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Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN arms embargo.

The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take their toll.

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

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Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital

Hassan Eyrlou, Iran's new ambassador to Yemen has arrived to the Houthi rebel-held Sanaa, the country's foreign ministry said.

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

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Azerbaijan says it's struck enemy targets Nagorno Karabakh

The fighting has prompted concern in the region, with Iran condemning the confrontation.

<em>Iran</em> announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

US sailors helped <em>Iran</em>-flagged vessel in distress: coalition

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US sailors helped Iran-flagged vessel in distress: coalition

An American destroyer rescued an Iranian flagged vessel in distress, despite both countries being sworn enemies.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats its ...

Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

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Iran condemns new stray fire from Armenia Azerbaijan fighting

The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has repeatedly strayed across the border to Iran.

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

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Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

US court gives Iranian jail term for sanction evasion

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US court gives Iranian jail term for sanction evasion

Seyed Sajjad Shahidian has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a business that helped people in Iran evade US sanctions.

Pompeo hopes that Armenia will ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan

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Pompeo hopes that Armenia will ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a US radio station that he hoped Armenia would ‘defend’ itself against Azerbaijan in the Karabakh ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

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Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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