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 Anti-government protesters clash with Lebanese riot police during a protest outside of the Lebanese parliament in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanese first responders treated more than 370 people for injuries during several hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked(...)

Yamaha asked followers on Twitter not to try to get into its musical instrument cases. File photograph: iStock

Yamaha Corporation has warned people not to try to squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fl(...)

 Iranian students protest following the shooting down of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, at  Tehran university. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranians have been horrified and infuriated by the shooting down of a Ukrainian civilian airliner in their country. They blame the authorities for fai(...)

Students protest at Tehran University on Tuesday over the shooting down last week of a Ukrainian passenger jet. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in (...)

Former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut on January 10th.  Ghosn is taking Renault to court in an attempt to claim a €250,000 pension payment, in the first of several legal cases the fugitive former car boss hopes to use to recoup money forfeited since his arrest in 2018. Photograph: Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP

Carlos Ghosn is taking Renault to court in an attempt to claim a €250,000 pension payment, in the first of several legal cases the fugitive former car(...)

Iranians chant slogans and hold a placard reading in Farsi “Your mistake was unintentional, your lie was intentional” during a demonstration outside Tehran’s Amir Kabir university on Saturday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters denouncing Iran’s clerical rulers took to the streets and riot police deployed to face them on Monday, in a third day of demonstrations aft(...)

Former US deputy secretary of state William Burns: the Iranians will “play on anxieties in a fragile Iraqi government and an angry Shia cleric establishment in Iraq to push us out”. Photograph: B;oomberg

President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, was “a signifi(...)

Mourners in Tehran carry the casket of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The assassination of Qassem Suleimani has cemented one of the strongest symbiotic relationships in politics: that between conservative hardliners in t(...)

 Iranian mourners gather for the burial of  Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman.   The assassination of the 62-year-old general heightened international concern about a new war in the  Middle East. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The killing of Qassem Suleimani at the beginning of the month was seen by many as a possible prelude to a fresh war in the Middle East, with expectati(...)

Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali (left), the Iraqi secretary general of  AAH, which was originally part of the so-called Mahdi Army led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (right). Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/ AFP via Getty Images

It was barely noticed internationally, but less than 24 hours after the United States’s assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, (...)

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