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The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ballistic missiles.

Ankara's campaign against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin was a flashpoint at the annual march in France calling for Ocalan's release.

Rape-accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan  hospitalised

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Rape-accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan hospitalised

Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France ahead of a trial on two rape charges, has reportedly been hospitalised.

Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

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Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

A Spanish investigation of the 2015 attack has led to the arrest of another suspect in what was originally thought to be a lone wolf attack.

Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

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Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

Syria's deputy foreign minister has denied the state possesses chemical weapons and branded their use "immoral" after France threatened ...

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France will 'strike' if proven Syria used chemical arms

France will launch attacks if proof emerges that the Syrian regime has used banned chemical weapons against civilians.

Elias Jahshan

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias ...

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Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly planned to step down from power and abandon his Damascus palace but was dissuaded from quitting by ...

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French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai

The deal was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Emirates chairman and CEO of Emirates, and Mikhail Houari, president of Airbus ...

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

Nicholas Morley

Trump's military parade shows he's an insecure autocrat

Comment: Any counter-protest to Trump's military parade must directly and peacefully interfere with the event, writes Nick Morley.

Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

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Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

A spate of gas attacks in Syria will be investigated by the international chemical weapons body, as pressure mounts for action.

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

James Snell

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

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Turkey, Iran 'violating international law' in Syria: France

France's foreign minister has said Iran and Turkey have "violated" international law in Syria and demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon's Hizballah, to withdraw.

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Trump wants to show off military might in Washington

Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to organise a miliary parade in Washington, an unusual and costly show of power which has already drawn ...

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Louvre apologises to Qatar for 'Gulf map scandal'

The Louvre Museum in Paris has apologised to Qatar for its franchise in the United Arab Emirates displaying a map of the Arabian Peninsula that ...

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Germany to compensate 25,000 Nazi-persecuted Algerian Jews

Germany has officially recognised Algerian Jews as Holocaust survivors for the first time, making them eligible for compensation for the ...

<em>France</em> to work with Turkey on Syria 'road map'

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France to work with Turkey on Syria 'road map'

France and Turkey will work together in the coming weeks on a "diplomatic road map" to end the seven-year war in Syria, President ...

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Erdogan: EU partnership is not enough

Turkey has rejected proposals of a partnership with the European Union, insisting full membership to the bloc is the only option.

'Closer to annihilation': Iran slams new US nuclear policy

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'Closer to annihilation': Iran slams new US nuclear policy

The comments came a day after the Pentagon revealed plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal in response to a perceived threat from Russia.

Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels' Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

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Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

Kurdish forces in Syria have accused Turkey-backed rebels of mutilating the corpse of one of their female fighters, after a video emerged of the ...

Tariq Ramadan held in <em>France</em> over rape allegations

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Tariq Ramadan held in France over rape allegations

Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan spent the night in a Paris jail Thursday, over allegations by two women that the Oxford academic violently ...

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