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In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

Lebanon stops attempt to smuggle 51 Syrians to Cyprus

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Lebanon stops attempt to smuggle 51 Syrians to Cyprus

Lebanese security forces stopped dozens of Syrians being smuggled into Cyprus by sea, authorities said on Saturday.

Water shortages <em>in</em> Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

The New Arab Staff

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame ...

Le Drian <em>in</em> Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

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Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in ...

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Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

A fishing zone off the coast of Gaza has been reopened, after Israel closed the area following rocket fire.

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Explosive-laden 'drone' boat targets Saudi port of Yanbu

The Saudi port of Yanbu experienced an 'incident' in the Red Sea, with warnings of a possible attack.

Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

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Syrian sailor stranded in Egypt freed after four years

Mohammed Aisha was obliged by an Egyptian court to stay on board the cargo ship MV Aman after it was abandoned by its owners.

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Ali Bakir

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the ...

Pakistan Taliban claim deadly blast at luxury hotel

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Pakistan Taliban claim deadly blast at luxury hotel

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide blast at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ...

Israel and Iran's escalating <em>shadow</em> war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26: speaker

The poll comes amid a crushing economic crisis and the continued effects of a war that has killed at least 388,000 people.

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Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna

The Russian ambassador to Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, spoke of "slow but steady progress in the negotiations on ...

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that ...

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

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Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Hasan Rouhani has said that raising the level of uranium enrichment is a direct response to the attack that targeted ...

Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

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

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'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 ...

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