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3,700 arrested during protests in Iran: MP

About 3,700 people were arrested across cities in Iran as a rare wave of anti-government protests and unrest gripped the country, according to a parliament…
A Turkey-based TV station has released audio recordings it said were of an Egyptian intelligence officer asking influential hosts in Egypt to persuade their viewers…
A prominent Muslim scholar has been detained by Saudi Arabia for the past four months without charge, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Saudi authorities detained…
An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of…
Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in support of the government for a fourth-straight day chanting "death" to foreign nations accused of instigating deadly…
The United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal with the Middle East country, Russia's ambassador to…
Iran's supreme leader has blamed external "enemies" for heightening turmoil in the country, as the death toll in ongoing nationwide anti-government rallies has passed 20.…

North Korea opens border hotline with South

North Korea has reopened a suspended border hotline with South Korea, a day after Seoul offered high-level talks to discuss Pyongyang's participation in the 2018…
A total of 10,204 civilians were killed mainly by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria in 2017, according to a report of the London-based Syrian…
The New Year period is proving particularly stormy across parts of Western Europe. Storm Carmen hit western France on New Year’s Day with winds of…
Israel has seized around 2,500 acres of Palestinian land, destroyed 500 buildings and constructed eight new Jewish settlement units in 2017, according to Palestine's Land…
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he is "open to dialogue" with South Korea in the New Year, but has warned the US he has…

Death toll jumps as Iran protests continue

At least 12 people have been killed in Iran, according to local news media reports, as anti-government demonstrations continued across the country for a fourth…
At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2017, as harassment and attacks on journalists have been on the rise, according to the…
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