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Turkey: Illegal migrants caught in fake wedding convoy

Turkish police caught 16 illegal migrants in three vehicles decorated as part of a wedding convoy in the southeastern province of Batman on Tuesday,...

Battle over Israel’s budget risks election, more economic gloom

A festering government crisis over the passage of a national budget could push Israel into its fourth election since mid-2019, further straining an economy...

Iran health minister urges tougher COVID action as new cases soar

Iran’s health minister appealed on Tuesday for more public and government support to enforce restrictions aimed at stemming a third major outbreak of coronavirus...

Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi crown prince for murder

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee to late Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, filed suit in US district court Tuesday against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Syria to begin regular flights to Qatar despite no diplomatic ties

Syria is to start regular passenger flights to Qatar despite strained relations and the absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The announcement...

Former government lawyer ‘ashamed’ of defending UK over Saudi arms sales

A former lawyer at Britain’s Foreign Office responsible for fighting lawsuits against the British government over its arms sales to Saudi Arabia has said...

Iran says willing to sign military, security agreements with Gulf states

Tehran is willing to sign military and security agreements with Arab Gulf countries for the sake of the region’s stability, Iranian Defence Minister Amir...

Japan donates $4.3mn to UNRWA

Japan has donated $4.3 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to reduce the impact of poverty under...

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The secret to how birds are able to fly in gusty winds lies in the “elegant mechanics” of their...

Robert Downey Jr defends Chris Pratt following social media criticism

Robert Downey Jr has defended Marvel co-star Chris Pratt after the actor was criticised on social media. A Twitter user...

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