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US Ambassador Kelly Kraft said she has shared a draft of a UNSCR with Russia that would extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Afghanistan has condemned Iranian police after refugees were killed when a car was shot and engulfed in flames.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up to other powers.

Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal, UN says

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Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal, UN says

Iran continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium, leaving the remains of the nuclear deal in tatters.

Danish 'crime boss' Amir Mekky arrested in Dubai

Danish 'crime boss' Amir Mekky arrested in Dubai

A Danish citizen allegedly involved in gang-related crime that span from Denmark to Spain has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on Qatar three years later

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Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

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French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

A French-Iranian academic has been stuck in an Iranian prison since 2019.

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Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted the campaign staff of United States Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump in the run ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

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Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

Syria has accused Israel of carrying out at least seven airstrikes in the past two months alone, believed to have targeted Iranian and ...

US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

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Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

Thursday was the fourth straight day that Iran's daily caseload had topped 3,000.

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Alaska man 'laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE'

Newly-released court documents raise renewed questions about financial transparency in the United Arab Emirates.

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US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

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Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE Women’s World Chess ...

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Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

Israel says 'successfully' tested ballistic missiles

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Israel says 'successfully' tested ballistic missiles

The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) confirmed the country had carried out two ballistic missiles tests in the Mediterranean.

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

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Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, despite Venezuela ...

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