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Comment: The opportunity for political progress in Afghanistan and the possibility of diplomatic mediation with Iran make Sheikh Tamim's visit a timely one, writes Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.

President Donald Trump is expected on Friday to nominate State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations

Trump 'does not want to listen' to Khashoggi tape

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Trump 'does not want to listen' to Khashoggi tape

US President Donald Trump has said that he does not want to listen to the 'violent' and 'vicious' recording of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.

Trump: 'Full report' on Khashoggi's murder due in days

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Trump: 'Full report' on Khashoggi's murder due in days

The US president said a full report on "who did it" would be released by Monday or Tuesday.

Trump admin downplays CIA conclusion MbS ordered Khashoggi hit

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Trump admin downplays CIA conclusion MbS ordered Khashoggi hit

The State Department said on Saturday it has reached no 'final conclusion' on who is responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal ...

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Trump says plan to extradite Gulen 'not under consideration'

A NBC report earlier this week said the Trump administration was studying extradition plans as it seeks to ease Turkish pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder.

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Turkey frees academics after controversial raids over jailed activist

After protestations from the US and EU, Turkey has released prominent academics and civil society activists arrested in a police sweep on Friday.

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US, Qatar discuss expanding Al-Udeid military base

The United States and Qatar have discussed expanding a military base in the Gulf State, the State Department has announced.

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US mulls removing Gulen to 'ease Turkey MbS pressure'

The Trump administration is exploring ways to remove US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in a bid to convince Turkey to ease pressure on Saudi ...

US tells MbS Khashoggi killers to be held accountable

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US tells MbS Khashoggi killers to be held accountable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing ...

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Iraq cabinet holds first post-Saddam meeting outside Green Zone

Since he was confirmed as prime minister, Adel Abdel Mahdi has sought to bolster confidence in the security situation in Iraq.

US revokes visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi murder

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US revokes visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi murder

The United States announced Tuesday that it was revoking visas of nearly two dozen Saudi officials involved in the killing of journalist Jamal ...

American-Palestinian student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support

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American-Palestinian student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support

The groundbreaking case highlights Israel's efforts to thwart the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has made significant ...

Turkish lawyer files appeal for US pastor's release

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Turkish lawyer files appeal for US pastor's release

Lawyer Cem Halavurt filed an appeal to Turkey's top court seeking Andrew Brunson's release and charging his right to freedom has been violated.

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Ghada Karmi

Could UNRWA closure actually benefit Palestinian refugees?

Comment: We should be looking for ways to end this long Palestinian exile, not sustain it, writes Ghada Karmi.

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Trump lashes ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings

US President Donald Trump lashed out at former secretary of state John Kerry for his "illegal meetings" with the "very hostile" Iranian government, after the Obama-appointee had left office.

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US closes Palestine mission in Washington

The Palestine mission in the US closed Thursday, as tensions between Ramallah and Washington continue to heighten.

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US mulls sanctions on China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Sanctions reportedly being sought by lawmakers would target Chinese companies involved in building detention camps and creating surveillance ...

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EU urges US to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on UNRWA

The EU stressed the importance of continued international support for UNWRA which runs schools for hundreds of Palestinian children across the ...

Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

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Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians reacted angrily on Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists three million needy refugees.

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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced on Friday.

Russia to hold Mediterranean drills as Syria tensions rise

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Russia to hold Mediterranean drills as Syria tensions rise

Russia has announced major military drills in the Mediterranean Sea amid growing tensions over a rebel-held enclave in Syria.

UN's Yemen war crimes report 'very concerning': US

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UN's Yemen war crimes report 'very concerning': US

The UN found "little evidence" of any attempt by parties to Yemen's conflict to minimise civilian casualties.

US warns Assad regime, Russia against chemical weapons attacks

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US warns Assad regime, Russia against chemical weapons attacks

The US has warned the Assad regime and military ally Russia against carrying out yet another military attack on civilians in its Idlib offensive.

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