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    Rouhani says Israel tries to create ‘chaos’ by killing scientist

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran, Iran | Updated at 02:42pm on November 28, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of trying to create ‘chaos’ by assassinating one of Tehran’s top nuclear scientists, but said his...

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    Iran’s top nuclear scientist assassinated

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:05pm on November 27, 2020

    Iran said one of its most prominent nuclear scientists was assassinated on Friday in an attack on his car outside Tehran that it accused arch...

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    Rouhani calls for return to pre-Trump US-Iran situation

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:34pm on November 25, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday invited US president-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to restore the ‘situation that prevailed’ before Donald Trump came to power....

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    Israeli strikes in Syria kill 8 pro-Iran fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:10am on November 25, 2020

    Israeli air strikes in Syria overnight killed at least eight fighters operating in pro-Iran militias, a war monitoring group said Wednesday. The strikes targeted an...

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    Friend says Khashoggi ‘threatened’ by Saudi official before death

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:46pm on November 24, 2020

    A close friend of Jamal Khashoggi told a Turkish court on Tuesday that the slain Saudi journalist felt threatened by people close to Crown Prince...

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    Israel drops Saudi from coronavirus quarantine list after PM’s reported visit

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:35pm on November 24, 2020

    A day after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel’s health ministry added the kingdom to its list of coronavirus ‘green’ countries,...

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    Riyadh denies Saudi crown prince’s meeting with Israel PM

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05am on November 24, 2020

    Israeli media reports and a government source said Monday prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had met for landmark talks in Saudi Arabia with crown prince Mohammed...

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    G20 pledges fair COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:31pm on November 23, 2020

    G20 leaders said Sunday they will ‘spare no effort’ to ensure fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines, but the united front was punctured by Germany’s Angela...

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    Dealings with US possible despite crimes, says Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:28pm on November 23, 2020

    The ‘crimes’ committed by the United States against Iran do not prevent ‘carefully considered’ exchanges from taking place, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday....

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    Gaddafi’s cousin sees Arab Spring as Western plot

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:23pm on November 23, 2020

    From his lavish Cairo apartment overlooking the Nile, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam reminisces fondly about the iron-fisted rule of Libya by his cousin Muammar Gaddafi, nearly...