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Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to adopt pro-Israel policies.

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

Brooke Anderson

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

So far, the two sides have agreed to the establishment of working groups to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and US' lifting of sanctions.

Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

The delicate diplomatic dance that began in Vienna on Tuesday needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran.

Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

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US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

Brooke Anderson

Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

After months of waiting for the other to make the first move on potentially returning to the Iran nuclear deal, Iran and the US have agreed to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US 'open' to direct talks with Iran

The US will take part in next week's talks in Vienna, which Iran will also attend.

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Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

Mama Sarah will be buried Tuesday at her home, in line with Islamic traditions.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

The New Arab Staff

US President Biden 'to officially recognise Armenian genocide'

Joe Biden will reportedly be the first US president to officially denote the actions of the former Ottoman Empire in the First World ...

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and ...

Putin delivers mocking response to Biden over 'killer' comment

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Putin delivers mocking response to Biden over 'killer' comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked his US counterpart Joe Biden over the latter’s comments calling him a ‘killer’, saying ‘it ...

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Red Line: The use of chemical weapons in Syria

Chris Doyle

Red Line: The use of chemical weapons in Syria

Book Club: Joby Warrick's new book takes a detailed look at the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the extraordinary efforts to rid the ...

Mitchell Plitnick

US lawmaker Meeks shows his true colours on Palestine

Comment: Rep. Gregory Meeks' rightward shift is a worrying sign for Palestine advocates, as Biden's administration waits out elections in Israel and Palestine, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

President Joe Biden signed a massive $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill ahead of giving a national address where he was set to urge ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US resumes aid to Yemen's rebel north

The aid concern came as President Joe Biden's envoy to Yemen expressed frustration at the country's Houthi rebels.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

The Biden administration as of Friday will "cautiously resume" support to humanitarian groups working in Yemen's Houthi-controlled north, a ...

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

Barack, Michelle <em>Obama</em> to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

The New Arab Staff

Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

The announcement has drawn some less-than-impressed responses from social media users.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

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