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Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in his latest child sex case.

Former US president Barack Hussein Obama has deplored Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkish banker jailed over Iran sanctions violations repatriated

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Turkish banker jailed over Iran sanctions violations repatriated

Hakan Atilla was accused of running a multi-million-dollar scheme to violate US sanctions on Iran, allegations that Turkey said constituted a 'plot' against Ankara.

US businessmen guilty of illegal lobbying for Turkey

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US businessmen guilty of illegal lobbying for Turkey

Bijan Kian was charged with illegally acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Sam Hamad

Despite Muller findings, Trump remains a Russian asset

Comment: The question of outright collusion may be over, but it's clear Putin and Trump are allies in an axis of authoritarianism, writes Sam ...

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Iran says Trump's 'Saudi nuclear scandal' evidence of hypocrisy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hit back at reports of a proposed US-Saudi nuclear deal, saying it exposes 'US hypocrisy' on Iran

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Disgraced Trump ex-adviser behind 'illegal, immoral' Saudi nuclear plan

Senior officials in the Trump administration pushed a project to share nuclear technology with Riyadh despite despite repeated objections from ...

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FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

A probe by the FBI has opened to investigate whether Donald Trump is working for the Kremlin.

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal dealings between ...

Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

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Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

A report has claimed that a recently-sacked Saudi intelligence chief met with US President Trump's team prior to his inauguration to discuss ...

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief Comey

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Trump 'morally unfit' for office: Fired FBI chief Comey

Fired former FBI chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a serial liar.

Trump replaces McMaster, names hawk Bolton as security advisor

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Trump replaces McMaster, names hawk Bolton as security advisor

US President Donald Trump named ultra hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ...

Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

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Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

Mueller, the special counsel, is looking at claims the UAE funnelled money to Donald Trump's campaign team during his successful election bid.

How long will 'Teflon Trump' last?

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How long will 'Teflon Trump' last?

Comment: Other than providing more comedy material for late night talk shows, it seems unlikely the book will have any effect on the survival of ...

Nicholas Morley

The American parasites of the Middle East

Comment: Rank opportunism in the Trump administration is being taken advantage of to redraw borders and consolidate power, writes Nicholas Morley.

Imad K. Harb

2018: Russia inquiry will be thorn in Trump's side

Comment: 2018 will be the the year the going gets tough for President Trump, writes Imad K. Harb.

James M. Dorsey

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia's plans for nuclear power have been in part influenced by arch-rival Iran's drive to enrich uranium, which setts a dangerous ...

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Gold trader to reveal Turkish corruption after plea deal

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab is expected to lift the lid on a Turkish corruption plot, which helped Iran evade US sanctions, after he ...

Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

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Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly planned to kidnap Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for ...

UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

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UAE hires Bannon-affiliated company to spread anti-Qatar ads

In-depth: SCL Social, a media company linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, has been paid handsomely by the UAE to peddle anti-Qatar ...

'Shia militias nation's biggest threat,' says Iraqi vice president

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'Shia militias nation's biggest threat,' says Iraqi vice president

Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq ...

Where do Manafort's and Gates' indictments leave foreign lobbyists?

Sam Fouad

Where do Manafort's and Gates' indictments leave foreign lobbyists?

Comment: The indictments of former senior Trump aides is a wake-up call that foreign lobbyists must obey the law, writes Sam Fouad.

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