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Four Questions on Iran's Legal Challenge to US Sanctions

Iran's legal challenge against renewed sanctions by the United States goes before the UN's International Court of Justice on Monday. 

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Australia's Political Dysfunction a Sign of the Times

A prime minister failing to see out his full term should be a rarity, but in Australia it's become the norm, with a culture of parliamentary back-stabbing that has driven disaffected voters into the arms of fringe parties.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Developments since US Walkout

Key developments since the United States quit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal three months ago and reimposed sanctions:

- US walks away -Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the landmark nuclear pact between world powers and Iran on May 8, reinstating Washington's sanctions on Iran and companies with ties to the Islamic republic.

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Five Biggest Challenges Facing New Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's new government led by prime minister Imran Khan faces myriad challenges. The cricketing icon turned politician will have to make hard choices, and quickly.

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Newest US Sanctions against Russia Hit an Economic Nerve

Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time.

The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning from its prime minister. While the initial sanctions may have a limited impact, a second batch expected within months could hit the Russian economy much harder and send already tense relations into a tailspin.

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Allies at Odds: Five Areas of Turkey-U.S. Friction

Relations between Turkey and the United States are at their lowest ebb in recent times, with President Donald Trump announcing Friday he had doubled steel and aluminum tariffs against the NATO ally, adding to the Turkish lira's downward spiral.

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Gaza: More Than Four Months of Deadly Violence

Gaza has since late March been the scene of massive protests and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers along the border with Israel that have cost more than 160 lives.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Developments since U.S. Walkout

With US sanctions back in force Tuesday, here is a look-back over developments in the 90 days since President Donald Trump withdrew from a hard-won 2015 accord on Iran's nuclear programme:

- Washington walks away -Trump pulls the US out of the landmark nuclear pact between world powers and Iran on May 8, reinstating Washington's sanctions on Iran and companies with ties to the Islamic republic.

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Five Years of Hassan Rouhani's Iranian Presidency

Five years since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took office, here are country's key moments under his leadership:

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As Sanctions Bite, Where Next for Trump's Iran Strategy

A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington's hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact.

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