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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Scribbled signatures from his pen on Wednesday lifted an entry ban for people from many majority Muslim nations and halted construction of Trump's border wall with Mexico.

UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

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UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

Savaro Ltd. shares the same address as three individuals linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate which caused the deadly explosion in Beirut last August.

Assassination attempt targets Syrian son of 'Russia’s man'

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Assassination attempt targets Syrian son of 'Russia’s man'

Gunmen opened fire on Bassel Haswani in Yabroud, just days after his father was linked to the purchase of the shipment of ammonium nitrate that ...

Israeli army says downed drone from Lebanon

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Israeli army says downed drone from Lebanon

"The IDF will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the army said.

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Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

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Israeli strikes kill 4 civilians in Syria: state media

"The Israeli aggression resulted in the martyrdom of a family, including a father, mother and two children"

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12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

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Wary EU eyes improved Turkey ties

The EU and Turkey pushed to mend strained ties as Ankara's foreign minister visited Brussels.

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and ...

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Syrian regime denies meeting with Israeli delegation

Syria has denied meeting with an Israeli delegation that included a former army chief of staff and former Mossad agent.

Turkey on charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

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Turkey on charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

Mevlut Cavusoglu and Josep Borrell have met to discuss Turkey's EU membership and issues related to the eastern Mediterranean.

UN announces talks on new <em>Syria</em> constitution

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in ...

Officials: Suicide bombs rock central Baghdad, 6 dead

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Officials: Suicide bombs rock central Baghdad, 6 dead

A twin suicide bombing has struck Baghdad, killing at least six and wounding dozens of others.

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Zaina Ujayli

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's ...

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift camps.

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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the ...

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Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their ...

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UAE suspends visa waiver agreement with Israel

The UAE has suspended a visa waiver agreement with Israel until July, citing coronavirus concerns.

Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

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Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

Three Syrian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their outpost close to the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the ...

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Five pro-Assad Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with IS

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian ...

Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

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Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

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CNN anchor under fire over 'orientalist' Iraq war tweet

Wolf Blitzer posted a photo of National Guard troops in the Capitol and reminisced about Baghdad and Mosul, to the chagrin of many Twitter ...

World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

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World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

Around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020.

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