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The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

The bilateral meetings have excluded other key signatories to the landmark 2015 deal, according to an Iranian source.

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

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Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Iran's Rouhani accuses 'mercenary' Israel of scientist assassination

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Iran's Rouhani accuses 'mercenary' Israel of scientist assassination

Iran's arch-enemy Israel was accused by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani of acting as a mercenary for the US.

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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Iran ordered to pay $1.4bn over missing ex-FBI agent

A US court has ruled Iran owes the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who is presumed to have died in Iranian custody, over $1.4bn in punitive and compensatory damages

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

"Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his country ...

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

Iran executes man convicted of spying for <em>CIA</em>: judiciary

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA: judiciary

Reza Asgari, an Iranian citizen who had formerly worked at the defence ministry's aerospace division, was executed last week, according the ...

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Iran to execute spy 'who helped US target Soleimani'

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran's armed forces "especially the movements of martyr General Qassem Soleimani" for large sums ...

MbS has a problem his royal purge can't solve

Courtney Freer

MbS has a problem his royal purge can't solve

Comment: The crown prince's second royal purge consolidates power within the kingdom, but won't protect him from plunging oil prices and a ...

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

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Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

Eyal Weizman said he is "alarmed" that the US asked him to give information on contacts in order to be allowed entry to the country, after his ...

Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

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Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

Trump chose his third State of Union address to talk about the US killing of Qasem Soleimani.

Iran to execute man accused of being <em>CIA</em> spy

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Iran to execute man accused of being CIA spy

Iran's Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against an Iranian national accused of CIA espionage.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

Courtney Freer

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi ...

The New Arab

'Defiant' CIA waterboarding expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

A former air force psychologist who helped create the CIA's brutal and controversial interrogation program testified at Guantanamo Bay, where he ...

The New Arab

Donald Trump insists Iran will not have nuclear weapons

Donald Trump took to his favourite social media platform, Twitter, to let Iran know in capital letters that it will not have nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia critics crackdown continues despite 'reform drive'

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Saudi Arabia critics crackdown continues despite 'reform drive'

A Human Rights Watch report revealed that Riyadh has continued to arrest critics since the killing of Khashoggi and amid a reform drive.

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Iran's Khamenei rules out talks with US

Just a day before the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei again ...

Iranian student leader 'regrets' 1979 US embassy takeover

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Iranian student leader 'regrets' 1979 US embassy takeover

The relationship between Iran and the US remains fraught after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal last year.

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

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Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert', in ...

Worse than 1975: Trump's cynical betrayal of the Kurds

Paul Iddon

Worse than 1975: Trump's cynical betrayal of the Kurds

Comment: Paul Iddon details just how profoundly President Trump has betrayed the US' former Kurdish allies.

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