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The husband of jailed dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help secure her release.

Pompeo called on new government to enact serious reforms to tackle the twin challenges of a collapsing economy and angry street protests.

Prince Charles arrives in Israel on first official visit

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Prince Charles arrives in Israel on first official visit

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, is making his first official tour of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

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Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' phone.

Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

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Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

Eight people were confirmed killed in Russian air raids on civilian homes in ...

Iraq protester gunned down as anti-government demonstrations continue

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Iraq protester gunned down as anti-government demonstrations continue

This week's violence brings to 470 the overall death toll since protests erupted in October.

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Sudan vets scramble to save starved lions in Khartoum

An online campaign to save the malnourished lions went viral but failed to save the life of one lioness.

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Mahmoud Abbas asks Macron to recognise Palestine during visit

The Palestinian president met with his French counterpart in Ramallah, shortly after Macron's outburst at Israeli security officers in Jerusalem.

'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

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'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

The White House quickly changed the video's title to hide the error, but not before screenshots of the gaffe were circulated widely on social ...

'Defiant' CIA waterboarding expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

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'Defiant' CIA waterboarding expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

A former air force psychologist who helped create the CIA's brutal and controversial interrogation program testified at Guantanamo Bay, where he ...

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Watch: Kuwaiti married couple arrested for posting 'immoral' video

A suit has been filed with the Kuwait's public prosecution against the married couple, charging them with violation of public decency.

India's Supreme Court fails to strike down 'anti-Muslim' law

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India's Supreme Court fails to strike down 'anti-Muslim' law

The government will have four more weeks to respond to more than 100 petitions against a controversial citizenship law.

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Syria regime launching banned cluster missiles at schools: HRW

The rights group's investigation into a deadly Syrian regime strike on an Idlib school discovered the use of banned cluster munitions, an act classed as a war crime.

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Lebanon's new cabinet meet, as protesters slam 'failure government'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab unveiled Lebanon's new 'technocratic' cabinet on Tuesday evening, but protesters' desires have not yet been satiated.

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

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Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

Women and babies were among the dead, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian ...

French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

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French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

The French foreign minister is the latest to visit Algeria's new president Abdelmadjid Tebboune in an effort to strengthen ties with the former colonist.

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Egyptian, 75-years-old, set to become world's oldest professional footballer

Once he makes his professional debut, Ezz El-din Bahader will be 23 years older than Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura, currently the world's oldest footballer.

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UN demands probe into MbS hacking of Bezos phone

The Amazon CEO's phone was reportedly hacked by a video sent by the Saudi crown prince via WhatsApp.

Netanyahu renews West Bank annexation pledge ahead of elections

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Netanyahu renews West Bank annexation pledge ahead of elections

Netanyahu's leading rival Benny Gantz on Tuesday promised to annex the Jordan Valley if elected.

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says Saudi hacked his phone

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says Saudi hacked his phone

Jeff Bezos, who claims that it had hacked his phone over The Washington Post's coverage of columnist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

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'High chance' of acquittal for Carlos Ghosn: ex-prosecutor

Lawyer Nobuo Gohara told reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday that he believes Nissan tycoon Carlos Ghosn had a 'high chance' of acquittal had he not fled Japan.

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

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Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

Prisoners in Bahrain are launching a hunger strike to demand improved medical care and conditions amid an outbreak of a contagious skin disease, which authorities have dismissed as 'allergies'.

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UK government unveils lie detector test for convicted terrorists

Under a new anti-terrorism bill terrorists released from prison may be instructed to undergo regular polygraph tests as a form of monitoring.

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Russian air strikes in Syria kill 23 civilians

The surge in violence comes despite a ceasefire announced by Moscow earlier this month that never really took hold.