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Iran summoned the envoys of a number of European nations on Saturday night, accusing them of harbouring Iranian opposition groups in their countries, local media reported.

Khamenei said the US-backed regional states coordinated the attack on the military parade in Ahvaz to undermine Iran’s security.

Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

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Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

Judges in Palermo ordered the immediate release of six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

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US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

Al-Shabaab militants attacked US and allied forces in Somalia on Saturday.

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

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French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from right-wing politicians as well as some of the victims' families after ...

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Cyprus appeals to UN over Turkish detention of fishermen

Ankara said the fishing vessel ventured into Turkish-controlled waters, but the Greek-Cypriot ship owner denies the charge.

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3.5m more Yemenis close to brink of famine: UN

Already eight million of Yemen's 28 million population is on the brink of famine in what the UN calls the "world's worst humanitarian crisis".

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Rouhani vows to boost, not abandon ballistic missiles

Iran's president made the remarks during a military parade on the anniversary marking the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

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Death toll from Iran parade attack rises to 24

Twenty-four people were killed and 53 wounded by militants who opened fire on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, the official ...

Gunmen open fire on Iran army parade, killing several

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Gunmen open fire on Iran army parade, killing several

Two gunmen opened fire at a military parade in Khuzestan on the anniversary of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, killing at least eight Revolutionary ...

Pramod Acharya

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Investigation: The slave trade for Nepalese women being trafficked to the Gulf has overtaken trafficking for India's sex trade, finds Pramod ...

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

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2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday.

Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

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Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a ...

UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

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UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

All-Muslim prisons, enhanced screenings for migrants from 'Islamic countries' and a repeal of anti-discrimination laws signal UKIP's shift ...

'Cold-hearted' China policy taking Uighur children from families

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'Cold-hearted' China policy taking Uighur children from families

Muslim Uighurs in China fear the government's expansion of compulsory boarding schools, forcing their children away from home, will gradually ...

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Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

An Israeli official said Israeli-Russian coordination in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane.

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Spain to recognise Palestine, urges EU to join

If the EU "is not able to reach unanimous decision - each to their own," said the Spanish FM, adding that Spain is willing to make the move.

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Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

The new Tokyo-funded project launched in occupied Nablus is set to provide 2,400 Palestinians (450 households) with electricity.

Ahmed Abu Artema

Ending UNRWA aid doesn't end the right of return

Comment: The most sacred of Palestinian rights does not gain its standing from the whims of a US president, but from international law, writes ...

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

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Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of ...

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Turkey detains 85 military personnel over Gulen ties

Turkish police on Friday detained 85 military personnel in countrywide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, ...

Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

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Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

Face veil ban up for regional vote in Switzerland

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Face veil ban up for regional vote in Switzerland

A second Swiss state is to vote over whether to ban face coverings in public, amid criticism from left-wing groups over the implications of the ...

Riyadh investigates woman who 'forced housemaid to drink bleach'

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Riyadh investigates woman who 'forced housemaid to drink bleach'

Agnes Mancilla was subjected to numerous forms of abuse by her employer, doctors found, after she was hospitalised forcefully drinking bleach.

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