Middle East and North Africa

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Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal
Pact covers Iran as well as cybersecurity, despite controversy over use of Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in UK

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security correspondent

28, Nov, 2021 @11:56 PM

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Iran nuclear talks to resume with world powers after five-month hiatus
Expectations of salvaging 2015 deal low amid fears Iran is covertly boosting nuclear programme

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Nov, 2021 @2:28 PM

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How settler violence is fuelling West Bank tension
As attacks on Palestinians worsen, we speak to farmers, settlers, Israeli human rights activists, and the mother of a three-year-old boy left injured in a raid

Donald Macintyre & Quique Kierszenbaum in Al Mufakara

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Nothing can stop Iran’s World Cup heroes. Except war, of course…
The ‘Persian Leopards’ are going great guns on the football field, but at nuclear talks in Vienna a far more dangerous game is being played

Simon Tisdall

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Controversial Pegasus spyware faces its day of reckoning | John Naughton
The infamous hacking tool is now at the centre of international lawsuits thanks to a courageous research lab

John Naughton

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Kurdish village fears the worst for its loved ones after Channel disaster
Relatives await news on 10 men whose phones have gone silent and a map pin that remains stubbornly stuck halfway between Britain and France

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando in Ranya, Iraqi Kurdistan

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group
Israeli spyware firm’s problems go from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklisting

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

26, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Man arrested over alleged kidnap of boy who survived Italy cable car crash
Gabriel Abutbul Alon accused of helping remove Eitan Biran, six, from Italy during bitter custody battle

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

26, Nov, 2021 @11:26 AM

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Channel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi Kurdistan
As officials grapple with crisis, even more Kurds are preparing to make dangerous journey to Europe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent and Nechirvan Mando

26, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK ministers urged to ‘stop playing politics’ over Channel crossings
Aid groups say more deaths are likely and Britain must allow safe routes for asylum seekers

Jamie Grierson, Jon Henley in Calais and Dan Sabbagh in Dunkirk

25, Nov, 2021 @8:59 PM

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Interpol’s president: alleged torturer rises as symbol of UAE soft power
Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s election has raised concerns about human rights and the surveillance state

Ruth Michaelson

25, Nov, 2021 @6:40 PM

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Weatherwatch: Israel hit by torrential rain and flash floods
Drains blocked by sand after extended dry period are thought to have worsened conditions

Jodie Woodcock (metdesk)

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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