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    Tehran regime faces international isolation as protests spread abroad

    Turkey is still considered the least reliable partner on average, with 27 percent in 2022, compared to 23 percent in 2021. The countries with the least positive views of Turkey’s reliability are Sweden (11 percent), Germany (17 percent), France (18 percent), and the Netherlands (19 percent). In Turkey, perceptions about the US’ reliability have also plummeted from 23 percent in 2021 to 17 percent this year.

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    'Stupidest decision ever': Russian troops ridicule war in calls

    Thousands of intercepted calls made by Russian soldiers in Ukraine and obtained by the New York Times (NYT) newspaper appear to reveal new evidence of widespread atrocities committed by Moscow’s forces and anger within their ranks over President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade. The calls, exposed in a new report published on Thursday, were made in March by dozens of troops stationed in and around the town of Bucha on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv.

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    British man died in Qatar after detention, torture by secret police: Report

    LONDON: A British travel industry expert found hanged in Doha in 2019 told friends he had been arrested and tortured by Qatari secret police 10 weeks before his death, The Times reported on Thursday. Marc Bennett, 52, had been hired by Qatar Airways to work on improving tourism to the Gulf country ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He was arrested at the company’s Doha headquarters, blindfolded and handcuffed, and told friends he had been stripped, hosed, assaulted, and subjected to sleep depriva

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    Arab models Gigi, Bella Hadid grace the runway for French label Isabel Marant in Paris

    Organizers chose to pay tribute this year to the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Sept. and renamed the Woman of the Year Award in her honor. The aim of the evening is to recognize changemakers from across the South Asian community in the UK,” Pratik Dattani, the director of the awards, told Arab News.

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    With new sanctions, US vows to 'severely restrict' Iran oil sales

    The administration of US President Joe Biden also explicitly linked the sanctions to the failure to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The United States is committed to severely restricting Iran’s illicit oil and petrochemical sales,” Treasury Department official Brian Nelson said in a statement.

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    Iran celebrities warned against inciting Mahsa Amini protests

    LONDON: Iran has used “unlawful force and ruthless violence” in its repression of popular protests across the country following the death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said its investigations into the regime’s behavior, which has left “dozens” of people dead, revealed the use of live ammunition and sexual violence against women as tools to quell dissent.

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    Ukraine accelerates bid to join NATO after Russia's annexation

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the NATO military alliance, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four partially occupied Ukrainian regions. This week, Russian proxies in the regions held referendums viewed as illegitimate by the international community. We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for accelerated accession to NATO,” Zelenskyy said on Friday.