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Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence

Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence

An Iraqi demonstrator was shot dead in the southern city of Basra overnight, a security source and the human rights commission said Thursday, the latest in a string of protester deaths. The anti-government demonstrations rocking the Iraqi capital and the Shiite-majority south since October...

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Successor to slain Iran general faces same fate if he kills Americans: U.S. envoy

Successor to slain Iran general faces same fate if he kills Americans: U.S. envoy

The U.S. special representative for Iran said the successor to Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path of killing Americans, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by...

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World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Auschwitz forum, without Poland

World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Auschwitz forum, without Poland

 Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. However, the president of Poland, where the Nazi concentration camp was built during the...

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Iran welcomes dialogue with Gulf neighbors: foreign minister tweets

Iran welcomes dialogue with Gulf neighbors: foreign minister tweets

Iran welcomes dialogue with its Gulf neighbors, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, amid heightened tension in the Middle East. “Iran remains open to dialogue with its neighbours and we announce our readiness to participate in any complementary work that is in...

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