The Iranian Guardian Council disqualified thousands of candidates, including reformists and conservatives, for parliamentary elections with low turnout expected.
Germany adopted the ban following the devastating consequences of Saudi-led war in Yemen and the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said it had received credible allegations of protesters being targeted with hunting rifles, stones and firebombs on the nights of February 14-16, leading to at least 50 injuries.
Russia-backed Syrian regime onslaught in Idlib province has reached a "horrifying new level," says Mark Lowcock, UN head of relief affairs, adding babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full.
A new report claims that one of the richest countries on earth is a paradise for money launderers.
Budgetary failures, political deadlock, technology goof-ups, and internal schisms are all standing in the way of Israel’s latest military plan.
"Trump expressed concern [yesterday] over the violence in Idlib, Syria and thanked Erdogan for Turkey's efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe," deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.
Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.
Regime forces backed by Russia, and Iranian militias capture 13 villages and small towns in Aleppo province, a war monitor says. Separately, car blast targets civilians in northern Tal Abyad town.
Turkish and Russian delegation will meet in Moscow to discuss Idlib violence, Turkey's FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says, amid mounting fears of humanitarian disaster in Syrian province.
Opposition leader Benny Gantz says his centrist Blue and White party will form next government without support of Arab parties and indicted PM Benjamin Netanyahu, two weeks before national election.
Fighter planes and helicopters targeted Hamas positions in central Gaza, including a military post, said the Israeli military, which earlier reported two projectiles had been fired into the Jewish state from Gaza.
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