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Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than a token effort.

Iran defied UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal, US claims

Iran defied UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal, US claims

The 2015 UN resolution calls on Iran not to undertake any ballistic missile-related activities capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

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Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to cooperate with international investigations into the deadly January crash and halt prosecutions against ...

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a political system plagued by corruption and sectarianism.

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another detainee ...

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Iranian troops killed in clashes close to Iraq border

Three IRGC militants were killed fighting in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Comment: Russia may be recalibrating its strategy in Syria, but it's unconvincing to think it would consider the risk of replacing Assad a ...

Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

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Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

Iran has had tense encounters at sea for years with the US Navy in the Persian Gulf, through which 20 percent of its oil passes.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards vow 'decisive response' to US threat

US President Donald Trump earlier this week said he had ordered the Navy to 'shoot down' any Iranian ships 'harassing' US vessels.

US-Iran tensions rise after <em>IRGC</em> launches first military satellite

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US-Iran tensions rise after IRGC launches first military satellite

As observers await a formal response from the US State Department, the latest development represents a remarkable turnaround in Iran’s fortunes, ...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Gulf patrols increased

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Gulf patrols increased

Tehran has accused the US of 'dangerous adventurism' in the Gulf waters, warning that such activity constitutes a 'red line'.

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 ...

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

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The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

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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 vessels in the northern Persian Gulf.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The Syrian regime is being urged to release doctors amid the outbreak of coronavirus while Algeria's 'Radio Corona Internationale' continues the ...

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Iran claims device can 'diagnose coronavirus in five seconds'

A new Iranian army invention can allegedly detect the coronavirus in a 100-metre radius, inviting wide-scale skepticism.

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Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

Some 40 foreign pro-regime militia fighters have been taken to hospital in eastern Syria after showing coronavirus symptoms, as activists allege ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus roundup.

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

Why sanctions on Iran should be lifted now

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Why sanctions on Iran should be lifted now

Comment: In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, sanctions have become an aid to a humanitarian catastrophe that could facilitate the ...

Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

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Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

Authorities in Iran are using a historic religious shrine as a production facility to make more masks in the country which has seen thousands ...

Iran concerned as residents ignore 'stay home' appeals

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Iran concerned as residents ignore 'stay home' appeals

Residents ignoring calls by authorities to stay at home to stem the coronavirus outbreak could assist in a new surge of the virus, Tehran warned.

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