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Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals vow to restore after they were torn apart by IS.

A corruption clampdown has been launched in Iran, with 67 officials detained by officials.

Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

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Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

Iran’s Supreme Leader has approved a request by the judiciary to set up special courts to punish corrupt officials.

Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

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Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Canada "must correct its actions towards the kingdom".

Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

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Iran seeks 'expanded ties' with North Korea amid turmoil

Rouhani held talks with North Korea over widening cooperation in the face of renewed US sanctions, while the president suffered a setback after ...

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While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, writes Derek Davison.

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Iraq says it will reluctantly abide by Iran sanctions

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has condemned new US sanctions on Iran, but says Baghdad will abide by the embargo.

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Encouraging trade with Iran is 'crucial' says EU

The EU expressed the importance of continuing trade with Iran as Washington re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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Turkey lira crashes to record lows on US strains

The Turkish lira has crashed as diplomatic tensions with the US continue.

Egypt car explosion causes chaos on Cairo streets

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Egypt car explosion causes chaos on Cairo streets

A car which exploded in Cairo has left at least 13 people injured, authorities said.

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Trump open to new Iran deal, as sanctions loom

Donald Trump has said he is open to a new nuclear deal with Iran, but sanctions on Tehran will resume.

Iran builds up police presence ahead of US sanctions

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Iran builds up police presence ahead of US sanctions

The first phase of Washington's sanctions targeting Iran will be implemented this week, targeting the country's access to US banknotes.

Iran relaxing currency exchange rules ahead of US sanctions

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Iran relaxing currency exchange rules ahead of US sanctions

Iran is relaxing foreign currency exchange rules ahead of new US sanctions, in an attempt to save the rial from collapse.

'Behave like a normal country,' Pompeo tells Iran

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'Behave like a normal country,' Pompeo tells Iran

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the remarks ahead of Washington reimposing sanctions on Iran on Tuesday.

Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

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Iran forex chief arrested in build-up to sanctions return

Ahmad Araghchi, who was a vice-governor at the bank in charge of forex, was arrested as Iranians brace for the reimposition of US ...

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Germany imposes stricter transfer rules as Iran seeks cash

Germany's central bank is set to impose tighter rules on bank transfers as Iran attempts to repatriate hundreds of millions of euros from a German bank.

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Iran’s parliament to question president over economic woes

Iran’s parliament announced on Wednesday it would hold a special session to question President Hassan Rouhani about the plummeting currency and ...

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Iraq has spent more than $700 bn oil wealth

Between 2005 and 2017, Iraq's finance ministry has taken in $706.23 billion dollars in foreign exchange from oil, the majority of which has been ...

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Ahed Tamimi: No regrets after release from Israeli prison

Following her release, Ahed Tamimi said she didn't do anything wrong that she regrets, and that her life has changed a lot.

Iran currency plunges to record low as sanctions bite

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Iran currency plunges to record low as sanctions bite

One US dollar will now get you 100,000 Iranian rials.

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Iran sacks central bank chief, as rial's slide continues

The outgoing central bank chief Valiollah Seif is widely viewed as mishandling a currency crisis that has seen the rial's ...

Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

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Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

The July 2015 arson attack, allegedly by Jewish settlers, killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, drawing international condemnation.

Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

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Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

The US top diplomat urged European countries to join America's economic pressure campaign against Iran.

Ireland parliament advances ban on Israeli illegal settlement goods

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Ireland parliament advances ban on Israeli illegal settlement goods

Irish lawmakers have passed the first reading of a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

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