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The United States has put forward a resolution to extend the embargo on conventional weapons but faces opposition from veto-wielding Russia and China.

A power-sharing deal in Afghanistan has brought to an end months of feuding between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates that have shaped Egypt's human rights activism.

US cuts $1bn in Afghan aid over leaders' deadlock

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US cuts $1bn in Afghan aid over leaders' deadlock

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the US was cutting $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan, voicing disappointment over rival leaders ...

State Department probe faults Iran envoy on employee removal

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State Department probe faults Iran envoy on employee removal

Donald Trump's appointees at the State Department discriminated against an Iranian-American employee because of her national heritage, the ...

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Johnson considering plan to send British troops to Yemen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has remained supportive of a plan to send British troops to Yemen.

Sami Rahman

Who are the Squad and what do they represent?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib – also known as the Squad – have all been targets of Trump's series of ...

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Iran's 'farcical' series retells story of detained WaPo journalist

'Gando' offers a farcical fever dream of conspiracies, from a chador-wearing sniper opening fire to a White House infiltrated by a blond Iranian ...

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Trump warns Iran sanctions will 'soon be increased substantially'

President Donald Trump warned that sanctions against Iran would soon be 'increased substantially' after Tehran said it had exceeded a limit on ...

US-Iran crisis: Fears of a negative impact on neighbours

Hakim Charles Khatib

US-Iran crisis: Fears of a negative impact on neighbours

Analysis: Tensions between the two countries are at their highest level in years, but a military escalation is more likely to have an impact on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Australia repatriates children of Islamic State fighters from Syria

Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria, in Australia's first organised repatriation ...

Nizar Zakka arrives in Lebanon after Iran jailing

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Nizar Zakka arrives in Lebanon after Iran jailing

Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015 on charges of spying, arrived on a private plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon's General Security ...

Iran to release jailed US resident to Lebanon

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Iran to release jailed US resident to Lebanon

In 2016, Iran sentenced Zakka to ten years in prison. Authorities accused him of being an American spy, allegations vigorously rejected by his ...

Trump says he's open to talks with Iran

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Trump says he's open to talks with Iran

Despite mounting tensions, Trump has said he could be open to talks with Iran.

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

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Australian orphans in Syria face hurdles to return home

Repatriating three orphaned Australian children, currently residing in al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria, will not be happening anytime soon, implied Australian Prime Minister Morrison.

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Australia refuses to rescue three orphans trapped in Syria

Australia has said it won't put any government staff at risk by rescuing three children of an Australian Islamic State group militant.

Ali Adam

Abbas has been demonised by Israel, despite his moderation

Comment: He has been a virtual subcontractor of the Israeli occupation, but Israel has still managed to make Mahmoud Abbas the poster-boy of ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's agenda in Libya

Analysis: Russia's intention to play a greater role in Libya has launched numerous speculations about Moscow's agenda in this war-ravaged ...

US re-establishes 'permanent diplomatic mission' in Somalia

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US re-establishes 'permanent diplomatic mission' in Somalia

The United States has re-established a permanent diplomatic mission in Somalia for the first time since closing down its Mogadishu embassy in ...

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

Trump lashes ex-secretary of state <em>Kerry</em> for Iran meetings

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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 ...

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Khaled Diab

What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Comment: Obama's administration was reportedly unaware of the extent of Israeli settlement activity. Was this stunning ignorance? Or an attempt ...

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