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Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump's administration informed Congress on Thursday that it has given the green light to the package to refurbish 43 Apache helicopters.

Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

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Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

US President Donald Trump said he gave orders to the navy to shoot and destroy Iranian gunboats.

Iran says US giving 'Hollywood' account of Gulf encounter

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Iran says US giving 'Hollywood' account of Gulf encounter

The US accused Tehran of dangerous and provocative actions on Wednesday, saying 11 of the Guards' vessels "repeatedly crossed US vessels at ...

US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

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US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

The Pentagon has reprimanded Iran's navy for its 'dangerous and provocative' actions after its boats inched close to US Navy and Coast Guard ...

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US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

As Julian Assange's court case unfolds, the US accused the WikiLeaks founder of endangering the lives of intelligence sources.

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Two injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Two people were injured on Sunday morning when Israeli aircraft struck several positions belonging to Hamas in Gaza, after Palestinian rockets ...

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Yemen's Houthis claim downing of Saudi helicopter

Iran-backed Houthi rebels have shot down a Saudi apache helicopter with 'new surface-to-air missiles' following 'hostile activity' in ...

Paul Iddon

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous arms industry

Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.

Saudi intercepts six Yemen rebel missiles

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Saudi intercepts six Yemen rebel missiles

Saudi Arabia intercepted six missiles fired by Yemeni rebels at the southern city of Jizan.

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Qatari woman heads delivery of Apache choppers from US

A female Qatari pilot will be the first liaison officer between Qatar and the United States. Stationed at Redstone, she will help co-ordinate ...

US pressures Turkey and Egypt over Russian arms purchases

Paul Iddon

US pressures Turkey and Egypt over Russian arms purchases

In-depth: Turkey is seeking to buy advanced S-400 air defence systems from Russia amid strong US opposition and threats of sanctions, reports ...

Israeli state terror will fail to pacify Gazans

Muhammad Shehada

Israeli state terror will fail to pacify Gazans

Comment: Israel is attempting to intimidate and terrorise the civilian population of besieged Gaza for political gain, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Yemen Houthi chief vows 'no surrender' amid Hodeida battle

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Yemen Houthi chief vows 'no surrender' amid Hodeida battle

After six days of intense battles, pro-government forces are pressing even closer to the heart of Hodeida, the Red Sea city controlled by the ...

Yemen forces push towards Hodeida as death toll mounts

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Yemen forces push towards Hodeida as death toll mounts

Yemeni pro-government forces said on Wednesday they had advanced closer to the rebel-held port city of Hodeida.

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Saudi trainer military jet crashes, killing two pilots

The aircraft went down in the northwestern Tabuk region near the Jordan border during a training exercise.

Malia Bouattia

Stand with Gaza and stop banking on apartheid

Comment: Forcing HSBC to cut ties with companies profiting from the occupation is another step on the path of successful anti-apartheid efforts ...

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in ...

Paul Iddon

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul ...

Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

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Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

"We hate Donald Trump," declared US rapper Eminem in a new four-minute freestyle no punches pulled video that also waded into the treatment of ...

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between armed ...

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Analysis: The Pentagon has invested significant resources in northern Syria, and doesn't seem to be in a rush to leave, notes Paul Iddon.

Israeli military pilot killed in helicopter crash

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Israeli military pilot killed in helicopter crash

A veteran Israeli army pilot was killed and another soldier seriously injured in southern Israel after a helicopter malfunctioned and crashed ...

Hijazi is home, but Egypt's political prisoners languish, forgotten

Sam Hamad

Hijazi is home, but Egypt's political prisoners languish, forgotten

Comment: In securing Hijazi's release, Trump recognises Sisi’s political terror, but demonstrates that unless US citizens are involved, he's not ...

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