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COVID riots spread from Europe to Australia

Tens of thousands took to the streets in cities across Europe and Australia Saturday as anger mounted over fresh Covid restrictions imposed against a resurgent pandemic. And Dutch police faced a second night of rioting — this time in The Hague — after the previous night’s violence in the port …

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Lebanon backs UN proposal to defend journalist rights

A proposed U.N. resolution would “unequivocally” condemn all attacks, reprisals and violence against journalists and media workers and urge governments to take action to end the prevailing impunity and punish these crimes. The draft General Assembly resolution circulated Friday also urges “the immediate and unconditional release of journalists and media …

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Saudi to use UN to combat corruption on global scale

Saudi Arabia is working to launch the “Riyadh Initiative” aimed at establishing a global network of operations to exchange information between anti-corruption agencies. Mazin bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous, president of the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), will head the Kingdom’s delegation at the session at the UN headquarters in Geneva on …

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New Iran nuclear deal still in draft form

Negotiators trying to revive the collapsed nuclear deal with Iran are close to a draft agreement, leading envoys said on Monday. Talks are continuing in Vienna aimed at rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal with world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in return for the …

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Turkey embroiled in Austrian spy scandal

Austria will file charges against a person who has confessed to spying for Turkey’s secret service, and authorities are investigating more suspected espionage activities, its interior minister said, warning Turkey this would not be tolerated. “This is about an exertion of influence by a foreign power in Austria and this …

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UAE nuclear programme working with French agency

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation,ENEC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding,MoU, with the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency,Andra, on the sidelines of the 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The MoU was signed by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, …

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Austria to expel ‘several’ imams, shut 7 mosques

Austria will expel “several” foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged in April of children in Turkish-backed mosques playing dead and reenacting …

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Hitler house in Austria to be demolished after long row

The Levant News — The house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born is set to be demolished to stop it becoming a focal point for neo-Nazis. The future of the former guesthouse has been widely debated, with opinion torn between razing it or changing its use. The argument was …

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Iraqis Ditch Fight Against Islamic State For Life In Europe

The Levant- – Some Iraqi soldiers are abandoning their posts and joining a wave of civilian migrants headed to Europe, raising new doubts about the cohesion of the country’s Western-backed security forces in the fight against ISIS militants.   Interviews with migrants and an analysis of social media activity show scores …

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Senior EU Official: … I Think The EU Will Fall Apart

The Levant – – European Council President Donald Tusk, who chairs EU summits, on Friday called on the 28-country bloc’s leaders to stop shifting the responsibility onto others and to build a credible migration policy. Bitterly divided European leaders will seek to find a credible response to the worst migration …

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