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Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of Trump's anti-Palestinian policies appears rather limited.

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the temperature in Washington.

Netanyahu urges US to remain outside Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal

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Netanyahu urges US to remain outside Iran nuclear deal

After Biden put the Iran nuclear deal back on the table, Netanyahu warned the US to stick to its stance taken by Trump.

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

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Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

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Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

A soldier and four militants were killed and another two soldiers were injured in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

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Dealings possible with US despite 'crimes', Iran says

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said the US has "committed repeated crimes against the Iranian people".

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

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Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

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Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

Qatar is donating $9.8 million to rebuild schools, universities and other educational facilities in areas damaged by this year's Beirut Port ...

No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

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No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they are not bound by geography when it comes to self-defence.

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle East.

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Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

IAEA inspectors reported that Iran had been feeding uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas feedstock into advanced IR-2m machines.

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

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US imposes new Iran sanctions ahead of Biden presidency

US President Donald Trump's administration has imposed additional sanctions on Iran, upping the ante before Joe Biden succeeds him in the White ...

Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to develop nuclear weapons against Iran

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir reiterated a previous threat against its regional rival Tehran.

Iran to meet <em>nuclear</em> commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

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Iran to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Iran will return to its nuclear commitments if Joe Biden lifts sanctions imposed in the past two years

Pompeo lands in staunch ally Israel on farewell tour

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Pompeo lands in staunch ally Israel on farewell tour

MIke Pompeo arrived in Israel for a farewell visit after years of a staunchly pro-Israel US administration

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

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