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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seen as a key figure in Iran’s former covert efforts to develop an atomic weapon.
Even in death, there remains an air of mystery surrounding the scientist and what effect his killing will have on Iran.
Provocative actions by Iran-linked militias, U.S. forces or the Iraqi government could spark an unintended clash.
The Danish government admits that some minks improperly killed because of covid-19 fears were not safely buried, either.
If approved, it would be the first such quarantine-free travel corridor between the United States and Europe.
Parliament is known as the place where the sausage is made, but Friday’s antics took the process to a whole new level.
In Trump’s final weeks, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey have signaled the continuation of harsh measures against dissidents.
The dictator is “taking irrational actions,” ordering harsh lockdowns and allowing at least two executions, a South Korean lawmaker said, citing an intelligence briefing.
Officials say uncertainty still surrounds the plans to bring troop numbers from roughly 5,000 to 2,500 by Jan. 15.
Beijing imposed tariffs of up to 200 percent on Australian wine, escalating a dispute that its officials have made clear is over unmet political demands.
Father Isaiah was tortured and wrongfully convicted of killing his bishop, the monk’s lawyers say.
Some public health officials question the effectiveness and the expense.
Femicides are on pace this year for another record. Activists say the government is ignoring a crisis.
France, Italy and Germany are eyeing an E.U.-wide closure of ski facilities until at least early January.
In the meantime, Putin had made a point of noting America’s political divides.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned civilians in Mekele to “disarm, stay at home and stay away.”
Nearly 1,500 people have joined an online group to dig into the Sputnik V trials, and sort the doses from the placebos.
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Iran’s supreme leader is calling for “definitive punishment” of those behind killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program
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Authorities say an Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic’s disbanded military nuclear program has been killed in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran
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Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand have held another rally to make fun of their critics and warned of the possibility of a military coup
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Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a center for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention
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Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens
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