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Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The United States on Monday called on Greece and Turkey to find "good solutions" to a tense Mediterranean territorial dispute after the NATO neighbours agreed to hold talks.

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

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Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

Athens demands Turkey probe Greek flag vandalism

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Athens demands Turkey probe Greek flag vandalism

Greece has been angered by the vandalism of its national flag by suspected Turkish tourists.

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'Ungrateful' Palestinians should be happy about normalisation: UAE ambassador

Yousef Al-Otaiba, Emirati ambassador to the United States lashed out at Palestinians for not appreciating normalisation with Israel.

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Sudanese PM says debate needed before normalisation with Israel

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that a deep debate was needed within society before any normalisation deal was signed with ...

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US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially ...

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Rouhani condemns US for 'crimes' against Iran

People should blame Washington for the "crimes and pressure" facing Iran, Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

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US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

With the latest injection, total US support since the start of the crisis will reach more than $12 billion.

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US seeks breakthrough on Sudan before election

The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state ...

Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

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Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

Russia has vowed to develop military cooperation with Iran after a UN arms embargo expires in October.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

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Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

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Palestine 'too sacred' to accept normalisation, Algerian president says

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune has rejected normalisation and said Palestine is too 'sacred' to betray.

Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

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Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

A diplomatic Twitter account was mocked for posting an Israeli-Emirati manicure as a show of Arab support for normalisation.

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Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

A report by Axios said Sudanese officials are due to meet Emirati and American delegates in Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss possible normalisation of ties with Israel.

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN ...

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

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UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

Antonio Guterres told the Security Council he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed ...

Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'

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Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'

Calling Washington "isolated" and "on the wrong side of history", Tehran said the US should "return to the international community".

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US unilaterally proclaims Iran UN sanctions back in effect

The measures were "back in effect" from 8:00 pm Washington time (0000 GMT Sunday), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

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Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

The US's upcoming declaration to continue sanctions against Iran will likely be met with opposition from Iran and its allies.

US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international ...

Trump plans executive order to punish Iran arms trade

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Trump plans executive order to punish Iran arms trade

Donald Trump is preparing an executive order for further sanctions against countries that violate the arms embargo against Iran.

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