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TEHRAN -- The Iranian ambassador to Britain on Sunday warned London not to escalate tensions with Tehran.

"The UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and UK well beyond the issue of ships," Hamid Baeidinejad tweeted.

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RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian Foreign Ministry Sunday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into Israel's threats to demolish houses in Sur Baher town of East Jerusalem.

The ICC should launch an official investigation into the "house demolition crimes," the ministry said in a press statement.

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KIEV -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday gave his vote during snap parliamentary elections while calling for an honest and effective parliament.

As for a possible coalition, Zelensky noted that he would like to form it with new politicians.

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TRIPOLI -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday confirmed its desire to de-escalate the military situation in Libya, as the armed conflict in the capital Tripoli continues between the UN-backed government and the rival east-based army.

"UNSMIL is doing its outmost with all local and foreign actors to avoid military escalation and to ensure protection of civilians from any targeting in addition to taking due care of those who have been forced to leave their homes," the mission said. Enditem

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