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Iran’s announcement that they will increase uranium enrichment to 60 precent has worried European nations, who are trying to restart the Iran nuclear deal.

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution grid on Sunday.

Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

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Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

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Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

The UK announcement that they bolster their nuclear arsenal has not been well received by Russia or Iran.

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Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear ...

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Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu said he canceled his official visit to the UAE over security concerns in the Saudi Arabian airspace

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Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning ...

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Analysis: Some suggest that ending post-9/11 military authorisation laws, which give the president a blank cheque to wage war, could be a good ...

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

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Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

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Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

A man stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, in what police called a potential terror incident.

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

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Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

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US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

The US lifted a Trump-era block on aid to Ethiopia over its controversial mega-dam.

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

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France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

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Houthis claim responsibility for attack on Saudi airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

Iran calls on UN to oppose alleged Israeli threats

The New Arab Staff

Iran calls on UN to oppose alleged Israeli threats

Iran has asked the UN to intercede on its behalf after allegations of Israeli escalation of hostilities.

Al-Qaeda's leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

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Al-Qaeda's leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

The leader of Al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, in what will be seen as a huge breakthrough in the fight ...

Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

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Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

Ambassador Ron Malka said he was not surprised by Friday's attack on the New Delhi embassy.

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