the EU for four consecutive years, at four percent of its population compared ...

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Iran renews call to US to lift all sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Iran would "immediately reverse" its retaliatory measures if the US "unconditionally & ...

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, ...

US accepts talks with Iran, rescinds Trump sanctions claim

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US accepts talks with Iran, rescinds Trump sanctions claim

The US said it was ready for talks with Iran and backtracked on former president Donald Trump's claims of new UN sanctions.

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Applications for asylum in Europe drop sharply amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a sharp drop in asylum applications to European Union countries.

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

Israel asks Wikipedia to label Hezbollah a 'terrorist' group

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Israel asks Wikipedia to label Hezbollah a 'terrorist' group

The post, which has received a thousand likes, includes a mobile screen shot of the first few sentences of Wikipedia's entry on Hezbollah for ...

Sisi warns Egyptians against having more than two children

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Sisi warns Egyptians against having more than two children

The Egyptian dictator has advised people to hold back on having more children due to pressure on the country's budget.

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