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    Biden, Salman speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:03am on February 26, 2021

    President Joe Biden held a long-delayed first phone call Thursday with Saudi King Salman ahead of an imminent US intelligence report expected to link the...

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    Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:02am on February 26, 2021

    Iran will vote in June for a successor to president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the...

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    Libya’s new PM to unveil team in first hurdle of transition

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 02:01am on February 26, 2021

    Libya’s prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dheibah is set to name a transitional government Thursday tasked with unifying the war-torn nation and leading it to elections...

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    New appeal in 2000 disappearance of Dubai princess: UK

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:55am on February 26, 2021

    British police said Thursday they were reviewing a recently received letter as part of an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai’s daughter...

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    Biden says has seen Saudi journalist murder intelligence report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32am on February 25, 2021

    US president Joe Biden said on Wednesday he has already seen a soon-to-be released intelligence report detailing the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the...

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    Displaced families face new exodus as Yemen fighting shifts again

    Agence France-Presse . Marib | Updated at 11:09pm on February 24, 2021

    As the sound of gunfire grew closer, Mahfouz Ahmed knew to scoop up his children and run, before getting caught in the line of fire...

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    Saudi travel bans stir unease as three detainees freed recently

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:42am on February 24, 2021

    Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul basks outdoors in a desert camp after nearly three years in jail, but like other released detainees, she endures imprisonment in...

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    Iran starts limiting UN inspections

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:32pm on February 23, 2021

    Iran confirmed it had begun implementing new restrictions on inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog Tuesday after the United States failed to lift economic sanctions...

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    Rockets target US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:27pm on February 23, 2021

    A volley of rockets on Monday targeted the high-security zone in the Iraqi capital that is home to the US embassy, the military and security...

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    Turkey’s LGBT community face ‘tsunami of hate’

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul, Turkey | Updated at 10:19am on February 23, 2021

    Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Istanbul. Today,...