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US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on five Iranian officials in charge of vetting candidates for the Islamic republic's parliamentary elections, in which thousands have been barred from running. The officials targeted ahead of Friday's vote include Ahmad Jannati, a powerful...

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'Feels like prison': Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

'Feels like prison': Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

Omar Hajajla may have a private gateway to his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but it is hardly a sign of luxury: it runs beneath an Israeli barrier that cuts him and his family off from the rest of their nearby Palestinian village. Israel began building its West Bank barrier in...

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Lebanon's Aoun vows accountability over financial crisis: Twitter

Lebanon's Aoun vows accountability over financial crisis: Twitter

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday measures would be taken to hold to account all those who contributed to Lebanon’s financial crisis through illegal actions be they transfers abroad, manipulation of Eurobonds or other acts. “There is information that we are still in need...

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Iran ends week-long parliamentary election campaign

Iran ends week-long parliamentary election campaign

Campaigning officially ended on Thursday for Iran’s parliamentary election, state media said, a day before a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the Islamic republic The vote to pick 290 lawmakers is Iran’s first since U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out...

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