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Man Filmed HQ of London-Based TV Channel Critical of Iran, Prosecutors Say

World An Iranian flag flies in front of the UN office building, housing IAEA headquarters, Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2021. (Reuters)

Man Filmed HQ of London-Based TV Channel Critical of Iran, Prosecutors Say

An Austrian man carried out "hostile reconnaissance" against a London-based television station critical of Iran's government to collect information which could…

World Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen via video link from the IK-2 corrective penal colony in Pokrov before a court hearing to consider an appeal against his prison sentence, in Moscow, Russia May 17, 2022. (Reuters)

Navalny’s Whereabouts Are Unknown and Russian Prison Says He’s No Longer There

The whereabouts of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were unknown Monday as officials at the penal colony where he was serving his sentence told one of…

World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with families of Israeli captives held by Hamas (dpa)

Netanyahu Divides Families of Hamas Captives to Weaken Pressure

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has successfully divided the protest movement organized by the families of Israeli captives held by Hamas to…

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World Ukrainian soldiers monitor the sky at their position in the Donetsk region, on December 10, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP)

Russia Targets Kyiv with Ballistic Missiles. Ukraine Says It Intercepted All of Them

Russia fired eight ballistic missiles at Kyiv early Monday, all of which were shot down, Ukraine’s Air Force said. The thwarted attack still left one person…

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World Floderus was arrested at a time when an Iranian national was being tried in Sweden (Mizan news/AFP)

Iran Accuses European Diplomat of ‘Cooperating with Israel’

Iranian authorities have accused a Swedish EU diplomat, held in a Tehran prison for more than 600 days, of conspiring with Iran's arch-enemy Israel, the…

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World Vladimir Putin (AA)

Putin Will Seek Another Presidential Term in Russia

Vladimir Putin has moved to prolong his presidential term in Russia for another six years. Putin still commands wide support after nearly a quarter-century in…

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World Rotterdam Police officers. (Getty Images/AFP)

Dutch Police Arrest Syrian Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

A Syrian refugee was arrested Friday in the Netherlands on suspicion of crimes against humanity including sexual violence while he was allegedly head of an…

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World Demonstrators hold placards while protesting against the government's policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London, Britain, 15 November 2023. EPA/NEIL HALL

UK Paid Rwanda Additional $126 mln for Contested Migrant Plan

Britain paid Rwanda an additional 100 million pounds ($126 million) in April, on top of 140 million pounds it previously sent, as the bill for its contested…

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World FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian service members cover a tank with a camouflage net at their position, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine July 23, 2022. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova./File Photo

Russian Missiles Kill One, Wound Four in Air Strike on Ukraine

Russian warplanes fired 19 long-range missiles at targets in Ukraine on Friday morning, killing one civilian in a central region, wounding four more and…

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World Azerbaijan holds a November military parade in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office/AFP/File

Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree to Take Steps towards Normalization

Arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan said Thursday they would exchange prisoners of war and work towards normalizing their relations, in a joint statement hailed…

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World Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the Kremlin (Iranian Presidency)

Putin and Raisi Seek Harmonizing Bilateral Ties, Address Regional Issues

There has been a significant alignment in the positions of Moscow and Tehran on the majority of regional issues, as Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged…

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World The Treasury Building is viewed in Washington, May 4, 2021. (AP)

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran-Backed Network Funding Yemen’s Houthis

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 13 individuals and entities for allegedly funneling tens of millions of dollars in foreign currency to Yemen…

World Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is welcomed by Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis upon his arrival at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece December 7, 2023. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Greece, Türkiye Seek to Restart Relations with Meetings in Athens

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded an upbeat note on the future of Greco-Turkish relations as he arrived in Athens on Thursday in a visit both countries…

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World A photo of the court hearings for Qasem Soleimani's compensation in Tehran last year (Mizan)

Iranian Judiciary Demands US Pays $50 Bn for Assassinating Soleimani

The Iranian judiciary demanded the US administration to pay compensation of about $50 billion for assassinating top Iranian military officer Qassem Soleimani…

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World The bloc says it hopes Thursday's meetings between EU chiefs Charles Michel and Ursula Von Der Leyen and Beijing's top brass will provide a chance to discuss areas of common interest like climate change and health. Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

EU Tells China 'Differences' Must Be Addressed

EU President Ursula von der Leyen told Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday that the bloc and its biggest trading partner must address their differences, as…

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World A picture taken on April 29, 2023, shows a shipping vessel sailing past Iran's Gulf island of Qeshm. (AFP)

Iran Revolutionary Guards Seize Two Vessels, Detain 34 Foreign Crew

Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Navy have seized two vessels allegedly smuggling 4.5 million liters of fuel. The semi-official Tasnim news agency said on…

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World An undated handout photo made available by the Iranian Defense Ministry on 06 December 2023 and described as a rocket being launched carrying a capsule named 'Salman' into an earth orbit from an undisclosed location in Iran. EPA/IRANIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / HANDOUT

Iran Sends Capsule Capable of Carrying Animals Into Orbit

Iran has said it sent a capsule into orbit capable of carrying animals. A report by the official IRNA news agency quoted Telecommunications Minister Isa…

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World A Ukrainian serviceman of the Spartan Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine stands in a shelter near artillery shells at a front line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine September 13, 2023. (Reuters)

Report: EU Countries Order Only 60,000 Shells for Ukraine via New Scheme

European Union countries have placed orders for only 60,000 artillery shells under an EU scheme to help get 1 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine by next…

World This image taken from the UK COVID-19 Inquiry live stream shows former British prime minister Boris Johnson giving evidence at Dorland House in London, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2023, during its second investigation (Module 2) exploring core UK decision-making and political governance. (AP)

Former UK PM Johnson Admits to Making Mistakes but Defends COVID Record at Inquiry

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Wednesday that his government was too slow to grasp the extent of the COVID-19 crisis, but skirted…

World FILE PHOTO: A local resident walks in front of damaged residential buildings, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Yevhen Titov/File Photo

Ukraine Downs 41 Russian Drones in Major Overnight Attack

Russia launched a major drone attack on southern, central and eastern Ukrainian regions overnight, damaging privately-owned and commercial buildings as well as…

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World Boats carrying people sail near the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Iran Rejects Accusations of Involvement in Attacks on US Forces, Commercial Ships in Red Sea

Iran has rejected Washington’s accusations that it has been behind a series of attacks on US forces and several commercial ships in the Red Sea. Iran was…

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World Japanese coast guard helicopter and patrol vessel conduct search and rescue operation in the waters where a US military Osprey aircraft crashed into off the coast of Yakushima Island, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. (AP)

US Air Force Says 8 Soldiers Aboard US Osprey that Crashed Off Japan Assumed Dead

All eight airmen who were aboard an Osprey military aircraft that crashed off Japan on November 29, are considered deceased, the US Air Force said Tuesday. …

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World Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (AP)

Ukraine's Zelensky to Join G7 Leaders Video Summit Wednesday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will join a video summit later Wednesday with the leaders of the G7, chair Japan said. "Japanese Prime Minister…

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World US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after returning from a trip to Boston, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 05 December 2023.  EPA/BONNIE CASH / POOL

Biden 'Not Sure' He'd Be Running if Trump Was Not in 2024 Race

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he may have skipped mounting a 2024 re-election bid if he were not facing Donald Trump because the Republican poses a…

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World Ukrainian servicemen take part in anti-sabotage drills, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 5, 2023. (Reuters)

Ukraine Sees ‘Big Risk’ of Losing War If US Congress Postpones Vital Aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's chief of staff said on Tuesday that the postponement of US assistance for Kyiv being debated in Congress would create…

World Palestinians search for bodies and survivors among the rubble of a destroyed house following Israeli airstrikes on Deir Al Balah in the southern Gaza Strip, 05 December 2023. (EPA)

At COP28 Summit, Activists and Officials Voice Concern over Gaza’s Environment, Devastated by War

As leaders, officials and activists descend on Dubai for United Nations climate talks to discuss saving Earth, another environmental crisis is nearby, and it's…

World Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani

Iran Hints at Responding to Attacks on its Forces in the Region

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday hinted that it will respond to any attacks on its interests and “advisory forces” in the region. The announcement came…

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World A resident wades through a flooded street after heavy rains in Chennai on December 4. R. Satish BABU / AFP

Eight Dead as Cyclone Batters India's Southeast Coast

Chest-high waters surged down the streets of India's southern city Chennai on Tuesday with eight people killed in intense floods as Cyclone Michaung was set to…

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World An Afghan security personnel stands guard at a fenced corridor of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province on December 3, 2023. (Photo by Sanaullah SEIAM / AFP)

Four Children and an Adult Injured in Pakistan Blast

Four children, aged 7 to 10, and an adult were injured in an explosion in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early on Tuesday, hospital and rescue…

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