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US promises 'strongest sanctions in history' against Iran

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US promises 'strongest sanctions in history' against Iran

The US will apply "unprecented financial pressure" on Iran, he new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his first policy speech since taking office.

Date of publication: 21 May, 2018

'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

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'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

A new four-ship Freedom Flotilla has set sail for the Gaza Strip to challenge Israel's decade-old blockade of the besieged territory.

Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

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Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was to arrive in The Netherlands on Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world's ...

Hardline Danish lawmaker calls Ramadan 'dangerous'

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Hardline Danish lawmaker calls Ramadan 'dangerous'

Immigration and integration minister Inger Stojberg has for years attracted ...

Regime says Damascus 'completely secure', declares victory in capital

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Regime says Damascus 'completely secure', declares victory in capital

This marks the first time since the civil war began in 2011 that regime forces control the capital and all its suburbs.

China demands all mosques to raise national flag

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China demands all mosques to raise national flag

Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association said.

Bahrain strips nine of citizenship amid crackdown on dissent

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Bahrain strips nine of citizenship amid crackdown on dissent

Bahrain has continued to revoke citizenships of those it accuses of "terrorism".

Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

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Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

A Saudi animated cartoon series has aired on Japanese television for the first time, the state-run Saudi Press Agency has reported.

Unemployed Libyan youths threaten to shutdown eastern oilfields

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Unemployed Libyan youths threaten to shutdown eastern oilfields

The group complained about the lack of healthcare and other services, such as roads linking the town to other communities.

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Israel summons foreign ambassadors over Gaza UN vote

The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings in Gaza.

Turkish court hands life sentences to 104 suspected Gulenists

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Turkish court hands life sentences to 104 suspected Gulenists

Authorities blame the Gulen movement for the failed July 2016 coup attempt, and have launched a wide-ranging crackdown since.

US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

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US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

The news illustrates the competing tension of Trump wanting a speedy withdrawal from Syria while at the same time delivering a final blow to IS.

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NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

Analysts speculate the decision might have followed Kerry's initial intent to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which the UAE and most Gulf states strongly opposed.

Paraguay president inaugurates Jerusalem embassy week after Gaza massacre

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Paraguay president inaugurates Jerusalem embassy week after Gaza massacre

Despite the international outrage over Israel's murder of scores of ...

Egypt lawmaker mulls 'ban' on return of foreign-based dissidents

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Egypt lawmaker mulls 'ban' on return of foreign-based dissidents

An Egyptian lawmaker has proposed banning foreign-based dissidents from returning to the country and having their nationality stripped, amid a crackdown on opposition activists.

Riyadh to release Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon detained in corruption crackdown

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Riyadh to release Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon detained in corruption crackdown

Hundreds of people, including prominent Saudi businessmen and officials, were jailed at a luxury-hotel-turned-prison in Riyadh last November.

Lebanon's Fairouz releases song honouring victims of Gaza massacre

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Lebanon's Fairouz releases song honouring victims of Gaza massacre

One of the Arab world's most beloved singers has released a song to express solidarity for the recent victims of Israeli massacres of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.

Detained Saudi women's rights activists 'could face death penalty'

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Detained Saudi women's rights activists 'could face death penalty'

Eight recently arrested Saudi women's rights advocates could face the death penalty for allegedly conspiring against the kingdom, pro-government ...

Abbas' health sees 'clear improvement': lawmaker

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Abbas' health sees 'clear improvement': lawmaker

The ailing Palestinian leader made his third hospital visit this week, raising questions about a chaotic and possibly bloody succession battle.

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Iraq election winner Sadr meets pro-Iran bloc leader

Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads an anti-Iran coalition, met political rival Hadi al-Amiri on Sunday to discuss the formation of the next government.

Visa delays block bereaved Grenfell families from attending inquiry

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Visa delays block bereaved Grenfell families from attending inquiry

Relatives of Grenfell inferno victims will open the inquiry into the tragedy, while the government comes under criticism for delaying visas of those due to attend.

Portuguese theatre director cancels Israel show over Gaza massacre

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Portuguese theatre director cancels Israel show over Gaza massacre

Tiago Rodriguez said he did not want his work to condone a government "that violates human rights" after Israel gunned down dozens of Palestinian protesters.

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Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi missile fired from Yemen

In recent months Houthi rebels have fired a series of missiles at the kingdom, part of a three-year conflict widely seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US re-imposed sanctions, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they were identified as having at birth.

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